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Loch Tay & Ray

By sut68    
A brief break in the clouds allows the sun to break through casting a beautiful beam beyond Spar Island on Loch Tay, Perthshire. After an hours drive, it didn't look too promising on arrival for any drama on this particular evening, but a little patience was rewarded in spades. A fabulous evening to be out with the camera.

A revisited shot. Looking back I felt the processing last time lacked a bit of finesse, so I had a play. Introduced both a lighter and darker bracketed shot into this one to expand the shadow and highlight detail.

Cheers for looking in.


Tags: Scotland Water Sun Clouds Mountains Ray Beam Loch tay Landscape and travel Kenmore Spar Isle

Voters: jovanovic, PaulHolloway, richmowil and 63 more

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richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
31 Jan 2013 9:32AM
What a glow!! First Class image

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wolfy 12 36 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 9:33AM
You did good MrS...lovely light and processing Wink
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
31 Jan 2013 9:37AM
Cheers guys Smile
fazzer Plus
7 52 7 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 10:07AM
Beautiful image
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
31 Jan 2013 10:36AM
Cheers Jeremy Smile
Richsr Plus
9 90 220 England
31 Jan 2013 10:52AM
Certainly worth waiting for
Regards Richard
martinl 12 264 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 11:05AM
Just looked back at the previous version, and yes, this has certainly been worth your effort in reworking it.
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
31 Jan 2013 12:18PM
Ta guys!!!
31 Jan 2013 12:22PM
Nature at it's very best. Lovely scene and excellent rework.......Sandy
Joline Plus
9 27 53 United States
31 Jan 2013 12:50PM
Such beauty, and the light definitely works in your favor.
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
31 Jan 2013 12:53PM
Thanks ladies Smile
Niknut Plus
6 1.2k 68 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 5:10PM
Terrific shot !!!!.....gorgeous light & colours !!!
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
31 Jan 2013 5:20PM
Cheers Keith Smile
MrsS 9 4.5k 18 England
31 Jan 2013 5:25PM
Happy RC XX
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
31 Jan 2013 5:44PM
Ta x
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 9:20PM
Wonderful light captured and what a scene!
Paul an exceptional shot
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
31 Jan 2013 9:32PM
Thank you as ever Lillian. Great to hear from you and I hope you are well.
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 7:49AM
Hugely atmospheric!
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
1 Feb 2013 8:39AM
Thanks Ann.
Andy1979 9 754 2 England
2 Feb 2013 7:51PM
Love it paul great work. What filter did you use on this one or did you shoot two images?
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
2 Feb 2013 10:49PM
Can't remember now Andy as it was a little while back but I think it was a 0.6 Hard ND Grad.

This one is predominanlty a single shot but has both a lighter and darker image blended back in to reveal a little more shadow detail and retain a touch more highlight detail around the island and the sun burst.
sut68 12 2.0k 76 England
11 Apr 2013 5:49PM
Cheers William ... appreciate it mate Smile

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