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By Scottishlandscapes and behind Lochan na h'Achlaise on Rannoch Moor. I seem to be spending more time standing in rather than by the water on the moor these days, the rewards can be both fun and frigid. A step backwards to check the histogram can allow a chill trickle of the loch to run down inside your Welly, causing you to move quickly and thus allow water to invade the other Welly.

***Caution at all times while playing in water.
EDIT:- I should add that no Wellington boots or feet were invaded by the lochs water in this image making. Smile

Tags: Scotland Highlands Rannoch moor Landscape and travel

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Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
5 Feb 2012 10:07AM
Another different view,worth the venture and your wet Wellie.

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RobboB Plus
10 124 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 10:17AM
Great work Dougie it's wonderful to see that there is so much beauty still here after the tree has gone. I guess that was always the case but with such an icon gone I find your continued images from this place heartwarming and inspiring
Rende 10 38 4 Netherlands
5 Feb 2012 10:17AM
Your dedication to the art of photography is admirable and chilling Dougie Smile With results like this beauty the rewards are in proportion to the temperature of the feet Wink
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 10:44AM
The increased wading, with or without footbaths, has had no adverse effect on the power of your photography. Stunning composition.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
5 Feb 2012 11:37AM
Like the different view point and good light and details too Dougie.
Note to self put wellies in for the next trip to ScotlandWink
Regards Richard
saltireblue Plus
7 7.0k 33 Norway
5 Feb 2012 11:55AM
What I want to know, Dougie, were the 'wellies' regular knee length, or fisherman's wader length? Now that would show dedication if water seeped over the top of those!
The depth here is tremendous, going on forever.

brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 12:25PM
You found a lovely wee place, with a lovely wee island and another lovely wee tree on it. Beautiful pov, but take care not to slip. A trickle of water in the wellies, is one thing, the whole man in the loch is another thing!
I've been in water up to my waist in the lakes many years ago, and have no wish to repeat the experience Malcolm. Knee length is just fine for me.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
5 Feb 2012 12:31PM
Great depth in the composition and also an interesting write up

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 12:32PM
a beautiful scene, the distant mts look so inviting
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1693 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 12:48PM
No feet were harmed in the making of this image...
Very satisfying vertical comp. Horizon on the third, lots of good foreground textures. The foreground is reassuringly terra firma. As in, more firma less terror.
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 1:01PM
The only thing worse than soggy socks is cold soggy socks Dougie. Glad you managed to avoid either this time around.
Love the image. The detail and interest in the rocks are excellent and then you have the wind blowing the snow from the distant mountain to feast your eyes upon.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 1:39PM

Quote:The detail and interest in the rocks are excellent and then you have the wind blowing the snow from the distant mountain to feast your eyes upon

I couldnt have said this any better but to add beautiful is a must
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
5 Feb 2012 2:33PM
Glad to hear you stayed dry taking this lovely image.............Sandy
Niknut Plus
7 1.5k 72 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2012 3:37PM
Beautiful shot !!! the strong F/G rock(s), gives a tremendous depth to the notch 'Twinkle-toes' !!!.GrinGrin
joolsb 12 27.1k 38 Switzerland
5 Feb 2012 4:05PM
A tad foreground-heavy, but nice all the same.
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
5 Feb 2012 4:18PM
I'm sure the risk of water invasion of the wellies is worth it when you come back with shots like this, Dougie, as long as you have a change of socks with you, and of course your flask of warming beverage. As you have often said, the winter colours and light are so worth pursuing.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
5 Feb 2012 4:51PM
So sharp right through to the mountains, and that lovely cloud just sitting on the top of them. Wear rubber socks under your wellies - will keep your feet dry, not too sure if you will manage to peel them off again though TongueGrin.
We had great fun tormenting the dog last night hehehe.
5 Feb 2012 5:35PM
As Billy says if it wasnae fur ur wellies whar wuld ye be ???!!! lovely image. Like Moira's rubber socks thing !!!!!Now I know what to give everyone next Christmas !?Wink
5 Feb 2012 8:32PM
Beautiful light and detail, Dougie. It's always a pleasure to view your work.

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