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GLEN ETIVE

This is post number 3 of four of my Glencoe mini-series and features Glen Etive; as the guys at Aspect2i say, it has some of the best waterfalls in the Highlands. I wholeheartedly agree with that statement and I hope to return some day to capture more of the magic of Glen Etive.

River Etive | Argyll

Glen Etive | Argyll

A view in a westerly direction; the glen is fairly wide although the gully through which the River Etive flows is rocky and quite steep in places, giving rise to the famous waterfalls.
0.6 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D800e with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens @ 28mm

 

River Etive | Argyll

misty morning | River Etive | Argyll

A side view of a spectacular cascade as it runs off a hillside to join the River Etive.
30 sec @ f/16  ISO 200  Nikon D800e with 24mm f/3.5 Tilt + Shift lens

 

waterfall | River Etive | Argyll

waterfall | River Etive | Argyll

A head-on view of the same hillside cascade as shown in the wider view.
8 sec @ f/16  ISO 640  Nikon D800e with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens @ 56mm

 

River Etive | Argyll

River Etive | Argyll

The magic of swirling water with a lead-in of smooth rock.
8 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D800e with 16-35mm f/4 lens @ 19mm

 

waterfall | River Etive | Argyll

waterfall | River Etive | Argyll

This shot also looks great in monochrome; but the rusty hues in the rock moves this colour version ahead for me.
0.5 sec @ f/16  ISO 320  Nikon D800e with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 150mm

 

Mountain above Glen Etive

Mountain above Glen Etive

Upward views can be rewarding too; I love the wedge-shaped mountains accentuated by shadow and light, topped by those amazing clouds and brought to life on an infrared-converted camera.
1/200 sec @ f/11  ISO 200  Nikon D3 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 70mm   Infrared

 

River Etive | Argyll

River Etive | Argyll

A landscape photographer’s dream; three waterfalls in one; again it was a toss-up between the colour and mono versions.
1/10 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D800e with 16-35mm f/4 lens @ 18mm

 

River Etive | Argyll

River Etive | Argyll

A general view up Glen Etive in an easterly direction.
20 sec @ f/16  ISO 100  Nikon D800e with 24mm f/3.5 Tilt + Shift lens

 

waterfall | River Etive | Argyll

waterfall | River Etive | Argyll

I have named this “turtle rock” for obvious reasons; the image displays wonderful tones of grey, if I do say so myself.
4 sec @ f/16  ISO 800  Nikon D800e with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens @ 125mm

 

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