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Loch Ness

By jeronius
Hi all, hope you are all well.

Here is my first upload from a beautiful week in Scotland. Stayed in a huge cottage near Drumnadrochit.

This is a low level light image using a Lee 0.9ND filter, 30 sec exposure with f16 looking over Loch Ness from Dores beach.

Please view large and let me know what you think regarding composition, lighting etc.

Thanks, Jerry

Tags: Lee Water Lake Loch ness Landscape and travel Nd filter Night and low light

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maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
18 Apr 2010 6:15PM
A fine low light image with great foreground interest, I really like the way everything , clouds , mountains and the poles in the water all lead the eye into the image and seem to meet at a perfectly positioned point.

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DaveMead 8 23 14 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 7:01PM
Possibly a little too dark but it could be my monitor. The large version is full of interesting detail, a great shot.
jeronius 8 1 1 England
18 Apr 2010 7:49PM
Thanks Dave, uploaded a brighter version.
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 9:02PM
Got to go with the slightly lighter ver2 . A wonderful image indeed...Phil
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2010 10:01PM
v1 for me wonderful colours and light a beautiful capture nice one Wink
jeronius 8 1 1 England
18 Apr 2010 10:17PM
Interesting regarding lighting and peoples opinions. Thanks so much for the input
19 Apr 2010 9:08AM
A fine picture either way. A
davey_griffo 8 213 165 England
19 Apr 2010 10:21AM
No Nessie then? Shame. Smile

I prefer the lighter V2.
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
19 Apr 2010 11:41AM
I have a preference for v1, it is dark and mysterious with that little touch of pink sky. Well photographed, I think.
19 Apr 2010 11:42AM
Fine rendering of the loch - prefer V2 where the f/g is lit just that little bit more - captures the drama of the location.
PinkK 8 80 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 11:44AM
Wonderful image, pleasure to make it 30 Smile
dmhuynh72 9 44 3 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2010 12:54PM
Large version looks great.

HectorRivera 10 17 1 United States
19 Apr 2010 3:42PM
Very nice
iotum 7 Scotland
19 Apr 2010 10:24PM
Now I was staying in Drumnadrochit the first week in Easter - stayed at Clunemore cottage near Divach falls. Wish I'd gone to Dores as it looks like a good spot. Great shot - what time of day was it ? Looks like the sun is in the west so I'm guessing lateafternoon ????
jonrayner 10 8 2 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2010 8:23PM
Stunning shot with a very nice crop. I am preferring version 1 as on my monitor, version 2 looks a little blown out. Fantastic detail throughout, a cracking shot.
SteveNZ 9 4 5 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2010 2:34PM
Impressive image indeed, Jerry!
Must have been still waters? The few 30 second exposures I've taken just look like ice!
Great composition and colours too... nice work.
And thanks for your comment/critique on mine - much appreciated.

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