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A Snowy Road in the Scottish Borders

A Snowy Road in the Scottish Borders
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Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 207 W: 93 N: 875] (4422)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-02
Categories: Nature, Transportation
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 AF XR Di-II LD IF, Hoya 67mm circular-polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-06 9:16
Viewed: 1540
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A picture taken earlier this week whilst driving along the B709 from Traquair to St. Mary's Loch. This is actually looking back towards Traquair. I liked the bright sunlight on the nearer hills and that gate with its snow.

That day I drove about 150 miles on snow-covered roads like this with no incident. I arrived back home and, within half-an-hour, some blighter had driven into my parked car and made off, leaving a big dent in the front wing. A horrible end to an otherwise perfect day.

Shot in RAW using a polarising filter and converted and edited in PSE6.

All comments/critiques advice welcome!

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Hello John
I love the way you have used the available light here, and a good crop too. So much to see in this shot-the green and distant blue contrast very well.
Regards, Leslie
ps I trust you were'nt in the Austin!

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2008-12-06 10:13]

Hi Cannon
Great composition, beautiful view, i loved those deep clouds and sun light falling on left partialy.

Hello John,

Good composition, the clouds of heaven to deliver a deep your photo, the first map with the road is not bad.

Good work



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  • Jonela Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 429 W: 1 N: 457] (3470)
  • [2008-12-06 10:37]

Hi John,

great capture very nicely composed very good dof and your choice of pov was inspirational well done.


hi John
very nice shot here nice time to visit the Borders some grt pic chances you have captured this winter scene realy well sorry to hear bout your car
regards bryan

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-12-06 11:51]

Hi Jhon...
Happen - You are my new neighbor for today...

The nice winter image - nicely composed,
and the colors are well reproduced...
Fantastic detail and light.
Well done.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-12-06 14:56]

Very nice composition and beautiful countryside. I like the fence in the fg, nice details. A lovely winter scene. TFS

Beautifully captured winter scene John. Been along this road a number of times still looking for the right shot. You certainly have captured one here.

Nice use of leading lines and also good to see some detail in the sky. Not always easy at this time of year.


Hello John,
Great winter capture, lovely snowy atmosphere, excellent composition and pov, beautiful natural colros and nice lighting.
well done

Hello John,another lovely 'snowy' shot.The fence and the road on the diagonal are excellent lead in lines.
The light on the moorland enhances its' colour and leads our eyes to the distant hills and the low cloud.

Sorry to hear about the bump to the car, hope it doesn't need much to repair it.

Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2008-12-07 11:07]

Hello John,
nice snowscape.I like the colour palette ofblues and browns. Good light too.It's a bit of a b*gg*r about the car.

a good shot but snow needs detail the left hand side is too stong burnt out nearly no detail

hello John,
A lovely shot. I wish we had such a winter in Poland now. The view is magnificent, and the composition splendid. Great details, sharpness and colours. Well seen & captured, congratulations!

Hi John
Well composed snow scape. The fence and curve in the road lead the eye very well.
Well Done. TFS
PS Very bad luck with your car.

Hi John, nice photo, sad story about the car, I hope it was not the Austin! I just spent Christmas with my wife in the Scottish Borders, at Stobo Castle near Peebles. What a lovely area and so quiet. I have not posted anything for a while, must get back to TL in the new year, Best regards and Happy New Year! Les

Good capture. Looks like a beautiful landscape! Nice one John!

looks like it would be good quail hunting.

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