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Black rock cottage

By kit-monster    
There was tough competition and much tripod jockeying when I took this shot on the Rowardennan trip to Glen Coe.

I decided to back off and use a long lens to get a tight crop of the cottage against the dark hills. Also shot at f4 to soften the backdrop. It really was a miserable day, but just enough light filtered through the cloud to bring out some autumn colour in the bracken.

ISO 50, f4, 1/200s - see mod for raw file and work-flow.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Scotland Rowardennan Rowardennan06 Architecture Black rock cottage Glen etive Landscape and travel

Voters: User_Removed, hebdens, ron thomas and 40 more

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13 Nov 2006 7:06PM
Smashing image, like it ALOT!

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PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
13 Nov 2006 7:12PM
I like it a LOT too. Everybody else probably got the same shot but it is good to see a different take on this. The results of this lens look superb.

User_Removed 12 51
13 Nov 2006 7:19PM
First class image.

culturedcanvas 12 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2006 7:19PM
Nice to see a different take on this ... Ive got one myself to upload, but this is great as it does concentrate the eyes on the important parts of a typical scene.


PS love the texture on the cottage
13 Nov 2006 7:28PM
beautifull colors, superb composition
mark A

Mrmojo 11 2 England
13 Nov 2006 7:30PM
Great shot,really deep tones.
Nice One !
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
13 Nov 2006 7:33PM
ooo and a nice heather tone in the background too. Lovely rich colours and a sense of a huge mountain mass in the background. I do like photos that home in on the detail and capture atmosphere and this one is a beauty.
Eagle 13 Norway
13 Nov 2006 7:38PM
Love the colours and the mood. Another kind of photograph of this cottage for once. Well done.
danmclean 11 1 Australia
13 Nov 2006 7:41PM
I like it although I think croping it has made it loose its total effect,, nice work all the same
BobbyHB 12 2 England
13 Nov 2006 8:17PM
A much photographed cottage BEFORE the meet from what I can gather. So it can be difficult to find a different angle(perspective) to get a shot just that bit out of the ordinary.Well done.
kit-monster 14 3.7k 2 Singapore
13 Nov 2006 8:22PM
Thanks all for the comments - really appreciated.

If you look closely - especially on the larger version, you can see the rocks and cables used to keep the roof safe. This a place of extreme weather!
Right on-love this shot~
bassan 15 9
13 Nov 2006 8:29PM
wonderful mood
dp 14 163 3 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2006 9:18PM
Well spotted. Those colours work really well but would have passed me by.

keithh Plus
14 25.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
13 Nov 2006 9:47PM
somebody with an original eye - god bless yer
colin 13 697 5 Scotland
13 Nov 2006 11:41PM
Fabulous clarity and depth of colour, Ed.
MikeBonsall 12 474 3 Guernsey
14 Nov 2006 10:57AM
Pure quality.

Thanks for sharing your workflow methods. Yet again I realise how far I've got to go Smile

deviant 14 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2006 2:04PM
Fits the mood of Glencoe perfectly.
petra16 12 169 Scotland
15 Nov 2006 12:43AM
I think I have been asleep to miss this great shot

hebdens 12 5
24 Nov 2006 6:34PM
love the crop colour and light, a gorgeous shot.
Snapper_T 14 866 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2008 1:14PM
Its good to see a different view of the cottage.


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