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Frozen Rannoch Sunrise

By rowarrior
Whilst the central belt was fogbound yesterday, a friend and I headed up for what would turn out to be a lovely day around Rannoch Moor and Glen Coe. It was -9 when we got out of the car and trudged across the frozen bog to the edge of the lochan to get this, but I think it was worth it. Kev wasn't so sure at the time, he's about twice as heavy as me and, well, the bog apparently wasn't that solidly frozen, and his feet got a little damp...

C&Cs welcome Smile

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: GERRYGENTRY, janeez, Blueberry69 and 34 more

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janeez Plus
13 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2009 10:34PM
Fantastic shot Katy. It does look very cold but spectacular.
Jane Smile
14 Dec 2009 10:35PM
Stunning. Lovely colours captured and nice detail in the foreground.

HP1485 14 5 England
14 Dec 2009 10:37PM
Wow - I'd have trudged through a bog for an opportunity to photograph something as beautiful. Your definition of both background and foreground is lovely and the colour balance is excellent. Thank you for sharing with us.
14 Dec 2009 10:40PM
What a superb image - excellent indeed !

strawman 18 22.2k 16 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2009 10:57PM
A good image, worth the trip though I think the vignette is a bit too much in the sky.
rowarrior 14 4.4k 9 Scotland
14 Dec 2009 10:59PM
Thanks guys.

Thanks John, I didn't add the vignette, it was there from the lens/filters. Any ideas on how to fix anyone?
NEWMANP 14 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2009 11:04PM
well i dont know what happened there, one minute you have a full house, then its totally empty and now they are all back. -- im really pleased to say.

this is nice, lovely conditions and i love the frosty tufty bits in the water.
ill pm you about the vignetting
v8dunc 15 333 4 Scotland
14 Dec 2009 11:22PM
Really nice Katy ,would have been there myself had i not been involved with some different areas of ice (at least we won).

RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
14 Dec 2009 11:24PM
This is a lovely image, Katy, and one I'd have been proud to have captured. You mentioned the vignetting and I have taken the liberty of trying to reduce it for you, simply by cloning out the darker corners in Photoshop. I don't pretend to be an expert at this but my modification will give an idea of what could be achieved. I'm sure others might be more adept at this than I am.
rowarrior 14 4.4k 9 Scotland
15 Dec 2009 12:02AM
Thank you so much to both of you who attempted the mods, I'll practice myself in Photoshop and see if I can get anywhere near that!

Duncan, sorry we missed you, but glad you won!
Falconer 17 16
15 Dec 2009 10:02AM
Amazing conditions, I have only seen it a bit like that once, wish I had done the long drive. Would love to see what you got once the sun came up. :o) I always wear wellies up there! lol :o)
daviewat 18 4.1k Scotland
15 Dec 2009 11:33AM
Stunningly fresh and crisp Smile well worth the treck up there Smile

No compact camera then making a cry for help ???????? Smile

Meet date for Pitlochry next year looks like bieng
October 28th for the 4 nights Smile i`ll get a thread going in the new year.
Jouİo 18 56 Finland
15 Dec 2009 7:59PM
@12 mm no vignetting when using Cokin P-series [email protected] mm always some vignetting Sad

Love this one.......makes me want to be there....such a lovely place...

Roly 15 Wales
15 Dec 2009 8:21PM
Superb image,like this one a lot.I also get vignetting like this if I leave a filter or lenshood on and use my zoom at the wide end.
jazzygf 18 537 Scotland
16 Dec 2009 8:57PM
superb was at etive on sunday fishing did not take my camera was gutted the trees were all white from frost allthe way fromtyndrum
16 Dec 2009 11:28PM
Glad you managed to get up there and find some pink clouds and frosty grasses Katy. The moor can be a cold place when the wind blows out of the east.

alansnap 18 577 26 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2009 5:39PM
Hello my dear - a lovely shot. I have uploaded a mod to address the issue of vignetting.

Create a gradient adjustment layer using black. Reverse if necessary to lighted the corners. Set the style to "Soft light" and reduce the opacity to get the effect you want. Then adjust brightness and contrast to get to where you want to. I'll show you when we're up at the weekend.


MrBlueSky 14 12 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2009 10:02PM
stunning view - I was there on 13/12/09 - mine didnt turn out as good as your though. Decided to climb the Bidean nam Bian in Glencoe later. Well worth it, a super sunset (see picture in my p.f of Munro Magic)


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