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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.

Smile

Tags: Landscape and travel

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Comments


Wonderful scene - well captured indeed !

Chris

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16 Dec 2009 10:26AM
john this is stunning
16 Dec 2009 10:27AM
beautiful!

paula.
BevHadland 8 13 United Kingdom
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
6 153 116 Scotland
16 Dec 2009 10:35AM
Lovely mountain vista - very well captured.
Ronnie.
16 Dec 2009 10:39AM
What a view, very well taken.

Fred
bazhutton 8 25 England
16 Dec 2009 10:50AM
Lovely light, mood & sky to this one John.

Baz
Ian-Munro Plus
8 200 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.

Ian
JOKEN Plus
6 3 10 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2009 10:58AM
A splendid landscape.
Ken
16 Dec 2009 11:04AM
stunning landscape shot
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
16 Dec 2009 11:10AM
Beautiful scene.
Joan.
16 Dec 2009 11:31AM
stunning image
thewaiter 14 1.2k 9 England
16 Dec 2009 11:45AM
quality image John
16 Dec 2009 11:56AM
Superb John.
Cheers
Alan
Sno Plus
6 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
WOW.

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

Bruce
adamburton 12 627 11 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2009 1:29PM
John, this is utterly fantastic!!!!!!

Adam.
andy210966 Plus
8 4 119 Wales
16 Dec 2009 1:42PM
Just brilliant!!

Andy
JohnParminter 9 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.

JP
adamburton 12 627 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 9 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

JP
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 9 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 Plus
8 111 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?

Dougie
JouŠo Plus
11 56 Finland
16 Dec 2009 6:36PM
MAJESTIC!!

Jouko
JohnParminter 9 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
12 8 7 England
16 Dec 2009 10:39PM
Future Landscape photographer of the Year perhaps John. Impressive climbing and image. Ron.
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2009 10:59PM
Superb image John. Congrats on the HC
Steve
16 Dec 2009 11:45PM
just superb
JohnParminter 9 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.

JP
Morgs Plus
7 20 62 Wales
18 Dec 2009 10:54AM
Just superb John. Nothing more to say. Your portfolio is so inspirational.

Dave
JohnParminter 9 1.3k 14 England
18 Dec 2009 8:34PM
Cheers David.
MikeH Plus
11 217 4 England
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 ,
Mike
19 Dec 2009 7:44PM
Great detail throughout.
Quality Image, nicely captured
Tony
10 Jan 2011 8:50AM
Lovely view!
Bogdan

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