Ben Starav...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...I've loved this view for many years but never managed to get the Ben (on left) in the picture before, cloud mostly has got in the way, but not today.
Red Deer can often be seen on the skyline by the central trees, distance safe from the paths that humans use.

***catch up later.

Tags: Scotland Highlands Loch tulla Landscape and travel Rannoch Moot

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LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2012 8:38AM
I have been there many times and never seen the summit yet, so thank you so much for sharing this.

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Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
15 Feb 2012 8:44AM
it a great view Dougie and you have done a good job with the layers of interest in this.
Well worked sir
regards Richard
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2012 9:17AM
Amazing view Dougie and glad it was a clear day to see the Ben, a well balanced image and I like the layer of dark clouds at the top too.
regards
Yung
mrswoolybill Plus
9 841 1372 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2012 9:41AM
This is so different from the standard Bonny Scotland tourist image, it's almost a desert scene. Harsh, barren, everything sparse and thin even the trees. Impressive.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2012 9:43AM
Lovely broad swath and swoop of skyline, Dougie - no wonder the deer appreciate it!
Regards
Bill
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
15 Feb 2012 9:49AM
Well done on achieving your goal, Dougie: I like the banding effect here, the warm f/g with almost silhouetted conifers, the mountain mass, band of white sky above the snowline and finally that heavy grey overcast.
Looks exceptionally cold too.....hope you were wrapped up warm (as the weather forecasters sometimes advise)
Ronnie.
15 Feb 2012 10:45AM
Bleak and beautiful, Dougie. Lovely elements in this and one that seems very evocative of Many a cold day I've spent in Snowdonia.
Alun
AnnChown Plus
6 197 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2012 1:22PM
It looks very remote: the barren moor and the snowy hills. Beautiful image Dougie.
Ann
MalcolmM Plus
10 379 4 Scotland
15 Feb 2012 1:32PM
Fine Rannoch image. Like the banding of dark clouds particularly.
Malcolm
15 Feb 2012 2:31PM
Finally you captured it to see forever. A beautiful image Dougie..............Sandy
Baz72 7 30 Scotland
15 Feb 2012 7:11PM
Nice image Dougie...love the moody sky.
Brian.
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
15 Feb 2012 7:47PM
An acievement not witnessed by many photographers Dougie. That's another one for "best images" folder.
Niknut Plus
5 1.1k 68 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2012 8:05PM
Beautiful shot !!!.....love the F/G & those trees.....adds a lot of depth !!!!!
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2012 8:59PM
the trees look quite miniscule (spelling) but guessing they would against the mountains, they do give perspective 2 size
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2012 9:28PM
A classic highland scene, with layers of interest pulling the eye and a strong focal point. I like!
Derek
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2012 9:29PM

Quote:The trees look quite miniscule (spelling) but guessing they would against the mountains, they do give perspective 2 size


I think the word I was looking for was "scale" not perspectiveWink
16 Feb 2012 8:16AM
Oh yes, remember that day on the bridge looking at those trees.... No Ben to be seen... still wonderful memories.
You've captured not only the mountains, but also those crooked trees so well.
It snowed yesterday... all day, and now we have 20cm of fresh snow covering the landscape, heaps at the roadsides.
Though I love snow, I hope it doesn't stay for too long!
Take care my friend,
Johanna
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
18 Feb 2012 8:14AM
A beautiful scenery, but I prefer the composition in the recent upload

Peter

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