Pre Dawn...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...the blue light before dawn and a 2 minute exposure has softened the water of the Loch as the little waves moved across wiping the moons reflection away.
I was amazed as ever at the speed that the Moon moves in relation to Earth.

***10 stopper and ND grad.

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

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Comments


Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
26 Nov 2010 5:54AM
Now that looks cold Doug,lovely exposure.
Tom.

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Trout_Man 7 1 30 Wales
26 Nov 2010 5:56AM
Stunning view, a very well exposed and captured image, great colour Smile Geoff.
Andysnapper 7 109 25 England
26 Nov 2010 6:48AM
Beautiful and serene, like it a lot.

Andy
cdm36 Plus
12 391 7 England
26 Nov 2010 7:35AM
Nicely done Dougie, the long exposure bringing out that pre dawn blue well.

Chris.
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
26 Nov 2010 7:57AM
Cold light before dawn..... cold Dougie ? Ron.
Perishing Ron.
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
26 Nov 2010 8:12AM
Do you photograp these in your shorts or kilt Dougie.Te trouble with the 10stopper is that you have to stand in the cold so long.
andy210966 8 4 119 Wales
26 Nov 2010 8:23AM
Brrrrrrr! Lovely hues to this Dougie!

Andy
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
26 Nov 2010 8:24AM
Like the blue tones in this Dougie, but it does look very cold, good work.
Regards Richard
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
26 Nov 2010 8:36AM
This shots a beauty Dougie. I love the almost monochromatic effect - it sure feels cold - and it has a lovely asymmetry to it.
Fraser
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
26 Nov 2010 8:41AM
10 stop coldness...lovely.!!
Don't fantasize Danny, it's bad for you at your age.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 8:56AM
Like the blue tones, and I enjoyed the large version.
regards
Yung
26 Nov 2010 9:04AM
The blue hours are my favourite time to work with water. Great capture of the wee lochen. Aye, the large version, as always, a treat!
Johanna
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1372 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 9:08AM
About as cold as you can get visually.
Fabulous and frightening.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 9:34AM
There is a magic to the light, from the Snow Queen rather than the Lord of the Rings. Wonderful comp. and balance.
Regards
Bill
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
26 Nov 2010 9:45AM
The moonlit landscape has a certain quality that is hard to define but so beautiful: the low light, the blue tones and the snow on the distant caps are all testimony to just how cold it must have been.
I can't help thinking you must be setting off from Glasgow to catch such images, just as I am heading for bed.
Superb work, Dougie.
(And thank you for your kind message in your comment yesterday....R)
26 Nov 2010 10:56AM
Simply ' Beautiful ' Dougie - well taken !

Chris
CathyI 11 344 3 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 11:46AM
Cold, but beautiful... And I had no idea the moon moves so quickly!
DarylH 5 42 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 12:30PM

Quote:Simply ' Beautiful ' Dougie - well taken !


I agree with Chris.

Daryl


PS Tried looking at the moon through a telescope recently. The moon really moves quick across your field of view then!
SGIBBONS 7 56 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 3:05PM
Lovely image Dougie, the blue conveys the coldness very well.

All the best
Sam
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 7:29PM
have to agree about the cold look but from where you are I am not surprised. I am snug in my little corner of the South East but where our temperature is probably warm to you its cold for us. I remember a trip to Scotland some years ago and the nearer we got to our destination the colder it became, I was under no illusion of the change in climate.
carterart 11 74 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2010 9:25PM
Morning blues - how I love them and how different I feel to "blue" when I experience it. Love also that your photography gives you that sense of amazement - we are so lucky to experience things at a certain age that make us go "wow".
A wonderful view of an amazing world that only a few early birds see - life is good.
26 Nov 2010 9:49PM
Hats off to you Sir Wink
Tim
Codiac 9 333 3 Northern Ireland
26 Nov 2010 11:51PM
Love it Dougie, nicely taken Smile

Rgds
Gary
Camairish 10 1.4k Scotland
27 Nov 2010 12:33PM
Eerie overtones here - the lochan in a different light makes for interesting viewing. I had a couple of winter pre dawn images here last year which required long exposures with the resultant moon movement. I don't like the look of a blurred moon (or water for that matter) but with film I can't do much about it.

Original approach to this much photographed landscape.

Ian.
Caledonia 9 2 Scotland
28 Nov 2010 10:08AM
The large version feels like -10C........beautiful blues.....serene.
Marie
28 Nov 2010 10:11AM
I don't think it was that cold but it was a while ago so maybe? Thanks for all the kind comments Marie, hope you enjoyed the time spent. It's snowing up here in Glasgow and very grey. I won't be going very far today.
Tandberg 12 1.2k 2 England
30 Nov 2010 8:43AM
I have a ten stopper but not the amd grad New to me is that where can i buy one doudie Wink (tongue in cheek)

Lovely dougie and i mean lovely
The moon still stands out in the shot as you have to look to see whats going on with that and then you realise that its the long expo thats created that effect.
The water being still and slightly softened adds extra viewing pleasure to the shot too.

Just not sure about the grey background? i believe it would be better either black or white as to me its taking my eye away from the shot itself a bit too much.

But the shot (I LOVE) and would have it on my wall Wink

Dave
Thank You Dave, corected the typo and tried the black bg didn't like it here's the white? You can remove your tongue from your cheek now.
Tandberg 12 1.2k 2 England
30 Nov 2010 11:32AM
Much better dougie
As it should be my friend Wink
Dave

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