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North Glen Shiel Ridge

By pfheyes  
Thanks to everyone for their feedback on yesterday's image. Smile

This one is a view east along the North Glen Shiel ridge from Sgurr nan Spainteach, taken on a hike over the Five Sisters of Kintail last week. I quite like how the rockier terrain of the Five Sisters section of the ridge merges into the softer lines of the Brothers ridge.

There's no foreground on this, as this was taken late morning and the light was getting quite contrasty, especially with snow on the ground. I opted for a simpler composition, concentrating on the lines of the ridge, and the light/shade on the mountains.

Hope you like. Please look at the large if you can.



Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: Abaeron, Angi_Wallace, Cormy and 24 more

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Abaeron 15 11 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2008 8:18AM
Lovely shot... looks like you had a nice day for it Smile

JohnParminter 15 1.3k 14 England
14 Oct 2008 8:28AM
Fine mountain view, have done this ridge as well but in the dead of winter in snow and white out conditions so its good to see what view I missed.Smile
bazhutton 15 25 England
14 Oct 2008 8:46AM
You have used the lines & the light well. Good shot.

JohnParminter 15 1.3k 14 England
14 Oct 2008 8:49AM
Took me a while to work out you changed your username Pete.
pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2008 8:59AM
Thanks all.

LOL John, I haven't been on EPZ for a while, but I spotted the new-ish facility to change the username and I jumped at the chance. I've hated my username since I pretty much chose it (it's a bit twee!).

All the best.

jaktis 18 84 Sweden
14 Oct 2008 9:06AM
Great display of the ridges

Dotrob 16 Wales
14 Oct 2008 9:50AM
Super capture.
markymook 14 6 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2008 10:07AM
Great capture.
BillyGoatGruff 15 191 199 England
14 Oct 2008 12:20PM
I'd never have made it that high! Total wimp when it comes to anything higher than a chair!
Brilliant shot, Pete; beautifully composed and shot.
pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2008 1:06PM
Thanks all! Smile

Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
14 Oct 2008 2:36PM
Superb depth and vista
trekpete 16 3 Scotland
14 Oct 2008 4:49PM
Great shot along the ridge. Done all the summits on both sides of the glen but not many photos. Had not quite got the bug back then.

pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2008 10:00PM
Thanks bothly. Smile

pentony 14 3 England
14 Oct 2008 10:49PM
Great shot.
pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 12:23PM
Thanks Pento!

15 Oct 2008 1:02PM
Classic Pete Heyes mountain image, a great mountain ridge with dancing dappled light flitting across the jagged peaks of the sisters. Wonderful image my friend, one of your great ones.

pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 1:21PM
Thanks very much, Dougie. I hope your hands are better (judging by the commentry, it looks like it has!).

I don't think this one fits the EPZ landscape template, but it's certainly one of my favourites as it reflects what it's like up there. It brings back memories of a cracking day on the mountain. Glad you like it too.

martin.w Plus
20 616 29 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 8:23PM
As guilty as anyone for the EPZ template, but I like this because it breaks that mould. Brave because of no foreground, but works very well for just that reason (he says while clinging to the chair!). Nice one Smile
pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 8:44PM
Hi Martin - no knocks intended to anyone re: the template comment (there's enough images of mine that meet that!), but I like breaking away from it now and again. I'm sure it meets other landscape cliches fully, you can't get away from it with landscapes. Smile

Hope you're well.

martin.w Plus
20 616 29 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2008 9:16PM
My tongue was firmly in my cheek as I typed Pete Wink I am well thanks for asking, hope you and your family are keeping ok.

pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2008 9:20AM
No worries. Smile

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