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"Loch Ard"

By RonnieAG
A winter view looking west along Loch Ard in the Trossachs, and towards Ben Lomond just discernible in the distance. Despite the low sun, the car was registering 0 degrees and the wind made it feel like - 10.0........hands got so cold I could hardly feel the controls on the wee NEX.

My thanks to all who took the time to comment on The Reading Room.


Tags: Trossachs Loch ard Ben lomond Landscape and travel Winter sun

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debu 6 India
22 Jan 2013 12:05AM
A beautiful scene.

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rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
22 Jan 2013 12:07AM
Excellent POV Ronnie, along the waters edge.
cheesey 10 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 12:18AM
Wonderful comp and light. Great shot.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
22 Jan 2013 12:24AM
A really beautiful image Ronnie. You pressed the right buttons with those frozen fingers........Sandy
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
22 Jan 2013 12:24AM
Well worth the discomfort to get this Ronnie, excellent landscape with stunning light!


andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 12:40AM
cracking comp ronnie wonderful colour and light a real stunner nice one Wink
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
22 Jan 2013 1:50AM
This is most attractive--especially love the color---! The very liquid water is delightful---

I want to splash!
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
22 Jan 2013 2:38AM
Beautifully composed Ronnie, the fence makes a great lead-in, of course, the scene itself is magnificent!
Rgds., Jim
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
22 Jan 2013 4:16AM
Wow Ronnie !! This is one amazing photo !! Excellent !!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
22 Jan 2013 5:52AM
A great composition and pov, Ronnie, and a UA from the landscape expert, very well deserved Smile Carol
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
22 Jan 2013 6:07AM
beautiful scene well captured, great comp.
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
22 Jan 2013 6:20AM
Great compo, lovely light, wonderful colours!
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 6:37AM
A real stunner Ronnie and I love the way the fence draws you into the frame for me it adds that extra dimension.
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 7:23AM
A beautiful image.
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
22 Jan 2013 7:56AM
A well composed image of a beautiful scene.

22 Jan 2013 8:36AM
Get the canoe out...............GrinGrinGrinGrin
22 Jan 2013 8:40AM
Nice low POV and lead in to this fine view.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
22 Jan 2013 9:05AM
So beautiful with those wonderful colours and light. Just what was needed. 1ft of snow where it hasn't difted here!Sad

Time and hands well spent Ronnie, very nice comp and I do like the fence taking us into the shot, good colours, well presented.

wolfy 12 36 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 9:57AM
Lovely bit of light and nice comp with good lead in lines Ronnie Smile
22 Jan 2013 10:10AM
fine light and colours Ronnie good use of the fence drawing us into the capture very ard when your mitts are frozen but well worth it

Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 10:20AM
That beautiful light is deceptive.
I admire your knowledge of the mountains and lochs.
I think Loch Ard is where a little boathouse is often photographed
which I haven't seen for myself. Lots of colour in those trees
and the rock makes good f/g interest.
22 Jan 2013 10:55AM
what wonderful colours you have captured,,,
really doesnt look that cold!!!!!
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
22 Jan 2013 11:22AM
An accomplished composition, Ronnie, several lines all leading to the end of the loch giving a lovely depth to the perspective. Saturated colours and a glass water surface complete an excellent picture.

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
22 Jan 2013 11:39AM
well composed, each side of the image has its own beauty.
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 11:48AM
Can't really add to what Dave said, there's a lot of depth and interest to hold the viewer's eye. Beautiful.
geffers7 Plus
6 45 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 12:05PM
Nice composition Ronnie with good colour and a really good pov - looks like you are in the water.Smile
22 Jan 2013 12:16PM
A cracking image.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 12:50PM
Terrific pov and interesting too - well composed.
Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 1:13PM
This , in my opinion , has everything photography- wise. A stunning image
Tibetan 4 3 England
22 Jan 2013 1:22PM

Quote:A real stunner Ronnie and I love the way the fence draws you into the frame for me it adds that extra dimension.

I agree with Rob on that one, you say Ronnie it was freezing I can believe it, yet your photo looks lovely with that light and not cold at all, well done love it, you left the itti of the end or Ard, Lol. best regards Leon Arditti lol.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
22 Jan 2013 1:43PM
A fine landscape image Ronnie, like your comp and the good light and colours
Regards Richard
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 1:54PM
a certain warmth about this one Ronnie even on a cold day, lovely shot
7 10 10 England
22 Jan 2013 2:01PM
Sorry to hear you were so cold Ronnie but this result was well worth it.
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 2:11PM
Ronnie, this is a stunning image! I love all that beautiful light!
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 2:13PM
Wonderful scene with a great lead in Ronnie.

love the leading lines in this photo and the background. Excellent shot. Its 4 degrees this morning here in Indiana so i know what you mean when your hands can barely feel the NEX7 Grin
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
22 Jan 2013 3:08PM
That stone becomes very important to the image Ronnie.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 3:10PM
Brilliant composition Ronnie that lead into the what
this is all about a real winner
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
22 Jan 2013 3:14PM
Very beautiful, nice and colourful too Smile Like the low viewpoint, and gives the impression you're in the water, Ronnie! Wink
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
6 6.0k 33 Norway
22 Jan 2013 4:47PM

Quote:An accomplished composition, Ronnie, several lines all leading to the end of the loch giving a lovely depth to the perspective. Saturated colours and a glass water surface complete an excellent picture.


What he said, Ronnie.

I am only disappointed by the exclusion of your good self in self-portrait mode standing up to your crown jewels in the water you claim is so coldGrinGrin.....I know, you forgot the tripod, so I forgive you, my friend.
A seriously good image.

22 Jan 2013 4:53PM
A beautiful image, Ronnie - excellent composure - top to bottom and perspectives!
You can almost feel the cold!!

Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 5:02PM
Certainly looks too cold for meTongueTongue............. Lovely image RonnieSmileSmile
Glyn1 7 4 1 England
22 Jan 2013 5:33PM
Lovely view Ronnie, and yes it does look cold.

22 Jan 2013 6:11PM
This is a super picture Ronnie, so good in every way.

John Smile
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 6:16PM
A pleasure to view RonnieSmile

22 Jan 2013 6:22PM
A wonderful scenic view Ronnie, you certainly have the eye mate Smile
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 6:34PM
Great waterscape Ronnie,wonderful composition, top work my friend
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 7:49PM
A beautifully composed attractive scene, Ronnie, and you'd never know it was that cold from looking at this image.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2013 8:57PM
Wonderful image Ronnie, great comp and detail.
Beautiful image with you little NEX Ronnie, love the cloud reflections in the water.

22 Jan 2013 9:11PM
What a stunning scene and beautiful light Ronnie....Lin
22 Jan 2013 11:47PM
Excellent shot love the low angle
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2013 12:32AM
What a stunner, great POV.
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
23 Jan 2013 2:03PM
What a beautiful image Ronnie... so well composed, and what a beautiful country you live in... just fabulous Smile

exposure Plus
12 3.8k England
23 Jan 2013 5:57PM
Beautiful light tones & clarity Ronnie.
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2013 7:23PM
Excellent Ronnie. You certainly have some lovely views where you live.
23 Jan 2013 9:40PM
Excellent shot, nice perspective and beautiful light
23 Jan 2013 10:44PM
The distant Ben Lomond is the icing on the cake. Absolutely beautiful!
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 10:02AM
Great loch shot. The fence provides wonderful lead in line to the centre of the frame. Great stuff Ronnie. paul
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 8:20PM
Thumbs up for this superb image Ronnie
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
27 Jan 2013 11:29PM
A beautiful and serene scene Ronnie, such wonderful light and colours. I'd never have guessed it was so cold when it was taken though!
Splendid image, excellent composition and clarity.

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