Isles Flotant...

By Scottishlandscapes  
a day of flat calm on the lochs of Scotland, and a play of words from the name of a French Classic Dessert, (Ile Flotant) which is delicious.

Tags: Scotland Highlands Landscape and travel Rannoch moor

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danbrann Plus
12 629 17
3 Dec 2011 9:30AM
I know the dessert well Dougie. As a man of the world I sometimes accompany it with some French fries...delicious... and so is this image with the mist rising just like a steam pudding.

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The floating islands dessert is nothing like a steam pudding Danny as you well know, what are you doing on here on a Saturday?
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 9:40AM
Danny getting steamy thoughts this early in the morning? And ordering chips with his pud? I knew that civilization never reached the west of the valley but even so...
I like the idea that the rocks are floating in the sky. Even more I like the way this one plays with scale, those islands with trees seem tiny, compared with the contours of the distant shore. Teases the brain, does this one.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 9:48AM
My only experience of that particular dessert was when our French twin school decided that a cookery lesson was in order for our group. Using all the ovens in a stone room with sealed, triple-glazed windows (the school lay under Concorde's flight-path about 5km from Charles de Gaulle airport) when the external temperature was almost 40°C proved too much for most of our students and removed any appetite for the dish that I might otherwise have managed . . . .

A magically beautiful image. (Yours, not my word-picture Smile)
Regards
Bill
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
3 Dec 2011 10:00AM
Beautiful tranquility Dougie, immerse your self in ones own thoghts here.
Ron.
Ewanneil 6 1.1k 2 Scotland
3 Dec 2011 10:01AM
A wonderful, magical shot - beautiful light and composition. Well done.
PS. I like my Ile Flotant as much as the next person but your looks as though its got bits in.
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
3 Dec 2011 10:06AM
I like to see shots where the exclusion of sky is appropriate, Dougie: adds to the air of mystery, as does the mist and side lighting here, producing an almost surreal effect.
Ronnie.
nimmo47 8 6 England
3 Dec 2011 10:39AM
Stunning capture nice one.
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 10:44AM
Beautiful misty atmospheric scene. Carole
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
3 Dec 2011 11:47AM
Never tried the pud but the image looks delicious!

Dave
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 12:13PM
Looks superb Dougie, love the mist.
have a good weekend
Yung
Richsr 9 91 223 England
3 Dec 2011 12:30PM
Love the light and mist in this Dougie, well worked
Regards Richard
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
3 Dec 2011 2:09PM
A wonderful composed image Dougie. Mysterious and lovely..............Sandy
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 2:36PM
This is magical Dougie - I can't stop looking at it!
Ann
User_Removed 8 26 2 United States
3 Dec 2011 3:17PM
Agree with Ann, "magical" - and intriguing and gorgeous!
Christina
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 69 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 4:37PM
Superb shot !!!!.......love the composition, with gorgeous reflections, & that mist is sublime.....1st class !!!!!!!!!!
3 Dec 2011 4:58PM
delicious reflection, almost confusing the eye and turning it into an abstract. Very entertaining image with great hues and detail.
saltireblue Plus
6 6.2k 33 Norway
3 Dec 2011 6:02PM
Your comparison awakened long-forgotten memories, Dougie. It is decades since I thought of, and tasted the delights of that particulaar dessert. I must find a recipe courtesy of our good friend google.
Your image is magical, captured, I would guess, at exactly the right moment to capture the atmospheric effect of that gently floating mist over the glass-like water.
One of your very best of late, not that that statemnet by any means is a negative comment on your other uploads, my friend.

Malc
alansnap Plus
12 577 26 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2011 12:45PM
Fine reflections Dougie. Īles flottantes for those who are interested is poached meringues floating on custard (real not Birds) drizzled with caramel. There's a recipe here from Raymond Blanc. The pun is really good and the picture is better than the pud. Smile
Alan
Great comment Alan and a good recipe too.
5 Dec 2011 9:06PM
These isles look like wee hairy beasties... the reflection is perfect and the clarity of the image amazing.
Johanna
6 Dec 2011 9:22PM
Almost a which way is up image. Fabulous to see and a fun title too ! ( very busy+ daughter is now back most weeks and uses the computer word programme for her uni work !) GillWink

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