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Ice and Cream

By almiles  
MORE Loch Morlich ice! This time it was forming rather than melting and the earlier hour has given a warmer setting. I was en-route to the Green Lochan but nipped over to check my favourite rocky bit of the loch. There were these lovely curved air bubbles around the rocks. Another tog was already there SLR in hand, toking on a fag and snapping away at the view but missing what was almost under his feet!

Tags: Winter Ice Freeze Loch morlich Landscape and travel Cairngorm national park

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Comments


12 Dec 2012 10:54AM
What a cracking image, well taken indeed.
Brian

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almiles Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 2:01PM
Thanks Brian! Smile
fazzer Plus
6 50 7 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 4:16PM
Love that lead in with the patterns of the ice .....beautiful image Smile
Jeremy
almiles Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2012 4:31PM
Cheers Jeremy!
13 Dec 2012 6:51AM
Dont you just Scotland.

The rocks with the air bubbles really draw you in, the pull your interest right into the snow capped mountains.

Really like this shot.

Gareth
13 Dec 2012 8:06AM
Fine composition and moody colors - excellent. A
13 Dec 2012 8:22AM
Stunning image mate, perfect colour light and exposure.
13 Dec 2012 8:39AM
Fantastic image
Steve
13 Dec 2012 8:47AM
It's just as well the other tog didn't stand on the ice here and spoil a wonderful lead inSmile. I like the way trapped air links the rocks together to allow the eye to wander towards the mountains. The frosty sprinkle tops it off.

Ian
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
13 Dec 2012 9:20AM
Excellent winter shot with the portrait format seeming so appropriate: as you say, the air bubbles under the ice around the boulders (or snow dusted Christmas puddings) makes such interesting patterns.
But what comes over from this scene is the coooooooold +++.
Ronnie.
13 Dec 2012 10:13AM
Great Shot. Fantastic composition.
Roger
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.5k 148 England
13 Dec 2012 10:57AM
The snow dusted rocks echo the snow dusted mountains well, Al. Detailed foreground and a sinuous lead in. Beautifully exposed.

Picky..... could you have got all the right hand rock in? Smile

Dave
fazzer Plus
6 50 7 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 11:13AM
Definitely worthy of more credit this one , I love how the tops of the lead in stones are dusted with a slight covering of snow which is then mirrored on the peaks in the distance Smile
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
13 Dec 2012 12:44PM
I am always amazed at how many people don't see the little details in the landscape, just the big picture. This is delightful.
almiles Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 2:08PM
Wow Jeremy, thanks for your UA; that's huge coming from such a talented photographer!! GrinGrinGrin
Thanks too for your generous comments Gareth, Arthur, Stephen, Steve, Ian, Ronnie, Rodger, Dave, and Joline! Smile

Quote:The snow dusted rocks echo the snow dusted mountains well, Al. Detailed foreground and a sinuous lead in. Beautifully exposed.

Picky..... could you have got all the right hand rock in? Smile

Dave


Well, I tried for ages Dave but my current kit won't go wide enough and if I stepped back I got another FG rock partly in the frame so clipping the R one was the best compromise I could find and still keep the ice bubbles on the left. All that should change after Christmas when I upgrade my kit WinkGrin


Quote:I am always amazed at how many people don't see the little details in the landscape, just the big picture. This is delightful.

Thanks Joline, You certainly see the details judging by your portfolio! I popped back today and the bubbles were even more extensive plus the ice a lot thicker so I was able to get some different comps which I may post once I've worked on them. I then walked in 5km to a remote loch in the hills but the light was just too flat by then, might get some mono images out of it though! Smile
Niknut Plus
5 1.1k 68 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 5:06PM
Cracking shot !!!!......superb quality in this strong composition !!!!
almiles Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 6:11PM
Cheers Keith! Smile
Fefe Plus
4 21 31 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 7:45PM
Ooooo now then...................................stunning!!!!
Diane
almiles Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 8:29PM
Thanks Diane! Grin
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 8:36PM
The air pockets around the rocks create some wonderful shapes Alan. Soft light and the sprinkling of snow all help to create a superb image.

Derek
almiles Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2012 9:29PM
Thank you Derek Smile

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