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By almiles    
This is for my brother in law, Kel (Kel55) who said I should try something different to my usual formula of wide angle lense with FG object, water and distant hills. He's right, it's good to change and try new things. This one still has water but is one of the few ice-free bits of Loch Vaa. It just happened to catch the reflection of the sunlit trees. It was a mirror but the ripple effect is courtesy of my dog Sookie's paws in the water and I prefer it (hence the title; no filters on camera or computer needed for this, just a pesky mutt! Grin )

Tags: Reflection Trees Abstract Landscape and travel Cairngorm national park Loch Vaa

Voters: pmorgan, RLF, Richsr and 21 more

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RLF Plus
8 18 4 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 8:36AM
My sort of arty photo. Great stuff indeedGrin

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
2 Apr 2013 8:43AM
Beautiful image.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 8:56AM
I like the fact that you've flipped this - the eye expects reflections to appear upside down, it's always more puzzling when they appear 'the right way up', it makes us stop and think.
I think there's scope for a strong square crop from the right side of the frame, to make more of that tree trunk.
MalcolmM Plus
12 909 5 Scotland
2 Apr 2013 9:16AM
Works very well, like the slightly broken reflection. Fine natural abstract.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
2 Apr 2013 9:16AM
A very effective reflective inversion, Al. The warm sun on the trees gives a lovely contrast, and the ripples just seem to magnify the natural birch bark markings.

2 Apr 2013 9:33AM
A piece of art.
2 Apr 2013 11:03AM

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 11:24AM
Thanks Rob, Dr Sharma, Moira, Malcolm,Dave, Effrossini and **** Smile
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
2 Apr 2013 12:51PM
A fine and imaginative approach. Fun to experiment, too.
2 Apr 2013 3:18PM
Definitely different and thought provoking. I like it.
kel55 5 8 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 5:37PM
Another good shot Al , this looks like an oil painting , good vision and imagination to press the button one this , most people would have missed it , sorry if taking my advise has cost you your normal high scoring on the votes scene , but this is very different and I like it , looking forward to seeing you when you visit , I have already made things clear to mischa about time for play with cameras , you should plant some seeds , here's some more advise , use the NY trip as leverage Wink. Speak soon .kel
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 7:37PM
Thanks Joline, Alun and Kel Smile
Kel, it's not the votes which count (images like this never jump out as thumbnails) but the comment content and the calibre of those commenting so I'm very pleased with this. Plus it was good to remind me to look for more detail. Look forward to the visit and don't worry about camera time, I've been working on Josie for months about it, playing the 'poor Kel never gets anything/any time for himself' card Grin
fazzer 8 54 7 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 7:43PM
very different and a very interesting i like the dappled colours ....nicely seen SmileSmile
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
2 Apr 2013 8:38PM
Thanks Jeremy Smile
teocali Plus
10 441 18 England
3 Apr 2013 6:36PM
Very different Al and makes a brilliant abstract, with its wide range of tones and textures. This would lend itself perfectly for reproduction in high class designer furnishing textiles. (Note to self: must ask if I can borrow Sookie for the day Wink)
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2013 7:41PM
LOL, thanks Sylvia! I'm sure Sookie would oblige since she loves her walkies. Might scare off the wildlife though! Grin
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
8 Apr 2013 8:29AM
Clever stuff Al, it did throw me to begin with but that's no bad thing Smile nice and arty

almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2013 12:35PM
Thanks RodSmile

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