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The Buckle

By Skinz  
I wasn't going to post this image because I remember one from a very similar angle to this. However, it's probably the best photo I took while in Glen Coe in February.

About the pic, there is very little water coming from the small fall infront of me because the burn was frozen. The pool which dips out of the bottom of the frame also had a layer of ice underneath a thin film of water.

There is a larger image on my website @ Lawman's Place in the Scottish Highlands album.


Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: brian13, vfr400, j-rho and 47 more

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Timecatcher 12 120 Canada
20 Mar 2004 4:31PM
What can I say...Stunning shot and a great job exposing it. Click click ...

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geegee 12 29 England
20 Mar 2004 4:31PM
Another brilliant photograph Rich. The colours are terrific and composition excellent. One of your very best.

20 Mar 2004 4:36PM
There must be more photos of Buachaille Etive Mor on here than anything else but I particularly like the angle of this one. Nice to include the tree and small waterfall.

Superb photo from a terrific part of the world!
highlander 12 32 Scotland
20 Mar 2004 4:53PM
God this is superb Rich...the best quality shot of this imposing mountain I have seen...that wide lense has caught light and detail that I cannot achieve and the slow shutter has worked wonders with the water which was low when you visited. This has got to be in the exhibition department. Well done.
Skinz 13 94
20 Mar 2004 5:08PM
Thanks all.

deathraceking 13 578
20 Mar 2004 5:43PM
Yogendra 12 22 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 5:43PM
Excellent shot, rich in colour & detail, well positioned, brilliant.

andytvcams 14 10.4k United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 5:47PM
Oh i hate this picture,why could i not have taken it,LOL,no Rich this is excellent,one of your best,you will have to tell me where this location is,ready for when i return to Scotland.

j-rho 12 25
20 Mar 2004 6:11PM
Lovely composition!

Terry L Plus
13 590 5 England
20 Mar 2004 6:13PM
Great shot nice exposure and composition.

Franticsmurf 14 829 Wales
20 Mar 2004 6:43PM
Great shot. I've been here a few times but never been able to get a shot as good as this. Ah well, there's always next time.
amwaluk 12 2
20 Mar 2004 7:14PM
Just awesome!
ericfaragh 13 132 3 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 9:02PM
It's a real beauty, Rich. I love the sparce veil of water that covers the big foreground boulder which seems to mimic the shape of the mountain behind. Well done.
bill j 12 47
20 Mar 2004 9:24PM
Absolutely superb,love the low angle approach,and the shutter speed was bang on to get such a nice effect on the water,did you get your feet wet,if you did it was worth it.This deserves an EC.
Gary_Williams 12 38 3 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 10:01PM
Superb shot, glad you did post it.
vfr400 14 886
20 Mar 2004 11:20PM
Cracking, I love the view of the bolders in the water under the sheet ice.

arthur 13 2
21 Mar 2004 1:31PM
Doesn't matter if it's been done before, it's all about you being happy with the image you've recorded. I agree with those above, it a cracker.
imrog 12 16
21 Mar 2004 2:33PM
Great shot Rich and and good to see such an original take on this. Well done on the EC!
a2jlp 13 165 Scotland
21 Mar 2004 3:17PM
Rich in many ways, great pic.

jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2004 3:25PM
Fantastic photo - Well done on the EC!
Skinz 13 94
21 Mar 2004 4:41PM
Thanks all, your comments are much apprecaited.

geegee 12 29 England
21 Mar 2004 4:42PM
Well deserved EC Rich.
Skinz 13 94
21 Mar 2004 6:15PM
Thanks George - wouldn't have got it if you didn't go plodding up stream that day, I would've stayed in the gorge bout that.

Thanks to you mate.

21 Mar 2004 8:21PM
Well done on the EC, well deserved
brian13 12 218
21 Mar 2004 9:31PM
Very well done Rich.
21 Mar 2004 9:46PM
Congratulations on your award and this amazing shot, very well deserved.
Skinz 13 94
21 Mar 2004 10:00PM
Vielen danke Richard, Brian and KB

Rob_Taylor 12 660 5 Wales
21 Mar 2004 10:58PM
This is fantastic...the landscape looks so perfect, it could almost be a film set !
Congratulations on the EC - well
seven21 12 196
21 Mar 2004 11:29PM
Communicates a great atmosphere - top class - steve
cooky Plus
12 6 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2004 12:41AM
It's all been said above. Beautiful capture.
stevie 12 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2004 6:10AM
Fantastic scene perfectly captured. Well done
stompie 12 14
22 Mar 2004 7:40PM
An absolute cracker! A very well deserved EC.
amaryllis 13 120
22 Mar 2004 8:14PM
About time you were given one...well done Rich

Skinz 13 94
22 Mar 2004 9:50PM
Thanks all, getting a bit overwhelmed here. I didn't expect an EC for this and I think that there are many more deserving images on this site.

Thanks again.

ericfaragh 13 132 3 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2004 10:09PM
You're wrong, Rich. I never saw a more well-deserved EC. Smile
hwatt 13 15 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2004 10:18AM
Well done, a very good image with a lot of presence courtesy of the extended depth of field and dynamic foreground. Congrats.
23 Mar 2004 9:52PM
Congratulations on your EC award Rich, very well deserved, brilliant shot.

Skinz 13 94
24 Mar 2004 1:42AM
Thanks all.
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
24 Mar 2004 8:26AM
Dont know how I missed this one Rich, congrats on the EC, well deserved. Impressive shot of the mountain, the smoothness of the water compliments the scene, the tree balances it well. Great light.
alzeepark 12 81 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2004 3:10PM
Stunning Rich !! well deserved "EC"
Would look good in any landscape book.
You really feel the depth of the image.
Click from me.
grahammul 13 120 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2004 1:24PM
You've caught the water to perfection Rich. An absolutely lovely image with great colour. A really well deserved award.
iscramble 13 90 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2004 1:09PM
Fabulous compsoition here Rich. The tones and colours in the rocks are awesome too.
Well done on the Ec for this (late I know, sorry)
Skinz 13 94
18 Apr 2004 1:29PM
Thanks to everyone that has psoted comments on this. I really do appreciate them all.

IRaddict 13 34
29 May 2004 1:14PM
Can't believe I haven't commented on this yet, its absolutely stunning! Well done Rich
John_Duckett 12 386 2 Norfolk Island
31 Jul 2004 3:19PM
Brilliant shot. Technically this shot is perfect.

roy clark 12 1 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2004 1:53PM
Rich, a top dog shot! Congrats on this one for the EC as well. Thanks for your comments about my pics. I had a look at your excellent website and would like to show a few pics on it. Can you please give me a few details as I couldn't get any thing from the FAQs.
tg 12 86 Scotland
7 Jan 2005 4:36AM
Looking through some old editors choice awards and found this. Simply stunning. Love the little waterfall. Tg.
loek 12 1
8 Aug 2005 4:28AM
Congrats on your EC. Well deserved and not only for this fantastic photo!
19 Oct 2005 1:52PM
excellent shot.

brian13 12 218
20 Oct 2005 11:43AM
Excellent shot Rich. So clear and sharp.
Did the midgies in the heather behind you come for a looksee. They did when I was there, had to go back three times for mine.
lucinka 10 Kuwait
31 Jan 2006 12:56AM
Richard, you've got some stunning portfolio here. It is hard to pick some particular photograph to comment on as all of them are fantastic. Lucie
ricochico 10 6 United States
8 Feb 2006 9:02PM
Uh, Uh! This is just to sweet! Splendid capture. Nice job
Bowline 9 28 England
28 Feb 2009 5:45PM
This is different; different camera, different tog! We all have something fresh to say about a subject. You did great and I like it. Smile

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