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Can you help me find out how far this shot is from the road in Glencoe?

Can you help me find out how far this shot is from the road in Glencoe?

May 12th, 2012, 05:09 AM
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Can you help me find out how far this shot is from the road in Glencoe?

I am trying to figure out if I have time to take this type of shot in Glencoe on our way to Mallaig (we are coming from Callander.) I understand I'm not going to get this specific shot due to the weather and daylight but I am looking to find the location. I'm having trouble figuring out how close this location is to the main road. From what I'm gathering, this is Buachaille Etive Mor. I'm trying to figure out if this shot is miles away from a parking lot or a matter of an easy hike. If anyone would help me, I would really appreciate it. I hope you can pull the pics up from what I pasted below. thanks!


http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/news/images/2shep03.jpeg

http://www.zastavki.com/pictures/128...ve_007811_.jpg
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May 12th, 2012, 05:34 AM
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It's hard to see exactly where the photographer was standing, but you sure can get close, walk around and find your own perspective spot if you can't find that tree.

The photos you sent appear to be taken just south of this position on the A82, probably less than 1 km from the road. Hope this works - you might have to drag down the little yellow man to the marker to get an image;

http://maps.google.ca/maps?oe=utf-8&...ed=0CDQQ8gEwAA
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May 12th, 2012, 05:42 AM
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Both these shots are the Pap of Glencoe, taken from the Ballachulish end of the Glen. You might get it from the A82 on the south side of Loch Leven or you might get it from the road across the bridge (B something) that runs up to Kinlochleven. I would aim to stop where the stream enters Loch Leven.

It is a tricky place to photograph. Often huge contrast between dark mountain and bright sky, then there is what one of the locals called "Drrrreadful weather:" persistent mist and driving rain.
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May 12th, 2012, 05:48 AM
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Hmmm, it didn't work like I hoped, but I found out more. There is a rural road that is even closer than the A82.

Drag the little yellow man to the point on the A82 that intersects with the rural road, that is due west of the map marker. The road is unmarked on Google maps and is hard to see until you really zoom in - it is white in the "map" view.

I think the photo spot is just off that rural road marked by a sign from the A82 that says "Glen Etive".

So, if you "know" where the tree is it looks to be only steps/minutes from that rural road which is only a minute or two from the A82.

I bet the folks at the King's House hotel about a kilometer back down the A82 can tell you exactly where it is off that rural road.

In case you aren't aware, both of those photos you linked are HDR (high dynamic range) images. It involves post processing to achieve that effect. You certainly won't "get" those images no matter what the ambient conditions are, but you or someone proficient at digital processing can create them after the fact.
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May 12th, 2012, 05:55 AM
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You can see the same tree here: http://g.co/maps/pv3wk
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May 12th, 2012, 06:16 AM
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Great shots. Yes, it would be nice to get some like that.

The second shot for sure (possibly the first as well) used a photographic technique called High Dynamic Range (HDR). Note how the photographer held on to the details in both the bright clouds and the dark rocks. HDR makes this possible, and since this is typical Scottish weather it increases the odds of capturing the scene.

Apologize if you already knew this, or if it is totally irrelevant to you, but good luck getting the shot!
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May 12th, 2012, 06:19 AM
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Sorry, now I see Aramis also mentioned HDR ... I was making the morning's second cup of coffee before I hit submit!
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May 12th, 2012, 06:22 AM
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thank you all so much this is wonderful news!! I needed to make sure I would be able to get to this location without a long hike since we have to catch the ferry at 430 pm. I'm actually a photographer who has a dappled in hdr but now do a lot of post processing to make it look like hdr. Your help has been much appreciated and has made me even more excited for the trip.. I was so worried this shot would be too far away what I lovely surprise!
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May 12th, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Funny, I have traversed both the Buchailles but didn't recognize Buchaille Etive Mor from that angle: I always came from the other end of the Glen and have never been as far up the A82 as the King's House Hotel. I stand corrected and humbled!
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May 13th, 2012, 04:10 AM
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Odd what perspective does. The Pap (there's only one) is much more pappy than the Buchaille. But I'm seriously impressed with Gardyloo's searching.

And, Moelle, there are piles of places to get similar shots, even if you don't get this exact one.
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May 13th, 2012, 04:14 AM
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we spent a week in glencoe- Ballachulish and it was amazing scenery from the road, our holiday house was a second off the road but from our living room window we had absolutely spectacular scenary so there will be loads of amazing road side shots to be taken in my opnion.
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May 13th, 2012, 03:29 PM
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Thanks great news...thank you!
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May 13th, 2012, 04:39 PM
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Also don't miss the shots you can get around and in the Rannoch Moor, which you'll cross before entering Glen Coe. Even in poor weather (which is often the case) you can have moments of superb lighting, e.g. a shot I took ages ago: http://gardyloo.us/lochrannoch2.jpg
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May 13th, 2012, 04:44 PM
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wow...beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Looks like we better start very early in the morning for me to get all the pics I want..thanks guys!
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May 13th, 2012, 07:24 PM
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noell...I'm a rank amateur photographer (make that a step below rank) but I can give you a reco for some good comfort food in the village of Glencoe.I know you're pressed for time. Shortly after you do your shooting in Buachaille Etive Mor just a few miles west you'll come to a right hand cutoff, tertiary road (very narrow) that leads into the village of Glencoe..less than a mile after you've switched to this road, on the left hand side you'll come to a rustic pub offering hot meals... seafood soup and marvelous toasties. That will satisfy you til you get to Mallaig. I promise.

Another little tip...coming up from Callendar on the A84..take a quick visit to what I think is one of Scotland's most picturesque villages...Killin on Loch Tay. Worth a few shots IMO. Have a fun time...
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May 13th, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Killin has falls in the center of the village.
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May 13th, 2012, 07:51 PM
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thank you tower..making notes of all you said
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May 13th, 2012, 11:12 PM
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>Noelle<

(reverse tower's directions. You're coming from the other end.
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May 14th, 2012, 06:04 AM
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Thank you Shelia!
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May 14th, 2012, 06:14 AM
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sheila...OP writes that she's coming up from Callendar, to Mallaig....so she'll be heading west toward Glencoe on A82 as I stated.
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