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Winter on the Moor

By tartanlady
Robert Louis Stevenson said regarding Rannoch Moor in his novel Kidnapped ' A wearier looking desert a man never saw' I took this shot on a crisp winter day, the scene was breathtaking.

Tags: Landscape Scotland Winter Rannoch moor Landscape and travel

Voters: Jasbe, brandi, John_Duckett and 259 more

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brandi 16 20 United States
27 Oct 2004 3:27PM
what a stunning image! wish i was there!
27 Oct 2004 3:27PM
Oh wow! Thats some landscape. K.
John_Duckett 16 386 2 Norfolk Island
27 Oct 2004 3:28PM
Love the cold feeling in this image. Beautiful.

shane 16 7 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 3:30PM
It raelly is breathtakling. You manage to catch the scene so well

keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
27 Oct 2004 3:30PM
nothing weary about that, unless you were wet, tired, hungry and on the run.
iscramble 17 90 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 3:31PM
Lovely shot Louise. Excellent capture.
zebraboy 16 197 Australia
27 Oct 2004 3:31PM
Magical shot tartan.M
garygadge 16 31 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 3:31PM
Simply stunning! click
p-tee 17 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 3:32PM
A beautiful shot - just perfect to my eyes!
daviewat 17 4.1k Scotland
27 Oct 2004 3:36PM
Well done, many a weary west highland way walker with emathise totally with this one.

stevieb 16 3.0k 2 Panama
27 Oct 2004 3:39PM
I want to go and lean against that tree and sigh.
gwyn h 16 432
27 Oct 2004 3:44PM
Magic, total magic. Nuff said.

suleesia 16 176 Malaysia
27 Oct 2004 3:44PM
Glorious! LOTR Revisited!
lyne 16 15
27 Oct 2004 3:45PM
Stunning its beautiful lyne.
gibbsy 17 403 Wales
27 Oct 2004 3:46PM
Louise, I bet you can't wait for winter. They can only get better, if that's possible. Beautiful image.
Colin Smale 17 508 England
27 Oct 2004 3:52PM
Like to have seen it the merest touch darker but what a lovely shot, all we have to do to get such shots is; BE THERE !!
deltafour 16 13
27 Oct 2004 3:54PM
Beautiful shot.
Nadia 18
27 Oct 2004 3:55PM
Simply stunning - the composition, the sharpness, colour - excellent!
geoffash26 16 2.5k United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 4:08PM
Stunning This has the WOW factor
Hazard 17 1.2k United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 4:08PM
amazing shot
IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 4:12PM
This is a beautiful image, Louise. You've clearly relieved the "desert" of its "weariness". Well done. Ian
proberts 16 218 4 Wales
27 Oct 2004 4:12PM
Lovely shot Louise,must visit your neck of the woods one day,Well done*click*
Paul_Barr 16 544 Scotland
27 Oct 2004 4:12PM
Brilliant. Bet that your'e looking forward to some crisp winter weather.

User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
27 Oct 2004 4:13PM
'Breathtaking' sums this image up.

BIG Click!

27 Oct 2004 4:20PM
Absolutely gorgeous, Louise. Click

old timer 16 55 1 Scotland
27 Oct 2004 4:23PM
Just beautiful, Louise. I really must visit there someday!
speysider 16 10
27 Oct 2004 4:30PM
Excellent image of spectacular scenery. Really like the composition.
Well done
mikears 16 89 Canada
27 Oct 2004 4:32PM
Not much else to say - This is fabulous!!

kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
27 Oct 2004 4:39PM
Good photo the weather wasnt good at all when I was there.

deavilin 16 352 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 4:45PM
I agree with you breath taking, it is fantastic on here so being there must have been awsomeSmile

ericfaragh 17 149 5 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 4:56PM
Excellent image Louise, I love the clouds sweeping over the snow covered mountains. Well done.
Krucza 16 1
27 Oct 2004 5:00PM
What an incredible view! Just brilliant!
Ela Smile
ajhollingbery 17 106 England
27 Oct 2004 5:04PM
Thank you once again Louise for sharing the beautiful Scottish landscape with us via your wonderful skill as a photographer. Excellent piece of work. Big click.
Yogendra 16 22 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 5:26PM
Beautiful shot, wonderful landscape with great colour & detail, Superb.

eddieali1961 16 97 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 5:29PM
You said it in one word. BREATHTAKING.
ejtumman 16 2.8k England
27 Oct 2004 5:30PM
Stunning. What more can be said?


Emma :o))
IanA 17 3.0k 12 England
27 Oct 2004 5:31PM
Nice one Louise.

Ian (clicked)
27 Oct 2004 5:42PM
A wonderful crisp image. You can just feel the cold. Well done. *click*
tarzy 16
27 Oct 2004 5:43PM
Stunning shot - I want to go there! Click.
mrarth 16 12
27 Oct 2004 5:46PM
Fantastic shot, Louise.
gary900r 16 474 England
27 Oct 2004 5:57PM


trudi 16
27 Oct 2004 6:12PM
watters66 17 75 Scotland
27 Oct 2004 6:18PM
Superb,it's photo's like this that make me want to get out and try to aspire to.
simons 16 13
27 Oct 2004 6:29PM
fantastic, great foreground and background, lovely colours
chrisrudland 17 156 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 6:47PM
Superb, all been said.

jasonewell 16 34 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 6:54PM
A true quality shot, breathtaking. click.
jimbo_t 17 959 England
27 Oct 2004 7:31PM
Amazing image the whit of the snow sets it off a treat!
Rob_Taylor 16 661 5 Wales
27 Oct 2004 7:35PM
Wow, I long to visit scenery like this in these sort of conditions. Truly beautiful
Paulbee 16 48 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 7:37PM
A wonderful photo, you can just feel the cold crisp air.
27 Oct 2004 7:49PM
think pete must be down the pub tonight
where is the ec?

top shot
patters 16 1.8k 1 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 8:19PM
yep, cool
mr g 16 403 3 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2004 9:28PM
Speechless - Top shot!!

Do you know if the Black Rock Cottage is used in a book. I'm sure I've seen it recently in a PSE book or photo book. That'll keep me awake tonight!!!
Superb portfolio too
photopharm 16 154 England
27 Oct 2004 10:39PM
Pete Plus
19 18.8k 97 England
27 Oct 2004 11:25PM
Bit late to see this one, but it's a classic, well done.
proberts 16 218 4 Wales
27 Oct 2004 11:44PM
Congratulations on the EC louise,well done.Already clicked.
rosegold 17 4
28 Oct 2004 12:05AM
Lovely landscape, the colours are rich and it has a great sense of depth. Thanks ~ Clare
Take-a-View 16 293 5 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 1:07AM
This is something else. Fantastic shot. Nothing to add to all the other comments but a big *Click*
sugarbird 16 223 South Africa
28 Oct 2004 3:21AM
Superb, need say no more
andytvcams 18 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 3:50AM
And I'm so proud Louise,you're photo next to mine winning an EC,and so well deserved,very well done.

bentspace 16 31
28 Oct 2004 4:54AM
Awesome! Inspiringly perfect
tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
28 Oct 2004 5:41AM
Many thanks everyone for all your kind comments.
28 Oct 2004 6:09AM
Stunning image Louise, well done.
Best wishes.
PatriciaWilson 16 617 58 Greece
28 Oct 2004 6:16AM
Honored to be the 70th click. A truly magnificent shot, perfectly executed, stunning all round.

Fantastic work!

A very well deserved credit to your portfolio, congratulations, Louise!
stevie 16 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 6:31AM
Absolutely delightful landscape work. Excellent, very well done.
tiptoe 16 267
28 Oct 2004 6:44AM
pierre 17 62 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 6:44AM
itinerario 17 42 Netherlands
28 Oct 2004 6:48AM
Awesome. Congratulations on the EC.
kit-monster 17 3.7k 2 Singapore
28 Oct 2004 7:26AM
What a gorgeous shot! I love it. Just fantastic.

IanA 17 3.0k 12 England
28 Oct 2004 7:50AM
Back to say congrats on the EC.

jules41 16 197 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 8:10AM
And what a breathtaking shot Louise,it really is stunning,my eye went straight to that gorgeous tree:o)such excellent work to go with your excellent portfolio,well done and congratulations on such a well deserved EC.superb*click*
gwyn h 16 432
28 Oct 2004 8:32AM
Commented earlier, but back to say well done on the deserved EC.

philjoel 17 26 1
28 Oct 2004 9:41AM
Sensational! It doesn't look real it's so "perfect" - It looks just like it has been painted.
davidbailie 17 457 7 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 10:25AM
Lovely Louise - congrats on the EC

ThomasGorman 16 87 Scotland
28 Oct 2004 10:30AM
Just as I would imagine it to look on a lovely lonely winters day. Think I will take a look for myself this winter. Well done.

paulstefan 16 509 1 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 10:40AM
Awesome landscape
Congrats on the EC
AnTTi 16 1
28 Oct 2004 10:51AM
crazily stylish. Good capture.
helendixon 16 30 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 11:02AM
Simply STUNNING! Well done and congrats on EC.

naturenut 17 1.8k England
28 Oct 2004 12:10PM
Stunning shot Louise, congratulations on the
EC, well done.
lobsterboy Plus
16 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 12:39PM
A well deserved Ec. click.
28 Oct 2004 2:52PM
Have just visited you photos. they are beautiful. Well done on your EC
tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
28 Oct 2004 2:52PM
Thanks a lot everyone for all your comments, they are greatly appreciated and it just goes to show that if the light is right the small mp camera can work well.
Louise Smile
speysider 16 10
28 Oct 2004 4:32PM
Congrats on the editors choice Louise Smile
You have a wonderful folio with some superb photos that really does the highlands justice Wink Thanks for commenting on my Greefinch.
Maybe bump into you sometime out and about
All the best
28 Oct 2004 4:45PM
fantastic....just awsome...leaves me pretty much speachless.

DHouston 16 8 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 5:24PM
Great Shot. I spent some time at Rannoch Moor New Years 2003 and it was just a stunning covered in a blanket of snow. Wish my shots were as good as this.
KathyW 17 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
28 Oct 2004 5:56PM
Beautiful...cold, but beautiful!
Congrats on a well deserved EC
patri 17 3 Italy
28 Oct 2004 6:47PM
What super immage, WHAT LANDSCAPE!
Congrats, your EC is fully deserved.
ellavr 16 66
28 Oct 2004 6:59PM
Truly truly wonderful Click

pierre 17 62 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 7:14PM
Keep coming back to look at this,it is an inspiration,another click if i could
cdm36 16 391 7 England
28 Oct 2004 8:17PM
Beautiful shot louise, well worth the Ec,

Regards Chris.
28 Oct 2004 8:19PM
Delighted to be click 96 Louise!
What a superb shot, congratulations, very well done.

drfb 17 17 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2004 10:40PM
Absolutely fantastic - great light and composition - lucky to have this on your doorstep
paulsteds 16 123 England
29 Oct 2004 1:24PM
Beautiful Louise
brian13 17 218
29 Oct 2004 2:35PM
Well done Louise.
I am looking forward to a new season's pics from you and Doug.
whipspeed 16 4.2k 22 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 3:25PM
Truly breathtaking Louise. Literaly I would think with the cold.
riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
29 Oct 2004 3:59PM
cracking shot
29 Oct 2004 4:06PM
Great shot Louise Amazing lighting beautifully exposed
fletchphoto 19 102 1 England
29 Oct 2004 4:56PM
One place I have always wanted to go. Now looking at this image I feel I have(if you know what I mean?)

tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
29 Oct 2004 5:38PM
Thanks everyone, much appreciate your comments.
Frey 16
29 Oct 2004 5:57PM
One of the best landscapes I have seen on here by a long way, that is awesome. I am very envious that you got to see that through both a lense and your own eyes, amazing shot! Nice description too.
alan h. 19 275 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 6:22PM
absolutely breathtaking.your the greatest.alan.h
old timer 16 55 1 Scotland
29 Oct 2004 7:18PM
Came back for another look, Louise, and see it got an EC. Congrats!
vince 16 48 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2004 8:49PM
Up to your usual standard Louise (PERFECT) Congratulations on the EC

Vince Smile
bassan 17 15
29 Oct 2004 8:53PM
all been said, add my appreciation
vfr400 19 886
29 Oct 2004 9:05PM
Yup its all been said, so I'll click and say congrats on the EC.
Mari 17 1.8k United Kingdom
30 Oct 2004 12:02AM
Just fantastic, Louise

tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
30 Oct 2004 8:01AM
Thanks everyone Smile)
dontforgetme 16 1.7k 7 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2004 8:02AM
Congrats on the EC.
However, It looks a little washed out to me, and seems a bit busy with no real subject to the picture.

I Do like some of your othere images though, especially the mirror like water shots.

tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
30 Oct 2004 8:10AM
Thanks Jules not always possible to get the mirror shots.
jeanie Plus
16 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2004 11:50PM
Wow, Louise you kept this one nicely tucked away since last winter. Its just stunning.

tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
31 Oct 2004 2:02PM
Thanks Jeanie.
IRaddict 17 34
1 Nov 2004 9:20AM
Must have been awesome to be there, congratulations on a most delicious capture of this incredible scenery.
big click
Pete Plus
19 18.8k 97 England
1 Nov 2004 9:22AM
For the first time since we introduced Pic of the Week, I couldn't decide which I liked best from three photos, so I choose the one with the most hearts. At 116 this stunning landscape was way ahead of the rest. So, by popular demand, here's this week's POTW.
IRaddict 17 34
1 Nov 2004 9:28AM
congrats Louise on POTW this will be awesome on canvas.
andytvcams 18 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 9:50AM
CONGRATULATIONS Louise,well deserved.

jage 17 2 Wales
1 Nov 2004 10:12AM
I thought this deserved POTW when i first saw it, well done

p-g 16 126 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 10:36AM
Much deserved POTW. Don't need to add more..
naturenut 17 1.8k England
1 Nov 2004 10:48AM
Phew 119 clicks Louise, wish I could click again, congratulations on POTW.
iansamuel 17 271 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 10:58AM
You and your husband are so lucky living in such a beautiful part of the world. Well done for getting out seeing so much of it, and recording it so well for us!
elikag 16 749
1 Nov 2004 11:07AM
Congrats for the EC for an amazing shot. I even don't write what I like - too much writing....
Ilia Kagan.
1 Nov 2004 11:21AM
That is an awesome landscape. Congratulations on the EC. Click
collywobles 16 4.0k 10 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 12:01PM
I agree Louise, "Breathtaking".
alansnap 16 577 26 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 12:12PM
This has no doubt been said, but what a wonderful picture. Beautiful landscape and fabulous light forming a wonderful combination.

seer 16 1
1 Nov 2004 12:15PM
This is so perfect...

leehair 16 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 12:25PM
Amazing photo, well done Smile
sut68 17 2.0k 77 England
1 Nov 2004 1:11PM
Fabulous shot Louise. Well deserving of an EC AND picture of the week.

Keep up the great work and regards to Doug.

mike 16 16 England
1 Nov 2004 1:12PM
wonderful you deserve the reward, bet it was cold
Denise 19 279
1 Nov 2004 3:03PM
Louise, what a beautiful image! Sincere congratulations.
tully 16 43 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 3:11PM
Your description of breathtaking was very precise. Well done on the EC
paulsteds 16 123 England
1 Nov 2004 4:15PM
Louise congratulations on your EC.
Kris_Dutson 18 8.2k 1 England
1 Nov 2004 4:35PM
IanO 17 195 Scotland
1 Nov 2004 5:29PM
Very, very good. I like the rest of the images in your portfolio as well. Well done.

1 Nov 2004 8:11PM
What can i say. Words can not tell how much i like this photo,The rest of your work is STUNNING, also.
lol 16
1 Nov 2004 8:14PM
Stunning work as per usual.
cooky 16 6 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 8:22PM
Totally beautiful Louise! It'll look just dandy on canvas - very well taken.
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
1 Nov 2004 8:48PM
Canvas Time....well done.
ozimax 17
2 Nov 2004 4:39AM
Very nice, Max
tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
2 Nov 2004 10:39AM
What can I say I am overwhelmed, thanks everyone for your comments and clicks Smile)
BrianM 17 136 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2004 6:01PM
It's all been said - SUPERB !

Congratulations on a well deserved EC.
tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
2 Nov 2004 6:55PM
Thanks Brian
2 Nov 2004 10:07PM
breath taking image
Skinz 17 94
2 Nov 2004 10:46PM
Oh Louise, this is one of the most stunning images I have ever seen. It is wonderful, the composition is stunning as is the light and that tree - I've run out of words for a change.

Put it on my site please.

geegee 16 29 England
2 Nov 2004 10:50PM
Louise this has to be one of your very best. Really superb work in all respects. How on earth did I miss this one earlier?!
My very best wishes,
alfpics Plus
18 374 4 England
2 Nov 2004 11:12PM
Well deserving of photo of the week - as has been said, 'wow', brethtaking etc etc!
pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2004 11:25AM
Louise, I have been admittedly curmudgeonly regarding this image. When it was first posted, and the EC assigned, I was thinking "it's very good, but is it really EC material?". There's been some debates raging in the forums lately re: EC's, and it prompted me to look at this shot again. I then imagined it hanging on the wall (you lucky so an so) and it finally clicked for me. It is a fine, fine shot, beautifully lit, and a well deserved EC. I can only put my initial reservations down to Rannochitis and EC envy!

sze4j 16 56 Singapore
4 Nov 2004 12:59PM
wow!!! This is awesomely beautiful!

When would it be like that again? My parents are coming over to London in the first two weeks of Dec...wondering whether we should make a trip up to Scotland or to Wales, and whenever i see your shots, "Scotland" screams out to me in my mind! =)
jan 1 16 12 Netherlands
4 Nov 2004 9:50PM
Shame on me, Louise.
I missed this Wonderful Landscape for a week now. (was to quick looking for a new upload)
Congratulation with the EC award.!
Wonder if there was any Picture with more comments on it?
Sorry but I didnt read all the comments above, want to sleep at least a few hours lateron. lol
A Very BIG CLICK no.153
synaesthesia 16 389 England
5 Nov 2004 1:03PM

Clicked. Its gonna look amazing on canvas :o)
tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
5 Nov 2004 6:49PM
Thanks a lot Al.
David 19 32 Scotland
6 Nov 2004 12:17AM
I never tire of this view and this capture is as good as any I have seen. Congratulations on the EC.


tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
6 Nov 2004 4:23AM
Thanks a lot David.
6 Nov 2004 7:23AM
This is a brilliant shot. I love Rannock Moor and I agree with David that this is as good as any shot I've seen. Excellent work.
Congratulations on the EC and photo of the week, both very well deserved. click

KaysCamera 16 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2004 9:01AM
Well Done a well deserved award. A great inspiration to many oil painters I should imagine, it looks very surreal. Kay
lydiatelad 16 2
6 Nov 2004 2:38PM
Fantastic pic - like it! Great portfolio!

Mavis 18 143 2 England
7 Nov 2004 1:25AM
Louise this is a FANTASTIC scene I love it . Congratulations on your award x
7 Nov 2004 11:05AM
Wow - thought it was going to be somewhere in the Andes. Clearly, I don't ever need to go to South America !! Fabulous shot
9 Nov 2004 8:01PM
WOW what a landscape deserves a nobel!
Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
10 Nov 2004 12:04AM
Rannoch more! Desolate and beautiful.

Great shot

tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
10 Nov 2004 8:40AM
A big thank you to all who have commented.
seven21 17 259
10 Nov 2004 11:00AM
Having been away I missed this stunning shot Louise but happy to add my click now - great landscape - steve
12 Nov 2004 5:31AM
tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
12 Nov 2004 5:37AM
Thanks Steve and Giggle!
13 Nov 2004 2:25PM
Thought I'd add my click to this. Totally deserves the 160+ people who've voted Smile
15 Nov 2004 1:29PM
Every time I come up to Black Mount the light stays crap no matter how long I hang about, I wont give up after seeing your shot. Thanks for the incentive to continue... great shot, I clicked too

tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
17 Nov 2004 9:04AM
Thanks Phil and Dougie
grahammul 17 120 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2004 3:16AM
Fabulous scenic picture with wonderful light and colour. A very well deserved EC.
mdpontin 16 6.0k Scotland
19 Dec 2004 1:54PM
I must apologise - I was sure I'd clicked on this photo ages ago!

tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
24 Dec 2004 12:29AM
Thanks Graham and Doug
MarkT 15 119 2 England
27 Jan 2005 5:22AM
Great shot.
tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
29 Jan 2005 1:54AM
Thanks Mark.
willf1 16 51
9 Feb 2005 6:55AM
Great image. Amazing detail throughout. Beautiful scene.

tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
16 Feb 2005 1:04AM
Thanks Tony.
20 Mar 2005 8:21AM
what another golden pic from a true pro fantastic shot
you and your husband have a gift from the gods in photography
7 Apr 2005 5:08PM
Excellent image of spectacular scenery
tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
13 Apr 2005 12:57AM
Thanks Phil and Ivana
tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
29 Jun 2005 9:07AM
Thanks Neil Jane, Scott John and Ian.
6 Jul 2005 12:06AM
Fanbloodytastic shot!
tartanlady 16 58 Scotland