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Remnant on the Ridge

By highlander
The first light of the morning catching the overnight mist and a little ice on the lochan...the remnants of the snow still visible on the Blackmount Ridge...the secret to catch the hoar frost just as the light comes over the mountains before the sun quickly melts the crystals of ice clearly visible on the trees.
A merry Christmas to everyone and a happy new year.

Tags: Scotland Frost Ice General Mountains Blackmount Landscape and travel

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franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
18 Dec 2006 7:05PM
Another impressive scene. The lighting, the mist, the colours and the reflections are all wonderful.


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18 Dec 2006 7:05PM
Wonderful image,fantastic work.

CathyT Plus
10 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2006 7:09PM
Lovely scene and good composition Doug.
18 Dec 2006 7:09PM
Very beautiful Doug as always - is it me or does it need a slight anti-clockwise tilt? Probably just me
dden Plus
11 6 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2006 7:10PM
beautiful scene very well caught
18 Dec 2006 7:12PM
One word "Nice" say no more.

kevski Plus
10 14 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2006 7:12PM
Beautiful.Presentation superb.Stunning shot.
arnieg Plus
12 704 England
18 Dec 2006 7:12PM
stunning scene well capture
Anthony Plus
15 5.6k 17 Scotland
18 Dec 2006 7:13PM
breathtaking Doug. One day I'll come up there and you can show me how to do it, lol.

Take care, have a great Christmas.

pmorgan Plus
10 217 13 England
18 Dec 2006 7:13PM
As a fellow male of the species I find it hard to say, but have no other word to describe this shot other than, dare I say it...Lovely!

Well captured

18 Dec 2006 7:15PM
Oh Doug, beautiful photograph as always.

Happy Christmas wishes to you and Louise.

blackbird Plus
10 159 15 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2006 7:15PM
Wow, beautiful scene, well captured
18 Dec 2006 7:20PM
Many thanks everyone for all your positive comments.
18 Dec 2006 7:21PM
A beautiful scene Doug, very well photographed. Quality as always.

Rg Tony
18 Dec 2006 7:22PM
Wonderfully soft image.
kinfatric Plus
12 550 9 Scotland
18 Dec 2006 7:34PM
beautiful photography and scenery Doug
martin.w Plus
14 460 22 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2006 7:38PM
Loverly landscape. Merry Christmas Doug.
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2006 7:39PM
A gorgeous scene Doug. All the best to you and Louise too...

conrad Plus
12 10.9k 116
18 Dec 2006 7:39PM
Absolutely lovely. Thanks for sharing this!

dven Plus
11 25 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2006 7:41PM
The foreground,middle distance, and mountains, all add up to a superb landscape.

Coleslaw Plus
11 13.4k 28 Wales
18 Dec 2006 7:44PM
very nice...very cold
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
18 Dec 2006 7:51PM
An excellent mood you have captured Doug..Lovely image and all the very best to you for the season.
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
18 Dec 2006 7:54PM
Stunning as always Doug, simply beautiful.

All the very best to you and Louise for the festivities.

Take care,
thorn Plus
12 124 2 Scotland
18 Dec 2006 7:56PM
Hi Doug,cracking reflection,colour/tones,atmosphere and a really exquisite composition.Class image.take care.AnnSmile
JouŠo Plus
12 56 Finland
18 Dec 2006 7:58PM
merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and your loveones, Doug...

Thanks for these magical shots, that we have been able to witness...

18 Dec 2006 8:04PM
stunning capture

chase Plus
11 1.1k 246 England
18 Dec 2006 8:04PM
I knew this was one of yours..even from the thumb,the clarity is obvious Doug.
Superb photography..I'm lost for words!
Chriscj Plus
10 96 1 England
18 Dec 2006 8:05PM
Another beauty Doug. You too have a good xmas and happy new year.

Hanners Plus
11 875 10 Ireland
18 Dec 2006 8:06PM
stunning shot.

18 Dec 2006 8:25PM
Beautiful shot Doug, and a pleasure to look at.
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
18 Dec 2006 8:28PM
As ever...a fabulous image
TeresaH Plus
11 1.1k United Kingdom
18 Dec 2006 8:35PM
This is so lush. I want to be there right now.
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
18 Dec 2006 8:49PM
Just breathtaking Doug. Merry Christmas, hope you are well.

phillips Plus
10 69 2 Scotland
18 Dec 2006 8:52PM
So obvious how much thought and planning have gone into this....don,t think I,ve ever seen this combination of hoar frost , mist and light quite like this before. Well done.

18 Dec 2006 8:52PM
Many thanks folks for all your positive comments...hoping for these conditions in the next two weeks as I am on holiday.
18 Dec 2006 8:53PM
Terrific scene well captured. I like the frost and the perfect reflections. Click
18 Dec 2006 8:54PM
this just had to be yours!!
cdm36 Plus
13 391 7 England
18 Dec 2006 9:05PM
Pure magic Doug Smile.

18 Dec 2006 9:05PM
An exceptional capture Douglas. Thanks for your inspiration over the year, have a lovely christmas.

PatrickSmith Plus
12 1.2k 2 United States
18 Dec 2006 9:08PM
I like your strategy about catching the frost. I guess you don't get much time, so you have to be ready before the sun rises. So this was very well planned. Have a great Christmas and new year. And since you have so much time off, you'll probably have a whole stack of new work to show us in the new year. I definitely look forward to that!

It is interesting how the mountians in back are bare while all the white is down below. I guess it is an inversion layer. Have you noticed less snow and cold in the past decade or so? It seems as though global warming my be hitting up there.

exposure Plus
12 4.0k England
18 Dec 2006 9:09PM
A Beautiful atmospheric image lovely light and tones detail and presentation.
scott_jessuk 11 249 1 Scotland
18 Dec 2006 9:11PM
This is a masterpiece Doug, If I ever manage to get landscape shots like this I'll be a happy man.

The detail and atmosphere in this shot are something very special. What a shot, If you dont have an upload before christmas well have a good Christmas and New year.

redstag Plus
11 100 15 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2006 9:39PM
Your shots never cease to amaze me! One of your best shots I think. (Up there with the forth bridges!)
pamelajean Plus
10 971 1858 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2006 9:46PM
Even my best efforts couldn't emulate the above remarks. Masterpiece is an accurate description.
18 Dec 2006 10:17PM
Wow a treat for the eyes, just super.

old timer Plus
12 55 1 Scotland
18 Dec 2006 10:24PM
Simply beautiful as ever, Doug.
piccy Plus
10 8 Wales
18 Dec 2006 10:37PM
Wow, you can't beat a nicely caught bit of frost. Fantastic scene.
tripodted Plus
11 32 1 Northern Ireland
18 Dec 2006 10:45PM
Simply stunning, Doug! May I wish you and your good wife and extended family a happy Christmas and a healthy and click filled New Year.
18 Dec 2006 10:56PM
Another absolutely fantastic image Doug

Steve B
18 Dec 2006 11:11PM
Stunning Doug, really stunning. Have a lovely Christmas and a great New Year.
Thankyou for your kind comments.

Trish x
bfgstew Plus
10 668 105 England
18 Dec 2006 11:26PM
Thank you for sharing such a super image.
18 Dec 2006 11:32PM
Beautiful shot Doug, I really enjoy seeing your photographs. Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year to you and Louise.
Regards Dot.
mr g Plus
12 403 3 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2006 11:56PM
A stunning image - best wishes

u47sb2 Plus
10 36 Scotland
19 Dec 2006 12:09AM
Happy to be the 90th - i'm sure there'll be a few more yet! Beautiful classic scene - mountains, still loch, frost on tress. Another that I'd be happy hanging on my wall.
BertC Plus
10 29 Malta
19 Dec 2006 12:15AM
Superb & stunning !!
19 Dec 2006 2:28AM
KBan Plus
11 495 4 England
19 Dec 2006 7:22AM
all been said Doug!
All the best
19 Dec 2006 7:27AM
So beautiful
ChristineL 11 39 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2006 7:36AM
another beautiful frosty, misty scene,
georg Plus
12 4 South Africa
19 Dec 2006 7:42AM
May you have a wonderful and blessed time and a fantastic 2007. May you be blessed with many, many super photos in the new year.
Thanks for your comments during 2006.
Hoffy Plus
12 262 16 England
19 Dec 2006 8:30AM
Quite amazing.
sunshot Plus
12 24 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2006 8:57AM
it's all been said doug, excellent capture

Tandberg Plus
13 1.2k 2 England
19 Dec 2006 8:57AM
Beautiful Douglas
martinw Plus
11 251 England
19 Dec 2006 8:58AM
Stunning as ever Doug. Have a good one.
ann_g Plus
12 19 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2006 9:13AM
Absolutely beautiful. Ann Smile
Slaterm Plus
10 496 1 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2006 9:15AM
stunning winter scenery Doug. Hope you have a good Xmas and New Year
angej Plus
12 477 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2006 9:17AM
Beautiful Doug, happy Christmas to you and your familySmile
DaveU Plus
10 1.4k 124 England
19 Dec 2006 9:46AM
Another beautiful capture Doug. Haver a great Xmas. Dave.
19 Dec 2006 10:19AM
Stunning capture.
Lovely composition.
Like so much the colours and reflections. And like a lot the mist detail.
Fantastic work, as always Smile

Wonderful - as always. Robbie
19 Dec 2006 11:31AM
Many thanks everyone for all your positive comments will speak to you this evening as its a busy week where we have to get in as much money as possible, then we all can relax for a fortnight, YIPPEE!!!
very serene and genial..

truly poetical, Outstanding

MarkT Plus
12 119 2 England
19 Dec 2006 1:18PM
Beautiful view and capture Doug.

Have a great Christmas and a happy new year!

martinl Plus
13 266 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2006 1:50PM
Another stunner Doug. ONe can feel the tranquility oozing out of the shot.

All the best for '07.

PatrickSmith Plus
12 1.2k 2 United States
19 Dec 2006 1:50PM
LOL - It seems like you could rack in the money by selling these!

TessC Plus
11 1 Ireland
19 Dec 2006 3:12PM
This is so
STUNNING Doug. GorgeousSmile A Merry Christmas to you xx
19 Dec 2006 5:00PM
Real class Doug, ... Real class!!!

19 Dec 2006 5:59PM
Quite simply ... stunning Doug!

Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2006 6:36PM
lovely Doug, have a lovely Doug
jan 1 Plus
12 12 Netherlands
19 Dec 2006 7:19PM
Excellent work. Beautiful landscape, Doug.
Bet it took some time and effort.!
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
19 Dec 2006 7:19PM
A stunning scene, love the capture of mist and the reflections
19 Dec 2006 8:41PM
wow stunning
19 Dec 2006 9:06PM
Doug, absolutely stunning. Fantastic light, comp and reflection. I hope you and your family have a great Christmas and a very happy New Year. All the best..
19 Dec 2006 9:09PM
Hello Doug. No I haven`t been climbing Ben Nevis and got lost! just been a little busy these past few weeks and just not had the eyes for the computer lol.
I`ll endeavour to catch up with pics i`ve missed over the holidays.
Another terrific composition Doug, as always and I do recognise this place.
May you and Louise have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
19 Dec 2006 9:37PM
Fantastic image. The frost and mist are so perfectly portrayed. Merry Christmas to you...
19 Dec 2006 10:26PM

Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2006 11:27PM
Fabulous shot Doug. Thank you for your support over the last year. Best wishes to you and Louise for Christmas and the New Year.

Wonderful dream-like image Douglas, just so good to look at, very fine work, Adrian
tonyheps Plus
13 6 1
20 Dec 2006 10:24AM
Another wonderful image from my favourite location. Could you arrange some good hoar frost's for 10th-17th feb when I'll be there?

Cheers Tony
GillyB Plus
11 317 8 United Kingdom
20 Dec 2006 11:18AM
Hope you both have a great Christmas!

20 Dec 2006 2:20PM
That is one cracking photo! Beautiful work Doug.
I hope you are well and wish you and Louise a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Paul_cats Plus
11 61 22 Scotland
20 Dec 2006 2:35PM
Stunning work as always. Have a lovely xmas and a crackingly photographic 2007!!
20 Dec 2006 7:31PM
Hi Doug,you have captured this scene very well,great camera work,all the best.
Psin Plus
11 66 England
20 Dec 2006 7:41PM
Hi Doug

I'm so looking forward to my visit now. This is just the kind of stuff i want to see let alone photograph. Awesome stuff.

Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
20 Dec 2006 8:11PM
I must say Doug what stamina you must have to get up even before dawn most days so that you arrive just as the sun is coming up to photograph these exquisite scenes . Love the frost on everything . Absolutely lovely xx

Thanks for the E card . Have a great and wonderful Christmas and a Guid New Year xxx
20 Dec 2006 11:24PM
I think everyone has said it already,, nice work with the forground though.
johnjrp Plus
12 432 5 Australia
21 Dec 2006 4:43AM
stunning as usual. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
21 Dec 2006 5:42AM
Superb capture, Doug ...

Susie :o)
CanonMan Plus
15 524 4 England
21 Dec 2006 8:54AM
Absolutely stunning.
JimV Plus
10 6 3 Canada
21 Dec 2006 6:23PM
Beautiful photo, as always Doug, when do you sleep?
Cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate your looking and commenting on my efforts. A very Merry Christmas to you and Louise and my best wishes to you in 2007. hope the health remains good.
Regards, Jim
21 Dec 2006 7:54PM
Wonderful capture of the hoar frost Doug. I sure hope we get some fine days over the hols, though I think my shorts will not see any action after last week in Spain. LOL.

Best wishes to yourself and Louise

Bluke Plus
11 303 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2006 10:05PM
brilliant image Doug....
Have a lovely christmas and a healthy New Year.......... Babs XXX
22 Dec 2006 10:34PM
Hi Doug,

Yet another great image! Just been having a browse back through your portfolio! Not having been on EPZ for most of this year, I've got a bit of catching up to do (too busy shooting weddings). Your work is as good as ever, if not better!


John Smile
DP_Imagery Plus
12 24 6 Wales
23 Dec 2006 3:36PM
Missed this one somehow! Beautiful work - have a Happy Xmas and a fine New Year. All the best. Bruce
23 Dec 2006 5:53PM
Hi Doug,
What a great seasonal image.
A very Happy Christmas to you and yours and many thanks for all you support this year.
May 2007 bring you all that you wish and more.

23 Dec 2006 8:11PM
Well worth the early rise Doug. You have captured the stillness, the frost and the early light to perfection.

25 Dec 2006 5:17PM
Have a superb Christmas Doug and a fantastic New year...for you and yours...

LeCCy Plus
11 263 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2006 10:19PM
Sweet Doug - Happy Holidays!
Maddie Plus
11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2006 12:33PM
merry christmas Doug and louise
27 Dec 2006 10:03AM
Stunning work as always Doug!!

Happy New Year to you all.

glazzaro Plus
12 70 23 United States
29 Dec 2006 5:12AM
Stunning setting and you capture of the light give this shot a magical look, excellent work! Spot on! Click!!!


P.S. Hope you and the wife had an excellent Christmas, best wishes for the New Year from Cesie and I.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
29 Dec 2006 8:46PM
A shot as crisp as the weather.A look of complete isolation.
Happy New Year Doug to you and Louise.

Gecko Plus
10 25 Australia
30 Dec 2006 7:05AM
Very late commenting on this, but couldn't not. This is absolutely fabulous!!. Pam
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3579 Canada
1 Jan 2007 4:29AM
Another outstanding shot indeed.

Happy New year,

2 Jan 2007 2:26AM
Another beautiful photo with a great composition. You are making Blackmount Ridge a really attractive place to visit.
May you and Louise experience all the joy and happiness, good health and strength, as well as prosperity in 2007.
Happy New Year!!!!!

glenalva Plus
11 338 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2007 10:55AM
Breathtakingly beautiful......

Happy New Year to you and Louise Smile

4 Jan 2007 6:46PM
a beautiful scene great colours and lighting .happy new year doug .eve.
7 Jan 2007 1:43AM
Agree beautiful, have a great year.
WOW.......Just a gorgeous shot, Doug.....What a Beautiful part of the world you get to explore and capture!

Cheers and Happy New Year,
Suzan Smile
AlanBW Plus
10 20 England
8 Jan 2007 8:35AM
Atmospheric and beautiful, top class work as always
8 Jan 2007 4:21PM
Another beauty Doug! I know I can rely on you to provide gorgeous pics of our fair isle for me to gaze at whilst I'm across the pond.
Hope you are both keeping well and had a lovely Christmas and Hogmanay!
Sweetpea :0) x
Pegon Plus
11 78 1 England
8 Jan 2007 9:23PM
A beauty Doug, lovely light, reflections and nice capture of the mist, very well composed.
12 Jan 2007 9:22PM
So serene!!

13 Jan 2007 10:31AM
stunning image Doug - like the reflections and composition

16 Jan 2007 10:12PM
Stunning shot, just beautiful. Love the muted tones, light and colour. Gorgeous!

claret Plus
12 49 England
17 Jan 2007 3:06PM
Almost gave up it took that long to scroll to the bottom! Haven't been able to look in as often as I would like recently. Nice to see you've kept up the good work. Love the mist.
PS A belated happy new year to you and Louise.
PatrickSmith Plus
12 1.2k 2 United States
18 Jan 2007 10:51PM
Hey Doug, I hope you and Louise are doing well up there. You are conspicuous in your absence! You may get some icy stuff pretty soon, if it is not there already.

22 Jan 2007 6:58AM
the light in this image is magical
22 Jan 2007 12:55PM
Hope all is well Doug, we are missing your fantastic photo's.