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Kaleidoscape Glencoe
Ian Cameron

Kaleidoscape Glencoe

Loch Achtriochtan, Glencoe, Scotland

It is rare that an image makes it into my best three dozen category but this one for me slides comfortably within my elite personal preferences. Loch Achtriochtan is very shallow and consequently settles down to a mirror smooth reflection much faster than its less sheltered and deeper cousins further up the glen. A heavy sky with broken cloud allowed splinters of sunlight through to paint the autumnal flanks of the steep sided mountains by the side of the A82 A nervous wait for a gap in the traffic and the perfect light to fall on the two trees ensued but finally got one shot that to me represents the very best of transient light.

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Pentax 67 II ,55-100 zoom,Fujichrome Velvia
0.45ND grad, f/16 at 1/2 Second. full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Gerald Rozemeijer10-Oct-2013 09:36
Absolutely wonderful shot !
Jackie Smith28-Nov-2012 19:48
This is gorrrrrrrrrrgeous!
Gerald Rozemeijer20-Aug-2012 10:15
wow beautiful shot !
Zane Paxton22-Jul-2012 23:56
As beautiful as it is, the apparent horizon exactly at the middle is unsettling because it feels rather unresolved.... That generates some visual tension that seems out of place or incongruous in an otherwise serene scene.
John Reynolds21-Jul-2012 19:11
Paolo Flores18-Jul-2012 22:00
Superb photo!
Wenche Aune16-Jul-2012 09:12
Gill Kopy15-Jul-2012 01:45
A most astounding shot !! BV
joanteno14-Jul-2012 10:17
Stunning.. breathtaking..
Michael Feistel13-Jul-2012 22:53
Have send the wrong link, should you bother here is the whole hike:
Michael Feistel13-Jul-2012 22:41
After being there myself a couple of days ago, I start to realize what makes you so passioned about it. It is a wonderful area and I'm green with jealousy of the opportunity, but knowing to capture it on film offers a much more contrast spectrum than digital right now has.
I was doing a 3 hours hike in a Snowdonia valley, which isn't exactly Scotland, but nevertheless provided much joy and inner peace to walk it. I start to understand you. The image is just brilliant and physically being there yourself almost unbearable breathtaking.
Paul Keates13-Jul-2012 16:52
Stunning Image....V
David Buzzeo13-Jul-2012 14:48
Excellent example of when to break one of the general rules regarding composition. V
Terje Hamnes13-Jul-2012 11:51
Gaétan Bolduc13-Jul-2012 01:54
Impressive and gorgeous image, V
Pete Hemington12-Jul-2012 21:40
Breath taking, but you must have a gross of candidates for your best 3 dozen!!
lou_rozensteins12-Jul-2012 00:27
Stunning shot. Well done.
zonedout11-Jul-2012 23:25
I concur. Gorgeous! V V ...z
tinkerb11-Jul-2012 22:05
Oh yes indeed I also know that spot, but its never looked as glorious as that, in fact it has always been raining!
McGarva11-Jul-2012 19:17
I know that spot ... seen that shot ... wow you nailed it! :)
MarcViskens11-Jul-2012 19:07
well done
Dallas Hyatt11-Jul-2012 18:47
Wow! What color! Bravo!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography11-Jul-2012 18:39
Stunning image, Voted.
Jill11-Jul-2012 18:09
Yes..breathtaking. Exhale!
Cathryn Gallacher11-Jul-2012 18:03
I love all your work, but this is certainly in my top favourites too. Just breathtaking.
A.G. Arao / noyphoto11-Jul-2012 16:19
Magnificent! -V-
Petter Hamnes11-Jul-2012 15:50
Out of this world!
claude11-Jul-2012 14:53
Absolument superbe !
J Ponces11-Jul-2012 14:38
Absolutly gorgeous!
Gary Hebert11-Jul-2012 13:34
Spectacular work Ian... like a gorgeous artistic painting... BV.
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