Photographer's Note

Having just returned from a gloriously hot and sunny holiday in Crete, after which we saw our first taste of Scottish rain on arrival at Glasgow airport, I was browsing through my archives and found this one which is quite a contrast. Back to cold Scotland! This shot was taken on an early December day at one of my favourite places, the Talla Reservoir at Tweedsmuir in the Scottish Borders, after a snowfall.

Water in these boats was frozen solid and covered in snow. In the distance, you can see the little pumping station of the reservoir which was opened in 1905 by damming the Talla Water to provide water supply to Edinburgh. The supply has since been augmented by water from the Fruid Reservoir and Megget Reservoir.

Although taken at the same place and on the same day, this is not the same photograph as this one!

Incidentally, there has obviously been a very recent and excellent upgrade to the images in this area on GoogleEarth, so you can now see a lot more detail if you click on Map [view].

Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE6.

All comments/critiques/advice welcome!

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1986 W: 427 N: 7659] (30513)
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