Burn o'Vat

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  1. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mike Stephen
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    Burn O’Vat was formed approximately 14,000 to 12,000 years ago by meltwater from a retreating ice sheet. Measuring 13 meters (42 feet) deep and 18 meters (59 feet) wide with a sediment bed estimated at up to 7 meters (23 feet), the bowl is accessed via a narrow stream passage that suddenly opens up into a natural amphitheatre.

    The Vat has been a popular visitor attraction since the Victorian era, probably due to its location on Royal Deeside. Local legend has it that the Vat provided sanctuary to the famous Scottish outlaw by Rob Roy Macgregor. While this is mere myth, it has been established that it was used as a hideout from authorities by notorious bandit Patrick Gilroy Macgregor, a 17th-century cattle thief and general roustabout.

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    23977625847_f4bb7c2728_h. Burn o'Vat by Mike Stephen, on Flickr
     
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  2. Kiwi Paul

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    Nice photo Mike, nicely composed.
     
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  3. NickCyprus

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    Nick
    Excellent work!
     
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  4. chalkdust

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    This is a great example of the method, "find a frame then make a picture." Nicely done!
     
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  5. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mike Stephen
    Cheers Guys :2thumbs:

    I have visited this place many times over the years, as have other photographers, and the normal composition is from inside looking up at the falls.
    When I took this shot, the water was too deep to wade through wearing only walking boots - that's when I conjured up this composition.
    Glad to see it worked ;)
     
  6. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Great shot Mike :2thumbs:
     
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  7. mstphoto

    mstphoto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Much appreciated Mus ;)
     
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  8. runnerpsu

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    Beautiful! Well done, sir.
     
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  9. mstphoto

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    Cheers runnerpsu :2thumbs:
     
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