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Misty Days

Misty Days
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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, Mountain, River, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0 L IS USM, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Scotland - Feb 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-05-17 8:35
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Sorry for having been away for so long yet again.... I was off ill with a cold and chest infection the is going around the school I work in and being a severe asthmatic, it hit me rather too hard...

So given the weather and my health have both been as bad as each other, I have decided to continue with my February holiday even though it is out of season really.

The picture.
Loch Tulla - on what was a stunning day with amazing reflections caused by freezing fog. I had taken a week out to visit my favourite haunts in Scotland, camping wild and pretty much just doing as I pleased, roaming freely with the camera unhindered by other persons during a period of freezing nights and great days out.

The temperatures were cold for the UK (-12C) the previous night (and pretty much the entire week)... and I had gotten up to a beautiful morning sky, bright blue, not a cloud in sight and then the freezing fog came in and reduced visibility considerably. Initally I was really disappointed becuase I could not see a thing, but then... As you can see in this picture, the fog was lying very low and it was easy to ascend out of it, but the best pictures were at to be found at its edges.

Whilst it was rolling back, it left the place amazingly calm and this was one of the results. My only wish was that I had climbed under the fence and gone much closer, but I would have missed several stunning photos if I had... I had already gone close enough ( and by using 105mm zoom) to loose the power lines that run across this landscape.

The picture was taken free hand, with a high ISO to get a fast shutter speed becuase I was at 105mm focal length and I have a bad arm.
Converted from RAW, the pictue has then been resized and sharpened very slightly and a border added.


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Hi Emma,
Very nice landscape and very good point of view.
Good atmosphere of the beautiful shot..! I like much this one..!

Hi Emma,
I am glad you are feeling better again and glad to see you back posting wonderful Sctoland. This is another marvelous winter scenery that became even better with the morning fog and frost. I love the clean look of the photo and its composition. That one tree really is a great eyecatcher. A very wonderful moody photo.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-05-17 9:38]
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Hi Emma,

sorry to hear you've not been well, hope you are on the mend :o)
This is great, the panoramic works really well and the position of each tree is placed perfectly within the frame. Nice clean colours enhance the overall frosty theme and the mist partially obscuring the mountain (a Munro perhaps!?) adds an excellent backdrop to the treeline. Great work!



Hi Emma,
Stunning scene from Scotland!
Very impressed by the colour on the foreclose ground, suppouse it must be the effect of the ice.
The floating fog so low creates a very enigmatic mood here, whilst it lets see some part of the mountain at back.
Glad to know you're better.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-17 10:05]

Hello Emma,
Sorry to hear that you've been unwell! Hope you're better now. - I don't suppose the mist here is good for you either but this is a wonderful capture of it! Great depth of focus and sharp details of those lovely frosty trees too. I very much like the gentle pastel colours. Great composition!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-17 10:09]

Hi Emma.
What an unusual and pleasant colour palette of the picture and great pictured view. Combination of foggy BG and extremely sharp main subject is amazing as well as the impressive POV and excellent DOF. Perfect done and TFS.

Hello Emma
What an intersting landscape,
Perfect comsition and lighting,
Great POV and LP,informative note,
Superb shot.

Good Luck

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-05-17 10:37]

Hi Emma

A lovely atmospheric shot with excellent composition(as usual).

Hope you are much better.


Hi Emma!
What a lovely shot!
I love this kind of weather and places!
It's really outstanding photo! Thank you for sharing!
Amazing lighting and very nice composition. Very nice colours - I like this kind of blue very much. And that misty fog...yes:)
Superb pohoto! TFS!


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-18 2:32]

Hola Emma,
espléndido trabajo,
buenos detalles,
presentación magnífica.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-05-21 14:55]

Hi Emma

I hope you are feeling better now.

This is a wonderful shot. I love the cool colours and the panoramic crop. Great exposure and nice capture of the mist. Wonderful light and atmosphere



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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-22 15:39]

Hi Emma

Sorry to hear about your condition. I really hope you'll be better as soon as possible and back on some trip with a great and warmer weather this time :)

This is again a splendid shot and one great to see no matter the season :)
The quality here is great and the view is spectacular! The "icy" feeling is terrific and the panorama crop sure gives it the wide impression, despite the zoom.
The exposure here is spot-on and the contrast between the bark of the trees and the snow and ice is splendid.
The mist in the distance makes the shot even more moody and enhances the overall composition well.
Charming work!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Emma,
Nice panorama, the ice and brown reminds me of a western Canadian winter. I like the compression here provided by the 105mm. It reminds me of one of your earlier shots I remember you said you shot off your balcony in your nightgown. This is very dramatic. Not only the subject with the ice, but also the lighting works very well. IMHO I think just a little less on the bottom and a little more on the top might make the shot feel a bit more balanced to me, and might be even more dramatic if there is more mountain or sky that can be revealed.
P.S. Here's to feeling better soon! (When classes are out?)

Hello Emma,
what a wonderful landscape, it would be interesting to see more mountains. But that we see it's enough to consideres this one a sharp, clean and neat image. Greetings & wishes.

Hello Emma,
Wow, love this panoramic shot, thank God the snow is gone here though finally! Beautiuful mist amongst the mountains...great shot. TFS

Hi Emma, how did I miss this one because it a Masterpiece. Your effords were certainly well rewarded. Very good lighting and beautiful weather situation!
Excellent work.

Hi Emma,
Wishing you a fast recovery !
Very nice image - great landscape and I especially like the inclusion of the mountain on the right side.
TFS, Shir

Hello Emma,

Pfoui... Outstanding Pano, excellent composition and lighting !
Very nice work.


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