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Across Loch Slapin...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...don't often post uprights but I looked this one, so here it is.

Tags: Scotland Skye Highlands Isle of skye Lochaber Landscape and travel

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And as an upright it works. Great landscape.


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Benlib 6 1 3
5 Nov 2013 5:08AM
Amazing, shooting from a very low level I presume, adds a lot of interesting foreground and new reflection
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
5 Nov 2013 5:09AM
This was made for a portrait format with the pebbles giving it a depth

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
5 Nov 2013 5:50AM
The clarity in the water is lovely. The rocks begin the beauty then the reflections and then the mountains and right into the sky. A wonderful image.
Andysnapper 9 109 25 England
5 Nov 2013 6:34AM
I like this a lot, those little wisps of cloud and the beautiful reflections really give this a little bit extra, and it works in portrait as well. Lovely.

ronboy 8 2 Scotland
5 Nov 2013 6:55AM
Lovely capture. I like the foreground a lot
pink Plus
14 5.1k 7 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 7:09AM
serenity defined
Richsr 10 91 223 England
5 Nov 2013 7:13AM
like your comp and the light here Dougie.
Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 7:17AM
Excellent image with superb clarity, the underwater rocks giving excellent but not distracting foreground interest.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 7:32AM
The format strengthens the attraction, Dougie. Beautifully balanced composition and a superb rendition of the light.
5 Nov 2013 8:01AM
I'm being a lone voice here, but I admit to a preference for your landscape format shots, Dougie, I find them more distinctive and feel that somehow your obvious love of the landscape comes across more strongly. I can't really explain that, although my personal feeling about 'uprights' is that they often tend to be more formulaic, somehow. Can't really explain that either. Certainly I find this an attractive piece, but it doesn't light my fire the way so much of your work does. Mind you, I'm feeling a bit rough this morning, so maybe I should just go back to bed BlushGrin

I prefer the landscape format and even more the letterbox.
I'm up for comment Alan, go back to bed if you feel the need but not for my feelings.
No damage done.

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 8:13AM
It works well for me Dougie - I like all that detail in the loch. It's good to ring the changes and see the world in another way. We're going up to Assynt on Saturday for a short time to close the little house down for the winter.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
5 Nov 2013 8:54AM
I often prefer portrait to landscape shots Dougie, and love this one. That water is so clear and superb reflections too. Beautiful. Moira
AnneB50 5 118 18 Scotland
5 Nov 2013 8:58AM
This works for me too, I love the clarity of the water in the foreground and the light in those cobbles is lovely.

AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
5 Nov 2013 9:38AM
The wate is so beautifully clear and still....and this is Scotland!! Love the way that the rocks form such a wonderful foreground leading ones eye to the fabulous mirrored hills beyond. Ann.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
5 Nov 2013 10:19AM
Interesting to read Alan's comment and your reply: the content of this shot seems to suit the portrait format nicely and allows one to concentrate of the detail under water in the f/g before moving up to the reflected mountains.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 10:56AM
I rather like this Dougie, as the lead of rocks/pebbles into the water
takes the eye to the reflection
and a lovely scene
DonMc 9 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 11:19AM
This is a superb landscape and the portrait format suits it perfectly for me
Best regards, Don
5 Nov 2013 12:29PM
Beautiful clarity in the water.
capto Plus
5 5.0k 8 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 12:32PM
Works a treat, great detail from front to back.Smile

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
5 Nov 2013 12:40PM
Just to get my tuppence worth in Dougie regarding the landscape/portrait debate,
I feel if you have a strong FG interest then perhaps portrait is better.
Works well with all the stones here I feel !!
Good shot.
richmowil Plus
9 334 2 England
5 Nov 2013 1:10PM
Lots of foreground interest in this fine landscape image!! Nice work!!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 2:42PM
Crystal clear beauty very well photographed, and an image which hold so much charm. "Superb photography Dougie"

Nathan GrinGrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
7 7.8k 33 Norway
5 Nov 2013 4:16PM
Asymmetric paps, and the glimpse of a third in the distance.

I find myself agreeing with Alan's comments, but that may well be because we are not used to seeing you post uprights, Dougie. Plus the landscape normally lends itself naturally to a landscape format.

Niknut Plus
8 1.7k 76 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 5:07PM
Cracking shot !!!!.......good strong composition, with lovely detail in the f/g for me !!.....1st class stuff !
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 5:42PM
I didnt realise people had such strong landscape v Portrait preferences Dougie. Personally I shall be going for square format from now on to keep a foot in both camps GrinGrin
Its a great shot. I love the clarity of the water.
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 6:31PM
I must admit I probably wouldn't have thought of taking this in portrait format Dougie as my eyes would have gone straight to that wonderful reflection. Having said that you have made this different by adding foreground interest showing the stones through that beautifully clear water. So well done for being different and giving us a very beautiful image.

Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 7:07PM
Gosh that water is sooo clear Dougie, such a beautfully fresh and beautiful image...makes me want to paddle Smile

Nigeve1 Plus
4 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 8:23PM
Interesting comment trail on this image, I do feel the portrait format suits this image well although I more often prefer a landscape to letterbox format in landscape images. It is also so well balanced both vertically and horizontally, hence the UA.

Many thanks Nigel, always a big pleasure to get an award.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 9:26PM
I would go for a square crop here too, and not just as a compromise between warring factions... I really appreciate your portrait format for landscapes, for the way they can lead the eye from here to there. But I'm not sure that it works here. The clear, light water is a barrier between the foreground and the reflections. Well that's how I see it...
Crop off a bit of sky, then crop to square - leaving a hint of the pebbles at the bottom as a baseline. And clone out that dark bit creeping in to the water on the left, the more you crop the more intrusive it becomes.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2013 10:35PM
What a beautiful glimpse of Skye. Heavenly. Such clear water and the three beauties at the back with the small tufts of clouds around their heads - a lovely sight!
MalcolmM Plus
12 876 5 Scotland
6 Nov 2013 8:32AM
The portrait format gives us the bonus of that lovely foreground of pebbles in clear water. Lovely Skye image.

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