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Panorama - Loch Rannoch

Panorama - Loch Rannoch
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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: 2012-05-20
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
Exposure: f/22, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/07/27 "Panorama" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-07-26 14:22
Viewed: 2411
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Loch Rannoch, taken from just outside the little village of Kinloch Rannoch which lies at the east end of the 14 Km long freshwater loch. Here we are looking directly due west.

Beyond the west end of the loch is the largest desert (meaning an area that is deserted and uninhabited) in Britain, Rannoch Moor, which can only be crossed on foot as no roadway passes across this large expanse of marsh and the only railway passes along its perimeter.

Beyond Rannoch Moor lies Glencoe whose show-topped mountains you can just see in the distance. Those mountains are about 55 Km from here.

You can see from where I took this picture if you look at Map:[view], but you can also see a very similar view if you look at this map and drag the little yellow man down to the red cross and pan around. If you wish, you can then take a "virtual walk" or even a drive along the road around the loch but it might take some time!

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-07-26 14:39]
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Not only did I enjoy this image John,but enjoyed the opportunity to visit views of Bonnie Scotland using the tools available ,after clicking on "THIS MAP" in your notes.How up to date are the visuals? TFS

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2012-07-26 14:47]

Hello John,
A beautiful scene that deserves panoramic treatment.
As a normal post, very nicely handled with interest in the foreground to draw the eye in.
The large post however, reveals all yhat there is to enjoy.
A stunning addition to the theme.

Hi John,
Beautiful landscape with this wanderful lake well presented in LV.
Excellent POV. and DOF. with a nice tone of colors and light,
beautiful cloud and lake too..
My compliments

A wonderful entry to Friday's theme and the scenic view is beautifully captured with amazing details and clarity, John!

A low POV and DOF are excellent, and light is very well handled.
The cloud formation adds art into the work, however, the curves of hills add to the overall appeal of the scene.
Good sharpness and nice contrasts existing within the picture.

Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes,

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  • vlada Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 24] (217)
  • [2012-07-27 1:51]

Hi John,
wonderful landscape, perfect composition and perfect processing. In large view is beautifully displayed depth of shot.
Greetings, Vlada

Hi John, its certainly the right view for a panorama, nice low pov with the rocks in the water. Looks like a good spot to spend the day. Fiona

Hi John,

Great panorama, the large version is excellent. It feels almost 3D. The dramatic sky really draws the eye to the distant mountains of Glencoe and the clear water looks so realistic, I feel I could just dip my feet in it. I like the rocks in the foreground, they add to the composition. I am pleased I managed to upload my image in the end. I will have another go at a panorama next week if I can find a suitable shot, to make sure I can get it right a second time.



Hope you decide to give TL another go, there are many here who I'm sure would benefit from your helpful tips.

Bom dia John,
A double pleasure, the place and your flawless photo.
Superb POV/DOF.

Beautiful spot John, spent a week in the Smithy Cottage close by some time back. You have captured the place very well, great composition especially the use of panorama.

Exposure is also spot on.

Nice one.


Hi John

Beautiful tranquil panoramic. Nice PoV creating the effect of almost standing in the Loch looking straight ahead. Like the inclusion of the rocks and pebbles in the foreground. Lovely blue sky with clouds creating nice reflections in the seemingly still and lifeless water. Good sharpnes overall and natural light.

Nicely done!

Kind regards,

Hi John
Like this shot now I know what you are doing with the spare time! colours are superb, as is the composition stunning shot. I wondered how it would fair as a B+W so will post one as a W/S


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