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By SuziBlue  
Another shot of the loch - just can't resist, particularly as I've fallen in love with the area.

1 sec @ f/18
ND grad

The foreground isn't as sharp as I'd have hoped - it did seem to be a bit of a wrestle tonight, wielding a camera on a tripod when selecting focus points or using manual .. what does everyone else do? I much prefer not using a tripod, if truth be told, but then it would definitely not be sharp in these lighting conditions.

Thank you for dropping by! I appreciate any and all comments and find them all useful and valuable, whether you want to leave a couple of words or a longer constructive criticism. So, in the spirit of non-competitiveness I wonít click on any comments on this pic but would invite anyone who visits to mark the comments they feel are helpful. Iíll do the same when I visit other portfolios, of course.Smile

Tags: Sunset Scotland Rowardennan Loch lomond Water Clouds Dusk Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Rowardennan-meet-drinking-lots-and-falling-over-very-soon-yay

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Briwooly 12 452 5 England
23 Oct 2007 9:00PM
You can feel the tranquility great scene


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Take-a-View 14 293 5 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2007 9:19PM
This is stunning. The muted colours add to the peacefullness. Well done
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
23 Oct 2007 9:41PM
Hi Suzi, what a beautifully tranquil scene, just realised that you've moved oop north (when can I come and stay lol) am so pleased for you and hope you are happy. Just done a mod for you, basically involving curves in different places (and we all have those lol) a very slight saturation in places and a glass of white wine LOL

I also get very frustrated with my tripod and much prefer the freedom of handholding but have found that my shots are so so much sharper and clearer with tripod (rats!!) or you could whack the ISO up and still get it sharp but grainier. Feel free to dislike mod.

So glad to see that Scotland has at last brought out the landscaper in you, its a sort of occupational hazard that soaks the soul eh?. Am expecting big things now SuziWink

Am thrilled for you.

(getting suitcase out and starting to pack!!)

Mari x
Fantastic image. Very well captured. Top notch
Anthony 16 5.6k 17 Scotland
24 Oct 2007 9:25AM
Hey you, this is a simple, effective, and emmoive image. Nicely done.

Hope you are well and keeping happy.

Anthony Smile
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2007 9:28AM
Lovely capture. Tranquil.
Marilyn x
Cabit 11 104 England
24 Oct 2007 11:31AM
Cracker, class work.
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2007 7:25PM
More Scottish landscapes, please! I visited Crieff for a conference three weeks ago, made me wish we still lived up in Scotland.
stevieb 14 3.0k 2 Panama
27 Oct 2007 4:32PM
Oooo...not long now Smile
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
28 Oct 2007 7:39AM
Thanks so much, everyone! I really love this place. Looks like it shows Wink

Mari I shall write later today Wink Been up here since March working at the hostel with Davie. Walking, climbing the Ben, enjoying the scenery .. fab Smile And thanks for the mod - it works really well.
Digicat 11 127
28 Oct 2007 7:49AM
this is beautiful - I really like both versions but prefer something more like Suzies - think its because you can sense the quiet and reflectiveness in it = both are good in my eyes

as for tripods they are the necessary evil - still its good weight training Wink
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
28 Oct 2007 12:01PM
Traquil and quite Suzi. Ron.
stevekhart 12 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2007 11:50PM
Focus points? Sounds like you have more than one? Ah, but you're not using Medium Format! Maybe you should try the other MF, Manual Focus? Then there's all that stuff about mirror up and a cable release, but you've probably got lots of wind to counteract all that...
Nice shot, like the mod too.
User_Removed 15 39 6 Scotland
29 Oct 2007 3:15PM
A very somber shot, full of mood and all the better for it.

Luv Victor xx

PS its in the post
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
29 Oct 2007 3:43PM
Thanks again all Smile Steve, my cable release is only working intermittently so for this shot I used the self timer so as to be sure as possible not to get any camera shake. 8-#

Thanks Victor! Praise indeed. (And thanks so much!)
GaryBooth 10 34 England
30 Oct 2007 9:05PM
Hi Suzi

Great shot and can understand about the tripod, hate using them myself.

steve_kershaw 13 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2007 11:31PM
what gets me about this shot is that normally on these sorts of days we give up and go to the pub

yet you have pulled a cracking shot out of the bag
well done

SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
31 Oct 2007 6:23PM
Thanks Gary and Steve Smile
Hoffy 13 262 16 England
3 Nov 2007 8:04AM
What Scotland is good for, wide open picture with no man made elements in it.
alwolf 10 341 3 England
4 Nov 2007 10:33AM
Stunning image

SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
4 Nov 2007 2:51PM
Thanks Paul and Alan - yep it's stunning scenery alright. Smile
Raindancer 12 20 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2007 9:31PM
A wonderful shot and a great reminder of my nephews wedding there in the summer.....

SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
13 Nov 2007 9:50AM
Thanks Rog! Wonderful place for a wedding isn't it.Smile
webjam 13 292 11 Netherlands
13 Nov 2007 1:34PM
Feels almost Zen - like...
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
14 Nov 2007 6:41AM
simple and very effective comp
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
14 Nov 2007 11:54AM
Thanks you too! And thanks for my RC!
PatrickSmith 13 1.2k 2 United States
14 Nov 2007 3:37PM
I can see why you like the loch. This is an awesome place and the calm feel comes right through in this image.

SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
15 Nov 2007 6:09AM
Thanks Patrick Smile A shame you couldn't make it to the meet - you could have experienced it first hand. But you have the pappage shots which will give you a flavour of the meet, if not of the surrounding area .. hehe!
Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
8 May 2009 8:43PM
So you're in Scotland now Sooz (keep off the hooch).

(Great picture, by the way! Smile )

Tripods - the only time I used one outside was in my young days. A holiday in Dubrovnik. I lugged the tripod and TLR all around the city wall taking a sequence of pics (B&W - what else?) in the intense heat.

Back home I put the 120 roll through my Rondinax daylight developing box. Pulling on the end of the backing paper - which should leave the film inside the box ready to be wound onto the spool in the box - didn't! It came out with the backing backing paper. More or less a total loss.

Tripods? Bah!

Still, I had another 7 or 8 rolls all exposed hand held all OK.
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
9 May 2009 6:44PM
Thanks Jas - one of my personal favourites of the loch. Says everything to me about Scotland and is why I love the country so much.

What a nightmare about the film!
6 Mar 2010 11:30PM
As I go through your photographs, I sense a loneliness which you capture; a sense of melancholy but at the same time serinity; your pictures have a nice atmosphere.
SuziBlue 15 16.2k 10 Scotland
8 Mar 2010 1:54AM
Thank you - you're right about the atmosphere of most of my pics. Smile

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