Romana (romanaa) had commented that my last upload did not show quite enough of the surrounding hills, so now I am posting a photograph taken the same day last week but from higher up the little narrow road that leads from the Talla Reservoir to the higher Megget Reservoir.
In fact, you can see the location from where I took the picture if you look at Map:[view] but if you look here and drag the "yellow man" onto the roadway, you can look around the area and even go for a virtual drive along this little road. The road is single track, windy and steep (20%) so you have to be careful driving, especially if you meet someone else coming the other way.
In the picture you can see Talla Linnfoots farm buildings at the near end of the reservoir. My last picture was taken down by the waterside near there. You can see the steep road downhill on the left and to the right of the reservoir in the distance is the little road continuing to the village of Tweedsmuir.
Shot in RAW using a polarising filter and converted and edited in PSE6.
As always, all comments/critiques/advice are very welcome!
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macondo (18623) 2011-04-27 2:30
I had a look at your earlier, very well proportioned shot, and can't say that I prefer one to the other. This one does have a more expansive and breathtaking view of the hills, and I like the way the narrow winding road with its rough and rocky edging snakes out of the lower left corner. Good interplay of very subtle light and shade as in many of your shots. I enjoyed playing with the yellow man, and was able to get almost the same view as you have here. We just don't get bare hills like those; anything not covered in eucalyptus forest has just been cleared for sheep or cattle.
SnapRJW (31625) 2011-04-27 2:45
Hello John - I've compared the two shots and they are both quite different from one another and both attractive. This one shows a more expansive landscape, the road winds its way down to the shore nicely and I like the inclusion of the dry-stone wall and stoney ground; I think it gives a good "feel" for the terrain. Good natural colour with fine detail. TFS and best wishes Rosemary
kato (11630) 2011-04-27 3:04
You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition, excellent clear tone, it's impressive in lake, hill of gradual inclination that surrounds it and green field. And, a road that meanders and descends on plain at left side draws out a good effect. This looks a typical landscape of scotland, so it has gentle and settled atmosphere.
geoant68 (331) 2011-04-27 3:19
beautiful the panoramic view of the reservoir with the Talla Linnfoots farm in front of it.The view is splendid with the beauty and the charmy of the place to make the scene so effective.
robmal (2018) 2011-04-27 9:03
Fantastic landscape photo with beautiful place and great composition. Super POV and soft colors, I like it. Congratulations.
williewhistler (15377) 2011-04-28 1:53
Hello John,using the winding road to take us to the lakes and beyond works very well,giving great depth to this spectacular landscape,a real advert for the Scottish Border Country.
Lovely composition and suitably sharpened,all under a lovely Spring sky.Well done.
Best wishes Les.
emka (85097) 2011-04-28 8:06
Thanks for a dedication and for this beautiful photo. I like walking in such placdes but it doesn't mean I do it, as I have very far to the mountains from Warsaw. When the hills are not covered with forests, than you can enjoy marvelous views. (and there are no precipies, I like it also :)). The path near the reservoir looks very inviting. I see you posted many photos from Tweedsmuir.
Superb composition with great depth, nice natural colours, fine sharpness.
saxo042 (37602) 2011-04-28 8:42
This is really a beautiful view! I also appreciate the possibility to drive along here, with the help of the yellow man. But this yellow man never steps outside the asphalt, as you have done here, so he never takes these special pictures. Are there any public footpaths around here? A fantastic view, reminds me a bit of the Scandinavian mountains, above the tree line.
jhm (143413) 2011-04-29 2:52
You caught it on a wonderful way these picture, no doubting, we see a excellent choice of your angle, exactly between the mountains.
The lake care for a specially effect, splendid depth and good perspective picture.
Very well done,, TFS.
Glint (6171) 2011-05-01 16:46
this is a grand view, so clear and natural. I like the way the road seems to pour us into the reservoir.The fold of the hill that goes from bottom right to left is a fine diagonal and the triangle it creates balances with the shape of the reservoir.
finlay (1549) 2011-05-03 2:17
A terrific shot. The entire scene is well lit and the long depth of field means that even the most distant hills are captured in great clarity. The winding road coming from the left is an excellent lead in drawing the eye towards the dark pool of the reservoir at the centre of the shot.
romanaa (7982) 2011-05-05 6:02
it seems I have missed the most imposrtant shot in the gallery... THANK YOU. Beautiful, airy and deep, with great scratches in the sides of the mountains. It seems the road decided to copy the shape of the dam.
PS. Getting packed for the course?
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (21726)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-21
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD SP AF, Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-27 2:18