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The Highlands
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Posted By: GeoJerry, 08-16-2015, 11:39 PM

Here are a few shots of the Scottish Highlands. I took about 900 shots here and am still going through them. It's an amazing place and I recommend it to everyone.

The iconic castle Eilean Donan on the west coast, near Dornie.





Looking toward the town of Shieldaig from offshore.





Loch Torridon, from the town of Annat on the south shore.





Glencoe.





Loch Torridon from the south shore, a four picture panorama.


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08-17-2015, 12:05 AM   #2
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Keep them coming GeoJerry.
Did you get to see Kerrowdown near Loch Ness?
(thought: perhaps he's the Loch Ness monster?)
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I can't help but analyze why these are so alluring. The Brave Heart flag in the first photo clinches it. I love how the towering stand of trees and white-walled houses in the second one mimic the mountains. The leading lines in the third and fourth are purposeful. The pano reminds me of the first stanza of "Danny Boy". (I know it's Irish and I hope my saying that doesn't upset Kerrowdown. Anyways, that's in the same part of the Old World.) Thanks for sharing these images.

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Thanks for taking us with you on this trip, it is a wonderful landscape and you've captured it very well.

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Gorgeous shots of fantastic countryside. #1 is way cool with the flag setting it off. Those must be the highlands. What kind of trees in #2. Great set.
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Really enjoying your travelogue Jer! Great stuff.
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Scotland looks like such a photogenic place and you certainly do it justice, wonderful shots, cheers
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Did you get to see Kerrowdown near Loch Ness?
Thanks Rod! I don't think I saw but one Pentax on my entire trip, and I don't think it was Kerrowdown, unless he's Japanese and hangs out in Edinburgh! LOL

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I can't help but analyze why these are so alluring. The Brave Heart flag in the first photo clinches it. I love how the towering stand of trees and white-walled houses in the second one mimic the mountains. The leading lines in the third and fourth are purposeful. The pano reminds me of the first stanza of "Danny Boy". (I know it's Irish and I hope my saying that doesn't upset Kerrowdown. Anyways, that's in the same part of the Old World.) Thanks for sharing these images.
Thaks very much for your thoughtful comments,chmance!

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Thanks for taking us with you on this trip, it is a wonderful landscape and you've captured it very well.
Thanks volley! Make yourself comfortable, we have a long way to go yet!

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Gorgeous shots of fantastic countryside. #1 is way cool with the flag setting it off. Those must be the highlands. What kind of trees in #2. Great set.
Thanks very much plantej. I'm pretty sure those are Scots Pines, but Kerrowdown can confirm if he drops in on this thread.

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Really enjoying your travelogue Jer! Great stuff.
Thanks Steve... lots of pictures to go yet!

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Scotland looks like such a photogenic place and you certainly do it justice, wonderful shots, cheers
Thanks Cee Cee, yes it ranks right up there with Iceland and Norway in my opinion as far as scenery goes.

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The Highlands
Now we're talking.

Some good imagery going on here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chmance Quote
I can't help but analyze why these are so alluring.
The Highlands have all the attributes of the great mountain ranges but they are smaller/more compact - the highest is only just over 4000ft. This makes it easier to get classic shots (no offence to Geo) because you can get all the elements together in a wide angle shot. The fact that it and the English Lake District are the two most beautiful places in the world might have something to do with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chmance Quote
The Brave Heart flag in the first photo clinches it
The flag is actually a Saltire, a heraldic symbol in the form of a diagonal cross, Saint Andrew is said to have been martyred on such a cross and it is the national flag of Scotland.
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I hope my saying that doesn't upset Kerrowdown
Upset I'm speechless...
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All your pics of Scotland have been a delight to view. Thanks for sharing them with us, a real treat.
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unless he's Japanese and hangs out in Edinburgh!
Last time I looked I wasn't Japanese, but I have been know to frequent the "Streets" of Edinburgh.

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pretty sure those are Scots Pines
I'd go with that too.
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Thanks for the input mohb and luftluss, your comments are always appreciated!
Kerrowdown thanks for the ruling on the trees!
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