I have been so many locations recently when the sun hasn't even peaked out from the cloud and I have nt had the time to hang around for the light to change. This can leave very flat opportunities - until recently the camera would probably have remained in the bag. But as an amateur with limited time out and about I have to deal with what I can get and lets face it this is the Scotland many people are faced with so your challenge here is to look that bit closer for the light it is there very subtly - these locations and conditions always generate a calm which relaxes me.
I have been so many locations recently when the sun hasn’t even peaked out from the cloud and I haven’t had the time to hang around for the light to change. This can leave very flat opportunities – until recently the camera would probably have remained in the bag. But as an amateur with limited time out and about I have to deal with what I can get and lets face it this is the Scotland many people are faced with. So your challenge here is to look that bit closer for the light, it is there very subtly – these locations and conditions always generate a calm which relaxes me.
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30 thoughts on “Muted Loch Duich

  1. “But as an amateur with limited time out and about I have to deal with what I can get and lets face it this is the Scotland many people are faced with.”
    You know, Scott; this may be one of the reasons why you have the ability you have to create such good work. You have to ‘try harder’ for that little ‘light’, as you said…. Of course, this doesn’t explain your ability to ‘balance’ the elements within your images… I guess that’s something you either have, or you have not… πŸ˜‰

  2. I like the composition and the lighting in this one. It draws the eye to the spot of light on the hilltop. I would be interested to see it with the kelp cropped out which is a bit distracting to me. But I wouldn’t want to lose any of the mist on the left edge. πŸ˜€

  3. Like most places, Scotland looks stunning in the bright sunshine with blue skies but, as you say, a bit of cloud and mist is what we get a lot of the time. However, I think this shot is an atmospheric and realistic representation of what you can expect to see in this part of the world, and it has its own beauty and peace about it. I love the way this picture leads my eye to the distant mountains.

  4. You said it …”this is Scotland” and that is the beauty of it all. Nice shot once again.
    Mind you it has been grey and dull and not very moody down here in our part of England, starting to think there is something in the so called SAD syndrome, roll on Spring and the hope of some brighter weather.

  5. Nice scene. I can certainly identify with your pursuit, trying to find the ideal conditions which often seem to be just around the corner, looking for the light and somewhere along the journey discovering I’ve already found a calm spirit.

    1. Phil it is a wee back road, the other side of the loch on the road to Eilean Donan – so quiet so peaceful – I cannot understand why the world of tourists whizz up the other side of the loch. But they that happens all over the world. People in a rush going nowhere.

  6. I think this is beautiful, Scott, so quiet and peaceful. The clouds covering the hills suggests a cold(ish) temperature. And the subtle reflections on the water are wonderful.

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