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January lingers

More from my stravaigs in January. This time landscape.

Cul Beag in Coigach on the C-5050.I think I was pushing the camera and the processing.



Some years the light could be a bit flat and its taken time to learn how to work it. Beinn Dorain and the morning train to Fort William.



Black and White is a possibility. Loch Dochard and Meall nan Eun.



Beinn Liath Mhor, Torridon



Loch Mallachie Cairngorms



Sometimes it needs a frame. Stob Coir an Albannaich.



Or just go up a hill on a nice day. Schiehallion from Ben Vrackie.



Put a building in the foreground. Cill Chorill, Glen Spean.



This year it was a mix. I like it but a friend reckoned it was a bit twee.



And finally, this. Not taken on an Olympus but too good to leave out. Bidean Nam Beinn and Glencoe across Loch Leven.



What have I learned? Wait for the light and pare it down. Cut out extraneous stuff.

Enjoy. I look forward to your comments.
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Re: January lingers

like this series a lot.
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Re: January lingers

Great shots Duncan

Keep them coming please.

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Re: January lingers

A cracking set of images Duncan, they all look good to me, but I particularly like the wee kirk, the shot from the tin shed and the one across Loch Leven.
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Re: January lingers

Wonderful use of light to portray the various area to their best.
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Re: January lingers

Thats a real nice set of images
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Re: January lingers

Duncan, I have to ask how many miles do you walk on an "outing" ? and what boots do you wear to not slip on the very wet and slippy hills ? Teviots ?

I was out yesterday with my Puppy Dawg and I was thinking I must get some more boots with improved grip ?

Or do you walk with poles ? (not polish people ) I have a pair of poles and maybe I should use them ? I dread falling and being stuck - but I have to get "out" in the countryside !

Your photographs, always make me want to book a trip to the Highlands and make me realise just HOW MUCH I MISSED when at Herriot Watt for 5 years and coming down south, home for long weekends/holidays ...

When we plan our Highlands trip - I shall be viewing your gallery for places to visit and plotting about a Distillary or two for B & B

My Fav ? the view with the Fort William train because I just lurve trains

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Re: January lingers

Hi Duncan, some cracking images of the Scottish landscape here. I think the mono reflection in Loch Dochard is my favourite closely followed by Loch Mallachie. I've not heard of this loch before so one to look out for for future trips.
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Re: January lingers

Thank you everyone.

5 miles is about as far as I am prepared to walk in, take pictures and walk out carrying hill stuff and camera gear in a day. Although I have a cunning plan.....
I wear Meindl Burma Pro boots.
http://outdoor.tiso.com/search?w=mei...ro&asug=Meindl
I've no idea what is pro about them but they are very comfy, tough, Goretexed, Leather and cost about £190. They don't even have high heels. I wear them with gaiters and this allows me to 'jesus walk' trhough burns up to a foot deep.
http://www.tiso.com/shop/trekmates/c...rm_gtx_gaiter/
And I don't know what is GTX about them either.
I use one stick as a counterbalance to the Toploader camera bag at my side ready for a quick draw.

The only thing better than photographing the Fort William train is being on it. Especially in winter when its quiet and you can imagine you are being shipped to a Gulag.
But this is worth a view and I am probably going to join this weekend at Model Rail Scotland.
http://fowhl.org.uk/#

Loch Mallachie is a short walk from Loch Garten, so its handy for you Steve.

The wee kirk did feature in Monarch of the Glen. There is a bunkhouse nearby which is good.
http://www.highland-hostel.co.uk/
And the train runs past the hostel.
Glen Spean and Laggan is a great area for Big Country pictures.
Here are two from the Coire Ardair path in the Creag Meagaidh NNR.

Looking South over Laggan to Upper Rannoch



And looking up into Coire Ardair and the great cliffs (300 m high) which are one of the best areas in Britain for ice climbing.



and I've got these as B&W (taken on HP5) printed (by myself) at A3 on the wall at home.
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Re: January lingers

These are all stunning. Got to agree with Iain McD - the wee kirk on the hill is the favourite shot for me too.

They all combine to give me one thought: I must get up north again this year...

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Re: January lingers

What a cracking series Duncan. I agree that the little kirk is a beauty but I rather like the landscape framed by the window in the corrugated iron wall. Great stuff.

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