Portrait of The Ice Lake


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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
16/12/2012 - 21:04davidstorm
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed3/5
Aperturef/22
LensN/A
ISO100
Focal Length16mm

pianoman

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

David

Gary_Baldy

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 21:11
Oh yes, that floats my boat. Superb.
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senn

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 21:13
idyllic setting, David, .. light and deepness of view are exquisite, .., marvellous capture

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puma

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 21:26
Great shot David iam still looking at all mine yet LOL
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Blaze

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 21:55
Fabulous !

Defragged

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 22:04
I do like this; beautiful...
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Stuey

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 22:22
Very nice
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autumnlight

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 23:00
A stunning and beautiful image, the light is magical, loving all your images from Scotland David.
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SlightlySoiled

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 23:03
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

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 23:14
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 you’re not doing it on purpose? Oh I think you are. But I really don’t 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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SlightlySoiled

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 23:44
BLIMEY

SlightlySoiled

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 23:45
Read the thingy at the bottom of my post

davidstorm

Link Posted 16/12/2012 - 23:56
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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SlightlySoiled

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 00:15
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.

SlightlySoiled

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 00:19
My Photos are CRAP. I'm surprised any one looks at them. But a couple have. Which is pleasing.

SlightlySoiled

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 00:21
OH YEAH, I'm slightly colour blind.

davidstorm

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 00:33
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
David
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SlightlySoiled

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 01:05
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

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 01:27
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

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 09:09
Fabulous shot with great reflection of sky light and shade .

SlightlySoiled

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 10:13
My last comment was uncalled for and I apologise.

generator

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 10:30
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 can’t take it? And find that very disrespectful and rude these two men are very good photographers and do not deserve this on the photographs? It’s 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 body’s 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.
Thanks Richard

GIULIO57

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 10:31
Great use of a vertical compo
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DrOrloff

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 14:26
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.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 21:00
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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simonsApathy

Link Posted 17/12/2012 - 21:39
I like it just the way it is. One for getting a print of, and framing.

pgweber

Link Posted 18/12/2012 - 00:25
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

Link Posted 18/12/2012 - 00:40
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 Í'm happy with it that way.

Regards
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dcweather

Link Posted 19/12/2012 - 22:06
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.
Dave

Gary_Baldy

Link Posted 19/12/2012 - 22:18
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

Link Posted 20/12/2012 - 22:18
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

Link Posted 21/12/2012 - 06:25
Great lights and details, nicely taken shot.
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JohnE

Link Posted 07/06/2013 - 10:22
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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