Another photograph from beautiful Perthshire, believed by many to be the loveliest and prettiest county in all of Scotland. This one was taken just a hundred yards or so from "Queen's View" after I had walked down a little from the viewpoint which was becoming increasingly thronged with tourists.
Looking due west, we are looking along the length of Loch Tummel and the mountain you can see some 12 miles or so in the distance is Schiehallion, a lovely mountain to look at, a fine mountain to climb and one which affords lovely views from its top. And, as I explained before, it was on this mountain in 1774 that Nevil Maskelyne and his colleagues carried out the "Schiehallion Experiment" which was the very first real experiment to calculate the mean density of the Earth and hence its mass.
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npecanhuk (66276) 2012-06-08 17:43
Very beautiful view!
Very attractive and pleasant-looking photograph!
I love the framing with those branches and yellowish leaves!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
PecoBud (3824) 2012-06-08 18:11
Beautiful presentation with well-balanced colors and light. Love the FG colors over blue waters with superb clarity. Stunning POV very artistic in nature, great job John!!
TFS...........Your Friend from California........Buddy
delpeoples (53167) 2012-06-08 20:19
Another fine addition to your series. The view is absolutely magnificent, as are the colours. Excellent vertical frame and nice natural framing by the greenery. The water is luminous and cleverly leads the eye into the rest of the frame. Razor sharp as usual too, needless to say.
Un abbraccio e buon fine settimana
bayno (18342) 2012-06-08 21:04
beautifully landscaped grounds framed this naturally with by tree golden tones, excellent exposure with a great and proper depth of field and good use of ISO,
nice colors and excellent sharp....
have a good day...
coolravi19 (549) 2012-06-08 21:29
What a marvelous place. Lovely composition of nature with perfect framework. I just love your POV & color balance in this image. The sharpness is also very well balanced ....Excellent job done...
jadesgran (5357) 2012-06-08 21:52
A beautiful picture.I like the framing with the branches and yellow leaves.
Everything about this scene is perfect and to my mind, the very best of all your photos I have seen.Really outstanding.
cargus (8459) 2012-06-08 22:20
A beautiful landscape, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered, image well done.!
mirosu (14440) 2012-06-08 22:41
Superbly captured landscape in my opinion. Nice colors with all wonderful details, excellently composed with well optimized crop.The clouds are amazing and make the scene very interesting. Well done Jon.
emka (79807) 2012-06-08 23:54
Hi John, Delightful view! There are many beautiful places in Scotland (all of it in fact) but your presentation is such that it must be the loveliest indeed. The framing of the trees, the calm lake and Schiehallion in the distance, beautiful sky, calm atmosphere, all it makes this shot a great pleasure to look at. Marvelous. have a nice weekend, make a pleasant trip somewhere.
JFS (32459) 2012-06-09 0:35
SUPERB POV for a wonderful scenery. So many details...It's a delight to observe the image.Thanks,
annjackman (19929) 2012-06-09 2:39
Indeed a very famous and beautiful view. Interesting colours on the trees in the FG almost make it look autumnal. First class handling of the exposure and sharpness as usual. A really wonderful composition that reminds me just how beautiful Perthshire is.
Best wishes, Ann
MJR (3360) 2012-06-09 4:20
For all my somewhat curmudgeonly view that my posts are going to be interesting not pretty, I can still see the beauty in others'.
And this is beautiful !
Delightful colours, if curious; this looks almost autumnal not springlike.
I like your focus on the foreground trees, leaving the distant views to take care of themselves, even if the f22 stop is keeping it all together...
And, of course, the view itself is outstanding...
I must read more about Schiehallion; I was fascinated to hear recently about Halley and the work he did on his century's transit of Venus, it seems Maskelyne had a similar broadmindedness to problem solving.
Kielia (23695) 2012-06-09 4:23
you are adding a fantastic image to the gallery!
This is really a great impression with an incredibly beautiful light and wonderful colors. This image shows the magic of this already well known place perfectly. Congratulation!
GiovanniG (2658) 2012-06-09 5:30
What wonderfully well framed capture of this iconic Scottish landmark. Color, detail and depth of field are excellently achieved. Well done!
timecapturer (49280) 2012-06-09 5:40
an irrsistable view and in such a flawlessly managed light. The colours and detail here are so attractive and your presentation is superb. Love it, so beautiful.
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-06-09 6:34
Very wonderful scene with erfect colors and absolutely spring elements.Very nice POV,lightning and sharpness.Superb atmosphere too.Well done!
Have a nice weekend
lgir (6891) 2012-06-09 8:18
Good POV well framed with the foliage that gives it more depth.
The light and colors are also very well rendered.
dta (67162) 2012-06-09 11:18
Hello John ,
A wonderful composition , with attractive golden colors . The view of the landscape behind the branches is gorgeous .
But one thing is intriguing for me . It seems to be an autumn picture . Aren't trees green in end of may in Scotland ?
agjika (3616) 2012-06-09 11:43
This is a super postcards picture. Beautiful compostion and colours. I love the effect on the water. This one is going in my favourites.
chrislo (4155) 2012-06-09 15:03
The place is incredibly beautiful and you have chosen an excellent vantage point to make the most of this beautiful scenery. Great composition depicting this wonderful valley with the tree as a perfect foreground that adds nice warm, golden tones. I like how the diagonal line of the loch leads to the distant hill, creating a wonderful sense of depth. Well done !
mesutilgim (85358) 2012-06-09 16:02
Amazing landscape still with dominant autumnal colors and perfect layout.
Simple but nice framing.
TFS and hava a nice weekend
ourania (32031) 2012-06-09 23:11
this view is very beautiful and has a sense of revelation and discovery offered by the vantage point behind the intricate yellow foliage which frames the landscape in an extraordinary and intriguing way. Depth and perspective are introduced smoothly and very effectively. Sharpness and clarity are marvellous, the colours vivid and beautiful and the contrasts stunning and very well managed. The management of the golden light is masterful and the atmosphere so alluring. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day and week,
cornejo (32132) 2012-06-10 2:36
Hi John, wonderful shot of this beautiful landscape framed by the beautiful vegetation, a good perspective very well framed, with great clarity, depth, good color and light. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy start to the week.
Best regards and best wishes.
amaryllis (35075) 2012-06-10 2:39
une superbe photo et en format vertical, la perspective est superbe
les couleurs dorées des feuilles, un ciel avec nuages, tout est grandiose et très équilibré avec cette superbe réalisation
macjake (57074) 2012-06-10 7:27
Hope you're enjoying your quiet Sunday, its still early morning here, just waking up...zzzz
I can see why this area is very liked and respected for its beauty. Looking at it, I can't help but wonder how it would look in the Autumn months....would the landscape be orange and yellow? Maybe thats worth a look?
I really like the touch of blue in the corner too.
great shot my friend
SnapRJW (31427) 2012-06-10 11:47
Hello John - Well you must be very thrilled with this shot. Your composition is excellent, I love the FG semi-frame with those pin-sharp leaves and branches. As I look past them into the wider view I see the most lovely rural landscape with loch, woodland and mountains to the rear, all beautifully managed, under a finely figured sky. I am really impressed at just how much you have developed your skills and eye! Very well done. BTW, I can see why folk say this is the loveliest county in Scotland, it seems to have a wonderful 'softness' to the landscape.
Warm regards and have a great week. Rosemary
Sonata11 (33283) 2012-06-10 16:03
Stunningly beautiful picture of this amazingly sopectacular view, you presented to us. You executed this pic wonderfully with excellent photographic ability. Great management of vivid colors, perfect crisp sharpness, clarity. AWESOME.!!!!! Congrats.
All the best,
brianmcc (6181) 2012-06-18 10:27
this is a fantastic view of a magnificant landscape. you have used the branches to create a great frame and provide depth to the image. the viewers eye is drawn along the water to the mountain in the distance. lovely colours and light illuminating the scene. the sky is superb wih the clouds floating by.
Hellas (6831) 2012-06-19 3:38
Τι χρώμα, τι σύνθεση!
Εξαιρετικό αποτέλεσμα! Αισθάνεσαι ότι η εικόνα είναι ζωντανή!
mkamionka (30694) 2012-06-25 12:20
wonderful landscape photography. I like the original well suitable here vertical frame. The colors are stunning. Amazing depth of the field and clarity. Everything is perfect. I like how you have used the vegetation in the foreground to frame the spectacular view which opens behind. You were lucky to have a wonderful sky as well.
lennoland (18) 2012-07-14 12:38
This is the kind of photo I am constantly looking to take but seldom seem to find.
You have done a magnificent job with this one.
The colours, the proportions, the framing, the sharpness are in my opinion just perfect
Well done John
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (20692)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-20
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/22, 1/125 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2012-06-08 14:32
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