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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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alben Plus
16 142 England
22 Nov 2005 3:55AM
Stunning as always.


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22 Nov 2005 3:56AM
Great shot. Super.
daviewat Plus
14 4.1k Scotland
22 Nov 2005 3:57AM
Wonderful my dear you will have the wee folkies wishing they followed you on Saturday Smile)))

suregork Plus
13 33 1 Finland
22 Nov 2005 3:57AM
fantastic shot!
SimJam Plus
12 14
22 Nov 2005 3:58AM
Those trees are amazing, stunning conditions.

mikeweeks Plus
13 971 3 England
22 Nov 2005 3:58AM
I liked dougs, bit much prefer the top third of your image.

kit-monster Plus
14 3.7k 2 Singapore
22 Nov 2005 4:01AM
Just amazing - good strong composition - you've dome the winter wonderland justice.

davidbailie Plus
14 457 7 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:01AM
Love frozen landscapes - this included Smile

tg Plus
13 86 Scotland
22 Nov 2005 4:02AM
A beautiful wintery scene. well captured. Good to see you back uploading again.
Pav Plus
14 41 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:03AM
this is just the most amazing winter photo i have seen in long time, click
Superb image.

22 Nov 2005 4:08AM
Super image.
22 Nov 2005 4:10AM
nice one.
caister Plus
12 16
22 Nov 2005 4:12AM
great shot
22 Nov 2005 4:13AM
stunning image...
22 Nov 2005 4:13AM
Absolutely amazing. A supurb image, I love it
paulstefan Plus
13 509 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:15AM
Err, wow Smile
Now that's a proper frost
22 Nov 2005 4:16AM
Stunning shot
arnieg Plus
13 704 England
22 Nov 2005 4:19AM
beautiful winter scene
22 Nov 2005 4:20AM
Stunning Louise, quality work.
Kim Walton Plus
14 145 30 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:22AM
Nice work,not sure the weed in foreground works.
22 Nov 2005 4:24AM

22 Nov 2005 4:32AM
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!
22 Nov 2005 4:37AM
Worth every click.

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 Plus
12 168 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
14 84 Sweden
22 Nov 2005 4:45AM
A stunner

22 Nov 2005 4:51AM
A beautiful wintery scene - well done

glazzaro Plus
13 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!!!

angej Plus
13 479 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:56AM
sneazy Plus
13 74 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 5:02AM

owp 13 168
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!

TeresaH Plus
12 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!

Bluke Plus
12 303 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 5:17AM
quality shot.... excellent frosty image... very well taken...
22 Nov 2005 5:19AM
Fantastic shot!!!!!!

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.
cats_123 Plus
13 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
22 Nov 2005 5:26AM
love the winter whiteness and the reflections

well done

claret Plus
13 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!
22 Nov 2005 5:58AM
Hi Louise, nice to see you posting again and with such gorgeous shot, it's absolutely amazing!

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

Very very good.

Kris_Dutson Plus
15 8.2k 1 England
22 Nov 2005 6:35AM

martin.w Plus
15 503 22 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 6:46AM
Quality landscape, fully deserving the HC.
22 Nov 2005 6:48AM
beautiful composition and reflections
22 Nov 2005 6:51AM
Its all been said, superb.

thorn Plus
13 124 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
22 Nov 2005 7:12AM
Fantastic shot.
22 Nov 2005 7:13AM
Fantastic shot.
22 Nov 2005 7:19AM
wow,thats fantastic!!!
dven Plus
12 25 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 7:28AM
Stunning shot

Pete_g Plus
13 327 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 7:30AM
An excellent frosty image...well done

Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 8:03AM
super and well done with the HC
sut68 Plus
14 2.0k 76 England
22 Nov 2005 8:05AM
Lovely work Louise, great detail in this.

gwyn h Plus
13 432
22 Nov 2005 8:17AM
Stunning Louise, simply stunning.

chase Plus
12 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.
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 Plus
13 218 4 Wales
22 Nov 2005 8:33AM
Stunning shot Louise,thought Dougs was good yesterday,but this tops it i think.
adamburton Plus
14 627 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.

Consulo Plus
13 840 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
22 Nov 2005 9:15AM
Just fabulous Louise. A truly magical scene and very deserving of the HC.

ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 9:16AM
A true beauty Louise. It has a magical appearance to it...perhaps it's Narnia?
22 Nov 2005 9:19AM
Winter wonderland! Lovely Louise
old timer Plus
13 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.
22 Nov 2005 9:46AM
Beautiful shot, Superb.

MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
22 Nov 2005 10:06AM
This is exquisite Louise, nice to see Doug doesn't get all of the limelight

Pricey Plus
12 161 2 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 10:09AM
This is a cracking image, well done...
PattiW Plus
12 24 2 United States
22 Nov 2005 10:34AM
PatrickSmith Plus
13 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.
mipettin Plus
13 884 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 Plus
13 56 Finland
22 Nov 2005 11:35AM
Im speechless...

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

22 Nov 2005 3:58PM
What a marvellous shot!
Tonyd3 Plus
13 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

MikeA Plus
13 1.3k England
23 Nov 2005 12:03AM
Just beautiful.....

23 Nov 2005 12:43AM
Fabulous image.
tripodted Plus
12 32 1 Northern Ireland
23 Nov 2005 1:17AM
Stunning shot. The hoar frost gives it a fairytale look. I bet you were frozen :o)
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2005 6:23AM
Stunningly beautiful!
Mavis Plus
15 143 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
12 2.2k 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.

Mari Plus
14 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 Plus
12 62 England
23 Nov 2005 1:08PM
A stunning image! Love it.
TonyA Plus
12 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.

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*
24 Nov 2005 7:02AM
Thanks a lot everyone for your kind comments.
jan 1 Plus
13 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.
24 Nov 2005 7:11AM
Thanks Jan, much appreciate your comments.
paulcr Plus
13 1.5k 9 Ireland
24 Nov 2005 7:12AM
Simply stunning! PAul
Mari Plus
14 1.8k United Kingdom
24 Nov 2005 8:48AM
Hi Louise, just seen Doug's wellies LOL, nice one!!

Mari Smile
Chris_H Plus
14 1.5k 1
24 Nov 2005 10:37AM
Wonderful colours and reflections.

24 Nov 2005 1:43PM
This is absolutely stunning.
25 Nov 2005 3:09AM
Thanks a lot everyone.
this is superb pic very well taken and composed love the tree
25 Nov 2005 7:45AM
Thanks Phill.
mdpontin Plus
13 6.0k Scotland
25 Nov 2005 12:01PM
Wow! That's absolutely stunning!

25 Nov 2005 11:46PM
Many thanks Doug
25 Nov 2005 11:56PM
26 Nov 2005 12:01AM
26 Nov 2005 1:28AM
Stunning shot Louise a real winter wonderland. Beautiful, congrats on the award.

26 Nov 2005 1:35AM
Thanks Linda, Paul and Tracy.
jeanie Plus
14 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,

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

pfheyes Plus
13 254 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(

SueTurner Plus
13 81 3 England
27 Nov 2005 5:39AM
Its all been said above - a real beauty
georg Plus
13 4 South Africa
29 Nov 2005 12:09AM
Ditto, ditto and once more a big ditto.
29 Nov 2005 6:22AM
Thanks everyone.
loek Plus
14 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.
29 Nov 2005 6:27AM
Thanks Loek for your kind words and your information on rijp.
kitty83 Plus
12 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.

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

brian13 Plus
14 218
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.
1 Dec 2005 5:19AM
Thanks Howard and Brian.
loek Plus
14 1
3 Dec 2005 6:39AM
For the very first time I noticed your introductory frame. Brilliant!
4 Dec 2005 10:06AM
Quality work and portfolio.

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

12 Dec 2005 12:31AM
Thanks Mo and David.
14 Dec 2005 3:23AM
Thanks Alan.
20 Dec 2005 2:36AM
Nice Christmassy shot!
20 Dec 2005 8:23AM
Thanks Patrick and Carrie.
twordley 12 360 England
21 Dec 2005 9:29AM
nice work
kinfatric Plus
13 550 9 Scotland
23 Dec 2005 5:05AM
this is absolutely beautiful
24 Dec 2005 10:44AM
Thanks Trevor and Kin.
14 Jan 2006 3:31PM
Simply brilliant.
17 Jan 2006 12:16AM