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...under the ice on Lochan na h'Achlaise, Black Mount is at the top of the image. Bubbles are following me around it seems.

Lens:Canon ef 17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Ice Bubbles...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:1 Feb 2012 - 5:25 AM
Tags:Highlands, Landscape / travel, Lochaber, Rannoch moor, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled


jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
1 Feb 2012 - 5:43 AM

Well captured to get the bubbles. I guess it is because the ice is so thin that they get there


Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 5:47 AM

Gas rising from the vegetation on the Loch floor Peter, the ice was only about 1/4 inch thick.

Andysnapper Plus Member 7109 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England25 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 6:31 AM

Cold but beautiful. Excellent shot.


brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 7:04 AM

Beautiful light on the wee lochan, great to see how the moor "works" even in winter time. You wouldn't see that gas rising if it wasn't for the ice. Well seen, and well taken shot, as every day!
It is cold, very cold here today. Siberian ice winds reached middle Europe. We're frozen stiff,

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 7:59 AM

Lovely scene and those bubbles give added foreground interest.

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8749 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1241 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 9:12 AM

Excellent Dougie, wish I could vote.

alansnap Plus Member 11559 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 9:20 AM

Another smashing shot Dougie. As ever I'm jealous, but I will be up Ben Lomond in a couple of weeksWink

1 Feb 2012 - 9:51 AM

Beautiful shot it must be so cold in Scotland. In Australaia very hot here around 38 degrees. Amazing how the seasons give very different results.


RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 10:05 AM

Great use of max. DOF to catch the detail of the bubbles so crisply as well as the distant Black Mount, Dougie: looks as if the boulders almost offer a set of stepping stones across the lochan.

woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 11:20 AM

That beautiful light seems to soften the texture of the rock. Superb composition, the eye just has to follow the lines around. Delicious rich tones in the left f/g form a solid base for the paler palette to the right and above.

moiral  5 Scotland
1 Feb 2012 - 11:57 AM

Like the clarity of the water to be able to see the stones on the bottom, and also the reflection of the boulder. Nice bubbles under the ice and line of the ice against the rocks. Looks very cold up those mountains too Dougie. Moira

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 1:22 PM

Good details and clarity in the water Dougie, the lower view point give a strong foreground
Regards Richard

Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 1:54 PM

Excellent detail and feeling of cold.............Sandy

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 3:02 PM

A wonderful foreground with lots of interest and then those lovely snow covered hills in the background.

Niknut Plus Member 51008 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 5:31 PM

Ann's spot-on !!!......lavverly !!!!!

saltireblue Site Moderator 54932 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway28 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 6:48 PM

Even though the fg is filled to randen with detail, including that ice that looks like a sheet of glass placed on the water, it is the distant mountains that catch my eye, disappearing into the cloud, and the light from the left on the snow covered slopes.
I feel drawn there, they have a mystical look to them.

I can't get away from that large fg boulder. No matter how many times I come back to this image, it is too high. I feel it dominates too much. However, it is difficult to see what you could do with it, apart from taking a stick of dynamite with you next timeWink
What do you think, Dougie? About the boulder, not the dynamiteSmile


Edit: Having looked again, I see the perspective. A series of stepping stones. First step the rock bottom right corner, then the 'intrusive' boulder and last step the mountains....a perfect lead in if you see it.

fraser  11631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 8:16 PM

I'm with Malc to an extent on this one. That big boulder almost stops the eye roving through the frame to the distant mountains. On the other hand there's so much to see in the foreground and distance the boulder doesn't quite block the view.


pluckyfilly Plus Member 8343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 8:17 PM

good detail in the frothy water on a great composition

2 Feb 2012 - 8:42 AM

Wonderful image Dougie.

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