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"The Remnants of Caledon"

By RonnieAG
These Scots Pines in Glen Falloch just south of Crianlarich are a left over from the days when the Scots Pine grew all over Scotland.
Now these remnants of the old Caledon forest are sparse in population but they make a wonderful subject on a sunlit autumn afternoon, but equally impressive as here on a grey drizzly day in mid January.
Planting of Scots Pine saplings is taking place at various locales across Scotland but it will be a couple of hundred years before they reach the majesty of these.

My thanks to all who commented on Campsie View.


Tags: Winter Silhouette Glen falloch Drizzle Landscape and travel Old Scots Pines

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Feb 2013 6:33AM
A wonderful composition, Ronnie, great diagonal, very well presented. Carol

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
6 Feb 2013 6:42AM
What a lovely photo Ronnie !! Those Pines are very photogenic indeed !! Happy to hear they are planting them again for future generations to enjoy !!
SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 7:20AM
A well presented image Ronnie.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 7:22AM
wonderful colour and tones ronnie love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 7:44AM
Lovely composition here and a great celebration of Britain's only Native conifer.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 7:49AM
Beautiful old trees in near silhouette - such a good composition.
fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
6 Feb 2013 8:17AM
Reminiscent of one I uploaded from Scotland a while back. A beautifully atmospheric composition.

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
6 Feb 2013 8:30AM
A great pity about the destruction caused by us Ronnie, even on a dull day Scotland is still beautiful.


gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
6 Feb 2013 8:43AM
Just asking to be photographed which you have done with your usual expertise. - gasry
platzy 5 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 8:54AM
Well composed image with a good sense of distance, terrific shot.
6 Feb 2013 8:55AM
A fine image Ronnie well captured.
Allen, Smile
I always feel that I'm getting to the highlands when I see this sight, you finally break free of Loch Lomond and start the climb up into the mountains, the tug of the city leaves you and fresh air blows in the window.
Good to see you getting out into the countryside Ronnie.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
6 Feb 2013 9:09AM
Lovely shapes and a very good pov to put them on a diagonal 'ridgeline' against a hazy hillside. The background trees form a lovely secondary line of filigree shapes as well.

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 9:10AM
They stand out well against the paler backdrop which lets you appreciate their structure better and that's one of the best things about these old pines, their gnarled shape. Well spotted and composed.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 9:22AM
Looks a bit desolate but has a great diagonal and composition
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
6 Feb 2013 9:37AM
like this nice lanscape

6 Feb 2013 9:49AM
Excellent composition Ronnie,
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Feb 2013 9:49AM
like a chinese painting, a lovely trio to the left , the right one looks like adult and young!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 10:01AM
To be honest Ronnie, on my last two visits to Scotland, there appears to be a lot of felling taking place, but not a lot of plantingSad

I am sure they know what they are doingSmile

6 Feb 2013 10:09AM
An impressive image, Ronnie, with the diagonal lines and wide range of tones making an excellent composition.

6 Feb 2013 11:03AM
even in the drizzle Ronnie there are still some great scenes to be captured as this shows

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 11:07AM
I've seen some of these old trees but haven't stopped long enough to get satisfying images.
This is wonderful with the hillside as a great background for those amazing shapes.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 11:50AM
I like the different angles of the trees against the mountains, a great image,
Ali Smile
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 12:45PM
The stark outlines of these majestic pines is wonderful.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
6 Feb 2013 1:32PM
They stand out so proud, almost silhouetted against the foggy b/g........Sandy
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
6 Feb 2013 1:32PM
The diagonal works so well. I've always loved these wonderful trees with their amazing shapes.

teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
6 Feb 2013 1:42PM
Beautifully composed and so atmospheric, with those subtly muted tones in the mistiness. Lovely image, Ronnie.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
6 Feb 2013 2:56PM
The lone survivors Ronnie. Friends of photographers as long as we compose the image correctly as you have done here.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Feb 2013 3:44PM
My husband says we have a couple of these in his pinetum-- I will look with him one of these days-- tho nothing old like this-- This has made a wonderful image, I like the line of ancient lone trees against the mountain!
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 4:42PM
Cracking shot !! the diagonal arrangement, & lovely quality !! notch !!
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
6 Feb 2013 4:53PM
Great viewpoint and capture, Ronnie - the dull weather has produced muted colours in the background mountains giving it added depth Smile
Trev Smile
9 10 10 England
6 Feb 2013 4:57PM
The mountain is the perfect back drop.
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 5:04PM
Nice layers Ronnie and specific atmosphere

6 Feb 2013 5:47PM
And what gorgeous Trees they are too Ronnie. Sadly we wont be around to see the newly planted one's in their full majesty.

John Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 6:20PM

Quote:Like a chinese painting, a lovely trio to the left , the right one looks like adult and young!

I was thinking they look like Bonsai !
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 6:58PM
That Ronnie looks too cold to be out in!
a lovely winter landscape with atmosphere
jdinne 15 16 England
6 Feb 2013 7:03PM
Wonderfully composed Ronnie, the drizzle adds atmosphere. Brilliant.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
6 Feb 2013 7:04PM
These Trees are a lovely shape,A great imageSmile
6 Feb 2013 7:14PM
Nicely composed image Ronnie Smile
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
6 Feb 2013 7:20PM
Superb composition Ronnie - I think the pines look quite majestic against the muted backdrop.
milky 14 Wales
6 Feb 2013 8:08PM
Nice work Ronnie-------MilkyWink
6 Feb 2013 8:18PM
A lovely shot Ronnie Grin
6 Feb 2013 10:15PM
A lovely shot Ronnie the drizzle adds to it..Lin
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
7 Feb 2013 6:06AM
I like the small hilltops with fabulous pines on them lined sloping down against the haze. Wonderful compo!
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
8 Feb 2013 4:13AM
Like the way these pines seem to be marching up the hill Ronnie, a fine shot especially under the conditions, though the same has contributed much to it!
Rgds., Jim
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
8 Feb 2013 8:55AM
Unusually lovely to say the least…

Tibetan 5 3 England
8 Feb 2013 2:23PM
Nice pine trees Ronnie, well done against the mountain backdrop, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
10 Feb 2013 5:56PM
Ronnie, lovely capture, I think that the rain has served your shot well, producing a more misted background, leaving your main subject to take the stage..........vey nice image.

YorkshireSam 8 110 3 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 2:18AM
A very nicely arranged scene Ronnie and good to see some youngsters of mixed variety will be soon standing tall as well
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
14 Feb 2013 11:07PM
A fine composition Ronnie, this one will have all those exiled Scots on here pining for home

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