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Pink Dawn Rannoch
Ian Cameron

Pink Dawn Rannoch

Rannoch moor, Glencoe, Scotland.

If I had a favourite wee spot on Rannoch moor this would be it. I was offering the benefit of my wisdom to another photographer when this most delicate sunrise occurred.

This one tree seems to have evaded the onward march of Autumn remaining steadfastly green even though the first snows of the year have dusted the distant Blackmount. The cool blues of twilight eventually gave way to dawns pink light first staining the clouds and then painting the mountain tops. I waited for an even cloud distribution then took the shot.

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Pentax 67 II ,55-100 zoom,Fujichrome Velvia
0.45ND grad, f/16 at 2 sec's. full exif

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JCTomlin30-Nov-2008 16:33
Beautiful dawn most beautifully captured! V!!
Mikael Larsen25-Nov-2008 23:24
What a scenery. Colors, mood, reflection .... everything is great. v
McGarva23-Nov-2008 20:19
Wow ... too good! ... the pink reflecting on the snow and water is simply awesome ... V
Fred Parsons09-Nov-2008 04:04
As much as I respect Zane for all he does and how much he has spent time helping me with some things, I have to disagree on this one. I think it is great as is and the slight blur separates the items in the image - otherwise it would all be too too perfect and less in the moment
Milan Simic07-Nov-2008 20:46
Whata piece of scenic beauty... big vote!
Enny07-Nov-2008 10:11
a fabulous image in every way.
Tricia07-Nov-2008 05:10
Beautiful image Ian, lovely composition, colours and everything!
Jongky Ku07-Nov-2008 04:39
Guest 07-Nov-2008 03:32
Suberbe! One of the best! best regards
Zane Paxton07-Nov-2008 03:19
Its a rich and compelling image; The reflection nicely reinforces the "visual story" of this special place.

C&C: 'Just a thought' Dept: As a general statement/theory, reflections tend to be tad more compelling than the actual subject; an interesting if not subtle distinction to ponder. My eye almost immediatly goes to the reflection of the tree because of the contrast, then I'd love to see a similarly distinct reflection of the mountains. I wonder if a faster exposure would have retained a clearer reflection of the lovely mountains...? (That then gets into the hyperfocal distance calculations to reduce the f/stop). A similar example that preserves more of the reflection at a faster 1/15th @ f/5.6:

A fine image in any case!
Toney Smith07-Nov-2008 02:20
Outstanding in all aspects!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography07-Nov-2008 00:44
Wonderful image, Vote!
Steve Mockford07-Nov-2008 00:38
Very nice pastel colours; your control of subtle tone is admirable.
lou_rozensteins07-Nov-2008 00:05
Beautiful composition and colour. Scotland must be a very beautiful country. Well done. voted.
Guest 06-Nov-2008 23:55
Just gorgeous!
M Williamson Lebon06-Nov-2008 21:56
Amazing!!! V
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