We had a horrid two or three days in Scotland recently with sleet, snow and very strong winds. But, thankfully, the weather now appears to be improving and this was taken yesterday when there were some lovely periods of quite bright sunshine. Almost all the snow had disappeared off the ground with the exception of the distant hills which still had an attractive covering.
You can see from where I took this one if you look at this map and drag the little yellow man down to the red cross and then look eastward.
A local farmer unwittingly obliged by driving past on his little bright red off-road buggy!
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timecapturer (45163) 2012-04-06 6:27
pleased to see some green again instead of all white stuff. A great composition and enticing view, looks so beautiful against the snow covered hills. Excellent lines and light make this an attractive and captivating image. Love it!
Have a great Easter weekend - Brian.
hidibyendu (871) 2012-04-06 6:44
A beautiful spring landscape and surely one of my favourites. The greenery in front of the snowy mountains are looking so great. Beautiful colors, sharpness, POV. Nice composition.
bema (26279) 2012-04-06 7:18
this is a real splendid outlook, like a lot the depth and the fine lead-in by the road..
perfect in sharpness and colors!
tfs, see you around, cheers Bernd
bayno (18342) 2012-04-06 8:06
the beauty of this photo for me more than the beautiful landscape is the choice of framing and POV, the prospect of the piles to the sides of the road adds considerable depth, light and colors are delicious, the red color of the tractor draws the eye and gives motion the scene...
Royaldevon (26515) 2012-04-06 8:09
This is a fine pov, with the road as an inviting guide, towards that attractive, red, focal image. The road leads to a strong disappearing point, when the majesty of those snow covered hills takes over.
How good it is to have the snow so far away; picturesque but not hazardous!
Great dof to enrich this lovely scenery.
My warm regards,
altay1364 (0) 2012-04-06 8:44
Fotoğrafı bütün olarak çok beğendim.güzel ayrıntılara sahip.tebrik ediyorum.selamlar
jester5 (1934) 2012-04-06 9:37
A lovely point of view taking us straight into a very fine landscape, clear and sharp composition with great colour and light. BEAUTIFUL.
Silvio1953 (115857) 2012-04-06 10:23
Ciao John, great perspective on fascinating landscape, lovely composition, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Easter week end, ciao Silvio
holmertz (37041) 2012-04-06 11:23
Oh, so this is what spring looks like. I don't know what it's like in Gothenburg, but in Stockholm it has been snowing most of the day and at least the trees are now back to white.
This photo radiates an atmosphere of fresh air and a recent spring cleaning. Such lush green fields, a clear sky, bright light and a red buggy. It's a tremendous view where the fences help to create good downhill depth.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-04-06 11:38
it certainly seduces to make a ride there. nice shot!
saxo042 (36906) 2012-04-06 12:18
Well, I know what the weather in Gothenburg is today, rainy with a hint of snow. As I said earlier, your weather in Scotland always hits us six hours later, so I guess we will have good weather on Saturday...
This is a very, very beautiful view and I appreciate the red eye-catcher. So the yellow man has been here too, of course I could have asked him when I saw him, where he was about to turn up next time...
Kind regards and Happy Easter
williewhistler (12409) 2012-04-06 12:19
Hello John,that little red buggy is so well placed, it adds the icing to a fine shot.
The fences along the wavy road lead nicely into the scene, whilst the well lit snow capped distant mountains are a delight.
The composition is impeccable and the image super sharp,lovely.
Best wishes Les.
ourania (26348) 2012-04-06 12:53
a wonderful vast landscape captured during the fascinating transition from winter to spring. I like very much the perspective offered by the road and fences, superbly placed in the frame. The depth of the view and the clarity throughout are amazing. I love the colours, the variations of lighting, the shadows on the snowy mountains and the delightful addition of the red vehicle. A beautiful picture, thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
prasun984 (5590) 2012-04-06 14:24
Absolutely amazing shot of this extremely beautiful place. Well executed with superb saturation, light control and sharpness. Thanks for sharing.
dkmurphys (46162) 2012-04-06 22:36
Very picturesque capture. I like the fresh green of the field and the snowy peaks. Well taken, enjoy the weekend.
RhodieIke (11512) 2012-04-06 22:53
Hi John, This is fantastic, like a large watercolour of this gorgeous scene, love your Pov, with the fences taking us down the road and on to those fantastic rolling mountains. Wonderful. Brilliant management, Cheers Iain.
Ps, Bit concerned with the guys who paint the white lines, have they had one or two many nips from their flask, the line is a bit wibble wobble, ha ha.
emka (73183) 2012-04-06 23:55
I see not much spring here, the first what I notice are the snow covered hills. but it is some green already and it seems to me I see sheep grazing. Beautiful wide panorama and this red buggy placed in the strong point. very nice fresh shot.
have a wo nderful Easter with family
jjcordier (73228) 2012-04-07 0:44
Une très jolie photo de paysage agrémentée par la présence du véhicule rouge bien placé et par les montagnes enneigées en arrière plan.
Glint (6163) 2012-04-07 1:30
Didn't you get lucky with the red farm vehicle!Nicely composed with the diagonal line of the road and the farmer well placed.Good dof with the snow dusted hills providing an attractive bg.Nice light and altogether an attractive image.
notrap (5504) 2012-04-07 5:03
now I could have taken a snow-photo, just half an hour ago, when I left the supermarket, but I did not have my camera with me.
Your photo is very nice with the snow covered hills, but I, too, would have liked to see the little lamb. I can imagine how you feel about this lost chance. Some days ago I read the Sunday Times-article you linked in one of your discussions about taking photos of people. And I agree: it is very important to show faces, that´s why facebook is growing rapidly. People are always interested in people. I decided to post more pictures dealing with "the human factor", as many as my stock permits and the resonance is to my liking.
Kind regards, thanks for the link,
nice easter weekend
chawax (18463) 2012-04-08 5:41
This photo makes me think about David Lynch's film The Straight Story, maybe the farmer crosses Scotland to see his brother again ! A well composed picture, with the road guiding our look and the farmer inviting us to follow him to discover the beauty of scottish spring.
agjika (3616) 2012-04-10 12:31
Lovely spring light you have captured here. I love the painting feel in this shot.
Superb composition with the man placed in the right place.
korbee (6615) 2012-04-11 12:26
Wonderful wide vieuw with enormous depth,I really like the road and the tractor,they both give a lot of extra impact to the photo.
Didi (55029) 2012-04-18 14:13
Fantastic perspective, the landscape is marvelous.
The sud is covered by a cloud and that's a give a nice lights ambiance.
Good frame quality.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (18588)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-05
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-06 6:13
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