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Loch Achanalt, Achnasheen, Scotland

The dazzling brilliance of a fantastic and thrillingly cold winter morning at the edge of Loch Achanalt was tamed by a natural curtain of deeply hoar frosted birch trees their fine twiggery being perfect to generate and retain a thick crusty layer of rime ice. That curtain of ice turned the birch twigs to a golden brilliance much the same as electricity passing through the tungsten filament of a light bulb. the cool hues of reflected blue sky proved the perfect complement.

Pentax 67II, 90-180 zoom, unfiltered, f/22 at 1/8 Second, Velvia 50.

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