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Highland Bothy

Posted by
Jason Politte (Conway, AR, United States) on 2 May 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

[Scotland Series]
Sept. 10 2010 - This small bothy sits next to a reservoir near where Rob Roy Way and Glen Quaich Road meet.

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CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I really can't get the horizon on this shot...The building looks upright, but the lake looks to tilt from right to left! Most odd!

2 May 2011 7:01am

@CElliottUK: The reservoir is in a bit of a depression compared to the land on all sides of it. Perhaps that's what's making it difficult?

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

It is an interesting perspective, but nice.

2 May 2011 7:18am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

quel calme ici ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP

2 May 2011 7:39am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Another beautiul view

2 May 2011 8:28am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very beautiful location.

2 May 2011 9:13am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Spot on tranquility

2 May 2011 9:46am

Thomas from Paris, France

Nice composition! It looks peaceful.

2 May 2011 9:52am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb composition on tis original landscape !

2 May 2011 11:36am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Don't normally read thh comments before I speak but I must say I am glad I did...the "tipping pond" seems to have folks talking...I read your responsen and definitely see your explanationa as well, the pond is in kind of a bowl isn't it ? The whoe think makes for a pretty cool illusion I think.But really, all of that aside (and quickly) I like the beauty of this image and I am MOST interested in this vegetation here in the foreground and over there in front of the bothy....do I see little blossoms in this brownish vegetation? Please forgive my sheer ignorance...is this the famed peat??

2 May 2011 12:08pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks Denny! That would be heather that's in bloom. If we had gone there a bit earlier in year, that entire area probably would have been in bloom.

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un joli refuge dans ce cadre magnifique !!

2 May 2011 1:07pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful optical illusion you have given us Jason! Well done! ;-)

2 May 2011 1:12pm

Karen Politte from United States

I think people's horizon is getting confused by the perspective of the water. Bear in mind that the whole image is on a sloping hillside. But I think that the main thing that's throwing folks off is the wideness of the body of water on the far right of the image versus the (apparent) narrowness of the body of water on the left of the image - thus, confusion of perspective. A way to look at it is to imagine you are viewing a 3-D ellipse at a very shallow angle. Mystery solved! =)

2 May 2011 1:20pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A charming little cottage! Delightful framing with the lake in the foreground. Interesting contours on the surrounding landscape as well.

2 May 2011 1:41pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice view ! excellent

2 May 2011 2:01pm

Don from spokane, United States

It's a beautiful location for this cabin. The optical illusion doesn't bother me that much. A successful shot.

2 May 2011 2:29pm

Joyce Johnson from Emigrant, United States

I trust you Jason! :-) This is so interesting. My eye stopped and rested on the level bothy thankfully and soon it and the purpling heather gave my sence of "tilt" and dizzy brain a sence of security again. Clever picture to record and so nicely framed. Makes me grin. I read about Bothys and that is so neat! Imagine free shelter out in the highlands. My Scots blood flows proudly.

2 May 2011 2:32pm

@Joyce Johnson: Thank you, Joyce! I guess the flowing of the land around the water and the perspective of the reservoir does create a sense of tilt since this is all on a hillside as Karen pointed out earlier, but I can't say I ever noticed it. Interesting how everybody picks up on things a bit differently, eh? Those bothys are pretty cool. Given how harsh the highlands can be, I imagine they're a true necessity. I'm glad you took the time to read about them. :-)

franz from Baden, Austria

love the comp and the beautiful fall colours! a great place for sure!

2 May 2011 2:56pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Such a fine composition with lovely tones...great shot!

2 May 2011 3:02pm

klaus from Kufstein, Austria

very calm and silent mood in this landscape!

2 May 2011 3:13pm

Patricia (✿◠‿◠)❤ from Brecht, Belgium

I thought this is Scotland, so beautiful, I love Scotland...

2 May 2011 4:37pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

very nice

2 May 2011 5:08pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle couleur et iamge, superbe ce doréa vec le bleu

2 May 2011 5:32pm

cristoF from montbéliard, France

uen trés belle composition !

2 May 2011 6:11pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine composition

2 May 2011 6:55pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Beautiful landscape. Very well worked composition.

2 May 2011 7:31pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A beautiful spot,must be great to spend some day's there! Great shot!

2 May 2011 8:10pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great perspective you've captured in this composition. I love the rolling hill and how the tree line follows it nicely down hill. Great color seen in the lake which contrasts nicely with the landscape.

2 May 2011 10:00pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Open, spacious, calming and lovely !!

2 May 2011 10:36pm

Christian from Leeds, United Kingdom

I want to run away there!

3 May 2011 9:37pm

Juliango from Caen, France

Simple, peaceful.... love it !

4 May 2011 1:09pm