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Hillside Shadows...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...sliding across Beinn na Caillich and it's shadow in Loch Slapin on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland.

Tags: Scotland Skye Highlands Black and white Elgol Isle of skye Lochaber Landscape and travel

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Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 10:29AM
Love the reflections and the clear water starting the shot. Looks good in mono as well!

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pdove 8 22 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 10:34AM
Cracking image. Like the reflections. Makes me wish I was back there.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
26 Apr 2013 10:47AM
A very still day by the reflection Dougie, good landscape work
Regards Richard
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 10:59AM
Excellent in mono, concentrates the eye.Smile

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
26 Apr 2013 11:00AM
That dark shadow across the mountain face adds such impact to an already excellent shot, the reflections so well captured in the smooth waters which also allow the stones underwater in the f/g to show up so clearly too.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
26 Apr 2013 12:11PM
That dark shadow gives some modelling to it Dougie and the whole image reminds me of a naked lady lying on her back......not that I have seen many of them Dougie.
wolfy 14 36 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 12:20PM
Excellent mono conversion Dougie, love those reflections too Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
26 Apr 2013 1:10PM
Lovely reflections and a beautiful scene......Sandy
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 2:14PM
Loch Slapin and Beinn na Caillich again? I've just been looking back at the colour upload, a different shot obviously, from the clouds. Mono is so much moodier.
Yes, I was seeing a reclining nude here, partly because we have just been walking over one. Details to follow on Sunday...
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 3:16PM
A beautiful monochrome conversion, the dark and rather imposing shadows which lie on the face of mountain sides adds a sense of moodiness and mystery, whilst the crystal clear water and reflections provide a delightful calming contrast.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 4:25PM
Lovely shot !!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 4:38PM
A classic monochrome landscape. The left edge of the mountain's reflection from the darkest point centre left continues to the bottom of the frame, forming a wedge with the shoreline that contains the entire reflection, an inverse mirror of the way the actual hillside tapers off to the right. Very strong composition.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 5:01PM
brilliant detail and tones dougie wonderful reflections love the fg detail a cracking mono nice one Wink
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 5:24PM
surreal looking to me..
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
27 Apr 2013 5:14AM
Such a great landscape

saltireblue Plus
8 8.0k 33 Norway
27 Apr 2013 8:25AM
How different this is from the colour version, Dougie. The warmth and inviting feel is gone and a colder, bleaker feel has been introduced. That was my first impression, at least. Then, upon studying the image some more, I see the shadows across the Beinn are evidence of the sun and ergo, warmth.

Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
27 Apr 2013 2:13PM
Lovely tones and beautiful reflections Dougie; works very well in mono too.
For some reason this image reminds me of a quote from one of Bill Bryson's travel books;
" I drove on to Grand Teton National Park. And there's another arresting name for you. Tetons means tits in French. The first French explorers who passed through northwestern Wyoming took one look at the mountains and said, "Zut alors! Hey, Jacques, clock those mountains. They look just like my wife's tetons." Isn't it typical of the French to reduce everything to a level of sexual vulgarity? Thank goodness, they didn't discover the Grand Canyon, that's all I can say."
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 12:11PM
Not to mention Les Ballons des Vosges, where there's an interesting local line in postcards on the theme...
I'd better not post any pictures of this mountain then for fear of starting another trail...

Sgorr na Ciche

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
30 Apr 2013 9:44PM
The little cloud is hovering in the perfect position over those big mountains. Love Rende's comments! Smile
moiral 8 12 Scotland
3 May 2013 9:12AM
Wonderful, and love that little wisp of cloud. Beautifully composed as always Dougie. Moira
MalcolmM Plus
12 910 5 Scotland
3 May 2013 9:31AM
Beautifully composed Skye image.
Loved Rende's comment ! SmileSmileSmile

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 11:53PM
I think, the ball of cloud on top of the mountains makes this image perfect. Superb reflection and fg detail.

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