Snow top mountains, fog and the warm tones of the rising Sun illuminate the plains of Rannoch Moor early in the morning. The only thing to break the silence is the fleeting glimpse of passing deer or photograhers darting across the moor.
Rannoch Moor is a large expanse of around 50 square miles (130 km²) of boggy moorland to the west of Loch Rannoch, in Perth and Kinross and Lochaber, Highland, partly northern Argyll and Bute, Scotland. Rannoch Moor is designated a National Heritage site.
It is notable for its wildlife, particularly famous for the sole British location for the Rannoch-rush, named after the moor. It was also frequently visited by Horace Donisthorpe, who collected many unusual species of ants on the moor and surrounding hilly ground. Today it is still one of the few remaining habitats for Formica exsecta, the "narrow-headed ant", although recent surveys have failed to produce any sign of Formica pratensis, which Donisthorpe recorded in the area in the early part of the 20th century.
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federico (2672) 2009-05-26 14:52
hi stephan very nice shot here, wonderfull reflections, an unusual image of UK highlands for sure are one of the most beautyfull places of the island
thanks for sharing
best regards fred
JudyR (1671) 2009-05-26 15:25
Aptly titled, Stephan. Simple composition with delicate pinks viewed in reflection and glassy smooth waters and sky. The distant peaks are offset by the little island in the foreground to produce a well-balanced shot, and the mists rise in the sunrise. Just lovely. Judy
jimmyjimmy (28) 2009-05-26 18:25
Love the image, the sharpness makes this image work. I would like to try a workshop in a more panoramic style. I am sure have already done this. If I may.
gneufeld (15890) 2009-05-26 19:11
A perfect title for this one. I like the large square format and the colors and reflections are impressive. well done and TFS. GErald
SteveH (6243) 2009-05-26 20:18
Hi Stephen, a remarkable image that requires a long look at appreciate. Interesting choice of format (the WS for me was a bit too narrow and I didn't like the frame). If I was going to crop it I think a non-symmetrical approach would be the way to go - and I'm not sure that I wouldn't prefer it the way it is. cheers, Steve
chicken (1557) 2009-05-26 20:58
There you go with simplicity. I like the large spaces of light blue around the mountain and the small island. The color palette matches perfectly with the cool subject of a winter landscape.
I agree with Steve on the workshop, the wider crop works much better.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2009-05-26 23:49
indeed beautiful tranquil mood, clear reflections and even the mist lurking above the ground, beautiful!
Take care, Ivana
smarcell (19963) 2009-05-27 0:22
Really a magic atmosphere. Also colors are somehow different from the usual dramatic ones of the highlands pictures. Very good work
ps. why this pictures scores only 12 points and some very average ones score 150 ? It is ridicolous !
dkeus31 (27735) 2009-05-27 3:44
very nice reflection and good light on this mountain shot.
this may also work as panoramic shot or using the thirds by cropping foreground or sky. but also nice like this
delkoo (68) 2009-05-27 3:49
I love the framing of your picture... very successful. light and reflection are superb... Great landscape!
Floydian (30970) 2009-05-27 6:18
Another very strong image. Reflection is perfect, smooth and soft, but i also like your framing and crop. that tiny island and the fog what lies in the background give even a higher boost to this landscape...perfect, a real good one.
pboehringer (770) 2009-05-27 22:00
Stephen, this is a really good one. The perfect quadratic format is somewhat surprising at the first glance and I asked myself why this format and not a more logical panorama. Someone else had the same impulse and even did a WS. After looking into it I got to the conclusion that the 800x800 pixels goes better along with what you tried to pass on - Tranquility. A fantastic image!
judesta (1006) 2009-05-27 22:43
I like the square format you have chosen here, great sharp shot with a nice reflection. Beautiful pastel shades and the snow capped mountains just catching the early sun. The little island in the foreground is a good inclusion.
janneman (2598) 2009-05-28 1:51
What should I say, admiring this beauty?
Nothing, just enjoy your picture!!
pauloog (11747) 2009-05-28 2:23
A wonderful view brought in soft natural colours and well reflecting the stillness of early morning. The small island brings scale and a lively contrast.
Sistercosmo (242) 2009-05-29 11:14
tranquil indeed, what a beautiful shot!! I love it!
Have a nice evening,
julia74 (954) 2009-11-01 3:24
Effectivement beaucoup de tranquillité se dégage de cette photo.
Les couleurs sont très douces
Belle composition !
- Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) (13048)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-26 14:15
- Favorites: 3 [view]