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Another shot of the loch - just can't resist, particularly as I've fallen in love with the area.

1 sec @ f/18
ND grad

The foreground isn't as sharp as I'd have hoped - it did seem to be a bit of a wrestle tonight, wielding a camera on a tripod when selecting focus points or using manual .. what does everyone else do? I much prefer not using a tripod, if truth be told, but then it would definitely not be sharp in these lighting conditions.

Thank you for dropping by! I appreciate any and all comments and find them all useful and valuable, whether you want to leave a couple of words or a longer constructive criticism. So, in the spirit of non-competitiveness I wonít click on any comments on this pic but would invite anyone who visits to mark the comments they feel are helpful. Iíll do the same when I visit other portfolios, of course.Smile

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:18-55mm @ 18mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Peace
Username:SuziBlue SuziBlue
Uploaded:23 Oct 2007 - 8:53 PM
Tags:Clouds, Dusk, Landscape / travel, Loch lomond, Rowardennan, Rowardennan-meet-drinking-lots-and-falling-over-very-soon-yay!!!, Scotland, Sunset, Water, Wildlife / nature
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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2007 - 9:00 PM

You can feel the tranquility great scene

Brian............................

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Take-a-View
23 Oct 2007 - 9:19 PM

This is stunning. The muted colours add to the peacefullness. Well done

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Mari
Mari  111825 forum posts Wales
23 Oct 2007 - 9:41 PM

Hi Suzi, what a beautifully tranquil scene, just realised that you've moved oop north (when can I come and stay lol) am so pleased for you and hope you are happy. Just done a mod for you, basically involving curves in different places (and we all have those lol) a very slight saturation in places and a glass of white wine LOL

I also get very frustrated with my tripod and much prefer the freedom of handholding but have found that my shots are so so much sharper and clearer with tripod (rats!!) or you could whack the ISO up and still get it sharp but grainier. Feel free to dislike mod.

So glad to see that Scotland has at last brought out the landscaper in you, its a sort of occupational hazard that soaks the soul eh?. Am expecting big things now SuziWink

Am thrilled for you.

(getting suitcase out and starting to pack!!)

Mari x

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TripleDshake34
24 Oct 2007 - 3:05 AM

Fantastic image. Very well captured. Top notch

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Anthony
Anthony  135645 forum posts Scotland17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2007 - 9:25 AM

Hey you, this is a simple, effective, and emmoive image. Nicely done.

Hope you are well and keeping happy.

Anthony Smile

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GalleryGirl
24 Oct 2007 - 9:28 AM

Lovely capture. Tranquil.
Marilyn x

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Cabit
Cabit  7104 forum posts England
24 Oct 2007 - 11:31 AM

Cracker, class work.
Dave

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stevie
stevie e2 Member 111198 forum postsstevie vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Oct 2007 - 7:25 PM

More Scottish landscapes, please! I visited Crieff for a conference three weeks ago, made me wish we still lived up in Scotland.
Steve

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stevieb
stevieb  102994 forum posts Panama2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2007 - 4:32 PM

Oooo...not long now Smile

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1216195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2007 - 7:39 AM

Thanks so much, everyone! I really love this place. Looks like it shows Wink

Mari I shall write later today Wink Been up here since March working at the hostel with Davie. Walking, climbing the Ben, enjoying the scenery .. fab Smile And thanks for the mod - it works really well.

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Digicat
Digicat  7127 forum posts
28 Oct 2007 - 7:49 AM

this is beautiful - I really like both versions but prefer something more like Suzies - think its because you can sense the quiet and reflectiveness in it = both are good in my eyes

as for tripods they are the necessary evil - still its good weight training Wink

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2007 - 12:01 PM

Traquil and quite Suzi. Ron.

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stevekhart
28 Oct 2007 - 11:50 PM

Focus points? Sounds like you have more than one? Ah, but you're not using Medium Format! Maybe you should try the other MF, Manual Focus? Then there's all that stuff about mirror up and a cable release, but you've probably got lots of wind to counteract all that...
Nice shot, like the mod too.

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User_Removed
29 Oct 2007 - 3:15 PM

A very somber shot, full of mood and all the better for it.

Luv Victor xx

PS its in the post

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1216195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2007 - 3:43 PM

Thanks again all Smile Steve, my cable release is only working intermittently so for this shot I used the self timer so as to be sure as possible not to get any camera shake. 8-#

Thanks Victor! Praise indeed. (And thanks so much!)

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GaryBooth
GaryBooth  734 forum posts England
30 Oct 2007 - 9:05 PM

Hi Suzi

Great shot and can understand about the tripod, hate using them myself.

Gary

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steve_kershaw
30 Oct 2007 - 11:31 PM

what gets me about this shot is that normally on these sorts of days we give up and go to the pub

yet you have pulled a cracking shot out of the bag
well done

Steve

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1216195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2007 - 6:23 PM

Thanks Gary and Steve Smile

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Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 10257 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2007 - 8:04 AM

What Scotland is good for, wide open picture with no man made elements in it.

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alwolf
alwolf  7341 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2007 - 10:33 AM

Stunning image

alan

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1216195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2007 - 2:51 PM

Thanks Paul and Alan - yep it's stunning scenery alright. Smile

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Raindancer
7 Nov 2007 - 9:31 PM

A wonderful shot and a great reminder of my nephews wedding there in the summer.....

Rog

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1216195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2007 - 9:50 AM

Thanks Rog! Wonderful place for a wedding isn't it.Smile

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webjam  10292 forum posts Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2007 - 1:34 PM

Feels almost Zen - like...
Jacqueline

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riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2007 - 6:41 AM

simple and very effective comp

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1216195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2007 - 11:54 AM

Thanks you too! And thanks for my RC!

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PatrickSmith
14 Nov 2007 - 3:37 PM

I can see why you like the loch. This is an awesome place and the calm feel comes right through in this image.

Patrick

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1216195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2007 - 6:09 AM

Thanks Patrick Smile A shame you couldn't make it to the meet - you could have experienced it first hand. But you have the pappage shots which will give you a flavour of the meet, if not of the surrounding area .. hehe!

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Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2009 - 8:43 PM

So you're in Scotland now Sooz (keep off the hooch).

(Great picture, by the way! Smile )
jas

Tripods - the only time I used one outside was in my young days. A holiday in Dubrovnik. I lugged the tripod and TLR all around the city wall taking a sequence of pics (B&W - what else?) in the intense heat.

Back home I put the 120 roll through my Rondinax daylight developing box. Pulling on the end of the backing paper - which should leave the film inside the box ready to be wound onto the spool in the box - didn't! It came out with the backing backing paper. More or less a total loss.

Tripods? Bah!

Still, I had another 7 or 8 rolls all exposed hand held all OK.
jas

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1216195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2009 - 6:44 PM

Thanks Jas - one of my personal favourites of the loch. Says everything to me about Scotland and is why I love the country so much.

What a nightmare about the film!

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wood1963
wood1963  4 Greece
6 Mar 2010 - 11:30 PM

As I go through your photographs, I sense a loneliness which you capture; a sense of melancholy but at the same time serinity; your pictures have a nice atmosphere.

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1216195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Mar 2010 - 1:54 AM

Thank you - you're right about the atmosphere of most of my pics. Smile

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