Thank you Thierry!
I like the framing but feel like you've lost too much detail in the shadow areas.
Hello Chris, I appreciate your point, but I (obviously) disagree; the mood I was after was a dark one, and besides I think that there is enough shadow detail pretty much everywhere, despite the shadows being dark. Of course, it is a very personal feeling, so there is no right or wrong here
I feel the processing expresses very well the idea of grim determination.
Thank you Eric, glad you enjoyed the mood and the processing
Very good photo. I concur with the opinion that the processing suits the mood.
Thank you very much Paulo, glad you enjoyed it!
I like the mood and you have positioned yourself well relative to the tree. Maybe slightly more space between the lake and the tree, but only a tiny bit. I know this tree very well It's lovely as it sits there on the edge of the cliff. I have had night mares about sliding in the mud and go over the rock edge
Thank you Hans! With the lens I had, it was impossible to get more space between the tree and the lake, without... precipitating down the cliff!
I did all I could to get separation between the tree and the lake, and the amount you see here is the best I could do under the circumstances. I went back a couple of times during my various trips to Skye, but the weather and the mud / water / snow were not good, and I didn't want to risk a fatal fall for one more pic