Stills V3

April 2, 2009

Half and Half

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 20:55

View to the East of General Wade’s Military Road



  1. What a great view. Just what I like about Scotland: the seclusion of wide open spaces. Subtle touches of colour a nice and I love the clouds.

    Comment by doonster — April 4, 2009 @ 08:53

  2. I find it interesting that the half and half is neither one thing nor the other: one doesn’t see the normal landscape; nor is the snow much of a feature in its own right in the way that it is in the General Wade picture. Obvious you might say but it does make a big difference: there is an element of camouflage going on with trees lost against holes in the snow.

    The foreground is darker because it is at lower altitude but without the vegetation more clearly visible it is quite difficult to get a sense of scale: that becomes most significant when working out how large the stream in the middle distance might be.

    Having said all that, the near monochromatic look conveys the bleakness well.

    Comment by John Ellis — April 5, 2009 @ 21:12

  3. The power and the grand sweep comes through, but the bleakness is the overpowering feeling. I am struck by the differences and similarities to the terrain that is now familiar to me. This is so much more rugged and worn conveying a sense of time. I love the fascinating lines carrying me to the top of the peak.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — April 6, 2009 @ 19:10

  4. Bleak, yes, but also powerful and inspiring a view.

    Comment by Christina — April 7, 2009 @ 04:22

  5. I am glad this picture is near monochromatic because my monitors are all way out of whack due to a faulty monitor calibrator, new one coming soon.
    This is a powerful landscape. Seclusion and wide open spaces also describes much of the Australian landscape making this scene feel familiar.
    We are planning a trip to Australia’s snowy region this winter, I hope to find a scene like this to sit and look at and enjoy.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — April 10, 2009 @ 02:45

  6. Aw, this isn’t bleak. Anything but. This is light and life. I ought to try ‘bleak’ in the same place :-)

    Comment by Colin — April 11, 2009 @ 05:32

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