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16 Apr 2008 6:26PM
lovely shot
nanpantanman 18 24 1 England
16 Apr 2008 6:26PM
Beautiful. Terrific light and reflections. Kevin.
vagabond 16 39 1 Wales
16 Apr 2008 6:28PM
Great shot, lovely composition and great reflections.
bobalot 16 10 England
16 Apr 2008 6:36PM
just wonderful.

VintageRed 17 15 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 6:37PM
Super shot. Shortlisted.
Paintman Plus
16 1.5k 180 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 6:38PM
Beautiful shot.
youngwooly 15 1 England
16 Apr 2008 6:44PM
Lovely reflections
sut68 19 2.0k 77 England
16 Apr 2008 6:46PM
Stunning light Melanie, a lovely, different angle too!!!
Slaterm 16 496 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 6:49PM
agree entirely with Paul - this is stunning Melanie
Paul_cats 16 61 22 Scotland
16 Apr 2008 6:50PM
Stunning light and composition of this beautiful location.
jamescoates 15 44 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 6:51PM
A fantastic shot with great reflections.
Briwooly 17 454 6 England
16 Apr 2008 6:52PM
Wonderful Image Melanie super light

16 Apr 2008 6:54PM
Totally breath taking
peugeot406 16 7 1 England
16 Apr 2008 6:54PM
Super, like the reflections and composition
I will be visiting the area at the end of May
wamp 16 276 8 England
16 Apr 2008 7:00PM
Like the different viewpoint for this location and the light/reflections really do look good

chris-p Plus
17 75 England
16 Apr 2008 7:04PM
andytvcams 20 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 7:05PM

HebLight 14 14 England
16 Apr 2008 7:07PM
Beautiful shot, you have caught this place so well
martin.w Plus
20 616 29 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 7:18PM
I would have been weeping for joy had I been there Smile
RoddBC 16 40 United States
16 Apr 2008 7:21PM
Outrageous shot Melanie!

EllieEdge 14 15 42 Norway
16 Apr 2008 7:22PM
Beautiful reflection and foreground details.
- Ellie
RobDougall 15 25 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 7:29PM
Beautiful landscape beautifully captured
Melanie_M 17 168 9 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 7:32PM
You are all very kind.
Had I been alone, I might have been in mourning.
This was a very day of very changeble conditions. I had in mind a visit to a different spot, but as we passed here the play of light was breathtaking. But, as per Murphy's rule, not more than a minute as we got in position the heavens opened and sent us in retreat. During the retreat I spotted this pool (full of frog spawn BTW). I had the feeling the light would come good. Little did I know that 50 yards away were 4 red deer stags reflected in a pool, and I only had the WA lens on. LOL, you win some you lose some.
JouŠo 18 56 Finland
16 Apr 2008 7:40PM
POTD in my eyes! Stunning shot, Melanie!

You have that magical touch.......Love your shots forever and forever.........


Wooly 17 112 4 England
16 Apr 2008 7:47PM
What a stunning view and you've done a superb job of catching it. Top quality image.

16 Apr 2008 7:53PM
Beautiful shot.
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
16 Apr 2008 8:32PM
Spectacular Melanie. Ron.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
16 Apr 2008 9:48PM
Amazing beauty in this image Melanie.Top class image.
16 Apr 2008 9:54PM
This is beautiful light Mel, evening light is always good, never seen it here before, and never been here at this time either. The deer are here quite a lot especially in winter, what on earth happened to your camera? Remember that the camera can be replaced you can't my friend.

All the very best
User_Removed 14 78 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 10:07PM
17 Apr 2008 12:08AM
JohnParminter 15 1.3k 14 England
17 Apr 2008 7:46AM
Like this a lot Melanie, I wanted to get down to that cottage and photograph Stob Dearg from there as I personally think it looks best from that angle even though most folk, including me, shoot it from the Coupall falls. You've just managed to get both beg and mor in this one.
Neil_Higgins 16 35 3 England
17 Apr 2008 10:12AM
Wonderful wide angle view, capturing all them reflections, you'll need to go back for the deer though.
Sue_R 16 11 6 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 6:35PM
Beautiful image.

carterart 18 74 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2008 8:12PM
What a fantastic finale to the week.
At least you always kill your cameras at the end of a holiday.........
Miffyroo 14 2 Scotland
17 Apr 2008 8:46PM
Nigel_95 Plus
16 262 2 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2008 10:52PM
Stunning light and reflections.
Well I'd spotted it, and I see Dougie has spotted it, what has happened to the 5D Melanie?

19 Apr 2008 9:54AM
Beautiful, Mel..

Dotrob 17 Wales
19 Apr 2008 5:49PM
Excellent lighting and reflections.
User_Removed 15 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2008 6:27AM
Super shot. There's nothing like getting too close to water for comfort with an expensive piece of kit Grin

there's little to top snow covered Scottish mountains and good weather.
VintageRed 17 15 1 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2008 8:37PM
You know there are some weeks when there a number of very good images that hit the site. This was one of those times and yet still this one stood out for me. Great shot.
Lockhart 16 6 United States
21 Jun 2008 3:29PM
I thought I might drop in and comment on this photograph since it was taken with my Canon XTi and my 10-22mm lens following Melanie's unfortunate accident and the loss of her treasured 5D.

Recently I read a debate on the web about whether it's the camera or the photographer that is most important. This shot proves conclusively to me that it is the photographer.

Our group was just finishing up a splendid week in Scotland when this photograph was made. What a day it was, cold, spouts of hail, snow, rain, sleet, and sunshine. As usual, I spent my time close to the car and fiddling around with a fence line that I thought might make a good lead-in to the cottage while Melanie is several hundred yards away wading in a stream looking for a reflection. She obviously found it.

It's an extraordinary result. There is absolutely no way I can ever use this camera and lens in the same manner as Melanie did that day. I hope to return again to Scotland someday and perhaps get another lesson from Melanie about doing landscape photography. "Filters Bill, filters" I can hear the words. LOL. Yep, I own them, they are usually packed away neatly in my camera bag. Guess one of these days I will have to get them out and figure out how to use them.

What a great shot this is Melanie. I need to dig out the XTi and the lens and try it out in Florida. But something tells me that I won't ever produce the quality of images you do with the same equipment.

Congratulations and thanks to you and Claire for all your advice and assistance to me.

It really is an extraordinary photograph Melanie, really.

Corker2211 12 2 United States
14 Jun 2011 12:10PM
Everytime I visit your Portfolio I always seem to be at a loss of what to say. Your Images are so great. Landscape's like these are just not found around here. I would venture to say I'd have to travel to the State of Montana for something like this or Yellowstone National Park. I have marked this as a Favorite, as well as some others. Grin

Les Grin

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