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Copyright: Emma Taylor (Aramok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1992-09
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon T80
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-21 3:10
Viewed: 4897
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Whilst I have been looking for photos to put into a website I'm writing, I came across this one which is related to my favourite picture of mine, 'Lone Tree' and it seems your prefered photo of mine as well.

So given I have been so busy lately - my only work collegue in support is off sick yet again, I though that I would post this one.

I think the sky needs a little work, it seems a bit bright on my laptop screen at work, but I took this picture 14 years ago (I got engaged on this trip) before I knew anything about photography at all.

It was taken on 35mm ISO 200 negative and scanned in. I have added a touch more sky becuase the orginal lens was limited and did not allow me to capture enough sky to balance the photo and keep the foreground. I haven't changed anysaturation or contrast etc because laptop screens are notorious for not displaying colours correctly, so I left the faded feel to it...

The main moutain is Meall nan Eun (928m) and the loch is Loch Dochard (yet again - this is my 10th posting of this loch!)

Please enjoy and feel free to comment good or bad, I would like to know...

pablominto, ramthakur, Signal-Womb, jmp, scottevers7, liquidsunshine, jeanpaul, PDP, SunToucher, Joffre, blakitan has marked this note useful
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Hello Emma,
Awesome mountain landscape, the calm waters provides an excellent mirror for the rounded shapes...
Wise to include the shore in front, I agree on the sky but 14 years ago is impressive anyway!
Pablo -

Very BAD, Emma!
Why didn't you show us this picture ealier? It is so beautiful!
Sky or no sky, this picture grabs me for its foreground and mid-ground -- the slightly wind ruffled reflection of those hillocks on water and the dapples of sunshine on those hillocks.
The depth of view is also very good; gives you a clear impression of those shallow vales in the background.
This is a neat scan of a print. There is no loss in quality anywhere.

Hello Emma, I think we all over exposed our skies when we started out which is why my exposure setting is nearly always set to half or one full stop - for LS anyhow. I would burn some details on the water but then again it would only emphasize the lack of detail in the sky. Never the less its a nice tranquil image and one worth posting. Regards Steve.

P.S. Thanks for software link, must try that out.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-06-21 6:50]

Hi Emma,

I like the composition and the landscape a lot. You have a good scanner, didn't notice anything. AS for the sky, it is white but not overexposed, the whole is a very good balanced photograph.


Great mirror image on your pic. I tried one recently and posted it. (Have a look and let me know what you think but it is nowhere as good as yours!). The composition, POV, colours and detail, especially of the reflection are all great and it makes it a good posting. TFS,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-06-21 8:09]
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Hi Emma,
I like this landscape a lot and I remember the other shot as an impressive one too. A perfect shot where I do not notice the scan process. Serenity and peace is all over this landscape. Still I remember the sentence you used (one point in time this was a forest). When your collegue come back, try to put a date and a cause to this devastation, if it's easy for you.
TFS, José M.

Hi Emma,
Beautiful landscape! Excellent composition and framing. I love the great reflection you have captured in the water. Beautiful subtle colors and nice sharp detail. A great feeling of depth in this shot.

Hi Emma,
Good detail, colours and very sharp for a 14 year old print. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition. Nicely framed.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week.

Bonjour Emma
Cela valait la peine de soortir cette photo de tes archive car ce paysahe est vraiment joli.La composition ,les couleurs et les détails sont tous très beaux.
Merci et bon week end...JP

A fantastic view emma!
lovely mood and great reflections in the water. nice scenery. Good job!


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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-06-26 7:42]
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Hi Emma, good shot. I like the composition and the reflections are great. It's a shame that detail in the sky has been lost (I can see it in the reflection). Well done.

A beautiful scene, wonderful reflection. Shame about the sky, though. The patch of blue sky in the reflection shows us that it was there and could have been improved with a wider lens. Never mind!

Hi Emma,
What a beautiful landscape with such a serene look. Lets just leave out the sky part and concentrate on the beauty of the rest. The light on the mountains has a great playfullness and the reflection in the lake is as sharp as my razor. I am really impressed with the quality of the scan. Great photo which must have great memories for you.

Hi Emma,
Superb shot of this scenic landscape. Very sharp and clear, with superb details. Nicely composed and great reflection captured. It is tilted to right a bit [about 5 degrees, I guess]
Have a nice weekend and don't work too hard...

Ben Lakitan

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