Glen Etive (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Eite) is a glen in the Highlands of Scotland. The River Etive rises on the peaks surrounding Rannoch Moor, with several tributary streams coming together at the Kings House Hotel, an old inn on the A82 road at the head of Glen Coe. From the Kings House, the Etive flows for about 18 km, reaching the sea at the sea loch of Loch Etive. This river and its tributaries are hugely popular with whitewater kayakers and at high water levels it is a testpiece of the area and a classic run.
At the north end of Glen Etive lie the two mountains known as the shepherds of Etive: Buachaille Etive Mòr and Buachaille Etive Beag. Other peaks accessible from the Glen include Ben Starav, located near the head of Loch Etive, and Beinn Fhionnlaidh on the northern side of the glen. A narrow road from the Kings House Hotel runs down the glen, serving several houses and farms. This road ends at the head of the loch, though rough tracks continue along both shores.
Deep colors in this shot are created by late evening sun, probably hard to believe it was taken around 10PM, however that is what you get in north of Europe in one of the longest days of the year. Composition works so well here and the photo would not have such an impact without those clouds just in the right place above the mountains.
PENTAX K20D, f/4.5, 0.05 sec (1/20), ISO 200, 16 mm
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gelor (3229) 2008-09-02 3:28
Superbe lieu et superbe photo ! Ce grand angle donne un superbe piqué. Félicitations.
barni (15747) 2008-09-02 3:31
Superbe reflet avec des couleurs qui flash bien.
Have a nice day
npecanhuk (60224) 2008-09-02 3:31
Wonderful picture, with excellent and beautiful colors, great management of light, sharpness, pov and composition!
The reflection is very eye-catching and I also love the texture of the surface of the lake! Fantastic!
TFS - Congratulations!
Greetings from Brazil,
cbrman (21637) 2008-09-02 3:39
Félicitations pour cette image captivante aux contrastes magnifiques.
Une photographie d'Ecosse très bien faite et dont la lumière et les couleurs sont superbes.
asajernigan (20117) 2008-09-02 3:42
Your composition is great with a fine reflection. The reflection gives the shot excellent balance and symmetry. The lighting and colors are fine with nice sharpness and detail. The sky is great and provides a nice backdrop for the scene.
Rafer (14877) 2008-09-02 3:46
Hay que ver esta foto,imprescindible...
ktanska (23930) 2008-09-02 3:48
Artistic lake view. Contrasts seem to be somewhat pushed but the effect works well. I like the symmetry created by almost perfect reflection.
rbassin (15892) 2008-09-02 3:54
Un magnifique paysage où les couleurs et la lumière
kyrneucciu (1384) 2008-09-02 3:58
hi Lucie, of the color and a light exceptional compound has a graphics diagram gives has this stereotype a percussion effect. congratulation. JO
Asiulus (1176) 2008-09-02 4:25
Marvellous place, catchy colours, the symmetry works nicely here, the real land and it's reflection
Rooster_kool (860) 2008-09-02 4:37
Beautiful landscape and excellent reflection.
DKarine (3903) 2008-09-02 4:45
A magnificent photo. Colors explode of everywhere on the reflection, in the airs...
It is peaceful and so quiet!
dkeus31 (27735) 2008-09-02 4:48
a greatu picture!
the light, colors and reflections are simply great!
Lotte1969 (144) 2008-09-02 5:56
Amazing colours and reflections. What a marvellous landscape.
A great picture.
Best regards Lotte
luisafonso (862) 2008-09-02 5:59
Wonderful Lucie! This photo convinced me to visit Scotland next year. The clarity provided by your Pentax is amazing. So are the vibrant and natural colors. Specially those greens. I love it!
eversmile (11628) 2008-09-02 6:59
Superb! The colors, with the light green of the hills, and their soft shapes, are very beautiful and the reflections, particularly the little white clouds, are great too. Excellent composition and management of the light. Congratulations, Lucie!
etlerl (601) 2008-09-02 7:40
I cannot add to the above critiques. This landscape is amazing and the realization is excellent.
Cormac (26545) 2008-09-02 11:14
You sure get around Lucie! Wonderful shot, with some intense colour, and brilliant lighting too. The sunlight on the mountain gives this a great contrast (I love high contrast as you can tell!) which contributes to the dramatic appearance of the scene. Great balance too, with those clouds on one side and the mountains on the other side.
After being dormant on TE for many months I back with some new shots, although you may have seen a lot of them on other sites. I'm glad to see that you are still here, as you are one of my favourites - See you around!
leo61 (0) 2008-09-02 11:19
A fantastic shot of this wonderful landscape.Amazing colors and contrast and very nice reflections.The blue and green tones are wonderful.
Merou (4726) 2008-09-02 12:54
Beautiful light, colors and composition !
gneufeld (15884) 2008-09-02 18:38
A stunning image with awesome reflections and deep rich colors. Well done and TFS. Gerald
Cpamoi (10391) 2008-09-02 22:21
magnifique reflet! les couleurs bien saturées sont superbes.
marietom (34607) 2008-09-03 1:07
Une véritable petite merveille, ce paysage. Les couleurs sont éclatantes, et la composition superbe, avec ce beau reflet.
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-09-03 1:40
beautifully composed landscape, nearly minimalistic. The waterplants are a bit distracting, no chance to move 10m to the right ?
cherryripe (21015) 2008-09-03 4:37
Absolutely stunning colours here. Lots of depth thanks to the 1/2 V form and I love the fluffy clouds as well as the reflection with the little ripples. Nicely polarized sky too.
Ptitcaid (656) 2008-09-03 5:34
Et beaux reflets.
Belle photo de ces montagnes.
Avec un beau ciel avec de gros nuages.
Salut! P'tit Caïd
SELU (492) 2008-09-03 6:05
FOR ALWAYS, YOUR PICTURE IS PERFECT. THE GREAT COLOUR. THE SKY BEATIFUL. A GREETING.
boa (5536) 2008-09-06 6:25
It`s like most of you photos:Very artistic and aesthetic ! Excellent POV,colours,sharpness and symmetry.
I like your photos a lot Lucie !
Best regards from Sweden
papon (1283) 2008-09-07 1:04
Looks like a mirror effect….
Clear blue sky…
Light sun beam to the green valley….
And finally great reflection..
Greetings from India..
azizbilgili (2111) 2008-09-08 2:44
Beautiful light, colors and composition...
luighi (5297) 2008-09-09 11:46
Hola Lucie , acabo de visitar tu galeria y me ha parecido fantastica , esta foto es un ejemplo de lo que digo , es una composicion magica y una vista fantastica .
Recibe un saludo desde España.
tsim (727) 2008-09-15 23:54
Very beautiful image. The colors are just perfect. The combination of the three elements, water, sky and ground is really successful. That gives really desire for discovering this place. Greetings. Simon
tapdur (47) 2008-10-02 5:06
Great composition and lights.
just superbe !
Didier38 (710) 2008-10-27 7:11
La lumière est Superbe, le cadrage et la composition sont parfait. Bravo !
loufah (68) 2009-02-24 13:35
Beautiful!! Fantastic color saturation.
amirey10 (603) 2009-05-05 11:36
salut Lucie CzNLUkKw,
superbe photo avec des couleurs magnifiques
des reflets uniques pour ce beau paysage
une belle angle de prise
- Copyright: Lucie CzNLUkKw (lucinka) (9976)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/20 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorite Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-02 3:24