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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

FIGHTING THE LIGHT. (30/04/13)

I was out early this morning. It’s a perfect day, sunny, no wind but a bit of a nip in the air.

I really struggled with the light.  I tried a polariser and I tried without. The light was very harsh. I walked the mile or so to Loch Tay. 

IMG_0255_6_7_fused copy     The sun seemed to be everywhere…..I was beginning to think I was dealing with two suns.

IMG_0252_3_4_fused copy      This bit of the Loch is easy to get at but to get pictures up the length of the Loch will be an evening job.

I stumbled across a ruined castle hidden in trees.

IMG_0270_1_2_tonemapped    Finlarig Castle. The sign says it’s dangerous…..I thought it was long past being a threat..

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IMG_0258_59_60_tonemapped copyThat is it for today. The weather is just brilliant.

I’m away to do my laundry now……Oh what fun.

24 comments:

  1. I just had to google "the sun" wasn't sure what it is. I like the reflection of the mountain/hills in the loch, very nice.

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    1. Douglas, I've been seeing plenty of sun. I have also had high winds and vicious squalls. It has been a good month but the wind becomes tiring. A view across the Loch or up it would be better.

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  2. Very beautiful Pictures.
    Nordis

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  3. That looks an interesting castle Adrian. Very photogenic.
    Had glorious sun here too; and not before time.

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    1. A bit of sunshine makes a difference Keith.

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  4. Ah so it's not the remains of the castle walls that are dangerous... it's that quick trip to the dungeon.

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    1. The hole was only a few feet deep. I'll try and remember the flash unit next time I go that way.

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  5. That early morning photo of the loch is very good, it looks a nice place.

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    1. Peter, I like it here. I'm moving up the road a mile for another week.

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  6. dat kasteel had al een poosje geen bewoners meer de natuur neemt het weer terug,wel een hele mooie omgeving.

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    1. Nic, ja het ziet er na de planten en bomen nu.

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  7. Oh, these are wonderful! Beautiful loch, and mysterious ruin. Perfect!

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    1. Monica, it is forecast to rain hard but it should clear for later today. I'll go back and have another look round.

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  8. In spite of the difficulties you list you have awesome shots. Now you end on a downer with laundry

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    1. Red, I usually like low sunlight but today it was detrimental.

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  9. it's amazing that ruins can be so beautiful and tantalizing! I like the reflections in your lake shots. thank you for sharing such wonderful images.

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    1. Norma, I feel at home in ruins.

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  10. You take great landscapes; and the light through the forts is very dramatic.

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    1. Maria, I'll go back and have another look at the ruins.

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  11. "Dangerous castles" :-) . Obviously one thats not yet protected with a fence around it with a sentry soldier taking money from you !

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    1. Jay, it was crap this morning in the rain. I agree. One the National Trust hasn't found. Sorry National Trust for Scotland hasn't found. .... presumably you missed it as well.

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  12. One area where we differ Adrian. I love the full, rich light of evening and morning with its colour distortion.

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    1. We do differ, I try and get out early and late but do prefer a few clouds about to diffuse the light.

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