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Looking towards Cal Mor, Stac Pollaidh & Ben More Coigach from Brae of Achnahaird
© Duncan_Andison, Nov 2009
Camera used: Canon EOS 40D
5*VOTING: number of votes 47
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Amazingly beautiful place, but, little quibble, couldn't you have got rid of the fences?
David Dear - 08/Feb/10
I never thought about taking them out to be honest but I will take a look to see what it looks like. I don't normally fiddle to much just in case it looks tampered with. Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.
Duncan_Andison - 08/Feb/10
I meant climbing over them, so they weren't in the pictures in the first place!
David Dear - 09/Feb/10
I see. The fences are the boundary to the garden/private land of a house that is 20 yards or so to the right so it didn't feel right to nip over their fence :-) I quite like the wall as it provides foreground material and a sense of depth but the posts are a bit of a pain so I will try cloning them out to see if it improves things. Thanks again.
Duncan_Andison - 09/Feb/10
The fence & wall are an integral part of the landscape and add foreground interest as well as leading us into the focus of the image. Very nice.
Sean Kelly - 09/Feb/10
Sean, thanks for your comments. I have created a second copy and removed a number of the posts. While the image looked cleaner and a little less cluttered, I also feel it lacked some of the original character. I guess they acknowledge our integration with the land to some extent.
Duncan_Andison - 09/Feb/10
Old stone walls or hedgerows can be attractive, but in a wild landscape, to me fences are intrusive, a symbol of ownership and division. But I think that maybe just be a purely personal reaction. John Clare, the 18th century poet, was driven mad by the enclosures of the countryside where he lived.
On the other hand, I too would not have wanted to intrude on on private land or 'nip' over the fence!
Love the pic!
David Dear - 10/Feb/10
Cheers... Fences and walls with buildings can show integration but as you say, they can also symbolise ownership and division. It's certainly food for thought and something to be considered when taking a photo, i.e. not only your own view of the content but also how it may be interpreted.
There were also two other sizeable reasons not to cross the fence and they had long hair and very large horns ;-)
Duncan_Andison - 10/Feb/10
I agree with the above comments but, personally I would not change it.
I like the way everything in the foreground draws you into th beauty of the Achnahaird.
As a dry stone waller the wall is typical of the style seen in Scotland which gives an historical interest to the photo as well !
mr mills - 14/Feb/10
Lovely picture. Stands on its own, no need to tamper with it.Good job!
andybirtwistle - 17/Feb/10
Gorgeous shot.
Hills are Cul Mor, Stac Pollaidh, Cul Beag and Beinn and Eoin.
DougG - 21/Feb/10
...sorry for the typo, should have been 'Beinn an Eoin'.
DougG - 21/Feb/10
Thanks... I new would get one of those wrong ;-) out in the tent on the shore of Loch Eil, it has been a canny day for photos. Although a little chilly.
Duncan_Andison - 21/Feb/10
And in English, "I knew I would get one of those wrong" must be cold fingers and small keys on the phone ;-)
Duncan_Andison - 21/Feb/10
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