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Buachaille Etive Mor
This was a nightmare to shoot. Peter and I stood for nearly 5 hours waiting for the clouds to lift, and even when they did there was a blue haze over the mountain. It can be photographed from the road but we felt this was a better shot, having walked through boggy ground for 10 minutes. She is a magnificent mountain, probably better in the winter when covered with snow. This was not what I was hoping for because the face has so much detail.
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Album name:Barrie / Landscapes
Rating (5 votes): (Details)
Keywords:Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe, Scotland.
Camera:Canon 300D
Lens:Canon 16 - 35 USM
Editing Performed:Quite a bit to try and bring out the detail through the haze.
File Size:244 KB
Date added:Oct 18, 2006
Dimensions:862 x 519 pixels
Displayed:168 times
Color Space:Uncalibrated
Date Time:2006:10:18 12:51:57
DateTime Original:2006:10:15 13:08:30
DateTime digitized:2006:10:15 13:08:30
Exif Image Height:519 pixels
Exif Image Width:862 pixels
Exif Offset:216
Exif Version:version 2.21
Exposure Bias:0 EV
Exposure Program:Manual
Exposure Time:1/10 sec
FNumber:f 22
Flash:No Flash
Focal length:16 mm
Max Aperture:f 2.8
Metering Mode:Center Weighted Average
Model:Canon EOS 300D DIGITAL
Orientation:Normal (O deg)
Resolution Unit:Inch
Software:Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
X Resolution:300
Y Resolution:300
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nursegladys  [Oct 18, 2006 at 12:20 PM]
Cracking shot Barrie, the mountain has a prehistoric feel to it. Lovely detail in the foreground; the diagonals lead the viewer into the scene. The reflection in the stream is subtle without being too overpowering. IMO I would crop out the light toned bank on the right. Love the presentation.
fazel  [Oct 18, 2006 at 03:15 PM]
This is a great shot and worth all the efforts. The combination of the water in the foreground and the mountain+clouds in the background has given a mystical effect to the photo.
George  [Oct 18, 2006 at 03:16 PM]
Some really nice work here Boss even tho' the elements were against you and the peak just off centre, Merlynn will be pleased almost a 'Lord of the Rings' feel to it. Agree with the nurse re the crop, cracking shot.
Frog  [Oct 18, 2006 at 05:17 PM]
Nice shot considering conditions.
Beermonsta  [Oct 18, 2006 at 05:56 PM]
Well worth the effort barrie.
June  [Oct 18, 2006 at 06:31 PM]
alanuk  [Oct 18, 2006 at 08:48 PM]
I think this mountain regaularly features in photography magazines but this is one of the best views I have seen. The water gently flowing over the rocks provides great foreground interest leading very nicely to the peak beyond which is well isolated from its neighbours by the clouds and mists. A cracking shot, Barrie. I wish I had your patience - I would have left around 4hrs 50 mins earlier!
Lacemaker  [Oct 19, 2006 at 07:42 AM]
Just beautiful.
nickb123  [Oct 19, 2006 at 10:43 AM]
To be honest with you Barrie, you may not have achieved the detail desired due to weather conditions but you have created a great photograph with real mystical qualities. I echo the comments above. Fantastic
Merlynn  [Oct 19, 2006 at 11:14 AM]
Look at it another way Barrie, if you had the right weather conditions maybe it wouldn't have turned out so well, the fact that there was a blue haze over the mountain has made you take a different approach with the editing, creating what I think is a beautiful surreal effect on the mountain itself, yet a more natural looking foreground (thank goodness you didn't over do the burn/dodge), composition, exposure, and focus up to your usual high standards, excellent shot enhanced by fine editing, well done!
Ric  [Oct 22, 2006 at 01:02 AM]
the photo is perfect for me, let down only by the frame, but that is personal preferences barrie. i wonder what i would have done in the same situation - 5 hours waiting eh ? Ah i get it now, there was a pub behind you so you sat it out in there eh ? fantastic shot barrie !