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By Scottishlandscapes that was never shown before, I thought a break from b&w would be good today.

The snow clouds tumbling down across Beinn Alligin.

Tags: Scotland Highlands Torridon Wester ross Landscape and travel

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 4:36PM
Wonderful textures in those swirling clouds, like billowing chiffon.

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capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 4:45PM
Those clouds are magnificent. I would be tempted to crop the base more to concentrate on them.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 4:55PM
Oooooo....cracking shot !!!......those clouds look sooooo powerful ?....looks like you were on the right side of the loch !!!!.Smile
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 5:01PM
brilliant tones and textures dougie in those wonderful clouds a cracker nice one Wink
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
17 Dec 2012 5:02PM
It's always interesting to read others' comments and suggestions, Dougie.
After reading Ivor's suggestion I held a card over the lower part of the scene, but a crop as suggested did not work for me.
Whilst the wispy clouds make a significant contribution to the shot, it's the layering effect that makes this image work........lightish clouds, deep shadow over distant mountains, sunlight falling on the snow capped Beinn Alligin and then the sombre conifers in the shady f/g.
So for me, it's just perfect as shown.
Shall return later to see if any further comments are made re. this.
Sorry to be so long winded.
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
17 Dec 2012 5:04PM
fabulous capture
17 Dec 2012 5:10PM
What amazing clouds. A very nice image.

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 6:04PM
The contrast between light and dark over the mountain tops is almost apocalyptic.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
17 Dec 2012 6:26PM
Can see it coming Dougie !!!! moment of weather change !!
almiles 8 38 102 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 6:51PM
The sky is the main player here, it's spectacular, brooding and holds lots of interest. The snow topped peaks are also important for scale and beauty but as Ronnie says, without the FG, especially the grass stalks, it would lose a lot of depth so I think you've cropped correctly. The only other option would be to retain the original 3x2 format which might give more sky while retaining the currently visible ground. You've got a great knack of finding this kind of spectacular light and showing it off so well.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 6:52PM
For me the image is perfect - I love to see the old Scots Pines and if it was cropped, they would disappear. Those clouds are so atmospheric - a grand image Dougie!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 7:38PM
Magnificent imagery, beautifully composed and exposed GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 7:52PM
This is breathtaking. Awesome light.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 7:56PM
Did you have your raincoat and thermals Dougie?Grin
A great shot of atmosphere
Richsr 11 91 223 England
17 Dec 2012 8:09PM
Like the light and that fine sky to balance a good comp, well worked Dougie
Regards Richard
17 Dec 2012 11:01PM
Great bands of contrast, be it colour, texture or mood.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2012 11:33PM
As wonderful as can be! Brilliance, beautiful colours and and excellent sky. After all the mono images I am happy to see some colours in your world again Dougie.
Thanks for the Christmas card.
17 Dec 2012 11:55PM
That's a majestic image, Dougie with lovely light and great impact.
carterart 14 74 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2012 8:24PM
Stupendous sky. I'll join the crop debate - works for me but is a white dot on lower edge I'd clone as draws the eye. Otherwise one for the wall.
20 Dec 2012 9:11PM
The clouds and mountain details are magnificent.

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