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Once Upon a Time
Ian Cameron

Once Upon a Time

Loch An Eilein, Cairngorm, Scotland

I have to admit I was completely charmed and enthralled by this wonderful copse of mixed birch and Scots Pine at the end of Loch An Eilein. The harmonious muted hues of powder green lichen, flaky red Scots pine bark and alternating columns of red, white and dark brown made a wonderfully dense backdrop through which virtually no daylight could be seen. Although I have a perfectly standard shot of this woodland copse, smearing vaseline horizontally over a filter caused the birch and pine trunks to blur and blend seamlessly into each other to complete the fairytale appearance I envisaged in that soft pre-dawn light.

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Pentax 67 II ,90-180 zoom,Fujichrome Velvia
0.3ND soft edged Graduated filter part smeared with vaseline and spread out horizontally across the filter. full exif

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McGarva02-Feb-2013 15:16
Superb Ian ... memories of this technique with the Black Larches last Autumn in Torridon! :)
Sandy Rich01-Feb-2013 22:35
Magical was also my first thought. A superb result. V
Pete Hemington01-Feb-2013 19:43
Magical result
jlm01-Feb-2013 19:29
Excellent effect
sebas veldhuisen01-Feb-2013 17:00
Very well done! It really reproduces this magical atmosphere you can experience in Scotland! V
PiJoly01-Feb-2013 15:01
Une superbe filée !
J Ponces01-Feb-2013 13:34
Absolutly stunning! And fantastic sharing the technique with us! V
olivier bruning01-Feb-2013 12:50
wonderful
Peter Stubley01-Feb-2013 12:48
Still not sure if I like this, but it is definitely striking and drew me to really look at it (instead of just a glance). But art does not always have to be comfortable, so nicely done.
SRW01-Feb-2013 12:47
Wonderfully done... -- the end result is almost abstract; but gives a strong feel of what it must be like to stand there....
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