Assynt Ponies...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...taken way back in January 2006 on the Fuji S3 Pro, this is my best ever process of this shot, again CS3 does the trick.
This was the original image (link below) I posted, as you can see I have removed a couple of items, the red bucket and the bath tub.
The Sun creeps up the flank of Suilven and hits the frost on the path to Canisp.

Tags: Scotland Sutherland Assynt Landscape and travel

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Barbaraj 10 450 England
28 Jul 2008 6:26AM
The far background mountain seems to glow and the ponies are of interest.

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photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
28 Jul 2008 6:42AM
Wonderful image!!
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
28 Jul 2008 7:10AM
Lovely light and image Doug.
Mobieus 10 48 Wales
28 Jul 2008 7:31AM
Love this shot, the chestnut pony has a lovely halo from the sunrise.

Great shot.
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
28 Jul 2008 7:37AM
Much better this version, good with the backlight on the horse and the details are well controlled here

danbrann 13 636 17
28 Jul 2008 8:45AM
As well as your photographic skills which you have probably always had this image shows the improvement and advancement of your photoshop skills. A Good one Dougie.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
28 Jul 2008 8:47AM
Like the light and tones in this Dougie the light illuminating the pony is magic, great scene well captured and processed.
Regards Richard.
28 Jul 2008 8:49AM
Another Xcellent work... Keeeeeeeeeep up the good work

Phil_Restan 11 280 9 England
28 Jul 2008 8:55AM
Well, I've been back to the previous upload a number of times and found it hard to make up my mind. The ponies and sky in the new version convinced me to go for the new one. You've done an excellent job in bringing the detail out in the fg and the sky has improved. Removing the bucket and bathtub have been done really well. Quite liked the bg including the mountains in the old one.

This shows it's always worth going back to old files when your methods of processing move on.

david deveson 13 62 2 Italy
28 Jul 2008 9:03AM
Sheer delight Doug and a good morning to you
challicew 9 1 1 South Africa
28 Jul 2008 10:28AM
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!
28 Jul 2008 10:37AM

you may well be right about the sky it does look a bit dark and shows the work done.

MNPHOTO 9 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2008 11:14AM
superb image
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2008 11:31AM
They could almost be different photos, Dougie. I must learn to be more patient with software!
IanFlindt 12 740 21 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2008 11:47AM
A deliciously atmospheric shot, Dougie, that speaks volumes about the qualities of a cold early morning in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Coincidentally I was watching one of my favourite DVDs yesterday morning - Mountains of Scotland - in which the magnificent Suilven features.
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
28 Jul 2008 4:36PM
beautiful light in this, Dougie...

Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2008 6:26PM
Agree with Phil on this one, except I like this one much better than first one Smile

Love the warm light you've achieved here.

GrahamNobles 9 9 4 England
28 Jul 2008 8:34PM
No doubt about it, a superb shot.
Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
28 Jul 2008 10:06PM
I know this view so well Dougie....Beautiful shot superb work...

MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
28 Jul 2008 10:18PM
Great comp. Doug, superbly lit

29 Jul 2008 5:40AM
beautiful photo. lovely glow.
tigertimb 9 40 66 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2008 7:45AM
Great shot; beautiful colours and atmosphere and I love the combination of the frost and the backlighting on the ponies
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2008 5:45PM
Happy wee creatures!
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
30 Jul 2008 4:14AM
really like it, off to check out the original .... wow what an improvement Smile
Caledonia 11 2 Scotland
30 Jul 2008 2:08PM
Love the glow and the sun-tinted clouds. Good dof and I like the way the ponies are lit from behind.
Camairish 11 1.4k Scotland
2 Aug 2008 7:52PM
Magical backlighting of the ponies - like someting from Narnia - looks cold,


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