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Big Country
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This picture was taken in Royal Deeside near Braemar, Scotland....This is 'the big country' - magnificent scenery at all times of the year being in the Grampian/Cairngorm Mountain area .....".Have any of our viewers visited this part of Scotland?"....If you have then this picture should bring back some wonderful memories of your visit....Please enjoy.


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08/31/06 4:30 PM GMT
A little dark but very nice. You must have had a nice trip. We look forward to more photos.
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08/31/06 4:36 PM GMT
I like the darkness, it creates nice atmosphere. I suppose the sky was cloudy and there were only a few spots where the sun could operate. Great depth... looking at this outstanding image and having in mind a few others I must admit Scotland is one of the most picturesque places on earth.
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If you admire nature for its creations why don't you visit the gallery of its reporter...
08/31/06 4:57 PM GMT
This is very crisp and well composed. The colors in the sky are excellent and the cloud formations amazing. Very well doneand thanksf or sharing a bit of Scotland.
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Seeds of contentment bring harvests of peace. Always glad to see visitors at My Gallery and thanks for your continued kind words and constant support. Anita
08/31/06 5:07 PM GMT
Wow, Mick. This is a study in lighting if there ever was one. It's gorgeous. I find myself staring at it for long periods of time. It is so peaceful. There is much to look at. I love the way those white horse show up and the sligh bits of lighting in the rocks. This is a masterpiece. I wish you would do more posting. You don't post all that much and your work is marvelous. Hope I see this in the voting booth.
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08/31/06 5:51 PM GMT
This has just got to be the best post on here for a long while.....Simply super and terrific mate...........very well done......
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*Please forgive me, for not replying to every one of your lovely images-Problems with my hands is making it difficult at present* Dunstickin's Gallery
08/31/06 6:14 PM GMT
What a magical setting - and beautiful photo.
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08/31/06 6:38 PM GMT
This reminds me of a good quality 18th century landscape! Just looked in your Gallery - there are some wonderful studies there - I can't just call them "Photos" - I have a box full these from Scotland, but I would not presume to post any of them! You do know how to frame - the gift that many of us do not posses!
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08/31/06 7:13 PM GMT
Hurra, hurra !!!
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08/31/06 7:22 PM GMT
A Stunning Scene..and a Superb Shot,Clear,Well Composed.. and with Wonderful,Magic
Colors..Excellent Job..Thank You..Love it..
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08/31/06 8:02 PM GMT
This is beautiful to look at, very eye pleasing... It looks like a scene from a fairy tale: all the elements in the picture and the unusual but wonderful light... Excellent work.
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08/31/06 8:04 PM GMT
What a beautiful picture! i love the mixture of things to look at, the wonderful colors and the clarity is awesome. Thanks for sharing
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08/31/06 9:41 PM GMT
wow! this has a fairy tale appearance about it - the saturation and hues are wonderful! I love it! Patti
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, that is why we call it the present." well much ...laugh often ..... mygallery
08/31/06 10:35 PM GMT
Beautifull and dramatic Photo.!! a fav .
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09/01/06 1:47 AM GMT
Absolutely breathtaking Mick! This picture has it all! It does have an almost magical quality to it! Vicky
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09/01/06 2:02 AM GMT
Ditto -- what everyone else said. Looking at this photo makes me feel like I'm crawling into a storybook. It does seem a little dark, but I agree that it adds to the mood and when I consider what it would be like lighter, I'm not sure I'd like it as well. It would definitely lose its drama. Very intriguing.
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Thanks to all who comment on pictures in my gallery. Please accept my apologies if I am unable to thank you each time, and please don't feel obligated to thank me for my comments.
09/01/06 3:17 AM GMT
Stunning! The depth, the sky, the horses; all amazing. This will require a little more study and hope to see it in the voting booth. Thanks for sharing.
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09/01/06 3:24 AM GMT
Hi Mick. I like ur style of photography with a lot of light play. Well done with this one too.
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09/02/06 3:52 AM GMT
I've always wanted to go to Scotland, This is an unbelievable shot with so much going on - the scenery, the colors - it's all so perfect. A big 10 from me!
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How lovely it is when unexpected blessings come into my life to cheer me up and put a smile into my heart. Help me to pass them on, dear Lord. Fay Angus
09/02/06 10:57 AM GMT
Photography literally means 'to draw a picture with light'. That is exactly what you have done here with this beautifully charged photograph. It is a dark exposure, but that fact just makes the whole mood of the landscape more atmospheric.
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It's better to have a living dog, than a dead lion.
09/03/06 9:50 AM GMT
Beautiful landscape image. It would be cool if you could photoshop some horns on the horses to make them unicorns. Very nice capture.
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Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual. Edward Weston
09/03/06 10:13 AM GMT
Very beautiful picture.
I have unfortunately never been in Scotland, my sister Wil, however. It seems me a splendid country, with beautiful landscapes.
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Everything become differently, as soon as something is rapidly on said......Lien.
09/04/06 8:46 PM GMT
Excellent! Almost gives the perception of being a painting. The lighting could not have been better.
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09/07/06 5:07 PM GMT
very nice landscape. applause. ;)
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remember, the good picture should tell the story :P
09/07/06 11:36 PM GMT
I've never been to Scotland before, but I love this picture. I'm loving to just sit back and relax and gaze at it.
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09/13/06 6:36 AM GMT
WOW. Beautifully rich colors are out done only by the wonderful composition. Nice work.
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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams
09/21/06 12:02 AM GMT
Would you be so kind Sir as to give me a swift kick ... you know where? The last image I saw of yours was "Golden Bales" which wound up in my favorites. Saw this in the gallery and came right here. This ones going to follow the other into my favorites as well. After checking your Gallery I see how many magnificient pictures I've missed in between because I was forgetful in not putting you on my friends list after "Golden Bales". I'll correct that dunderhead oversight immediately. In the meantime feel free to put on a steel tipped boot and have a go at me.
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Just an old "Grampa" who still has a Kodak "Box" camera kicking around the attic ... learning and enjoying the wonders of modern digital photography.
09/25/06 1:58 AM GMT
this is a beautiful picture. the sky looks unreal.
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10/01/06 7:36 PM GMT
I think you should get paid from Scottish government. I'll visit there as soon as I can!!!!!
Great job friend and peace be upon you.....
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Time is not money; it's life. Enjoy it.
11/21/06 5:24 AM GMT
Great picture!
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12/15/06 1:15 AM GMT
What a lovely place,, and as usual captured so stunningly by your good self. I used to go on holiday in Scotland all the time when I was a child,, and you bring back such good memories with your pictures. I liked the country so much I married a Scot lol.
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Very very new to this, and only have a bog standard fuji 2mb digi camera.
12/17/06 5:29 PM GMT
Scotland is such a beautiful place! I love all the pictures of it!
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01/20/07 1:28 AM GMT
I love this photo, so romantic and moody
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06/16/07 9:50 PM GMT
Looks like a Lord Of The Rings scenery. Very good.
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Life's moments are sweet. I just want to capture all that I can of them.
06/16/07 10:02 PM GMT
wow, this is beautiful, it looks like something out of a fairy tale :) probably because of the white horses, they remind me of unicorns. great picture
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11/19/07 8:23 PM GMT
Absolutely picturesque! An idyllic scene you have captured here! Absolutely lovely.
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"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?"
02/16/08 3:02 PM GMT
This is simply too perfect for words.
Therefore, I won't waste time trying describe how beautiful it is.
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09/29/08 2:25 AM GMT
I so wish I could go to Scotland, it would be hard to not see beauty everywhere.
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03/18/09 8:17 PM GMT
It's a cracker Mick..
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When you get to retirement, you switch bosses - from the one who hired you to the one who married you
08/09/09 7:21 PM GMT
I came across this in the voting booth and I was so stunned at the beauty of this photo that I just had to stop by and leave a comment. It seriously must be the most beautiful photo I've ever seen!
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