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Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh


by Frogwell » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:06 am

Route description: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh, Bridge of Orchy

Munros included on this walk: Beinn an Dothaidh, Beinn Dorain

Date walked: 07/10/2011

Time taken: 6 hours

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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby Frogwell » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:31 pm

Thanks for all the comments :)

pollyh33 wrote:Oh FW , you've done it again... made me green with envy!!!

You certainly have the knack of sniffing out some fine weather!!!

Cracking photos as always!!! Probably I've ever seen - loved them :D


I'm a bit of a weather junkie. I don't like hill walking in poor weather so I have a load of weather sites bookmarked and they're the first thing I check in the mornings. It's sad that I keep wishing for two good weather days together so I can do an overnight camp (either walking or motorbiking) and in the past 4 years these two days have been so rare.

JTweedie wrote:Cracking photos - I loved the deep blue of the sky in many of them, did you use a filter to get that effect?


Yup, 'fraid so. I used a circular polariser and an ND grad. Cheating I know :)

malky_c wrote:Great photos - just spotted your second last on the BBC website 8)


Yup, sent in this morning and surprised that they actually published it.
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby rogers » Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:58 pm

WOW.......fantastic photos frogwell. Same here when it comes to the weather, one of the reasons I climb to the top is to enjoy the views.
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby ChrisW » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:17 pm

Toyota Prius - a car that needs to be banned for the effect it seems to have on it's operators. Without exception, every Prius driver I have seen has obviously decided that it doesn't matter how bad their driving, how erratic, as long as they drive really slowly.

they're saving the environment you know....so they can do as they like :lol:

Great photos Frogwell as always, hope the scenery helped you unwind (that's usually what happens to me) ....then I get all wound up again on the drive home :lol:
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby Frogwell » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:01 pm

ChrisW wrote:
Toyota Prius - a car that needs to be banned for the effect it seems to have on it's operators. Without exception, every Prius driver I have seen has obviously decided that it doesn't matter how bad their driving, how erratic, as long as they drive really slowly.

they're saving the environment you know....so they can do as they like :lol:

Great photos Frogwell as always, hope the scenery helped you unwind (that's usually what happens to me) ....then I get all wound up again on the drive home :lol:


They can do as they like as long as it's not in front my my environment abusing, V8 powered 2.5 ton brick.

You're right though, the walk does help unwind. Apart from my last walk this past Wednesday up Ben Avon. That wound me right up and I'm not sure I'm on speaking terms with the Cairngorms any more. But that's another report (if I calm down enough to write anything polite about it).
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby 147cjl » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:30 pm

Great pictures, and well done on getting one on the BBC Scotland 'your pictures' :)
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby JTweedie » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:48 pm

JTweedie wrote:Cracking photos - I loved the deep blue of the sky in many of them, did you use a filter to get that effect?


Yup, 'fraid so. I used a circular polariser and an ND grad. Cheating I know :)

No worries, I was intrigued how you did it. Think I'll need to get myself a couple of filters too because I would love a deep blue sky like that in some of my photos. :)
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby craighall » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:09 pm

Likewise. Well Done !


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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby b-illie » Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:21 pm

And what type of wide-angle lense are you using? Pics 6 and 7 (counted from the end) look like a 12mm; am I close? In any case, fantastic shots! :D
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby Mountainlove » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:53 pm

Great photos and well done reagrding taking the day off...thats how I feel at the moment!!!
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby Frogwell » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:12 pm

b-illie wrote:And what type of wide-angle lense are you using? Pics 6 and 7 (counted from the end) look like a 12mm; am I close? In any case, fantastic shots! :D

I'm way too cheap to fork out for a wide angle I'm afraid. They're just stitched panoramas.
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby b-illie » Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:28 pm

Good stitching then! :thumbup:
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby Frogwell » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:16 pm

b-illie wrote:Good stitching then! :thumbup:

And I'm way too lazy for that. Four clicks in photoshop - job done :)
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby jstalker66621 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:15 am

Loving the pics...
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby Del246 » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:33 am

Another great report and what can I say about those pics, awesome !! Still have these 2 to do, so cheers.
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Re: Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dothaidh

Postby clivew » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:07 pm

Great pics, I'm going to try these two in the next week or two, bet it rains I haven't had a dry walk for ages. Going back to your in built compass problems a few weeks ago up in the Cairngorms my compass was obviously giving me duff info. When I checked it out it had inverted by 180 degrees and the needle was pointing south; I think it may have been caused by having it stored in my pack for a couple of weeks alongside a metal object. I took it into Tiso's and they used a magnet to "turn it around" I don't leave it in my pack any more.
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