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Snowy Shepherd

By jeanie    
Well, back from my travels "up North", and although I spent the last week at Glencoe sat in a raincloud, I went every day to attempt to get some shots of Buachaille Etive Mhor. It was a real test trying to take photos without rainspots but yesterday morning I was rewarded with a fresh coating of snow but no sunshine. So I ended up with a white shepherd shot and beat the rain that dropped about 10 mins later and never stopped for the rest of our journey home.

A special thanks to Davie (daviewat) for the brew on the way back yesterday.... it was great to see you and yours once again.

techie bits;
f/22, 0.6 secs, iso 100, 17mm, Cokin 121m grad,plastic bag over camera and wellies!

Tags: Scotland Buachaille etive mor Glencoe Waterfall River coupall Landscape and travel

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User_Removed 16 825 Lithuania
17 Feb 2006 12:16AM
super capture!
Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
17 Feb 2006 12:19AM
Superb shot. Good shutter speed has given a lovely moody feel to this.
Paul
TeresaH 16 1.1k United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 12:20AM
Like it Jeanie, like it! I once did a rock climb on the Buckle at new year, it was one of the best days ever.

Look forward to seeing the rest.

Teresa.
rhion 17 36 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 12:22AM
Good to have you back Jeanie! And what a picture to come back with! I've seen many shots of this scene but this one has to rank right up near the top of the heap, perhaps the very "gentle" colours? Your persistence has paid off....
Richard
synaesthesia 17 389 England
17 Feb 2006 12:42AM
Oh now thats a stunning image. Pity theres not just a touch more light in the FG, but thats easily fixed in PS.

Very nice.
riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
17 Feb 2006 12:44AM
good tones and capture
jond 16 34
17 Feb 2006 12:45AM
Superb atmospheric image.

Jon
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 1:05AM
This is beautiful, atmosphere and exposure just right!
gill
daviewat 17 4.1k Scotland
17 Feb 2006 1:31AM
A wee cracker Smile)) see what you meant about getting right in there Smile)


Great to see you again yesterday and roll on 3 weeks Smile)


Dave

ps wonderful sunshine today !!!!!!!!!!
Kim Walton 17 145 30 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 1:40AM
Cracking shot well done.
tonyvizard 19 19
17 Feb 2006 1:42AM
Nice moody shot of a magical place. Well done.
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 2:02AM
Good use of muted colour, I like the low viewpoint on the foreground fall.
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 2:19AM
Many thanks for your lovely comments. Just about drying out now.
Cheers Davie - just what we wanted to hear LOL! Beautiful sunshine here too and Trev moaning so I just said "it will still be raining up there"... and you say its sunny : (
hee hee

Al - I will have a go at lightening the foreground - it looks darker on my desktop than it did on my laptop. Thanks

Jeanie
Jaye 15 3
17 Feb 2006 2:23AM
Fatnastic capture great composition..Judith
Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 2:32AM
Very well done, Jeanie under the weather circumstances, its great, hope you had a good time

Mari Smile
John_Duckett 17 386 2 Norfolk Island
17 Feb 2006 2:57AM
Full of drama Jeanie

John
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 3:14AM
Thank you Judith, Mari and John.
Jeanie
highlander 17 32 Scotland
17 Feb 2006 3:33AM
I was at work Jeanie when I spotted this on my coffee break, so here is the follow up...nice balance with your exposure on the water and the snow...sods law looks not bad for the weekend, still I am sure you had a good time.
Doug.
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 3:47AM
Thank you Doug...sod's law indeed. Never mind. I will be back up north in 3 weeks : )

Jeanie
beaniebabe 15 2.3k England
17 Feb 2006 5:37AM
worth the rain and wellies...it's great Jeanie

and welcome back...have missed you Wink I need a nutter around...lol...sorry that should be someone to keep me sane Grin

Angie x
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 5:38AM
: )
You get worse lady LOL!
Thank you
Jeanie
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 5:46AM
WOW, this a cracker, well done
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
17 Feb 2006 6:11AM
Finally! Have a well deserved RC on me, Jeanie!

Stunning shot!

Jouko
daviewat 17 4.1k Scotland
17 Feb 2006 6:33AM
An RC you wee devil Smile))))
dven Plus
16 43 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 7:08AM
A great shot Well worth waiting for,

dven
Bilbo 16 5
17 Feb 2006 7:38AM
Superb. Well worth your wait.
ThomasGorman 17 87 Scotland
17 Feb 2006 8:01AM
A stunning shot. Worth the hassle I'm sure.
Tg.
Anthony 19 5.6k 17 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 8:12AM
outstanding work Jeannie, well impressed.

Anthony and Gennie
Dotrob 15 Wales
17 Feb 2006 8:40AM
Great shot. Your patience was well rewarded.
Dot
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
17 Feb 2006 8:45AM
a beautiful atmospheric shot though Jeanie well worth it Smile
martinproe 15 293 5 England
17 Feb 2006 8:55AM
Fantastic composition and a stunning shot! Jawdropper!
pfheyes 17 254 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 10:13AM
I sound like a broken record sometimes re: the Big Buckle, but I tend to skip over these images unless there is something special about. This has a fantastic atmosphere and captures the character of that mountain far better than those taken in more 'perfect' light.

A cracker.

Pete
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
17 Feb 2006 10:18AM
Pete stole my words. And that tree on the left really puts it over the top for me!
Patrick
17 Feb 2006 10:24AM
Jeanie, you have produced a very nice shot here full of light and delicate detail, I don't think you have to make excuses.

`This is the essence of the Rannoch Moor...many go, but few see it.

Very well done indeed,
Dougie
old timer 17 55 1 Scotland
17 Feb 2006 10:53AM
Excellent capture, Jeanie. I intend to go up there a day next week.
Jim
christabella 17 133 1 England
17 Feb 2006 11:25AM
Lovely image, one that would look great on any wall.
christine
colin 16 697 5 Scotland
17 Feb 2006 2:01PM
Lovely shot, Jeanie. Hope you are well.
Colin
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 5:35PM
Wow thanks everybody - what lovely things you have said...

I have just come back from work, and in all honesty - I would rather be back up there, stood in the rain, waiting for the right moment, getting soaked, than sitting in the office working!

No doubt I will bore you with more images soon.

Thank you very much.

Jeanie
gemeit 16 78 Scotland
18 Feb 2006 3:02AM
Wonderful capture
debster 17 693 3 England
19 Feb 2006 4:17AM
Beautiful capture - love the composition, the subtle tones and fantastic water in the foreground Smile)

Debbie
shutter speed 16 370 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2006 6:56AM
Lovely shot Jeanie, those wellies are getting some use of late.

Ian.
Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2006 1:37AM
Dramatic landscape, excellent shot.

Alison
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2006 1:40AM
Thank you very much for your lovely comments.

Ian - had the wellies on for two weeks - and the only day I never put them on and wore walking boots was the day I slipped on my bum at some rather slippy rocks by a waterfall (no harm done though)!

Jeanie
JCowlan 15 England
20 Feb 2006 11:48AM
Nice image, Good use of selective colour

well done
James
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2006 11:50AM
Thank you James.
barral 17 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2006 12:53PM
Another stunning photograph and a fantastic portfolio.

Barrie
Kris_Dutson 18 8.2k 1 England
21 Feb 2006 2:31AM
My you have been busy Jeanie; this is superb.

Kris.
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2006 4:13AM
Thank you Barrie and Kris - me and my Benbo : )
Jeanie
stevem 17 238 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2006 5:20AM
Very nicely done.
dalischone 16 295 Scotland
22 Feb 2006 6:59AM
Just stunning! Wonderful work and awesome shot. Absolutely gorgeous.

Tracy
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2006 7:03AM
Thanks Steve and Tracy.
tripodted 16 32 1 Northern Ireland
24 Feb 2006 12:58PM
Cracker!!! You have some brilliant work in your portfolio!
Ted
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2006 1:14PM
Thanks Ted, very kind of you to say so.
Jeanie
claret 17 49 England
20 Mar 2006 11:05PM
Catching up Jeanie. Looks like you had a great and very productive time in Scotland.
Iain
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2006 11:14PM
Thank you Iain - I certainly had fun Smile

Jeanie
NorthernEdge 16 535 England
30 Jun 2006 7:56PM
very nice Jeannie. some crackers in your showcase Wink
Hazel 15 1 United States
6 Jul 2006 10:34PM
You have some stunning shots in your portfolio. This is wonderful!
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 10:41PM
Thank you Chris and Hazel.

Jeanie

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