Ryvoan Bothy, Cairn Gorms National Park, Highlands.

7.10 in the morning, Saturday 23rd August 2008.


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  • wendyL
    wendyLalmost 6 years ago

    one word! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you so much Wendy! X It was a wild night. The wind was blowing a hooly and We were woken several times. I got up and looked out the tent (we didn’t stay in the bothy) and the sun was shining. Out came the camera and I took this. Half shut eyes can work wonders.

    – Ranald

  • John Nelson
    John Nelsonalmost 6 years ago

    Stunning sky coupled with the wonderful silhouetted bothy amkes this amazing!

  • Thank you John. Makes the shake rattle and roll of the tent in the wind worth it.

    – Ranald

  • Lenka
    Lenkaalmost 6 years ago

    I agree on that Wow :) And I’ll add: great light and dramatic tonality, nice composition, interesting building, amazing sky, and all that together works nice in B&W!

  • Thanks Lenka. I may add the colour one for comparison.

    – Ranald

  • sticky
    stickyalmost 6 years ago

    Oh my this is just brilliant…………………….. a totally fantastic shot xx

  • I realised I had a nice shot as soon as I saw the screen on the camera.

    – Ranald

  • monkeymonster
    monkeymonsteralmost 6 years ago

    What a fantastic sky!

  • And it changed so quickly. I was glad I got up to capture this but I lost a pint of blood to the imfamous midgies! My right leg is like a Braille novel.

    – Ranald

  • Bryan Peterson
    Bryan Petersonalmost 6 years ago

    What a wonderful image the contrasts are fantastic and the sky provides the emotion. It’s a keeper Ranald!

  • Oh yes Bryan. Only a couple of days old and one to treasure. Thnaks.

    – Ranald

  • photosbylefty
    photosbyleftyalmost 6 years ago

    fantastic capture, that sky is awesome, bravo my friend

  • Mille grazie John. I now love this photo more than “are we being followed?”

    – Ranald

  • mindym306
    mindym306almost 6 years ago

    WOw!!!! Fantastic B&W work!!!!

  • Thank you Mindy.

    – Ranald

    HELUAalmost 6 years ago

    Oh…this looks terribly austere… Great image and atmosphere, Ranald!!!

  • Ranald
    Ranaldalmost 6 years ago

    Tack själv mycket Helua. It is basically a shell with a fire place and a table and some old chairs. No light, no water, nothing. However, to a weary walker, absolute heaven and a possible life saver.

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