Loch an Eilean is located a couple of miles south of Aviemore in the Cairngorm National Park. On the island are the ruins of a 14th century castle. This was used as a place of safety by the locals when the reivers (thugs & cattle thieves) came calling.
I like the way the reflection of the clouds in the water gives the impression of an island floating above the water. (It looks like that to me anyway) :-)
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saxo042 (37966) 2011-07-03 12:21
A very good picture with three different parts; the close part where you can see the bottgom clearly, the part of the lake where the clouds are reflected and finally the grenn background. A marvellous reflection of the hills is the perfectly calm water. A very good picture indeed !
Asiulus (1184) 2011-07-03 13:07
Classical framing, nicely captured reflection - I see the building in the background, looks like it's worth a closer shot.
papagolf21 (109086) 2011-07-03 14:16
Très belle présentation verticale de ce paysage de toute beauté prenant pour départ un fond d'une transparence étonnante, et nous conduisant avec bonheur à un reflet entre ciel et terre du plus bel effet.
Image très bien conçue.
Ninello52 (7576) 2011-07-03 14:36
Fantastic reflection and incredibly clean and transparent water of the lake! The castle, just visible through the vegetation makes it more attractive place! Beautiful sky reflected in the lake!
Best Regards, Nino.
pajaran (65640) 2011-07-03 15:24
Dobar tekst ...
Dobar ugao snimka i pogled preko jezera na ostatke starog dvorca, lepe boje i fotografija.
Dobar snimak sa refleksima na vodi i kompozicija, lepo mesto.
Good article ...
Good length and angle of view across the lake on the remains of an old castle, beautiful colors and images.
Good shot with reflections on the water and composition, nice place.
All the best.
Lavan3d (299) 2011-07-03 23:49
nice and great sharpness
samson (1982) 2011-07-04 0:20
The water is very still and you managed to capture a good reflection. Yes it is floating in the sky
Glint (6171) 2011-08-17 14:59
perfectly titles this was an eye catching thumbnail that doesn't disappoint. I like your low pov and the pebblesake an interesting contrast to the foliage.
josepmarin (58359) 2011-12-12 0:42
an excellent vertical framing, in a very well structured composition, in which you have played wisely with the beautiful landscape of the Highlands and its wonderful reflections on the lake, in order to obtain a beautiful mirror effect.
I like the transparency of the water in foreground, that it allows us to see the stones at the bottom of the lake.
A beautiful work, with a high quality.
Urs (14082) 2011-12-20 19:16
Superb wide angle shot of this idyllic scenery with high sharpness and fine colour hues. The clarity of the water is impressive, as the stones can be seen clearly. DOF is perfect due to the use of the wide angle, making the viewer look from FG to BG.
abmdsudi (57600) 2011-12-29 2:45
One of the most breathtaking views shown here and the way the lake takes the eye right to all the right places and into those beautiful island eventually. Gorgeous. I love the colours, the contrasting foreground you've left in and the vast expanse. The mirror reflection in crystal water and everything seems to merge harmoniously. But water reflection imo, is obviously the focal point. A really very fine shot, Congrats
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-01-02 9:19
Somehow the vertical format is effective in this composition. Awesome dof with sharp details from near to infinity. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
jemaflor (103003) 2012-01-05 4:23
Well taken and presented with this fg and this lovely clear water, good depth and beautiful landscape, tfs.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-01-10 11:43
wonderful shot with nice perspective...like the reflection of the foliage in the water in BG...also like the textured stones under the water which is clearly seen from the top...nice calm water...
very good DOF controlled with nice light management...
s4sayan (126) 2013-03-01 2:03
Such a nice framed picture with the lake, the greenery and some underwater objects also. Beautiful warm colors. Hats off.
ChrisJ (117667) 2013-10-01 12:27
Superbly framed with amazing symmetrical reflections that do indeed make the island look like it is floating in the sky. I like the transparency and clarity of the fg water allowing us to count every stone on the bottom. Good sharpness and natural looking colour. Tfs!
mjw364 (1466) 2013-10-01 13:15
Classically composed shot in many ways and a fitting title. Given that great reflection I might have cropped it further up to just focus on that alone and the clouds that look like layers on the water but that's my subjective viewpoint one that I think a moderator is there to judge from time to time!
yquem46 (38752) 2013-10-01 13:20
An original shot, thanks to the contrast between the greenery and its reflection at BG, with the brown part of the pebbles in the water at FG, plus the gray reflection of the clouds
Beautiful shot off the beaten tracks
best regards, have a nice evening
icesurfer (574) 2013-11-17 16:55
You really manage to create a surreal effect with this picture, with trees covering what really seems an island peacefully floating between the clouds!
The rocks in the foreground add depth to the overall composition. Sharp details, great exposure, and perfect DOF.
Thanks for sharing
mkamionka (39905) 2014-01-06 13:23
I see you stopped to upload a while ago. So pity. The composition here is brilliant all the elements so simple yet combined together result in a very impressive effect. Perfect 100% reflection is probably the highlight but there is also a well thought through foreground which also has some reflection of the cloudy sky.
Thanks for the tip with right clicking the large images. I noticed though that it did not work on the version of Internet Explorer 10 -but may be it was because we have a special version of it at work.
Alan_Kolnik (620) 2015-10-06 17:20
The reflections of the island contrast with the transparency f the water to give a very interesting image. Technically excellent as well - sharp and good color rendition.
clic (18464) 2016-01-23 6:52
Eventhough I didn't smoke any illicit drug, my first impression of a fabulous take remains, thanks to your highly-developed artistic sense!
mcmtanyel (28892) 2016-12-13 20:17
Oh, yes! I like this optical illusion created by the reflections from the tranquil lake. Well seen and rendered, congratulations & TFS!
PS. I don't think those ladies mind being called chubby, they are cute that way.
- Copyright: Keith Taylor (Keitht) (1308)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, EF 24-105 1:4 L IS USM, Circular Polarising
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/30 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-03 12:10
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