Standing in the river...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...the cold wind was sharp as I stood here, but the cold coming through my boots in the river was creeping in slowly at first then my feet started to lose feeling as I waited for the light to get through the clouds.

Tags: Scotland Glencoe Highlands Rannoch moor Landscape and travel

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Comments


DJLphoto 7 6 England
28 Jan 2012 8:14AM
Nice shot!
Bit of a longer exposure to enhance the water movement to that milky flow might have been a better choice???
Just my opinion

Darryl

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Rorymac Plus
7 49 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 8:25AM
I think its a great shot, who needs milky water, I have never seen water looking milky on any of my hikes.
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 8:33AM
So is this what you were up to yesterday? The light looks wonderful and the snow covered hills magnificent. Well worth your almost frost bitten toes!
I like the burn the way it is.
Ann
I don't do silky milky, the rivers and burns of Scotland run with clear water, very cold most of the time too.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
28 Jan 2012 8:55AM
Lovely rugged view Doug.Excellent.
Tom.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 9:01AM
A fine view with the light touching the mountains, water looks freezing cold.
Have a great weekend Dougie.
regards
Yung
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
28 Jan 2012 9:03AM
Envy you this Dougie, spectacular !!
Ron.
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 9:30AM

Quote:I think its a great shot, who needs milky water, I have never seen water looking milky on any of my hikes.

I agree, sometimes think that milky is overused, Nice to see "proper" water Grin
Diane
sherring 8 46 13 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 9:39AM
Great landscape you have up there this time of year and a great capture to show it off.

They say we might get some snow down here tomorrow but its very sunny at the moment.

Steve.
28 Jan 2012 10:20AM
Excellent winter scene and beautifully captured.
Alun
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
28 Jan 2012 10:25AM
Brave man standing in what looks a fairly fast flowing torrent, esp. given the cold: a fine shot, Dougie, as ever from you as well composed.
I too much prefer the waters not to have a milky appearance, except perhaps in waterfalls where they form the main subject and filling the frame.
Ronnie.
Richsr Plus
9 90 223 England
28 Jan 2012 10:58AM
Well worth the long cold stand Dougie, good comp and light/ details
Regards Richard
SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
28 Jan 2012 11:38AM
I do like a photographer who suffers for his art. Lovely shot, well worth it.
Chris
28 Jan 2012 11:43AM
Great shot. I particularly like being able to see the rust coloured rocks through the cold clear water in the foreground. The direction of the water leads the eye to the mountain beyond.
Cliff
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 11:48AM
great water movement, milky does not always please or work so wellWink
28 Jan 2012 12:58PM
You're poor feet. But this is lovely, wonderful f/g shape and colour. Leading right to those snow topped mountains and lovely sky........Sandy
johnjrp 12 432 5 Australia
28 Jan 2012 12:58PM
Magic composition Dougie
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 3:30PM
Amazing definition in the foreground, Dougie. Two areas in the light separated by the river banks - impeccable composition.
My feet get cold even when the ambient temperature is in the upper teens Celsius: I can only admire your stoicism!
Regards
Bill
fraser 12 631 14 Scotland
28 Jan 2012 4:09PM
This has real depth to it Dougie, helped by the contrast in lighting and the shaded area of banking across the middle, which provides a nice break between the foreground and the distant hills.

Fraser
28 Jan 2012 4:14PM

Quote:then my feet started to lose feeling as I waited for the light to get through the clouds.


The things we do for our art! This one was worth it though.
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2012 4:32PM
Gorgeous shot !!!.....I'm a lover of 'real' water too !!!!!!
cdm36 12 391 7 England
28 Jan 2012 7:39PM
Worth the wait Dougie, and nice to see the mountains with a coating of icing sugar Smile
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
28 Jan 2012 7:54PM
The clear water is what makes this work for me, Dougie. To see the detail under the surface of the water, instead of a milky blanket.
You feel the coldness around your poor feet by seeing the coldness in the water, something you don't get the feeling of with milky.
A very dramatic divide between the fg brown and the distant winter white.

Malc

(One honest comment is worth many a vote, my friend)
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
28 Jan 2012 7:56PM
Got the shot though Dougie - that's the main thing! Smile

Rgds
Paul
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
29 Jan 2012 1:28AM
Magnificent....as I would say "I wish it was mine" here, my award with envy attached Smile
Many thanks for the interest in this image and especially to Alan Coles for his UA, a great boost in this cold weather. Smile
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
29 Jan 2012 11:20AM
Glorious combination of fore- and background Dougie; worth the wait! (easy for me to say because it wasn't my feet getting frozen Wink )
Rende
29 Jan 2012 2:08PM
Clear, cold water coming from a cold background, nice timing on the water, it is so clear, I have the feeling I could sip it from the screen! It sure would ease my homesickness! Smile
Johanna
luceombra 4 27 5 Italy
31 Jan 2012 9:36AM
A really marvelous picture
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2012 9:50PM
Visually, I can imagine that I am standing here looking at this Dougie. Though I'm glad my feet aren't actually doing so Smile

Nigel
coll993 5 1
9 Feb 2012 3:54PM
Excellent capture Dougie...Natural and Raw is the best to portray any landscape in its true Beauty !

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