Stills V3

May 23, 2010

Goatfell, Arran

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 15:29

Magic Light


  1. Indeed some magic light you have there. Also, in my eyes, have a scene of sleeping seals on a beach. Funny how the light plays tricks with you! As usual, the scale of this confuses me – it’s thoses dark ‘peaks’ middle-ish left that do this. Given how light and airy the bottom two thirds are, the sky does a good job of containing all that light and subsequently my eyes within the ‘action’ in the scene.

    Comment by akikana — May 24, 2010 @ 01:38

  2. That’s an inspiring scene. Agree that the scale is difficult, but it doesn’t matter at all. Abstractly beautiful.

    Comment by Christina — May 24, 2010 @ 04:15

  3. It brings to mind Caspar Friedrich even if this is a lot better.

    There is an element of the abstract to this, which must account for a lot of its appeal in addition to the ‘Victorian’ colour. I like the “seals” in the foreground.

    Is that looking back over the Clyde to Troon and Ayr on the mainland?

    Comment by zavaell — May 25, 2010 @ 06:47

  4. I carried the GPS and plotted out the route but failed to take bearings with my compass on the peaks and Islands, something I often do. It is the Forth of Clyde, I think that is Bute on the left and probably the mainland on the right. Mullach Buidhe is the peak.

    See HERE

    Comment by Rex — May 25, 2010 @ 18:43

  5. Using Google to find out the co-ordinates of Goatfell and Mullach Buidhe I think I was looking further north than I thought. So that might be a bit of Bute on the right.

    Comment by Rex — May 25, 2010 @ 19:28

  6. In some ways I prefer not knowing exactly what part of the mainland one is looking at as that helps the abstract side!

    Comment by zavaell — May 26, 2010 @ 06:31

  7. Sorry, I went on a mission!

    Comment by Rex — May 26, 2010 @ 11:08

  8. Upland Britain in a frame.

    It is always the frame that is the problem in this sort of shot. I see a short rectangle like this and want the panorama. I get a panorama and want more foreground and sky…

    Magic light indeed.

    Comment by colinjago — May 26, 2010 @ 18:04

  9. What really struck me was how nicely the foreground is drawn. The light of the fell is great, but the foreground draws me back. Like Colin, if you add the sides and the top and bottom, and then the smells and the wind it would be good to be there. I wonder if this would work well as a largish print?

    Comment by sojournerphoto — May 26, 2010 @ 22:14

  10. Magic indeed, must be the result of sorcery.
    Reminds me a great deal of Helvellyn.

    Comment by doonster — May 29, 2010 @ 09:54

  11. the glow from the centre band makes this form hard to put in a real landscape, the rocks give me something to hold onto.

    Abstract (and then not) and compells me to stare everytime I have looked at this picture.

    Comment by rhoehne — May 30, 2010 @ 12:35

  12. Everywhere my eye wanders, I want to linger there. The entire thing is magic. Moments to savor.

    Comment by anitajesse — June 7, 2010 @ 14:59

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