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A Closer Look

By tartanlady
This is a closer shot of an earlier submission, the light, the mist and the hoar frost created a surreal atmosphere. Taken on Christmas Day.

Tags: Landscape Reflections Landscape and travel

Voters: JohnEW, Attwellr, Neil_Higgins and 235 more

Editors' choice awards are given by the team to outstanding images. Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes

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Comments


neonknight 18 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 6:12AM
Stunning image and a fantastic refection nice one,John
JouŠo 18 56 Finland
1 Feb 2006 6:13AM
From another world...fabulous!

Jouko
1nten5e 17 11
1 Feb 2006 6:14AM
wow, awesome shot, I love it
User_Removed 17 32 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 6:14AM
Totally surreal. The weak winter sunlight has produced a range of muted greys blues and pinks that gives the whole image a translucent lightness.

Jeff
Rayner 18 England
1 Feb 2006 6:15AM
superb image!
John_Duckett 18 386 2 Norfolk Island
1 Feb 2006 6:16AM
This is fantastic. Love the colour & reflection

John
sunshot 17 24 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 6:16AM
excellent capture,superb reflections, well done.
gwyn h 18 432
1 Feb 2006 6:18AM
Very, very beautiful indeed Louise...the most perfect place to be on Xmas Day I think.

Gwyn
jeanie Plus
18 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 6:19AM
That is just beautiful Louise. Wonderful reflections and the pinky warmth on the hoare frost lifts it.

Jeanie
richardwheel 17 217 2 England
1 Feb 2006 6:20AM
superb shot, the water is unbelievably still and mirrorlike

rich
stevebutler 18 122 England
1 Feb 2006 6:25AM
Fabulous shot. Perfectly captured.

Steve!
DP_Imagery 18 24 6 Wales
1 Feb 2006 6:28AM
Wonderful. A1. Bruce.
suregork 18 33 1 Finland
1 Feb 2006 6:28AM
beautiful.. love the tones and reflections..
ChazB 17 64 3 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 6:29AM
Stunning!! Superb reflections, composition and detail, lovely light!
Charlotte
TeresaH 17 1.1k United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 6:33AM
One word - Magical.
Blenkinsopp 16 320 4 England
1 Feb 2006 6:35AM
so perfect its unreal !
- Brilliant
foxybrown 17 368
1 Feb 2006 6:37AM
a fine shot wonderful reflections.
proberts 18 218 4 Wales
1 Feb 2006 6:54AM
Stunning cold feeling shot Louise,fabulous reflections.Congrats on the EC.
Andrew.
daviewat 19 4.1k Scotland
1 Feb 2006 7:02AM
EC thought it might be, bit slow Pete Smile)

Stunning my dear and especially on a christmas day Smile)

Dave
Yogendra Plus
18 22 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 7:05AM
Beautiful shot with a wonderful reflection, Congratulations on a EC Award, Superb.

Yogendra
JohnoP 17 2
1 Feb 2006 7:15AM
Lost for words. John
denka 17 7 Finland
1 Feb 2006 7:20AM
Fantastic reflection almoust like a mirror underneath it. Congrats on the ec and have a r.c on me =)

denka
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
1 Feb 2006 7:20AM
Thanks everyone and thanks Pete.
Kim Walton 19 145 30 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 7:21AM
This is something else,well done,and deserved award.
MoWiz 17 114 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 7:22AM
Stunning!
Mo
Consulo 18 840 10 Scotland
1 Feb 2006 7:23AM
Had a feeling this would get an EC - well done. Smile
dave thelens 19 936 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 7:28AM
Well done on the EC ...
Dave
Kris_Dutson 20 8.2k 1 England
1 Feb 2006 7:29AM
graphical, magical - amazing

Kris.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
1 Feb 2006 7:33AM
Thanks everyone.
martinl 19 272 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 7:34AM
What a shot! can't say any more. Peerless.
Martin
xinia 17 54
1 Feb 2006 7:36AM
superb!
Psin 17 66 England
1 Feb 2006 7:37AM
Fantastic shot .

I love the refelctions.

Pete
Ceciliat 17 6 Philippines
1 Feb 2006 7:38AM
What a cool looking place!Amazing landscape, almost from another world. Perfect exposure...Congrats...
SueTurner 18 81 3 England
1 Feb 2006 7:39AM
An absolute stunner
Sue
edrhodes 17 548 13 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 7:55AM
Beautiful shot.

Ed..
GillyB 17 317 8 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 8:01AM
Congrats on a stunning shot and the EC!
gill
AngieLatham 18 790 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 8:09AM
A wonderfully well deserved EC , simply beautifull Smile
User_Removed 17 132
1 Feb 2006 8:13AM
stunning. well deserved EC
sten
1 Feb 2006 8:19AM
Absolutely stunning image, well deserved EC and I'm sure you'll race towards a cool 100 votes before the weekend. The light and reflection are just magnificent.

helen
old timer 18 55 1 Scotland
1 Feb 2006 8:22AM
Absolutely stunning quality, Louise, with that hoar frost, the mist and the light making an unbeatable combination. Superb work, and congrats on the EC.
Jim
1 Feb 2006 8:28AM
Stunning...you and your husband have a fantastic portfolio and I love seeing both your images...shots that I truely aspire to taking myself...i wish !! A x
gwyn h 18 432
1 Feb 2006 8:33AM
Excellent Louise, an EC....couldn't be more delighted for you, puts you one in front of your better half now!! Very well done.

Gwyn ;o))
chase Plus
17 2.5k 668 England
1 Feb 2006 9:09AM
Stunning Louise,a very very well deserved award,such clarity & lovely reflections.A very pretty image,many congratulations.
Janet
phil_1975 18 165 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 9:24AM
Superb Louise, congratulations on the EC. I've really enjoyed these hoar frost shots from both you and Doug.

Phil.
ColouredImages 18 47 35 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 9:31AM
STUNNING!!!
Mike
chrisrudland 19 156 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 9:39AM
Superb and I too have enjoyed these hoar frost shots, you are both very good at capturing these gorgeous natural scenes.

Chris
hayleyk 17 56 England
1 Feb 2006 9:46AM
Beautiful shot,with wonderful light and reflections.
Congratulations on the EC
hayley
andmolliethedog 17 120 11 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 10:00AM
beautiful,has just everything you could ask for in a landscape..cannot praise this stunning work highly enough..top of the class!
thorn 18 124 2 Scotland
1 Feb 2006 10:00AM
Hi Louise,beautifully delicate,excellent reflections,detail,colour/tone,lighting,exposure,depth and presentation.Outstanding beauty and composition.Take care.AnnSmile
Congratulations on your EC award.
thankyou for your kind comments,much appreciated.
juldon 19 78 England
1 Feb 2006 10:40AM
Stunning well done on the EC.

Julie
martin.w Plus
20 616 29 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 10:44AM
A simply gorgeous winter image.
maures53 16 1 United States
1 Feb 2006 11:05AM
now that's good!!!
brian13 19 218
1 Feb 2006 11:30AM
Before I saw the name - I was wondering
- Doug or Louise.
I was right. Well done indeed Louise.

Hope Doug isn't getting too much grief for the cost of that new Nikon!! - lol.

Brian.
ValSaxby 17 146 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 11:32AM
A stunning image, well done on the EC, really deserved.
Val
1 Feb 2006 12:35PM
Wow! Absolutely stunning,
Julia
MalcolmS Plus
17 1.2k 13 England
1 Feb 2006 12:52PM
breathtaking Louise. I'm very jealous

Malcolm
lilipolala 17 8 Northern Ireland
1 Feb 2006 12:56PM
Amazing shot. Well done.
Miriam xx
arnieg 18 704 England
1 Feb 2006 12:56PM
stunning image
arnie
paulstefan 18 509 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2006 1:02PM
Absolutely stunning, Louise.
Congrats on the EC
Paul..
BerthaDBluze 17 19
1 Feb 2006 1:03PM
Wow!! Excellent shot with beautiful colors and reflections. Amazing shot...and I think I need to repeat...WOW! Smile
crunchie 16 2 Scotland
1 Feb 2006 1:07PM
beautiful image!
Boyd 19 11.2k 11 Wales
1 Feb 2006 1:29PM
classical feel to this image.
glazzaro 17 70 23 United States
1 Feb 2006 8:52PM
Congrats on the EC, this shot is something else, I am at a loss to explain how exceptionally good this shot is, Superb!!! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
Coleslaw 17 13.4k 28 Wales
1 Feb 2006 10:19PM
excellent, so still....Wink

cole
sut68 19 2.0k 77 England
1 Feb 2006 11:08PM
Ooh - Louise, what a belter. I was away from my computer all day yesterday but I'm glad I've finally got to see this one - an absolute belter, and an EC to boot [1 more than Doug I notice - well done]. Great stuff.

Paul
Keelo 19 18 Australia
1 Feb 2006 11:16PM
Words fail me, this is so good.
beaniebabe 17 2.3k England
1 Feb 2006 11:49PM
stunning shot, a wonderful christmas scene

congratulations on EC

Angie x
Alison_S 16 339 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2006 12:06AM
A cracker, this is so beautiful - Congratulations on your award, very well deserved.

Alison
User_Removed 18 26
2 Feb 2006 4:54AM
Wow! What can I say? The golden reflections from the mountain in the bg and the calmness of the scene make this a really excellent piece of photography! Well done, congrats on the awards, well deserved.
Benedict
angej 18 479 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2006 7:49AM
SuperbSmile
Ange
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
2 Feb 2006 7:53AM
Thanks a lot everyone for your comments and clicks.
dalischone 18 295 Scotland
2 Feb 2006 9:39AM
Stunning shot Louise, love the icy reflections. Wonderful capture, so beautiful.

Tracy
jan 1 18 12 Netherlands
2 Feb 2006 10:52AM
Congratulation, Louise.
A Really Perfect Picture. Beautiful.!
A pleasure to look at.
Best wishes,
Jan
Dotrob 17 Wales
2 Feb 2006 12:47PM
Another of your super shots,it really is a pleasure to look at them.
Dot.
tripodted 17 32 1 Northern Ireland
2 Feb 2006 3:07PM
Stunning! Well done on your EC!
Ted
Jasbe 17 116 England
2 Feb 2006 11:00PM
Great capture, stunning reflections.
Jason
annefromleo 17 11 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2006 11:35PM
well done, what a great image to remember Christmas Day
Well done
Anne
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
2 Feb 2006 11:51PM
Thanks everyone Smile
jcaslin 19
3 Feb 2006 1:28AM
Fantastic shot! Nicely done

John
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
3 Feb 2006 2:10AM
Thanks John.
vaughar 18 242 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2006 1:35PM
Wonderful painting like feel to this shot. Very serene. Congrats on the EC
sugarbird 18 223 South Africa
3 Feb 2006 6:52PM
If I could take landscapes, this is how I would want them to look , magnificent!!!

regards
Jill
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
3 Feb 2006 11:36PM
Thanks very much everyone.
Gray22 17
4 Feb 2006 12:31AM
Stunning work.. Shhh, but I actually prefer your portfolio to your other half's!!... G
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
4 Feb 2006 12:34AM
Thamks G Smile
eosdpete 18 5 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2006 1:25AM
E X C E P T I O N A L Smile

Pete.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
4 Feb 2006 1:51AM
Thanks Pete.
Tonyd3 18 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2006 12:49PM
120 and looking superb to me Lou

Regards
Tony
backbeat Plus
16 134 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2006 1:16PM
absolutely amazing
ThomasGorman 18 87 Scotland
5 Feb 2006 5:56AM
Nice shot Louise. Bring us some more weather like that. Congrats on the award.
Tg.
5 Feb 2006 1:06PM
a great shot.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
6 Feb 2006 3:33AM
Thanks everyone.
joko 18 1 Bulgaria
7 Feb 2006 1:06AM
Superb!
Great colours and reflections!

Jivko
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
7 Feb 2006 1:12AM
Thanks Jivko.
Camairish 17 1.4k Scotland
7 Feb 2006 3:23PM
Can't believe I missed this one - gorgeous and original shot of this wee island - superb reflection too,
Ian.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
7 Feb 2006 11:06PM
Thanks Ian.
Mavis 20 143 2 England
7 Feb 2006 11:24PM
Just sheer magic Louise . Those pink clouds are great . Wonderful reflections in another breath taking scene of the Highlands xx
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
7 Feb 2006 11:33PM
Thanks Mavis.
sneazy 18 74 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2006 2:21PM
Wow. Nuff said! Wink

Mark
bismah 18 45
8 Feb 2006 11:11PM
what a beautiful scene !
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
9 Feb 2006 3:15AM
Thanks Mark and Tabassum.
PatrickSmith 17 1.2k 2 United States
9 Feb 2006 6:37AM
Unbelievable, yet here it is. Belated congrats on the EC!
Patrick
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
9 Feb 2006 6:39AM
Thanks Patrick.
11 Feb 2006 12:02PM
Superb shot! Well deserved the EC. Click!

Edward
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
12 Feb 2006 10:03PM
Thanks Carl.
ChristineL 17 39 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2006 9:55PM
A magic image, I love the tree shapes and the reflections,
Chris.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
15 Feb 2006 12:24AM
Thanks Chris.
bradpete 17 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2006 12:01PM
Beautiful mirror reflection the colours are great the whole picture is spot on very well done
Peter
starliz 18 1.6k 3 England
15 Feb 2006 12:03PM
very beautiful,superb shot.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
15 Feb 2006 11:14PM
Thanks Pete and Liz.
PatriciaWilson 18 617 58 Greece
16 Feb 2006 1:29PM
Stunning, never seen anything like it.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
16 Feb 2006 11:47PM
Thanks Patricia.
ChrisOs 17 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2006 6:09AM
You are so right. This is surreal. Well captured. Fantastic shot.
Chris
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
19 Feb 2006 10:54PM
Thanks everyone.
bricurtis Plus
17 2.7k 53 England
23 Feb 2006 8:52AM
I missed this one somehow Louise, hidden away in your EC gallery.
Just beautiful, the tree and its reflection are amazing. A truely magical winter scene.
Congrats on the award.

Brian.
VintageRed 17 15 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2006 1:54PM
Hi Louise, a comment somewhat after its initial posting but I get there eventually!
This is a lovely image with an almost fairytale quality. Congratulations on the EC.
Nick.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
23 Feb 2006 11:08PM
Thanks Brian and Nick.
alyismad 16 9 Wales
25 Feb 2006 12:20AM
Stunning image and a fantastic refection

Love it

Steve
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
25 Feb 2006 12:32AM
Thanks Steve.
bassan 19 15
25 Feb 2006 11:39PM
Took my breath away, just so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
27 Feb 2006 5:02AM
Thanks Sam.
ricochico 16 6 United States
27 Feb 2006 3:26PM
A Slam Dunk! This is just picture perfect! Awsome tonal balancing and superb mirration. This is just too wonderful. What a cracker it is!!!!!! Love it! Awsome Photography!!!!!
RicoChico
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
27 Feb 2006 11:04PM
Thanks Rico, much appreciated.
paulsteds 18 123 England
1 Mar 2006 2:33PM
I agree with Rico and all, an excellent capture, I just love the reflections.
Paul
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
1 Mar 2006 9:41PM
Thanks very much Paul.
4 Mar 2006 9:56AM
Beautiful shot, the relections are so perfect the water would appear to be a mirror. Always enjoy seeing your photos.
John
JCowlan 16 England
11 Mar 2006 9:37AM
Absolutely stunning work Louise,


Your portfolio is beautiful.

James
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
12 Mar 2006 12:34AM
Thanks John, James, Mark, Matt and Chris.
My kind of photograph. Well done.

Dave.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
16 Mar 2006 5:03AM
Thanks Dave.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
20 Mar 2006 10:45PM
Thanks Guy.
oppo 16 6 2 Scotland
23 Mar 2006 12:43PM
Well this must be about the best landscape I have ever scene ...Truly superb...Phil
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
23 Mar 2006 10:30PM
Thanks Phil.
Melanie_M 17 168 9 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2006 1:54PM
Stunning conditions, so very well caught. A Christmas present to treasure.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
26 Mar 2006 9:28PM
Thanks Melanie.
Hawkgenes 17 10 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2006 8:15AM
Just fabulous Louise. The stillness of the water and the reflection are amazing

Hawk
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
29 Mar 2006 6:56AM
Thanks Hawk.
Takes my breath away.. Just beautiful
Atu
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
30 Mar 2006 9:20PM
Thanks Atsu.
Leo 21 48 9 England
8 Apr 2006 2:05AM
A fairy tale effect Louise, what a beauty, congrats on the EC, well deservedSmile

Leo
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
9 Apr 2006 11:47PM
Thanks Gerry and Leo.
redstag 17 100 15 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2006 9:23PM
This is one of my favourite images, full stop!
Really surreal, the water is so clear and the frost so striking.
Great shot.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
16 Apr 2006 10:17PM
Thanks Simon and JD.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
27 Apr 2006 5:41AM
Thanks Bill.
1 May 2006 1:15AM
Love the colour and light.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
9 May 2006 10:54PM
Thanks John M and Ann.
dionne 18 29 United Kingdom
15 May 2006 10:47PM
You could have been wrapped up watching the TV after a big lunch - glad you didn't - this is fabulous!
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
15 May 2006 11:15PM
Thanks Dine.
MikeA 18 1.3k England
1 Jun 2006 5:47AM
Beautiful image.

MikeA.
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
11 Jun 2006 11:17AM
Thanks Mike
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
18 Jun 2006 9:46PM
Thanks Anthony.
anthhope 17 1 England
26 Jun 2006 8:54PM
Louise, This is a fantastic photo.
Chriscj 16 96 1 England
16 Aug 2006 8:16AM
Excellent again, the detail and light along with the reflections make this a stunning shot.

Chris

Congrats on your EC, better late than never. lol
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
16 Aug 2006 4:26PM
Thanks Chris
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
21 Aug 2006 3:59PM
Thanks Steve
CecilyC 17
29 Aug 2006 5:26PM
wow, what an extraordinary shot; no wonder it's gotten an editor's choice award; it's absolutely brilliant; inspiring!!

Catharina
gajewski 18 10 9 United States
2 Oct 2006 9:57PM
It certainly deserves the Editor's Choice. Fantastic landscape. -=walter
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
3 Oct 2006 7:24AM
Thanks Catharina and Walter.
Pegon 17 78 1 England
8 Nov 2006 10:12PM
A really beautiful image that truly deserves the EC. Congratulations.
Pete.
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
14 Nov 2006 8:47PM
This is one of the most magnificent frost photos I have ever seen....
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
15 Nov 2006 9:27AM
Thanks Pete and Jolene
McKenzie 16 22 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2006 2:27PM
Sorry Louise...don't know haow I missed tis one! Perfevt from corner to corner!! A lovely scene superbly captured !

Steve
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
17 Nov 2006 9:27AM
Thanks everyone.
tags66 16 8 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2006 4:22PM
beautiful capture
Tim
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
23 Nov 2006 5:36PM
Thanks Tim.
daringdaphne 18 82 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2006 9:28PM
I see this picture on a Highland calendar: the sort you don't throw away. Afterwards you frame it.

Take care
Daphne

(*.*)D.
Nigel_95 Plus
16 262 2 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2006 12:33AM
Sorry I have only just found this amazing shot Louise, but I'm glad I did.

Nigel
3 Feb 2007 9:23AM
Very, very pretty picture. It's like a poem.
aa
tartanlady 18 58 Scotland
9 Feb 2007 9:56AM
Thanks everyone. Smile
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2007 7:19PM
210 have said they like this pic. 210? No at least 211 like this pic. Fantastic, no other word is right to say what I think looking at it. Every one is able to understand now why I love Scotland that much. Thanks, your pics ease my "homesickness".
Johanna
Neil_Higgins 16 35 3 England
20 Mar 2007 4:59AM
Stunning reflections, a definate wall hanger, and congrats for the EC.
JohnEW 15 3
3 Apr 2007 1:07AM
Just spotted this, it's unique!!
John
Acoustics4me 18 30 New Zealand
16 Aug 2007 1:01PM
Oh, that is gorgeous!
samsalt1 15 34 4
31 Oct 2007 7:24AM
I can see why Pete awarded the EC. fantastic image !

Sam
19 Feb 2008 11:59AM
Today I stumbled across your portfolio for the first time. It is clear that you are so good at producing excellent and magical images.

Congratulations

Stephen
alfpics Plus
20 388 4 England
22 Feb 2008 9:26AM
WOW - only just come across this - a fantastic scene - well spotted, and 'snapped'!
Andy
u47sb2 16 36 Scotland
11 Mar 2008 4:23AM
Brilliant hoar frost photo. Love the subdued light and the mist for that mystical sense.

Steven
NEWMANP 14 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2008 4:20PM
i dont think ive seen a better landscape