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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.

Ronnie.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon FX 24-120mm.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:95mm.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-0.67
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Pattern
Flash:No
White Balance:Auto
Title:"The Remnants of Caledon"
Username:RonnieAG RonnieAG
Uploaded:6 Feb 2013 - 6:07 AM
Tags:Drizzle, Glen falloch, Landscape / travel, Old Scots Pines, Silhouette., Winter
Votes:Voting Disabled
Views:215
Unique Views:88

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 6:33 AM

A wonderful composition, Ronnie, great diagonal, very well presented. Carol

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Hermanus
Hermanus  3 South Africa
6 Feb 2013 - 6:42 AM

What a lovely photo Ronnie !! Those Pines are very photogenic indeed !! Happy to hear they are planting them again for future generations to enjoy !!

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 7SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 7:20 AM

A well presented image Ronnie.

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 7:22 AM

wonderful colour and tones ronnie love the comp a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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LynneJoyce
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6 Feb 2013 - 7:44 AM

Lovely composition here and a great celebration of Britain's only Native conifer.

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CaroleS
CaroleS  5260 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 7:49 AM

Beautiful old trees in near silhouette - such a good composition.
Carole

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:17 AM

Reminiscent of one I uploaded from Scotland a while back. A beautifully atmospheric composition.

Albert

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achieverswales

A great pity about the destruction caused by us Ronnie, even on a dull day Scotland is still beautiful.

Regards

Trev.

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 8:43 AM

Just asking to be photographed which you have done with your usual expertise. - gasry

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platzy
platzy  2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 - 8:54 AM

Well composed image with a good sense of distance, terrific shot.

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lesliea
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6 Feb 2013 - 8:55 AM

A fine image Ronnie well captured.
Allen, Smile

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:05 AM

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.

Dougie

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WhiteRose1
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6 Feb 2013 - 9:09 AM

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.

Dave

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:10 AM

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.

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pluckyfilly
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6 Feb 2013 - 9:22 AM

Looks a bit desolate but has a great diagonal and composition

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luckybry
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6 Feb 2013 - 9:37 AM

like this nice lanscape

bryan

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Badgerfred
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6 Feb 2013 - 9:49 AM

Excellent composition Ronnie,
Fred.

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4210 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 9:49 AM

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

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tomcat
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6 Feb 2013 - 10:01 AM

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

Adrian

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6 Feb 2013 - 10:09 AM

An impressive image, Ronnie, with the diagonal lines and wide range of tones making an excellent composition.

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digital_boi
6 Feb 2013 - 11:03 AM

even in the drizzle Ronnie there are still some great scenes to be captured as this shows

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
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6 Feb 2013 - 11:07 AM

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.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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ali63
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6 Feb 2013 - 11:50 AM

I like the different angles of the trees against the mountains, a great image,
Ali Smile

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JOKEN
JOKEN  6 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 12:45 PM

The stark outlines of these majestic pines is wonderful.
Ken

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Daisymaye
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6 Feb 2013 - 1:32 PM

They stand out so proud, almost silhouetted against the foggy b/g........Sandy

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 1:32 PM

The diagonal works so well. I've always loved these wonderful trees with their amazing shapes.

Ann

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7391 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 1:42 PM

Beautifully composed and so atmospheric, with those subtly muted tones in the mistiness. Lovely image, Ronnie.
Sylvia

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danbrann
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6 Feb 2013 - 2:56 PM

The lone survivors Ronnie. Friends of photographers as long as we compose the image correctly as you have done here.

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taggart
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6 Feb 2013 - 3:44 PM

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!

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Niknut
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6 Feb 2013 - 4:42 PM

Cracking shot !!....love the diagonal arrangement, & lovely quality !!.....top notch !!

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TrevBatWCC
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6 Feb 2013 - 4:53 PM

Great viewpoint and capture, Ronnie - the dull weather has produced muted colours in the background mountains giving it added depth Smile
Trev Smile

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6 Feb 2013 - 4:57 PM

The mountain is the perfect back drop.
Joan.

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johnjo58
johnjo58  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2013 - 5:04 PM

Nice layers Ronnie and specific atmosphere

David

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lifesnapper
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6 Feb 2013 - 5:47 PM

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

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6 Feb 2013 - 6:20 PM


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 !
Diane

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Lillian
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6 Feb 2013 - 6:58 PM

That Ronnie looks too cold to be out in!
a lovely winter landscape with atmosphere
Lillian

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
6 Feb 2013 - 7:03 PM

Wonderfully composed Ronnie, the drizzle adds atmosphere. Brilliant.

John

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netta1234
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6 Feb 2013 - 7:04 PM

These Trees are a lovely shape,A great imageSmile
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WindowonWildlife

Nicely composed image Ronnie Smile

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6 Feb 2013 - 7:20 PM

Superb composition Ronnie - I think the pines look quite majestic against the muted backdrop.
Brian.

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6 Feb 2013 - 8:08 PM

Nice work Ronnie-------MilkyWink

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6 Feb 2013 - 8:18 PM

A lovely shot Ronnie Grin
Jan

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6 Feb 2013 - 10:15 PM

A lovely shot Ronnie the drizzle adds to it..Lin

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nonur
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7 Feb 2013 - 6:06 AM

I like the small hilltops with fabulous pines on them lined sloping down against the haze. Wonderful compo!

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JimV
JimV  9 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 4:13 AM

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

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Jocelia
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8 Feb 2013 - 8:55 AM

Unusually lovely to say the leastů

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
8 Feb 2013 - 2:23 PM

Nice pine trees Ronnie, well done against the mountain backdrop, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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10 Feb 2013 - 5:56 PM

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.



Paul.

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YorkshireSam
13 Feb 2013 - 2:18 AM

A very nicely arranged scene Ronnie and good to see some youngsters of mixed variety will be soon standing tall as well

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14 Feb 2013 - 11:07 PM

A fine composition Ronnie, this one will have all those exiled Scots on here pining for home

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