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Crinan Canal in West Argyll (Scotland) on a cold and misty morning.
Digital conversion from Fujifilm 200asa. Taken with my Pentax manual and 20=70mm lens....
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Crinan Canal in West Argyll (Scotland) on a cold and misty morning.
Digital conversion from Fujifilm 200asa. Taken with my Pentax manual and 20=70mm lens.
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radioactivekid
 
radioactivekid May 13, 2014
looks like real midgie weather !!
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Behind The Lens

Location

It was a strange day when the clouds seemed to descend on the loch where I lived and this picture was taken from a bridge over the Crinan Canal as the clouds/mist started to lift. I later worked on this canal for British Waterways in West Argyll, Scotland. The picture was originally taken on my Olympus film camera and later switched to a digital image. I have sold a couple of copies, and one day hope to recreate the image in oil paint.

Time

I suppose it was mid morning by the time I had travelled to this spot, so about 1030am and the cloud was still drifting over the nearby loch.

Lighting

A totally natural effect from the cloud and I took several shots before being satisfied that this was the 'one'. Of course I could not check the image as I was using a film camera.

Equipment

My Olympus OM3 rested on the bridge, with just a daylight filter on the lens.

Inspiration

The mystery of the cloud that descended on the loch was my inspiration, as I knew that once the cloud started to lift, there would be some great images. When I arrived at the canal bridge the mist/cloud hid the boat completely and I just sat and waited as the sun started to melt away the cloud.

Editing

Once the film was developed I chose the image for enlarging but no other processing was required, and it is now one of several images hanging in a local hotel.

In my camera bag

Nowadays I have two digital cameras; my trustee bridge camera a Fuji Finepix HS20 EXR which has a brilliant lens range, and a small Nikon with a fixed lens. On a deliberate shoot I take a pro tripod and a selection of filters.

Feedback

Anticipate the weather and try to be where a likely shot is going to occur. It may not happen, but you have to be in the right place to start with, or the shot is missed. I have often had regrets about not being somewhere when I can see the weather would produce good pictures.

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