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Emergence Loch Achilt

By hwatt  
Loch Achilt, Contin, Scotland

This was a stunning morning, very still, and chilly but the sun had risen and it immediately started to boil off the surface of the loch and within a minute or two the birch island complete with its golden gown became invisible. We duly hung around and the mist continued to lift eventually revealing the vague outline of the island and its golden birch with the backdrop of Scots pine just barely visible. This was my defining moment. Imagine my surprise when a second or two later the peace and tranquility was shattered by a person swimming by. It was 6.30am.

Pentax 67II, 300mm lens, f5.6, 1/30 Second, Fuji Velvia 50.

Tags: Cold Island Mist Birch Pines Landscape and travel Concealed Loch Achilt

Voters: chase, AllistairK, viscostatic and 42 more

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viscostatic 16 50 11 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2020 3:44PM
A beautiful loch that I know well but I have yet to see someone swimming in it. I almost didn't click on the thumbnail because it looked so vague. Now I am so glad that I did. You caught this at just the right moment. A magical scene.

FotoDen 6 7 Germany
18 Apr 2020 3:56PM
Great shot!
kw 5 Germany
18 Apr 2020 4:06PM
Very beautiful with wonderful decent colours. KlausGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2020 5:02PM
Bewitching... GrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
18 Apr 2020 5:47PM
Beautifully simple, full of intensity !!! my award.
adagio 4 4 2 England
18 Apr 2020 6:58PM
Impressionistic and so very beautiful.

Alffoto Plus
8 319 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2020 11:15PM
Hauntingly beautiful!


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