Five Years Passed

Posted by Jason Politte (Conway, AR, United States) on 1 May 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

[Scotland Series]
Sept. 10 2010 - Karen steps carefully through the heather to take in a view of the highlands she hadn't seen since 2005.

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Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

How does anyone live up there ... including my ancestors! :)

1 May 2011 5:25am

@Monterey John: It would be a brutal place to live I would imagine, especially in the winter. That's cool to hear that you have Scottish ancestors. :-)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The wilderness that is so uniquely Scottish

1 May 2011 7:19am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli paysage ! Passe un agréable 1er mai

1 May 2011 7:26am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Such a beautiful view - the fields of heather are wonderful.

1 May 2011 7:40am

@kiwisa: Thank you very much!

JCJ from Troyes, France

well composed.

1 May 2011 10:31am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Nice landscape!

1 May 2011 11:41am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good idea

1 May 2011 12:08pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Karen adds some perspective to the scene.

1 May 2011 1:24pm

Joyce Johnson from Emigrant, United States

This is very beautiful and endearing especially as you read her feeling and used it for your description. I can absolutely feel what she does.

1 May 2011 1:43pm

Joyce Johnson from Emigrant, United States

...also I like the presence that candid single figure, dressed crisply in blue and white adds to the vista, you know? And more green in foreground plus anchoring effect of the big rocks. Great teaching photos this series! :-)

1 May 2011 1:48pm

@Joyce Johnson: This was indeed a special moment for both Karen and myself, and I'm so glad you're enjoying the photos in the series, Joyce. There's quite a few more to come. :-) Thanks!

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Capturing Karen in the view gives a good indication of how big the landscape is!
Also love the rocks in front,beautiful shot again Jason!

1 May 2011 3:08pm

@Thea: Thank you so much, Thea!

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Superb capture, great picture.

1 May 2011 3:18pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Una compo muy cuidada con unos tonos muy naturales.Saludos.

1 May 2011 6:17pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique immensité vue et iamge

1 May 2011 7:26pm

Thomas from Paris, France

What a peaceful landscape. Nice composition!

1 May 2011 7:37pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Jason this is a beautiful scene here, Karen's heartstrings must have really been tugging. Sometimes when we leave a place, we don't think we will miss it at all....until the day we return - and then, it all comes flooding back. ....Sometime if you have a chance, check out Taj Mahal's "You Don't Miss Your Water ..('til the well runs dry)" a great blues song by a great performer...I hope Karen had a great time! And you too ;-)

1 May 2011 9:13pm

@Denny Jump Photo: I belive Karen could speak volumes about that. She told me several times how she never really appreciated Scotland and her hometown as much as she did while we were visiting.

I believe us humans just get too used to our surroundings and begin to shrug off too much without really taking the time to see. However, it seems photography helps all of us appreciate the smallest of things in life since through a simple photograph the stuff we take for granted can be turned into the extraordinary.

We did both indeed have a great time and are already looking forward to our next trip there. Thanks much for the song suggestion! :-)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

She seems to be taking it all in Jason! A beautiful panoramic shot! ;-)

1 May 2011 10:46pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric!

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Beautiful landscape!!

1 May 2011 11:47pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Great view and nice composition. Karen seems to be in deep thoughts.

2 May 2011 4:07pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful landscape with the added mountains in the background. Karen definitely helps add scale to this capture.

2 May 2011 9:43pm

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