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River Clyde...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...another from my afternoon by the river with the 10x big stopper. The green of the sea shines through with the highlights in this one, silvery glints on the water as the tide goes out.
It's a frustrating subject this, you see the rays of sunlight marching across the water but the exposure blurs the time frame. The result is often quite different to your expectation.

Tags: Scotland Ayrshire Landscape and travel Ayrshire and Arran

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BHUBAN 6 India
14 Sep 2011 6:54AM
there are no border between sky and sea .its look like heaven. i likr the picture. but i cant fill the moment which you filled during the time of captured.nice picture.

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rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
14 Sep 2011 6:57AM
Relaxing view Dougie, that calm "karma " of the sea.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2011 7:05AM
I especially like how you captured the light on the water - that silvery shine makes it for me today.
It looks so quiet and calm.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
14 Sep 2011 7:54AM
With or without the rays, you have captured a beautiful shot Dougie. I too like the silvery shine of the water, but it is the rocks that hold my attention. Want to go raking in them to see what I find - just like a kid WinkGrin. Moira
pmorgan 11 217 13 England
14 Sep 2011 8:40AM
Another winner mate!

Richsr 11 91 223 England
14 Sep 2011 8:42AM
Well worth viewing large for the details in the foreground and light on the sea.
Well worked Dougie
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2011 9:14AM
Silver and slate, gorgeous tones in the water and distant land.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2011 9:22AM
Evokes utter tranquillity. That little bay is the perfect anchor for the composition.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
14 Sep 2011 10:43AM
I was drawn by the vast emptiness of that smooth sky, atop the equally empty expanse of sea, and my first thought was that it needed something, but after studying it a bit more, I have changed my mind and see that it wirks very well as it stands. It does not need the addition of a boat of birds.

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
14 Sep 2011 10:52AM
Quite an eerie sort of lighting here, Dougie.......the effect no doubt of the big stopper.
14 Sep 2011 10:52AM
Malc there were two boats in the image but the 30 second exposure makes them vanish. They would need to be at anchor.
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
14 Sep 2011 11:46AM
This is quite an unusual image for you Dougie and a little bit reminiscent of Codiac's work. I really like the simplicity of the image and the light that you have managed to capture - it all creates a lovely mood of calm.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
14 Sep 2011 1:43PM
At least the 10stopper gave plenty of time for the seagull to vanish. Another beauty Dougie.
14 Sep 2011 5:48PM
I'm not really in the big stopper supporters' camp but this is a v. well-composed and taken image, Dougie as we've come to expect. In my view the 10x works on some scenes well increasing drama. This is evident in pictures with clouds blurring outwards to the frame corners and in the rich tones the long exposure can deliver. On the other hand it can make an otherwise interesting sky nondescript and convert colours to an almost monotone uniformity. It's a Marmite thing I reckon Smile
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
14 Sep 2011 7:08PM
Unlike my learned Welsh colleague I am a big fan of the 10 of the things that I think helps is the light can be squeezed out of an almost dull day (ok, lets say grey overcast, moody The light on the sea work well here and I love the tones. From memory I seem to recall you have done a straight shot from here ye?
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2011 7:17PM
dont understand the 10x stopper but love the picture
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2011 7:41PM
The long exposure creates nice movement in the sky Dougie, and superb view.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2011 7:43AM
Beautiful tones in the sky and water Dougie.

cassiecat 10 39 46 England
16 Sep 2011 11:42PM
very tranquil.lesley

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