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The Magic of Freezing Fog

The Magic of Freezing Fog
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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: 2007-02-06
Categories: Trees, River, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III USM, Digital ISO 100
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Travelogue: Scotland - Feb 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-03-09 12:26
Viewed: 5539
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a repost after a number of you have requested a large post version, so I have cropped it slightly differently and made sure I got the sizes right this time. Also there is a little more space and the extra set of stones to the left of the picture.

From before.

I had gotten up that morning to temperatures of -11C and a beautiful clear sky and fantastic views, but within the hour freezing fog had rolled in up off the loch and I was rather disappointed. So on the grounds I could see nothing where I was, I decided to leave the glen and move on elsewhere.

I never made it out of the glen. As I was leaving the fog started to roll back and left behind a beautiful scene which just had to be photo'ed.

What is great about the weather here is that it is hiding the A82 (main road) which winds up at the back of this photo onto Rannoch Moor.

This one is slightly editted (cropping out the excess grey fog on the top, resize and sharpen and brightened a touch). It was taken using the tripod, my 300mm lens at full zoom and mirror lockup and timer exposure to reduce the camera shake from the long lens.

The location is Loch Tulla which is at the base of Rannoch Moor. The photo was taken from the Inveroran road from Bridge of Orchy, not far before the sign that reads "That which burns, never returns".

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hi emma,
beautiful shot,
the reflections look lovely, i liked the way you have composed the shot,
well done,
tfs & regards

Very interesting picture, I liked a lot the result, the composition is very good.
I like the way the water and the sky are merging in that frame.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-09 12:57]

Hello Emma,
Magnificent landscape.Reflections on water are amazing.POV,lighting,exposure and visual impact are excellent.

Nice one Emma...

Hi Emma
Which one beautiful parts of this photo, must I mention here. Reflection? Superb! Scene of coast? Fantastic! View of frozen trees? Wonderful!!!
You have managed a fascinating job my dear friend. Please accept my conratulations for this lovely photograph..

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-03-09 14:51]

Hi Emma.
This is breathtaking view on loch,primarily in large version.Narrow sweep the land surrounded water and trees covered hoarfrost and it everything in splendid reflection.It's magical.Great composition.I like it very much.
TFS this amazing picture.
Best greetings Milos.

Hello Emma
Excellent Panoramic landscape,
Perfect composition anf lighting,
today I tried to upload a panorama,
but it wasn't possible Check the Forum.


Hi Emma,
That is simply beautiful. I love the long panoramic crop. A great reflection. Great moody feel to the overall scene. Looks awesome!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-09 21:59]

Hello Emma

I like your presentation of freezing fog very much.It is one of my favourite things of the wintertime ,especially when the morning is bright and sunny.Your photo's reflections are amazing and very beautiful.It is mirror-like.The composition is very good,and the trees are stellar.TFS


Hello Emma,
This strange landscape is well captured!
The perfect reflection makes the scenery almost unreal, so does the lack of a horizon line...
Land of mystery well captured!
Pablo -

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-10 8:56]

Hola Emma,
bello pov. y excelente formato,
agradables reflejos,

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-03-10 11:18]
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Magnificent photo.... I just wish TN would allow bigger photos, then I couild put this one on the wall!

I nearly feel the cold air in my lungs!

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2007-03-10 18:19]

Hi Emma,
Didn't realize you'd reposted this. Beautiful as before and thanks for posting the LP format. Still love this picture :-)

Hi Emma,
Wow, amazing shot, the reflections are amazing and the trees, just amazing. Glad you stayed and got the photo. TFs

Thanks for your comments on my photo " The Sky is on Fire " :o)
Was morning for sure, I get up every morning at 6:30AM!!
Can't miss it!

Hi Emma,
Very peaceful capture. Just love the stillness in the water...must be very rare to capture such mirror like conditions.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-03-12 4:52]

Hi Emma,
The large version looks great, thank you for posting.

Hi Emma,
I think this is amazing.
There is no telling where the water ends and where the sky begins.
The colors are fantastic and the details great.

Emma, I liked the last one, I love this one; esp. with the expanded upper area on the right side. I will get busy on some pano next! ;) Tfs, Jay

PS I finally got organized and put one or two up...

Thanx for the inspiration!

Dear Emma,
Beautiful landscape with excellent composition of mirror image reflections at temp of -11 degree C. TFS.

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