Jan 20, 2009 at 7:39 pm #1233404
Addie BedfordBPL Member
Companion forum thread to:Jan 21, 2009 at 2:57 pm #1471831
@quoddyLocale: New York/Vermont Border
Great photos, Chris. I never had the opportunity to hike that area except in the summer. It looks as good in the winter as it did in the summer greenery.Jan 22, 2009 at 1:01 am #1471950
Peter AtkinsonBPL Member
@sewing_machineLocale: Yorkshire, England
Yeh, it's a great part of the world; Chris capture's it really well with his imagary and words. I've had some fantastic times in the Cairngorms:Jan 22, 2009 at 4:11 am #1471959
Thanks for the comments John and Peter. Peter, that's a good photo – it really captures the vastness of the high Cairngorms.Jan 22, 2009 at 2:45 pm #1472111
Wow, gorgeous photos. You are lucky to be near such amazing terrain.Jan 23, 2009 at 7:24 am #1472278
John ManningBPL Member
Splendid photos Chris – what a contrast between these and your autumn Cairngorm photo essay. Could be different planets. I've been through the 'Gorms many times but never enjoyed that much snow – how fortunate you are to be on the doorstep.Jan 25, 2009 at 9:30 am #1472771
Marianne van GinhovenMember
@mvanginhovenLocale: The Netherlands
They are wonderful photos, but might it be possible to show as a slide show together with the commentary? That would be nicer to watch.Jan 26, 2009 at 2:47 pm #1473085
George MatthewsBPL Member
Nice photos. They're more inspiration to me, and I'm sure others, to get out in the cold!
Your description speaks of 100+ mph winds and cliffs hidden by clouds not to mention not much daytime hours. Ironically, such adverse conditions produced really beautiful pictures.
I'd believe that this series combined with your Fall article has the potential to increase Scotland's tourism. Beam me up, Scotty!Jan 26, 2009 at 7:24 pm #1473179
@normanbLocale: New York
Chris, great photos.
I thought it was a pretty desolate place in the summer. Some of these pics make it look a bit like the South Pole.Jan 27, 2009 at 9:30 am #1473270
Thanks for all your comments, everybody.
I think the Cairngorm Plateau does look more desolate in summer than winter. I think it's beautiful in both seasons.
At present there is more snow on the plateau than in the pictures and I am hoping to be ski touring up there later this week.Jan 31, 2009 at 8:13 am #1474278
Jonas BodenäsBPL Member
Woow, what beautiful photos over the landscapes in Scotland. I've been once in Scotland where I walked at the West Highland Way.
I wonder one thing, according to your blog. You used Sigma DP1, right? What did you think about it? Is the camera suitable for nature photography generally?Jan 31, 2009 at 9:32 am #1474285
Th DP1 produces great results – the best from any compact – but is slow so it's very much a landscape camera and not an action one. It also has a fixed focal length lens rather than a zoom. My review of the DP1 should appear on BPL soon.
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