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...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.

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Winter's Sparkle...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:3 Feb 2012 - 7:07 AM
Tags:Glencoe, Highlands, Landscape / travel, Lochan na h'achlaise, Rannoch moor, Scotland


rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 7:11 AM

Beautiful perspective Dougie, wild Scotland !!

3 Feb 2012 - 7:11 AM

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  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 7:11 AM

A beautiful image well taken ,we (I and my good lady ) must make a point this year and visit bonny scotland again

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England218 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 7:16 AM

Likyuot composition Dougie,god details and light in this fine view.
Good work.
Regards Richard.

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 7:22 AM

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 Plus Member 11561 forum postsalansnap vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 7:47 AM

Brrr. Lovely winter weather Dougie. Of course you have to get out too to catch the best of it, as you have.

mhfore  8 England176 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 8:28 AM

A well taken image Dougie, good composition and pov. Smile

mrswoolybill Critique Team 8792 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1276 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 9:42 AM

Icy blue stillness. And the Black Mountain is so different in character when it's white!

RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 10:37 AM

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.

3 Feb 2012 - 10:43 AM

Scotland is so beautiful cold and colourful. Your photo is perfection.

woolybill1 Plus Member 9woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 12:12 PM

A naturally beautiful scene that is further enhanced by that pristine reflection.
I wonder if mountains ever get cold feet?

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 12:31 PM

Bill mountains are usually colder at the top that at the foot. I'm guessing they only have the one foot?

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51415 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 1:48 PM

The sheet of ice provides a wonderful platform for the reflection and breaks the expanse of water as well. Excellently composed and captured.


waineswitch Plus Member 884 forum postswaineswitch vcard Scotland
3 Feb 2012 - 1:49 PM

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 Plus Member 3eddie1 vcard United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 - 3:24 PM

very nice

Niknut Plus Member 51073 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 4:39 PM

Beautiful shot Dougie !!!.....bet you can't drink that loch dry, if you were 'drinking in the scene' !!!!.Grin

jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
3 Feb 2012 - 5:54 PM

A great scenery to take a sip of


moiral  5 Scotland
3 Feb 2012 - 6:04 PM

First thing that drew my attention in the shot was the reflection on the ice. Beautiful shot. Moira

barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 6:11 PM

What a beauty in every way
so much to look at ... wow wish I had been there ....

Mari  121825 forum posts Wales
3 Feb 2012 - 11:08 PM

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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