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Down in the Glen

By tartanlady
Under the clear frosty nights in winter, soft ice crystals form on objects that have been chilled below freezing point, this is known as hoar frost and looks very much like snow, it attaches to trees grasses etc., and this was the magical scene in Glen Dochart last Saturday.
I took this shot whilst Doug was paddling around in the water with his wellies on. LOL

Tags: Landscape Scotland Hoar frost Landscape and travel

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Comments


alben 15 142 England
22 Nov 2005 3:55AM
Stunning as always.

Alan

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walterL 11 2
22 Nov 2005 3:56AM
Great shot. Super.
daviewat 13 4.1k Scotland
22 Nov 2005 3:57AM
Wonderful my dear you will have the wee folkies wishing they followed you on Saturday Smile)))


Dave
suregork 12 33 1 Finland
22 Nov 2005 3:57AM
fantastic shot!
SimJam 11 14
22 Nov 2005 3:58AM
Those trees are amazing, stunning conditions.

Simon
mikeweeks 12 966 3 England
22 Nov 2005 3:58AM
I liked dougs, bit much prefer the top third of your image.

mike
kit-monster Plus
13 3.7k 2 Singapore
22 Nov 2005 4:01AM
Just amazing - good strong composition - you've dome the winter wonderland justice.

Edward
davidbailie 13 457 7 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:01AM
Love frozen landscapes - this included Smile

Dave
tg 12 86 Scotland
22 Nov 2005 4:02AM
A beautiful wintery scene. well captured. Good to see you back uploading again.
Thomas.
Pav 13 41 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:03AM
this is just the most amazing winter photo i have seen in long time, click
22 Nov 2005 4:06AM
Superb image.

Colin
Dotrob 11 Wales
22 Nov 2005 4:08AM
Super image.
Dot
ian walker 12 716 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:10AM
nice one.
caister 11 16
22 Nov 2005 4:12AM
great shot
Rayner 12 England
22 Nov 2005 4:13AM
stunning image...
Carol_f 11 3
22 Nov 2005 4:13AM
Absolutely amazing. A supurb image, I love it
paulstefan 12 509 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:15AM
Err, wow Smile
Now that's a proper frost
Paul..
AnneMB 11
22 Nov 2005 4:16AM
Stunning shot
arnieg Plus
12 704 England
22 Nov 2005 4:19AM
beautiful winter scene
arnie
jasonewell 12 34 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:20AM
Stunning Louise, quality work.
Jason
Kim Walton 13 145 30 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:22AM
Nice work,not sure the weed in foreground works.
StevenHanna 13 296 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:24AM
Beautiful...

Steven
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Falconer 11 16
22 Nov 2005 4:32AM
superb!
22 Nov 2005 4:34AM
You certainly know how to capture the moment. Excellent work!! I've taken a browse through your portfolio and there's a bit of a Colin Prior in you I think!
WayneG 11
22 Nov 2005 4:37AM
Worth every click.

Wayne
Sweetpea 11 6 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:38AM
Wow! this is stunning! I don't know how I missed your portfolio before - it's absolutely beautiful!
Melanie_M 11 168 9 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:39AM
Looks like you must have had your wellies on too1. Stunning weather phenomenon, v well caught with good white detail.
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
22 Nov 2005 4:45AM
A stunner

Peter
vparmar 12 7 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:51AM
A beautiful wintery scene - well done

vinny
glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
22 Nov 2005 4:55AM
Wow, this is stunning, such a gorgeous view, the expsoure and detail is to be envied! Excellent work! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
angej 12 477 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:56AM
BeautifulSmile
Ange
sneazy 12 74 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 5:02AM
Stunning..

Mark
owp 12 168
22 Nov 2005 5:08AM
. . great composure and a good view point . . the conditions are certainly most attractive . . . white balance a bit tricky?

. . you guys must be "old hands" at this now aye? LOL Smile . . . splendid image!

Mike.W
TeresaH 11 1.1k United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 5:11AM
Goodness, just read that you were plucking up courage to submit a photo and here it is already with 41 clicks!

Need I say more, superb. You had the best frost!

Teresa
Bluke 11 303 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 5:17AM
quality shot.... excellent frosty image... very well taken...
babs
flakeyflower 11 17 Scotland
22 Nov 2005 5:19AM
Fantastic shot!!!!!!

Lynne
22 Nov 2005 5:26AM
Beautiful scene,think I will stay by the fire this winter. If I am able to get shots like yours I'll change my mind. Well done,Louise on getting this wonderful shot.
John
cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
22 Nov 2005 5:26AM
love the winter whiteness and the reflections

well done

jeff
claret 12 49 England
22 Nov 2005 5:32AM
Magical indeed, Louise. Just goes to show - doesn't matter how old they get, boys can't help playing around in water!
Iain
helendixon 13 30 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 5:58AM
Hi Louise, nice to see you posting again and with such gorgeous shot, it's absolutely amazing!

Helen.
gemeit 12 78 Scotland
22 Nov 2005 6:01AM
Superb image Louise
IRaddict 13 34
22 Nov 2005 6:04AM
wow, what a coating, looks surreal Smile
User_Removed 11 132
22 Nov 2005 6:11AM
stunning shot. very well captured
sten
wbk666 11 61
22 Nov 2005 6:22AM
stunning, i thought it was an infra red shot at first glance

Wayne
22 Nov 2005 6:27AM
Very very good.

Carsten
Kris_Dutson 14 8.2k 1 England
22 Nov 2005 6:35AM
Superb.

Kris.
martin.w 14 448 22 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 6:46AM
Quality landscape, fully deserving the HC.
firzhugh 11 13 New Zealand
22 Nov 2005 6:48AM
beautiful composition and reflections
bruce295 11 28 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 6:51AM
Its all been said, superb.

Geoff
pcjackso Junior Member 11 7
22 Nov 2005 6:53AM
Brilliant
Pauline
thorn 12 124 2 Scotland
22 Nov 2005 6:59AM
Hi Louise,Amazing close up work,detail,lighting,texture,reflections,dof,tones,delicacy and presentation.Spectacular Scenery and composition.Take care.AnnSmile
marshy 11 4
22 Nov 2005 7:12AM
Fantastic shot.
marshy 11 4
22 Nov 2005 7:13AM
Fantastic shot.
hebdens 11 5
22 Nov 2005 7:19AM
wow,thats fantastic!!!
dven Plus
11 25 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 7:28AM
Stunning shot

dven
Pete_g 11 327 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 7:30AM
An excellent frosty image...well done

Pete
Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 8:03AM
super and well done with the HC
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
22 Nov 2005 8:05AM
Lovely work Louise, great detail in this.

Paul
gwyn h 12 432
22 Nov 2005 8:17AM
Stunning Louise, simply stunning.

Gwyn
chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
22 Nov 2005 8:20AM
All said really,congratulations on the awards,so very well deserved for such a stunning photograph.
Janet
22 Nov 2005 8:30AM
Congrats, well deserved on the awards. A wonderful winter wonderland, you must have been frozen. Fabulous. Well done. Helen
proberts 12 218 4 Wales
22 Nov 2005 8:33AM
Stunning shot Louise,thought Dougs was good yesterday,but this tops it i think.
Andrew.
adamburton 13 627 11 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 8:40AM
Fantastic Louise. I would love to see Hoar frost - it looks so beautiful, especially here in your shot.

adam.
Consulo 12 840 10 Scotland
22 Nov 2005 9:02AM
Superb, almost looks like an IR image.

I'm hoping I get some freezing fog around my part of the world. Smile
phil_1975 12 165 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 9:15AM
Just fabulous Louise. A truly magical scene and very deserving of the HC.

Phil.
ColouredImages 12 47 35 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 9:16AM
A true beauty Louise. It has a magical appearance to it...perhaps it's Narnia?
Mike
Aurora 12 3 England
22 Nov 2005 9:19AM
Winter wonderland! Lovely Louise
Barbara
old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
22 Nov 2005 9:25AM
An absolutely beautiful shot, Louise. The frost picking out the trees, the reflections and the FG grasses make for something out of the ordinary.
Jim
Yogendra 12 22 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 9:46AM
Beautiful shot, Superb.

Yogendra
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
22 Nov 2005 10:06AM
This is exquisite Louise, nice to see Doug doesn't get all of the limelight

Malcolm
Pricey 11 98 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 10:09AM
This is a cracking image, well done...
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
22 Nov 2005 10:34AM
Aweinspiring!
Patto
PatrickSmith 11 1.2k 2 United States
22 Nov 2005 11:04AM
I wanted to be #100 but missed it by a hair! Or would that be an ice crystal? You really captured the feel of this place. I've heard that this can happen up at Yosemite on the coldest couple of days in the winter and this is great inspiration to go there when the timing is right.
Patrick
mipettin 12 884 2 Scotland
22 Nov 2005 11:29AM
Fabulous - I commented on Doug's upload that I'd like to see his tree in landscape format and here it is! Brilliant, Cheers, Martin. PS Hope to meet you both next year as seemed to miss you both on Saturday and was away before dawn Sunday.
JouŠo 12 56 Finland
22 Nov 2005 11:35AM
Im speechless...

Jouko
22 Nov 2005 11:41AM
Breathtaking in more ways than one!
22 Nov 2005 12:23PM
Beautiful trees.

Simon
victorian 11 16
22 Nov 2005 3:58PM
What a marvellous shot!
Tonyd3 12 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 11:12PM
What a wonderful place to have been , I wish i lived so much closer than the midlands regards to you and Doug

Tony
MikeA 12 1.3k England
23 Nov 2005 12:03AM
Just beautiful.....

MikeA.
itinerario 13 42 Netherlands
23 Nov 2005 12:43AM
Fabulous image.
tripodted 11 31 1 Northern Ireland
23 Nov 2005 1:17AM
Stunning shot. The hoar frost gives it a fairytale look. I bet you were frozen :o)
Ted
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2005 6:23AM
Stunningly beautiful!
gill
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
23 Nov 2005 8:31AM
WOW !! Louise . What a stunner . Even Pete thinks so . Congratulations . xx Lovely hoar frost and a wonderful , magical scene .
My Sister Sally has just gone to live at Drummore about 20 miles from the Ferry **?? !! Stranrar. She travelled from Edinburgh today for 3 hours to reach her new home and get it warm !!Hope you both are well xx
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
23 Nov 2005 11:08AM
A fabulous shot Louise. Great composition and perfect exposure. You really have captured a magical winter scene.
A well desrved HC.

Brian.
Mari 13 1.8k United Kingdom
23 Nov 2005 12:16PM
Hello Louise, this is magnificent, well taken, are you going to upload the one of Doug in his wellies then??

Mari Smile
Marian 11 62 England
23 Nov 2005 1:08PM
A stunning image! Love it.
Marian
TonyA 11 11 Spain
23 Nov 2005 2:23PM
Absolutely gorgeous image. It looks so placid and cold with those lovely white frozen trees looking like an icicle.
It was great to meet you and Doug at Rowardennan.

Antonio
23 Nov 2005 4:37PM
Stunning shot this ..... excellent detail colour and light .... and a great reflection in the water! Very Very well taken! Click*
Karen
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
24 Nov 2005 7:02AM
Thanks a lot everyone for your kind comments.
jan 1 12 12 Netherlands
24 Nov 2005 7:07AM
Hello Louise.
Did Doug wake you up from the Summersleep?
Gorgeous picture you shoot. Hard to say whos the winner. Sure this will reach as far as Dougs pgotograph.
Both Excellent scenes. Love it.
Jan
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
24 Nov 2005 7:11AM
Thanks Jan, much appreciate your comments.
paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
24 Nov 2005 7:12AM
Simply stunning! PAul
Mari 13 1.8k United Kingdom
24 Nov 2005 8:48AM
Hi Louise, just seen Doug's wellies LOL, nice one!!

Mari Smile
Chris_H 13 1.5k 1
24 Nov 2005 10:37AM
Wonderful colours and reflections.

Chris
24 Nov 2005 1:43PM
This is absolutely stunning.
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
25 Nov 2005 3:09AM
Thanks a lot everyone.
25 Nov 2005 6:02AM
this is superb pic very well taken and composed love the tree
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
25 Nov 2005 7:45AM
Thanks Phill.
mdpontin Plus
12 6.0k Scotland
25 Nov 2005 12:01PM
Wow! That's absolutely stunning!

Doug
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
25 Nov 2005 11:46PM
Many thanks Doug
lol 12
25 Nov 2005 11:56PM
Amazing!
paulsteds 12 123 England
26 Nov 2005 12:01AM
Beautiful...
Paul
dalischone 12 295 Scotland
26 Nov 2005 1:28AM
Stunning shot Louise a real winter wonderland. Beautiful, congrats on the award.

Tracy
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
26 Nov 2005 1:35AM
Thanks Linda, Paul and Tracy.
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2005 1:36AM
Hi Louise, just trying to catch up after last weekend! I love this image, its just winter perfection!
Hope you and Doug are getting some good photos this weekend with all that snow you have had.

Take care,

Jeanie
Portknockie 12 48 Scotland
26 Nov 2005 11:02AM
This is beautiful ..a real stunner..we have lots of rain would you like some...Smile

DonSmile
pfheyes 12 254 1 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2005 3:49AM
G O R G E O U S.

Not a flake of snow where I live. :o(

Pete
SueTurner 12 81 3 England
27 Nov 2005 5:39AM
Its all been said above - a real beauty
Sue
georg Plus
11 4 South Africa
29 Nov 2005 12:09AM
Ditto, ditto and once more a big ditto.
Georg
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
29 Nov 2005 6:22AM
Thanks everyone.
loek 13 1
29 Nov 2005 6:23AM
Unbeaten photograph by an unbeatable photograher!
I did not know the term hoar frost. Thanks. In Dutch we call it 'rijp' (pronounce ripe). Quite some years ago in the northern part of The Netherlands there was so much 'rijp'that the trees could not carry the weight. After the ripe thawed away the trees looked like a hurricane passed by.
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
29 Nov 2005 6:27AM
Thanks Loek for your kind words and your information on rijp.
kitty83 11 11 England
29 Nov 2005 1:17PM
Wow! Just been to see Dougs' verion of this ... can't decide which I like best! Maybe yours, 'cos at least you had the sense to stay on dry land! Don't know how he could go into the water on such a cold day...
Well done on the EC and HC - you both deserve them.
We've just had hoar frost here in Carlisle, so I might upload my close-up shots of it soon (though nothing as spectacular as this!)

Well done again.

Sarah
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
30 Nov 2005 3:37AM
Thanks Sarah look forward to your uploads.
obz_uk 12 1 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2005 10:02AM
Amazing....I like the way you have made the best of an indifferent sky....very well done.

Howard
brian13 13 218
30 Nov 2005 1:27PM
Louise, I am lost for words.
This is amazing.
But Doug didn't get wet feet.
Us men have to stick together.
Will mail soon.
Brian.
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
1 Dec 2005 5:19AM
Thanks Howard and Brian.
loek 13 1
3 Dec 2005 6:39AM
For the very first time I noticed your introductory frame. Brilliant!
Loek
skydivemike 11 47 Northern Ireland
4 Dec 2005 10:06AM
Quality work and portfolio.

Mike
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
4 Dec 2005 10:24PM
Wow, what a shot. What a portfolio. Fantastic. -=Walter
ANGELAM 11
5 Dec 2005 1:13PM
What an excellent shot had a look at your portfolio think it is brilliant
Angela
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
5 Dec 2005 11:42PM
Thanks a lot for all the clicks and comments. Smile
Paulbee Plus
12 41 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2005 7:20AM
Just amazing, a cracker of a shot.
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
6 Dec 2005 7:42AM
Thanks Paul.
MoWiz 11 114 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2005 5:05AM
I guess you already know this is outstanding!
Mo
11 Dec 2005 6:30AM
Superb! What an amazing p/f you have.

David
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
12 Dec 2005 12:31AM
Thanks Mo and David.
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
14 Dec 2005 3:23AM
Thanks Alan.
17 Dec 2005 10:31AM
beautiful!
carriebugg 12 65 England
20 Dec 2005 2:36AM
Nice Christmassy shot!
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
20 Dec 2005 8:23AM
Thanks Patrick and Carrie.
twordley 11 360 England
21 Dec 2005 9:29AM
nice work
kinfatric 12 550 9 Scotland
23 Dec 2005 5:05AM
this is absolutely beautiful
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
24 Dec 2005 10:44AM
Thanks Trevor and Kin.
lilipolala 11 8 Northern Ireland
14 Jan 2006 3:31PM
Simply brilliant.
Miriam
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
17 Jan 2006 12:16AM
Thanks Miriam.
Louise, what an absolutely stunning set of pictures, you should be proud of them. I am planning a holiday in Scotland this year, can't wait!......Joe
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
17 Jan 2006 5:43AM
Thanks Joe.
glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2006 12:32AM
The whole scene just looks like something out of a fairytale, wonderful set of shots.

Alison
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
2 Feb 2006 2:14AM
Many thanks Alison.
bismah 12 45
8 Feb 2006 11:14PM
if the world is so beautiful then how much would be heaven Smile
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland
12 Feb 2006 10:06PM
Thanks Tabasum and Munir.
daringdaphne 12 82 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2006 12:33PM
I put this up to show Pete, and he says Oh yes, that's good. So you have two for one
Can't imagine how many degrees of frost you had to make this lovely scene

(*.*)D
Twiff 11 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2006 1:47PM
Oh my, what an absolutely wonderful photo.
Just magical - amazing.
ricochico 10 6 United States
5 Mar 2006 10:07PM
My, My, My! Majestical Image! Amazing color control and difference in this shot!!!! I am very stuck to this shot! Wonderfully done!
RicoChico
tartanlady 12 58 Scotland