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In Search Of Paradise

By hwatt  
Loch Assynt, Sutherland, Scotland.

Just one thing stops this place being a complete photographers paradise, midges. At the time of year I took this namely late Spring the little darlings are swarming all over you. They are in your ears up your nose and their bite is out of all proportion to their tiny size. The situation was exacerbated by the relatively windless conditions but the bitingly sharp clean light persuaded me the effort was well worth the next days lumps.

Pentax67II, 55-100 zoom, polariser, 0.45ND grad, Velvia 50 F22 at 1/4 sec.

Tags: Scotland Islands Spring Water Reflection Trees Sutherland Assynt Reeds Loch assynt Landscape and travel

Voters: geoffrey baker, plugin, Nick_b and 32 more

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User_Removed 13 172 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 3:44AM
Excellent image, so peacefull, well apart from being bitten Smile
Mark
CherryMartin 13 10 United States
24 Jan 2008 6:46AM
I want to be there, nice capture.
paulb20 Plus
14 12 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 7:26AM
Beautiful scene, really well taken.
Paul
24 Jan 2008 8:14AM
My first thought when I saw this thumb, midges. This spot seems to be a midge city, and they've all been on diets.
Great fresh light across the composition Ian, must be quite late from the direction of the sunlight, it fairly throws the trees into fine relief against the splash of colour.
Wish it was closer to me now.

All the very best and I'm still scratching,
Dougie
BeiK 15 7 Scotland
24 Jan 2008 9:25AM
Seems you've found it.....apart from the midges, that is....beastly creatures. Lovely image.
Bitte
Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
24 Jan 2008 9:25AM
what a gorgeous spot to spend a quiet afternoon's contemplation, great capture Smile
britishlandscapes Junior Member 13 13
24 Jan 2008 10:29AM
Excellent composition - colours, reflections and DOF bang on

Derek
Sue_R 15 11 6 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2008 10:22PM
Beautiful place, but you're right about the midges. We spend most our free time in Assynt and they are absolutely horrendous in the summer. Got some really good jackets now that have a little net in the patch pocket on the front that zips into the jacket hood at the first sign of the biting beasties. They are lifesavers Smile

Sue
Phil_Restan 15 280 9 England
24 Jan 2008 10:28PM
Good comp. If we did'nt have the midges then there would be thousands of tripod holes there and it would'nt be the same Smile Smile

Phil
gerrymac 13 10 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2008 3:43PM
Well worth the lumps,beautiful shot,well done
Gerry
Gary_Macleod 16 166 Scotland
26 Jun 2008 1:37PM
superb image
ThomasGorman 16 87 Scotland
6 Nov 2008 10:27AM
A fantastic scene mate, well captured.
Thomas
EMJAYCEE Plus
11 10 10 England
4 Aug 2009 8:26PM
Very peaceful - really lovely scene.
Joan.

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