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Ben Nevis Sunset

By strawman
Comments welcomed.

A photo taken while on Holiday near Fort William, taken from Corpach. The sun was just setting and it was very cloudy behind me so there was a shaft of sunlight broke through to send a band of warm red light across Ben Nevis. To calm the choppy watter this is shot at f28, 1/2 a second and a two stop Z grad was used.

I attach a mod of the original photo. Was I right to move the horizon in the crop.

A photo taken to emulate the style adopted by Colin Baxter. Does it work.

Tags: Ben nevis Fort william Landscape and travel

Voters: mickf1, John_Duckett, MikeBonsall and 32 more

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John_Duckett 16 386 2 Norfolk Island
8 Sep 2006 11:45AM
The colours in this are wonderful

MikeBonsall 14 474 3 Guernsey
8 Sep 2006 11:45AM
I think it's a shame to loose some of that great sky. Have you tried cropping off some of the dark bottom section instead of the sky?

strawman 17 22.2k 16 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2006 11:48AM
Mike you hit my dilema exactly. I like the sky but does it work square. But if I crop the bottom the reflection looses its effect.

cheers John
Tandberg 17 1.2k 2 England
8 Sep 2006 11:52AM
Lovely colours and reflections!!
I agree a little about trying a different crop?

But you like it and so do i!!

sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2006 11:56AM
i take a lot of sunsets and sunrisers but this is a cracking capture, very well done indeed.

peter shilton 16 1.1k England
8 Sep 2006 11:56AM
I came here via the horizon link forum

I think it looks loads better with the higher horizon.

Not sure about the black background though.
8 Sep 2006 11:59AM
I would have cropped slightly less off the top but not much. I think the mountain would benefit from slighly more cloud above it on the right. Great effort and great light. Would have loved to be there myself.
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
8 Sep 2006 12:31PM
Think I would have kept things as they were, shame to lose that sky. Love the light on Nevis but I particularly like the redness it throws on the buildings at Caol.

When were you there, I was there last week??

John_Horner 15 12 2 England
8 Sep 2006 12:58PM
Cracking reflections of a great sky.
strawman 17 22.2k 16 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2006 1:25PM
Paul it was August the 17th I took the picture.
davidcollins 15 108 1 Scotland
8 Sep 2006 2:22PM
a cracking sunset with great light.
jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2006 5:03PM
One of the most beautiful shots of the Big Bad Ben that I have seen.... fantastic work.

Neil_Higgins 14 35 3 England
8 Sep 2006 10:25PM
Fantastic colours all around, well done!
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
18 Sep 2006 10:06PM
Yes, this is a difficult one because no matter what you crop out, you lose something. Actually, the light on the mountain is so incredible that I didn't even look at the sky until later. And that sky is very good.
strawman 17 22.2k 16 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2006 10:38PM
Thank you. I made my poor wife stand for an hour getting bitten by midgies while I waited for the light to get to the correct bit. You see we went out for a walk but the light was too good and err.....
tepot 16 4.4k United Kingdom
19 Sep 2006 1:05PM
very good overall tones here John, love the way the light hits the mountain, well worth hanging around for, you were blessed with a good cloudscape too.
Gaz_H 14 150 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2006 8:48AM
Great photo m8 - had to make it No. 30 vote Grin
PeteBailey 18 14 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2006 9:24PM
and for 31,
I think it is good as it stands without any further cropping. But you can always make a different picture by cropping this or that; you don't have to dispense with the original. You might get more than one 'picture' out of one original 'photograph'.
JoolsM 14 England
19 Aug 2007 9:05PM
Love the colours and composition.


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