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Loch Etive

By colmar  
Glen Etive (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Eite) is a glen in the Highlands of Scotland. The River Etive rises on the peaks surrounding Rannoch Moor, with several tributary streams coming together at the Kings House Hotel,[1] at the head of Glen Coe. From the Kings House, the Etive flows for about 18 km, reaching the sea loch, Loch Etive. The river and its tributaries are popular with whitewater kayakers and at high water levels it is a test piece of the area and a classic run.

At the north end of Glen Etive lie the two mountains known as the "Shepherds of Etive": Buachaille Etive Mr and Buachaille Etive Beag. Other peaks accessible from the Glen include Ben Starav, located near the head of Loch Etive, and Beinn Fhionnlaidh on the northern side of the glen.

A narrow road from the Kings House Hotel runs down the glen, serving several houses and farms. This road ends at the head of the loch, though rough tracks continue along both shores.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments and votes on Five a Day Edinburgh and indeed on other images as they to have been getting votes still.

Tags: General Landscape and travel Humour and fun

Voters: Douglas_George, Image123, Alan_Coles and 102 more

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25 Oct 2009 7:06AM
great shot , wonderful view
Alan_Coles 15 178 11 Wales
25 Oct 2009 7:13AM
Splendid view, good depth of field in this - nice one.

When I was up that way last month I wish I had made time to drive down the Glen it looks truly wonderful.
colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
25 Oct 2009 7:20AM
It is a road I have seen many times do not no what made me drive down this time, so glad I did..... If your back up then make the time it is worth it Smile Thanks for the vote Smile
25 Oct 2009 7:30AM
Beautiful image well captured and great work. Cheers!
25 Oct 2009 7:38AM
Good morning Colin !

Wow - fantastic shot ! Wish I was there !

Benas 11 1 Poland
25 Oct 2009 7:49AM
beautiful image
imagio 14 12 1 England
25 Oct 2009 8:11AM
Great light and reflections

Kai 13 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 8:12AM
great shot
Ray42 13 3 England
25 Oct 2009 8:16AM
A beautiful view - and some very good information in the write up - nice one
cassiecat 12 39 46 England
25 Oct 2009 8:21AM
very good.lesley
dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 8:21AM
beautiful composition.

User_Removed 11 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 8:23AM
What a view, thanks for brightening my morning
User_Removed 11 80 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 8:28AM
Such a beautiful scene, very well captured!
25 Oct 2009 8:36AM
what a stunning view and great write up thank for uploading.
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
25 Oct 2009 8:46AM
A beautiful landscape

nickyv32 Plus
13 135 England
25 Oct 2009 8:47AM
What a lovely scene, super shot with wonderful colours, Safe journey back

jonwebber 12 4 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 9:01AM
Wonderfully atmospheric, I have never seen the weather that clear up there.
motorsportpictures 12 289 23 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 9:06AM
Fantastic shot.
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
25 Oct 2009 9:22AM
Well composed
12 10 10 England
25 Oct 2009 9:32AM
So very beautiful - glad to be No. 30.
andylea 12 37 1 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 9:40AM
brilliant colours and light wonderful reflections a cracker Wink
gm4zhl 11 13 Scotland
25 Oct 2009 9:42AM
Great image and your speel about the area. i'm thinking to hire a holiday chalet next year about that area, so thanks again for telling a wee bit about the area..

Adderwatcher 11 60 19 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 9:47AM
Beautiful image, looks so peaceful. nice bit of info too.
RuthyJ 14 England
25 Oct 2009 10:31AM
Stunning scenery. Wonderful image.
EAS 12 1 13 Scotland
25 Oct 2009 11:12AM
Truly beautiful, as it is an any mood, though this is especially stunning. Enjoyed your write-up too.

morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 12:26PM
Beautiful landscape, wonderful colours and light, great write up too.

25 Oct 2009 12:39PM
Fantastic view Colmer.
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
25 Oct 2009 1:06PM
What a wonderful scene.
colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
25 Oct 2009 1:25PM
Many thanks to you all for the comments and votes truly appreciated by us both Col(in) and Mar(i) ....
danbrann 16 640 17
25 Oct 2009 1:32PM
A superb landscape with all the ingredients in their right place.
Tonyto 12 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 2:58PM
Stunning landscape photography, beautiful portfolio.
25 Oct 2009 2:59PM
Stunning landscape,
somnathchatterjee 11 67 175 India
25 Oct 2009 3:56PM

maggieh 12 4 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 4:26PM
Majestical scene, makes me feel very small. Beautifully caught.
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 5:06PM
Superbly captured, a stunning image.
25 Oct 2009 5:11PM
Glad it didn't rain all the time ! Nice to see these lovely images of Scotland and hope the next time you can discover Dundee ! Gill
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
25 Oct 2009 5:19PM
Such wild and glorious scenery.
Dave_Holdham 12 4 1 Wales
25 Oct 2009 6:13PM
Stunning image, great scene, well captured
DaveMead 11 23 14 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 6:18PM
I like the patches of light.
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
25 Oct 2009 6:29PM
A beautiful composition,nice foreground detail,
Love the reflection that runs all along the left of this shot.
Beautiful composition.
You should be chuffed with this ,I would be,,

colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
25 Oct 2009 6:32PM
Thanks to you all who have commented and voted all very much appreciated..... Aidan I am indeed chuffed with it .... and many more from my week long sojourn to Scotland.
betts 13 1 England
25 Oct 2009 7:23PM
This is beautiful Colin, love the reflection.
Roly 13 Wales
25 Oct 2009 8:11PM
Fantastic looking scene and so well captured.
Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 8:35PM
A fantastic shot of a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing it with us. Brian
koka 12 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 9:03PM
a delightful image - so crisp and fresh - love the perspective and the relections Great work Katie
sully 14 3 England
25 Oct 2009 9:22PM
they dont get any better than this
stephenscott 11 8 2 United Kingdom
25 Oct 2009 10:15PM
superb image..

LeeFisher 11 59 8 England
25 Oct 2009 10:35PM
fantastic image,
26 Oct 2009 11:34AM
excellent image,well captured.ray
Derek3755 14 4 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2009 11:55AM
Beautiful capture, lovey composition, colours and reflections!
sam10538 13 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2009 12:05PM
Beautiful image Colmar
colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
26 Oct 2009 12:20PM
Thanks to you all for voting and commenting truly appreciated Col(in) and Mar(i) ,
26 Oct 2009 5:06PM
superb shot
26 Oct 2009 6:01PM
Stunning capture, a beautiful scene.
agingrocker 12 28 1
27 Oct 2009 5:48PM
Beautiful colours, composition and reflections
Landlord 14 25 1 Scotland
27 Oct 2009 6:29PM
This is a stunning image Colin, one that would grace any pf.
Stunning photo. Great composition, exposure, beautiful scene. Thanks
28 Oct 2009 12:50PM
Wow, superb. I've been there, and this more than does it justice. Have shortlisted this, Colin, it's a beauty!
colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
28 Oct 2009 12:55PM
Thanks very much for the comments and votes appreciate them all , cheers Dave first time i have been told I am shortlisted !! Colin
28 Oct 2009 6:55PM
colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
29 Oct 2009 1:51AM
Thanks for all the comments and votes we really appreciate each and every one, Col(in) and Mar(i).
Daro_pl 11 3 Poland
1 Nov 2009 6:11PM
Next nice shot, really good!
3 Nov 2009 9:03AM
You've sold this...I'm going there! Thanks for the description. Emily
6 Nov 2009 11:13AM
Really nice look great on the wall.
tommyegan 14 5 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2009 4:00PM
What a cracker thanks for sharing
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
8 Nov 2009 3:53PM
Lovely image with great depth of field and I like it's moody atmosphere.
And many thanks for your kind comment on my first uploaded image.
Frank_Reid 15 227 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 1:34PM
It is indeed a fantastic place. I will be back next June and will spend longer around the Loch.

kilo363 11 3 Scotland
17 Nov 2009 7:14PM
I camped on the shores of Loch Etive in 1977. Couldn't see this lovely view because of the midges.

Well captured.

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