- Jamesp (18906)
- [2007-10-30 11:09]
Great reflective composition - a study in diagonals. Good detail and colours.
I am trying to sort out previous crits - my connection seems to be settling down.
- jesst (2441)
- [2007-10-30 11:21]
Nice picture with wonderfrul composition, color and detail, very good sharp.
- gracious (13068)
- [2007-10-30 12:03]
this is a beautiful landscape well captured!
great pov that looking to a upward horizon and a far distance to reach!
perfect exposure and focus with the green and sky!
very well composed and the notes is really wonderful and useful
thanks for sharing
- cedryk (5270)
- [2007-10-30 12:04]
Very nice landscape. Nice gradient of cloud colours and luminosity. Very enjoyable note too.
Best greetings from Poland and TFS!
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-10-30 12:20]
Very interesting the history about this place.
I like the POV chosen and the way you managed to compose the image.
The cloudy sky adds character to the landscape, and creates also the sun and shadow's bands seen at the back.
Good work and thanks to post it.
- bobcat08 (1431)
- [2007-10-30 13:07]
Pffffffffff, je lijkt wel een gids Niek. Luid en duidelijk wordt er even wat uitgelegd over deze omgeving. Het is een beetje een overweldigend plaatje wat je gepost hebt. Ik voel me zelf aan de voet van die berg staan om er tegen op te gaan. Even wat adem halen en daar gaan we. Zo komt deze foto op mij over. Heel realistisch. Dat komt doordat het een beetje lijkt op de bergen die ik in Zwitserland als bergwandelaar hebt "bedwongen" ahum. Doordat jij zo'n lage POV hebt gebruikt komt de hoogte zeer goed tot zijn recht. De beide bergen aan de zijkanten verhogen trouwens ook nog eens dit effect. Over de kleuren zullen we het maar niet hebben. Gewoon goed en natuurlijk. Een fijn genomen foto. Klasse. groeten en tot TFS BOB
- horia (16656)
- [2007-10-30 14:02]
Hello my dear friend
Boy this Scotland is beautiful, but i must also admire your talent to making any subject and any place feel so special! However, i promised myself i will go there one day...nor far from now hopefully :)
I agree: this photo definitely deserved to see daylight.
I really love the vertical composition and the amazing "U" shape the two mountains create in the horizon.
The small river also looks great and with those lovely trees on its sides and the rocky banks gives a way of leading the eye to the BG of the scene. The FG is also well enhanced by the rocks and the yellow flowers that bring some extra brightness and contrast to this area.
The exposure is well balanced across the entire scene. I actually think that the dark clouds from the top are a lot better that if it were sunny or only some white fluffy clouds - they give that great scottish atmosphere :)
Wonderful work and a great presentations of the land there in the note.
Bravo and TFS
I am always surprised at how barren Scotland is. At least there are a few trees in this shot, and the grass is nice. I like the choice of the wide angle. I like the gray skies and the bit of sunlight breaking through on the hillside. Sharpness and exposure are very good. My eyes seem to lock onto the large rock in the center and get stuck there. I tried a slightly different crop that may have more "movement"
Evelynn : )
- jossim (12636)
- [2007-10-31 3:19]
Très jolie composition.Bravo pour les détails,les couleurs justes,le contraste et la profondeur.
- marioana (1481)
- [2007-10-31 4:43]
I'm glad you're still sharing images from your trip to Scotland. I really enjoy seeing them. I like the subtle hint of wildflowers in the f/g. The light and sky are beautiful and that steep valley just holds the eye right in the middle of the frame like gravity. Very well done.
Best regards, Steve.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-10-31 8:48]
Despite the cloudy weather you managed to get amazing, well coloured and lightened picture. I like wonderful place, excellent choice of POV and crisp sharpness of the image. Framing and composition are very impressive. Shot is taken with great taste and skillfulness. My best wishes and TFS.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-10-31 9:07]
There is a feeling of entrapment here..As if in a dream I am at the lowest point and breathlessly looking in all directions up and seemingly forever to the horizon. Brings back the movie Alive in which at the very end...a group climbs for what seems forever in the snows of the Andes.. and finds a small oasis of civilization.
- Silke (5458)
- [2007-10-31 9:10]
Your archives do hold some marvellous treasures!
Superb PoV, colours and details!
- warnzy (20)
- [2007-10-31 14:31]
Very effective use of your wide angle lens, which has created real interest in the mountain shot. The sky is magnificent, and holds the picture together very effectively.
- pablominto (14563)
- [2007-11-01 2:50]
Very good lines in this frame, drawing me into the scenery!
The varied light and dramatic sky are assets, and the wild flowers in fron are nice colour spots...
A well balanced composition with fine details!
- NellyD (1783)
- [2007-11-01 4:49]
Ik vind de natuur in Schotland erg fascinered en je hebt die sfeer heel mooi weergegeven met deze foto. Prachtige kleuren en het perspectief is super.
- kjpweb (4788)
- [2007-11-01 6:55]
Simply majestic scenery and very well composed! Most excellent! Cheers, Klaus!
- Heaven (7912)
- [2007-11-03 13:36]
I'm back from a couple of days in the mountains and I'm glad that you searched in your archives to show us this picture. It's the kind of picture you have to look at twice to appreciate it at its full value. And the more I look at it, the more I like it. Especially for its simplicity and the composition with the river conducting the spectator's eye to the sky.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2007-11-04 1:14]
a very well balanced image you have dug up from your trip to Scotland here, perfectly exposed! A great feeling of desolate emptiness that could only be Scotland too. The tiny yellow flowers in the FG add a nice splash of colour.
- Aramok (5166)
- [2007-11-16 8:40]
I had to look twice at this picture and then remembered... Great shot and detail. I remember the area well and the balancing act over the style.
The bucket bridge is still useable and I know of people who have, though most balance across the wires rather than haul the bucket back and to. I walk just walk further!
- mrcrow (3008)
- [2007-11-19 14:01]
i thought this was an ultra wide by the thumbnail
you have made really good use of the lens here, niek
its a photographers photograph and i like the stunning use of the foreground detail which goes on and on and on
sky and blast of light came at the most appropriate time...
we are all archiving a bit now and i feel you have more and greater ones to come??
- hester (11638)
- [2007-11-22 11:02]
You certainly took some wonderful shots in Scotland. Lovely FG details and I like the way the eye is led into the gentle U shaped valley