Portrait of The Ice Lake

by davidstorm

Shot earlier today in the Scottish Highlands. This stunning location is on the A82 between Fort William and Loch Lomond. Today we were treated to the most magical light that showed off this place in all its majesty. I only hope that I've done it justice.

K-5, DA 16-45, Polariser, Hitech ND Grad 0.9, Tripod
Uploaded16/12/2012 - 21:04
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed3/5
Aperturef/22
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length16mm

pianoman
Posted 16/12/2012 - 21:07 Link
Beautiful shot David stunning image I love it
All the best

David
Gary_Baldy
Posted 16/12/2012 - 21:11 Link
Oh yes, that floats my boat. Superb.
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senn
Posted 16/12/2012 - 21:13 Link
idyllic setting, David, .. light and deepness of view are exquisite, .., marvellous capture

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puma
Posted 16/12/2012 - 21:26 Link
Great shot David iam still looking at all mine yet LOL
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Blaze
Posted 16/12/2012 - 21:55 Link
Fabulous !
Defragged
Posted 16/12/2012 - 22:04 Link
I do like this; beautiful...
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Posted 16/12/2012 - 22:22 Link
Very nice
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autumnlight
Posted 16/12/2012 - 23:00 Link
A stunning and beautiful image, the light is magical, loving all your images from Scotland David.
Posted 16/12/2012 - 23:03 Link
Blimey. I am getting you two going ( not on purpose) Cull it above the bottom rock. i.e. take out the bottom rock..I'm not trying to wind you and puma up, it's just my opinion. SORRY.. Sorry I'm not allowed to use CAPS according to someone on this site.
puma
Posted 16/12/2012 - 23:14 Link
I would say to you take a good long look at your own photos before you start making silly little comments like you are at the moment, as for what your saying ( I am getting you two going) never! As you also say youíre not doing it on purpose? Oh I think you are. But I really donít care mate carry on Have your fun.

And as for this Image it blows any of your shots right out the water I would say to you carring on Fishing.
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BLIMEY
Posted 16/12/2012 - 23:45 Link
Read the thingy at the bottom of my post
davidstorm
Posted 16/12/2012 - 23:56 Link
SlightlySoiled wrote:
Read the thingy at the bottom of my post

I'm not trying to upset you or cause any arguments, but the comments you have been making have not made any sense to me. If you think you're not a good judge it might be better not to make such sweeping statements?

Sooner or later it was bound to attract attention and some comments back to you!

I have no problems with you continuing to comment on my images or anyone elses images, but you must expect some responses back if they don't appear to make sense.

Best wishes
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Posted 17/12/2012 - 00:15 Link
The bottom Third or Quarter. That is all I said. SORRY I'll Keep my opinions to myself in future. I thought you and sean were looking for C&C.
Posted 17/12/2012 - 00:19 Link
My Photos are CRAP. I'm surprised any one looks at them. But a couple have. Which is pleasing.
Posted 17/12/2012 - 00:21 Link
OH YEAH, I'm slightly colour blind.
davidstorm
Posted 17/12/2012 - 00:33 Link
SlightlySoiled wrote:
The bottom Third or Quarter. That is all I said. SORRY I'll Keep my opinions to myself in future. I thought you and sean were looking for C&C.

I think I said I'm happy for you to comment? We are always looking for CC. I also said that you should expect some comments back if people don't agree, but this is normal?

Cheers
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Posted 17/12/2012 - 01:05 Link
AS I view this one on my monitor I can't see the bottom bit of this picture unless I scroll down, and the first stone at the bottom then looks out of place. Did you two want C&C or just adulation?
Posted 17/12/2012 - 01:27 Link
I want PROPER C&C. I don't really get any on here. That's why I've gone to YOUR PHOTOS. Did you two want C&C or just praise.IT was MY opinion..Sorry. I'll stop having an opinion. Unless it's the driving you put into it. 9 hours driving? Do a days work!I'm an HGV driver, fairly normal for me
mohammad
Posted 17/12/2012 - 09:09 Link
Fabulous shot with great reflection of sky light and shade .
Posted 17/12/2012 - 10:13 Link
My last comment was uncalled for and I apologise.
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Posted 17/12/2012 - 10:30 Link
SlightlySoiled wrote:
AS I view this one on my monitor I can't see the bottom bit of this picture unless I scroll down, and the first stone at the bottom then looks out of place. Did you two want C&C or just adulation?

SlightlySoiled wrote:
I want PROPER C&C. I don't really get any on here. That's why I've gone to YOUR PHOTOS. Did you two want C&C or just praise.IT was MY opinion..Sorry. I'll stop having an opinion. Unless it's the driving you put into it. 9 hours driving? Do a days work!I'm an HGV driver, fairly normal for me

It got to be said I think that you have just tried to spoil some wonderful photos by making daft comments and then by trying to make it look like its Dave and Shaun, fault by saying there canít take it? And find that very disrespectful and rude these two men are very good photographers and do not deserve this on the photographs? Itís very much green eye from where I am sitting and I think you could lose a lot of respect with people on here and with these fellas as they could help you in this field.
As a new comer myself to the site I feel that we have to very much consider every bodyís opinion but it must be justified, not just off the wall then saying that they cant take CC
Ps I hate writing this on such a lovely photo so iam very sorry dave but I feel it had to be said.
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GIULIO57
Posted 17/12/2012 - 10:31 Link
Great use of a vertical compo
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DrOrloff
Posted 17/12/2012 - 14:26 Link
A very beatiful scene, the foreground rock in ice looks great. I do think it could be brighter. I do see the point about the foreground grass, personally I would crop it too. But it's a very nice image indeed.
davidstorm
Posted 17/12/2012 - 21:00 Link
DrOrloff wrote:
A very beatiful scene, the foreground rock in ice looks great. I do think it could be brighter. I do see the point about the foreground grass, personally I would crop it too. But it's a very nice image indeed.

Thanks Dr. O, I think you're right about brightening it up a bit - I'll re-visit the RAW file and have another go.

Regards
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Posted 17/12/2012 - 21:39 Link
I like it just the way it is. One for getting a print of, and framing.
pgweber
Posted 18/12/2012 - 00:25 Link
To my eye, this format does not work. I don't know whether you have tried too hard to get near-middle-far components into the view. The second rock is the more interesting piece of foreground detail, so I too would crop to remove anything nearer than that.
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davidstorm
Posted 18/12/2012 - 00:40 Link
pgweber wrote:
To my eye, this format does not work. I don't know whether you have tried too hard to get near-middle-far components into the view. The second rock is the more interesting piece of foreground detail, so I too would crop to remove anything nearer than that.

Thanks for your comment Peter, I think this one has divided opinion a bit, but I like the composition as it is. I took a number of shots here, some with the grass and some without. In this portrait format, the ones with it in look better to me and Õ'm happy with it that way.

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dcweather
Posted 19/12/2012 - 22:06 Link
Unfortunately my views come from a standpoint of sheer jealousy! The whole lot are just simply stunning. I must learn how to do good landscapes because I love raw nature like this. I suppose Scotland does edge out Basildon but we have some lovely views of the Thames Estuary. I always like to put a bit of foreground in like this. But just not to sound too sycophantic the grass and heather is so pretty in its own right I might leave about a half or a third of it in because it draws the eye to it.
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Gary_Baldy
Posted 19/12/2012 - 22:18 Link
I'm not sure I've ever seen a photo on Pentax User that's attracted so much attention! Well done!
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pauljay
Posted 20/12/2012 - 22:18 Link
I'm convinced that if you lighten it David it will take away a lot of the mood of the photo which is an essential element of it! It's gorgeous!
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szgabor
Posted 21/12/2012 - 06:25 Link
Great lights and details, nicely taken shot.
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JohnE
Posted 07/06/2013 - 10:22 Link
Just stumbled on this shot in the top 10 landscape shots. Absolutely beautiful shot. Love the stepping stones into the shot and the well controlled exposure.
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