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The Crowns of Glencoe by john mcsporran
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The morning mists and clouds sit like crowns on top of the Glencoe mountains in the West Highlands of Scotland. Sron na Creise to the left, Buachaille Etive Mor (The Great Shepherd of the Glens) centre, with Buachaille Etive Beag to the right.

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Good Morning from Scotland 

Sunrise on Stob Dearg by Steve Coutts
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A view down the river Etive towards Stob Dearg at the western end of Buachaille Etive Mor. Also across the stream towards the mountain of Sron na Creise.

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Highland Christmas by john mcsporran
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The morning sun shines over the mountain Sron na Creise, casting light and shadows on a small frozen lochan high up on the mountain opposite, Beinn a'Chrulaiste, which means ‘rocky hill’ in Scots Gaidhlig (Gaelic). The photo was taken standing thigh deep in snow drifts which had formed in a natural hollow between two outcrops. Exposure was problematic given the amount of white in the photo coupled with the sun shining directly at the lens and I had to blend 3 shots for this photo, sky, near and far distance, then the blended photo was processed using Nik Color Efex and some dodging and burning applied to provide contrast and detail in the shot.