The Cottage on the Moor...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...taken a while ago and never shown. I like this angle to the cottage without the large boulder in front. I recall there being a bitter wind blowing. I'm going out today no matter what, desperate for new images.

Tags: Glencoe Black rock cottage Rannoch moor Landscape and travel

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5 Apr 2008 7:03AM
Good morning Dougie, beautiful, just beautiful....I shot a commercial once in a small cottage in Ireland in a very similar location, almost identical. (except for the snow of course)
I envy you the cool air up there, here in Dubai it's getting up into the early 40's around midday...and it's not summer yet!
The air and atmosphere are turgid giving a soft silver light which is great for shooting people but anything approaching wide the sky is so polluted that you give up.

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Too hot for me David, that heat would kill me, I'm a fresh air person.
5 Apr 2008 7:09AM
Good to see a slightly different position on this and I like the light
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
5 Apr 2008 7:32AM
A common place taken by the master, that now makes it look so completely different. Dougie this awesome, fantastic light and comp. I just love the way you've given us the bigger picture

Scott_Scot 12 4 4 Scotland
5 Apr 2008 7:32AM
Hope you get a few as good as this. I was there yesterday and the light was soooo goood !!! Smile

Going to Bridge of Orchy area today so I will keep an eye open for you!

LesF 10 182 9
5 Apr 2008 7:47AM
Like your angle on this popular location refreshing.

Les F
5 Apr 2008 8:21AM
Another great one Dougie, well done.

Buffalo_Tom 10 2.3k 9 Wales
5 Apr 2008 8:22AM
One of the best images of this cottage I have seen Doug.Beautiful light and point of view.Exceptional.
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 8:29AM
So many have posted images of this cottage with strong directional light but here you show it bathed in gentle light and with wonderful natural tones and colour. Yet it has so much atmosphere. The triangular composition with the inclusion of the rocks is also very strong. Great photography.

User_Removed Junior Member 10 16 England
5 Apr 2008 8:34AM
Lovely combination of light and shade. Delightful composition
Caledonia 11 2 Scotland
5 Apr 2008 8:45AM
Yes the angle of the cottage with the sunlight emphasising its lovely homely architecture is super. Makes you want to move up there!!! Beautiful composition, colours and tones.
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
5 Apr 2008 9:28AM
It's a classic Dougie!

5 Apr 2008 9:38AM
Nice shot, like the light on this which sets it apart from the usual pic of this rather popular location.
5 Apr 2008 10:05AM
Beautiful landscape
VintageRed 11 15 1 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 10:22AM
An excellent take on a popular subject Douglas.
Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
5 Apr 2008 10:29AM
Hi have seen the forcast for snow..Smile

Great shot of a superb view...

5 Apr 2008 11:35AM
A well considered composition Dougie with the foreground rocks perfectly placed. Always seems to be cars parked outside when I pass by.
Richsr 10 91 223 England
5 Apr 2008 12:48PM
Like your composition and the light in this- well captured.
Regards Richard.
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 70 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 2:03PM
Glad to be the thirtieth, Dougie! There is an implied wedge shape in the composition, its point off-frame right, which is very dynamic - as if it's there to combat the storm clouds gathering....
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1672 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 2:25PM
Strange, atmospheric. There's an extraordinary contrast between the tones in the two halves of the picture, this really is two different worlds, with the cottage somehow dividing them. That boulder looks like the foot of a toppled statue.
MikeA 12 1.3k England
5 Apr 2008 3:25PM
What moor would that be then Dougie Smile
Lovely mix of sunshine and moody cloud.

brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 5:14PM
I have seen this place so often here, can't see it often enough. Beautiful light and a very typical Glen Coe sky! Smile

Kindest regards,
Phil_Restan 11 280 9 England
5 Apr 2008 6:44PM
Another good version Dougie. It must be hard to get a different view on this. I Like this one, the snow on the mountain does help.

HebLight 9 14 England
5 Apr 2008 9:18PM
Comes alive when viewed large. You can then appreciate the contrast between the golden grass and the cold mountains.

Hope you had better luck than me on your day out - I spent an hour and a half on Cannock Chase huddled under an umbrella watching the sun on fields a few miles away but nowhere near me!
javam Plus
12 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 10:42PM
Often photographed, but less often this well. A moment of great light quality well captured.

helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2008 11:17PM
Lovely composition and light
uggyy 11 2.1k 9 Scotland
5 Apr 2008 11:57PM
Hope you got some good images to match this one bro...


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