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Ice Fagin
Ian Cameron

Ice Fagin

Loch A Chroisg, Achnasheen, Scotland

When I first saw this old birch tree looming out of a dense freezing mist around the shoreline of Loch A Chroisg, I saw the head of a white haired bearded old man perched on a scrawny neck. I immediately thought of that old crook Fagin with his hooked nose and furtive look, and I found myself humming the theme tune to the musical Oliver. I still can't get past the image of Fagin even though three years have gone by since I took the shot. It goes without saying that this was some of the hardest hoar frost I have ever encountered and I have rarely had a more productive day's shoot. For a few minutes the rising sun stained the mist pink and Fagin looked slightly embarrassed.

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Pentax 67 II ,90-180 zoom,Fujichrome Velvia
Unfiltered, f/22 at 4 Seconds. full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Gaétan Bolduc08-Dec-2014 17:22
Great capture
MarcViskens27-Jun-2013 18:00
exceptional work
very well done
Robbie D7020-Jan-2013 20:54
The thumbnail has a Fagin look to it but the full size is just beautiful.
Pete Hemington19-Jan-2013 21:31
That is a remarkable find and well captured
sebas veldhuisen19-Jan-2013 16:33
Beautiful! Those bearded characters on the side of a lake are often poets ;)
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