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Road to Glencoe

Road to Glencoe
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Copyright: Steve Fry (suzley) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1836 W: 318 N: 3045] (23928)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-24
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8800
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-30 4:45
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Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Glencoe village lies at the end of a fantastic journey over Rannoch Moor and through the Pass of Glencoe. Your descent through the mountains and past Loch Achtriochtan continues until you reach the sea at Invercoe, where the River Coe joins the Atlantic Ocean.

The historic Glencoe tragedy began on 27th August 1691, when King William III in London offered a pardon to all Highland clans who had fought against him or raided their neighbours. But it was on the condition that they took the oath of allegiance before a magistrate by 1st January 1692. The alternative for failing to comply was death. MacDonald Clan Chief, MacIain of Glencoe, reluctantly agreed to take the oath, but mistakenly went to Inverlochy in Fort William instead of Inveraray near Oban. He finally reached Inveraray on January 6th, well after the deadline.
MacDonald naivley believed that, despite this delay in taking the oath, he and his clan were now safe. But unknown to him, a force had already been assembled at Inveraray and given orders to exterminate the whole clan. The force left for Glencoe on 1st February, led by Captain Robert Campbell of Glen Lyon, a man with a grudge against the MacDonalds. Campbell asked for quarters for his 130 soldiers and, unaware of what was planned, the poor MacDonalds entertained them for 10 days.

On the night of the 12th February, Campbell received orders to kill all MacDonalds under seventy years of age at 5 am the next morning. In the early hours of a cold winter's morning the soldiers rose from their beds and set about the massacre of their hosts, with whom they had been living on friendly terms. It was this act of treachery in response to hospitality that makes this massacre such a heinous crime. Although only forty were killed, many more escaped to the hills only to die of hunger and exposure.

When you walk amoungst the hills, you can feel the pain that went on before.

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  • martou (125)
  • [2006-01-30 4:49]
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bonjour SteveSuz,
really good POV for this valley view, great light condition give interesting cloud's shadow, good work,
bravo Martin

  • HIMself Gold Star Critiquer [C: 314 W: 5 N: 9] (3605)
  • [2006-01-30 4:52]
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excellent photo, nice please and good technics good work regards !

I like how the road leads the eye.... The area where the slope has dappled light is indeed very beautiful. Very picturesque landscape shot. TFS

Amazing POV. Very inspirative. Nice colors. Sky also helped you well. TFS.


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  • lobo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 73 W: 0 N: 0] (3)
  • [2006-01-30 4:59]
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looks like home 2 me..New Zealand...:-)

Yes, absolutely, ... "lobo" is right... it's like New Zealand!!
Excellent shot! The shadow of the cloud is amazing! Well done! TfS

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 640 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2006-01-30 5:09]

Hi steveSuz

An excellent accompanying note and a superb landscape with wonderful green hills, blue sky & an attractive 's' curved road. Congratulations!

This road in the lovely shade of the mountain looks so inviting. Beautiful work! 10/10.

Beautiful shot - gives the instant feeling of inviting expanse and wanderlust. The delicate detaling and the subtle play of light and shade is masterly here. Very well done Steve

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-01-30 7:19]

Very beautiful landscape with that very nice road that lead us to discover all the beauty of this photo. Great colors and sharpness. TFS

Hi SteveSuz,

Nice composition here along with the wonderful colour and detail, I also like the shadows cast over the side of the mountain and the way my eyes are lead further into the shot. Excellent!


Wow, The perspective is incredible here.
I love the colors and composition. The shadows from the clouds adds some realistic flavor (3D). GREAT notes!

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  • seanf Gold Star Critiquer [C: 134 W: 9 N: 176] (1436)
  • [2006-01-31 15:18]

how did i miss this one?!

beautiful scenic image, love the colours, the light, the sunlight on the hillside, the clouds like a hat on the hill in the distance. just gorgeous!


Great work... good POV, nice colours, well done. Regards,

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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2006-02-05 4:50]
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what an expressive image!
very strong view!!
the most beautiful shadow of clouds i ever saw ,Wonderful, Steve !Thanx!Viktorija

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  • yalin Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 19] (246)
  • [2006-02-19 5:48]

I like too much this wonderfull scotland nature and s-shaped road. Congratulations.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1825 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-03-25 23:06]
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Hi Steve,
Beautiful photo, the light and shadow areas makes it very special.

Excellent photo!! I love how you used the road to carry the viewers through the scene. This image evokes some nice memories of my trip to Scotland.

Hi Suzly
lovely place and perfect shot

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  • samrat (10)
  • [2006-04-24 6:25]
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this is heaven....i love the picture a lot. the note is really knowledgeable. thanks for sharing.

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