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Mirror Reflection II

Mirror Reflection II
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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: Mountain, River, Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Digital ISO 100, Lee Filter System
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Scotland - Feb 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-03-16 8:50
Viewed: 3694
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
OK - I could not resist uploading one more before my holiday (starts in 4.5 hrs time)... I'll pack later.

Mirror Reflection II was taken at exactly the same time as Mirror Reflection from more or less the same place, just where Loch Tulla meets the A82 before the white bridge onto Rannoch Moor.

I had walked along the foreshore quite a bit to get away from the other photographers (pros...) who were after the same shots. The Freezing fog which had created such an amazing atmosphere was rapidly clearing, so time was of the essence, leaving a stunning stillness to the loch which is very unusual.

Such calmness is very unusual in the Highlands and was caused by a period of long cold nights (-12C) and cloud free days.

The picture was taken in RAW with a 105mm polarising filter. This is the full picture width, just cropped top and bottom to remove excess sky and foreground. Hopefully I have the dimensions right for the Large Post I have prepared. No editting has happened except for resize, crop and sharpness. Colours etc are as they were.

Please enjoy in my absence - that is enjoy the photo in my absence. I am back off to roughly the same area for a week and snow and cold overnight temperatures are forecast, so hopefully lots more pictures...

PS Missed the LP size :-( so sorry you will have to make do with this version.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-16 9:06]

Great reflection, Emma. Composition is well-designed and exposure is spot-on. Have a good one!

Great shot Emma.
I love the framing and the composition. The colors are amazing and the details are crisp.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-03-16 9:52]

Hi Emma,

have a great trip you lucky thing! Hope to see some more excellent shots on your return.
This is great, lovely composition and the colours really fit the mood...hope you get to dig a snowhole :o)



Hello Emma
Wonderful panoramic shot,
Excellent lighting and composition,
Great POV,Welldone.


Beautiful landscape, great reflection. TFS

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-16 20:59]

Lovely landscape shot. Colours, contrast and great composition. Great POV.

Hi Emma,

I just returned and you are leaving : ) This is indeed a lovely panoramic shot. I can see why it was popular with photographers. It is wonderfully sharp with great natural colors and fantastic depth of focus. I love the distant mountains and their reflections.

Evelynn : )

Makes me miss the Highlands...I love it up there, am determined to get up that way again sometime this year.

Hello Emma,
You really hit this lovely lake at the right time!
Muted but baeutiful colours, great reflection...
Well done on composition, where the dark side is opposing the bright side!
Pablo -

Hi Emma.
Crystal clear and beautiful. I love the almost painting like quality and the nice tight panoramic crop. Well done.
Regards, Steve

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-17 5:47]

Hi Emma

You mentioned in your last post, too, about the other "pro" photographers...but i simply don't see how they could capture a place like this any better. Seriously now. What do they have over you? I doubt there is something...

Anyway...clearly another magnificent photo fro this amazing trip to the wild side of a country in my top 5 of "MUST go there".

The colors and tones everywhere are outstanding and the mirror effect is brilliant! I'll tell you what: it's actually so beautiful it doesn't need a LP...one can see that it's pretty much flawless even from such size.
I really like the attention you gave the FG with the frosty grass included in the frame as well as those nice and dark stones emerging from the perfectly cal water (especially the nes on the left - where the reflection is of the blue sky) which just look amazing.
The mountains in the BG are wonderful and it's nice to see them with a warmer sunlight on them. Ther colors are beautifully saturated.
Splendid work!!!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-03-17 12:47]

Hi Emma.
Your panoramic shot is simply perfect. Your lens is excellent. Amazing view, wonderful landscape and reflections. Crisp sharpness and clear rich colours, Bravo. Superb done picture. My congratulations and TFS.

Hello Emma,
Very beautiful landscape panorama you presented here. Great DOF , colours are also amazing. Additional "plus" is the POV which allow to see fantastic reflection :)
Best regards,

Hi Emma,
Panoramic a very pretty one, very good results

Hi Emma,
You will read this when you will be back from your second trip to Scotland, which looks like a rather wet one. I do hope that you had some moments of good weather.

The reflection of th mountain range on the partially frozen lake is really impressive. As if there was a mirror. A wonderful composition with a pefect FG of the forsted grass.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-03-24 15:53]

Hi Emma.
It is amazing panorama on mountains and loch.I like white contours on outlines mountains as well as on beautiful mirroring on water-level.Great composition with very nice low point of view.Colors are amazing and reflection is perfect.In right parts something upsets reflection-it is ice on water,I have truth?Thank you for sharing this amazing picture.
Best greetings Milos.

Hello Emma, amazing photo, that is such an incrediable reflection! what a great shot! TFS

thanks for your comments on my photo " Iceberg Ahead! (18)" :o) ( It wasn't really an iceburg, just slabs of ice that were piled up very high from the wind and surf but indeed they did pile up VERY high! ) ;o)

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-04-02 10:47]

Hello Emma,
What a wonderful landscape, it's hard to tell what's land and what is water, it looks sooo peaceful! It could almost be two different views too, a "blue" one and a "grey" one! Excellent DOF and wondeful colours. I like the low vantage point too. Brilliant!
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Emma,
Another strong landscape. I like the panoramic crop. Excellent composition with the left to right lines leading the eye through the frame.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-06 4:30]

Another wonderful shot Emma. You do these so well. Beautiful light, perfect exposure and an amazing composition



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