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...in 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

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Mountains large & small...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:5 Feb 2012 - 9:58 AM
Tags:Highlands, Landscape / travel, Rannoch moor, Scotland
Votes:Voting Disabled



Another different view,worth the venture and your wet Wellie.


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


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


The increased wading, with or without footbaths, has had no adverse effect on the power of your photography. Stunning composition.


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 Site Moderator 55131 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway31 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 11:55 AM

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.


5 Feb 2012 - 12:25 PM

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.


Great depth in the composition and also an interesting write up


Mynett  7142 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 12:32 PM

a beautiful scene, the distant mts look so inviting

mrswoolybill Critique Team 9829 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1314 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 12:48 PM

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.


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.


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


Glad to hear you stayed dry taking this lovely image.............Sandy


Beautiful shot !!!...love the strong F/G rock(s), gives a tremendous depth to the image....top notch 'Twinkle-toes' !!!.GrinGrin

joolsb  1127116 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 4:05 PM

A tad foreground-heavy, but nice all the same.


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  5 Scotland
5 Feb 2012 - 4:51 PM

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.

unicorn17  7 Scotland
5 Feb 2012 - 5:35 PM

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


Beautiful light and detail, Dougie. It's always a pleasure to view your work.

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