Winter's Sparkle...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...the clouds were forming good shapes above Black Mount and the ice was clinging to the sides of the loch, a large sheet of ice provided the calm surface for the reflection and I was content to stand and drink in the scene.

Tags: Scotland Glencoe Highlands Lochan na hachlaise Rannoch moor Landscape and travel

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rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
3 Feb 2012 7:11AM
Beautiful perspective Dougie, wild Scotland !!

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brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 7:11AM
Good morning my "almost neighbour"!
I saw the thumb and knew, it is you! Oor wee lochan really sparkles in its winter beauty. The iced edges, ripples and then, all of a sudden, mirror quality stillness. Superb reflection in that mirror, snow on the hills... simply beautiful!
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 7:11AM
A beautiful image well taken ,we (I and my good lady ) must make a point this year and visit bonny scotland again
Richsr 10 91 223 England
3 Feb 2012 7:16AM
Likyuot composition Dougie,god details and light in this fine view.
Good work.
Regards Richard.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 7:22AM
All of the above plus what a great POV enabling you to capture the pin sharp reflection of the snowy mountains on the glassy part of the Loch.
alansnap 13 577 26 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 7:47AM
Brrr. Lovely winter weather Dougie. Of course you have to get out too to catch the best of it, as you have.
mhfore 10 6 176 England
3 Feb 2012 8:28AM
A well taken image Dougie, good composition and pov. Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1669 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 9:42AM
Icy blue stillness. And the Black Mountain is so different in character when it's white!
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
3 Feb 2012 10:37AM
Such an image shows exactly what might draw you back here time and time again, Dougie: as you say that sheet of flat ice does capture the reflection so well. Once again the winter colours winning over those you'd get in summer.
Scotland is so beautiful cold and colourful. Your photo is perfection.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 12:12PM
A naturally beautiful scene that is further enhanced by that pristine reflection.
I wonder if mountains ever get cold feet?
Bill mountains are usually colder at the top that at the foot. I'm guessing they only have the one foot?
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.8k 149 England
3 Feb 2012 1:48PM
The sheet of ice provides a wonderful platform for the reflection and breaks the expanse of water as well. Excellently composed and captured.

3 Feb 2012 1:49PM

Quote:I was content to stand and drink in the scene

What is this life if, full of care.....? I'd have done the same... Smile It's a lovely scene
eddie1 5 12 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 3:24PM
very nice
Niknut Plus
7 1.5k 72 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 4:39PM
Beautiful shot Dougie !!! you can't drink that loch dry, if you were 'drinking in the scene' !!!!.Grin
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
3 Feb 2012 5:54PM
A great scenery to take a sip of

moiral 7 12 Scotland
3 Feb 2012 6:04PM
First thing that drew my attention in the shot was the reflection on the ice. Beautiful shot. Moira
3 Feb 2012 6:11PM
What a beauty in every way
so much to look at ... wow wish I had been there ....
Mari 13 1.8k United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 11:08PM
It's just the scene to stand in and wonder Dougie, such an amazing place, beautifully photographed at this frozen moment in time Smile


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