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Direct Ascent

By JohnParminter  
There are many great climbing routes up Stob Dearg, Curved Ridge and the Crowberry Ridge being a few.
Serious propositions in winter and I've just been content with the more touristy route up via the col to the summit.

I might have a look at this shot again at the weekend if there is decent snowfall and weather conditions.


Tags: Landscape and travel

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16 Dec 2009 10:24AM
Wonderful scene - well captured indeed !


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16 Dec 2009 10:26AM
john this is stunning
paulett 8 19 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2009 10:27AM

16 Dec 2009 10:34AM
Excellent viewpoint this, liked to see the foreground de saturated a tad, but that's just my opinion and agree with Chris a wonderful scene, good luck with the snow!.........Bev
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Dec 2009 10:35AM
Lovely mountain vista - very well captured.
FredF 11 1 France
16 Dec 2009 10:39AM
What a view, very well taken.

bazhutton 11 25 England
16 Dec 2009 10:50AM
Lovely light, mood & sky to this one John.

Ian-Munro 10 200 15 Wales
16 Dec 2009 10:57AM
This is an ace image John. The sky has a fair bit going on and I actually like the colour on the fg. The ultimate for me is the composition along with a drizzle of snow on the peaks. Very Lord Of The Rings.

JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2009 10:58AM
A splendid landscape.
luckybry 8 3 Scotland
16 Dec 2009 11:04AM
stunning landscape shot
9 10 10 England
16 Dec 2009 11:10AM
Beautiful scene.
16 Dec 2009 11:31AM
stunning image
thewaiter 16 1.2k 9 England
16 Dec 2009 11:45AM
quality image John
Cormy 10 3 England
16 Dec 2009 11:56AM
Superb John.
Sno Plus
8 2 Scotland
16 Dec 2009 12:14PM
Awesome shot your pov is brilliant love the colours and the dof. Jon
16 Dec 2009 12:19PM

16 Dec 2009 12:21PM
Beautiful rhythmic lines - fabulous shot. A
Brewster 12 4 Scotland
16 Dec 2009 1:00PM
Impressive landscape ! Love the cloud blowing off the top of the mountain.

adamburton 14 627 11 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2009 1:29PM
John, this is utterly fantastic!!!!!!

andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
16 Dec 2009 1:42PM
Just brilliant!!

JohnParminter 11 1.3k 14 England
16 Dec 2009 1:42PM
Cheers all,
Adam, I'm not entirely satisfied with it as the conditions didn't pan out as I had visualised in my mind but nevertheless fairly happy and will aim to make a return to get it nailed.

adamburton 14 627 11 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2009 1:54PM
I look forward to seeing the next shot from here, because I seriously think this is one of the best shots Ive ever seen on Epz. I cant stop gazing at it!
JohnParminter 11 1.3k 14 England
16 Dec 2009 2:08PM
Cheers Adam and glad you like it, its funny how one can be a little disappointed though, especially if one has had a particular image in mind but conditions have been different, expectations not matching reality I guess...Wink
I think I prefer my previous upload from here as well...Smile

landandlight 12 46 Scotland
16 Dec 2009 2:24PM
I know that feeling John. I'm also planning a return visit to this summit but I think I'm going to wait for a decent dump of snow in late Feb early March when the sun rises further East.
JohnParminter 11 1.3k 14 England
16 Dec 2009 3:04PM
Yep, I know the limitations at this time Craig and I was lucky for a brief hint of light but Feb/March will be ideal.
sdb 10 111 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2009 3:36PM
Simply a fantastic shoot!
16 Dec 2009 6:01PM
Another cracker John, think I slightly prefer the wider perspective of your previous shot from here.
Take one for me while your there?

JouŠo 14 56 Finland
16 Dec 2009 6:36PM

JohnParminter 11 1.3k 14 England
16 Dec 2009 8:21PM

Quote:Another cracker John, think I slightly prefer the wider perspective of your previous shot from here.

Yep, I do as well, cheers Paul.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
16 Dec 2009 10:39PM
Future Landscape photographer of the Year perhaps John. Impressive climbing and image. Ron.
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2009 10:59PM
Superb image John. Congrats on the HC
Gary_Macleod 13 162 Scotland
16 Dec 2009 11:45PM
just superb
JohnParminter 11 1.3k 14 England
17 Dec 2009 8:35AM

Quote:Future Landscape photographer of the Year perhaps John. Impressive climbing and image. Ron.

Cheers Ron but I doubt I'll enter this one as it niggles me I didn't get the conditions I had pre-visualised for this shot, thanks all though for the comments and HC Pete, that is definately appreciated.

Morgs 9 20 62 Wales
18 Dec 2009 10:54AM
Just superb John. Nothing more to say. Your portfolio is so inspirational.

JohnParminter 11 1.3k 14 England
18 Dec 2009 8:34PM
Cheers David.
MikeH 13 217 4 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2009 11:01AM
For me John this viewpoint puts the mountain in context of its surroundings more than the usual angles. I didnt realise that Lagangarbh was so close, excellent ,
LeighRebecca 10 267 10 England
19 Dec 2009 7:44PM
Great detail throughout.
3 Jan 2010 5:02PM
Quality Image, nicely captured
Bonico 8 Romania
10 Jan 2011 8:50AM
Lovely view!

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