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Rusky Mist (1)



A touch of early morning mist at Loch Rusky in the Scottish Trossachs.

HDR - 3 images @ ±2EV, processed with Photomatix and Photoshop CS5
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A touch of early morning mist at Loch Rusky in the Scottish Trossachs.

HDR - 3 images @ ±2EV, processed with Photomatix and Photoshop CS5

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Amberlaine
 
Amberlaine January 28, 2015
Such a calming picture
mitpjenkeating PRO+
 
mitpjenkeating January 28, 2015
Stunning capture !! Love reflections :)
f68photography PRO+
 
f68photography January 29, 2015
Absolutely stunning!!
ChrisKIELY PRO+
 
ChrisKIELY January 29, 2015
Totally stunning!.
solangel1
 
solangel1 February 04, 2015
this photo is beautiful like the boat are flooting over the water
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 February 18, 2015
This is gorgeous. Love the sense of serenity.
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography February 18, 2015
Thanks, Mary Anne - this is one of my favourite locations
dani5
 
dani5 February 18, 2015
lovely image,well done
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography March 02, 2015
Thank you, Maria.
sharonrepton
 
sharonrepton March 02, 2015
beautiful
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography March 02, 2015
Thank you, Sharon.
KeithHillsdon
 
KeithHillsdon March 02, 2015
Beautiful color and tones :-)
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography March 02, 2015
Thanks, Keith - much appreciated.
dareco PRO+
 
dareco March 17, 2015
voted
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 March 19, 2015
Excellent...beautiful, clear reflections ! Congratulations!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography March 20, 2015
Many thanks, CW.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 21, 2015
Beautiful! Congrats.
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography March 22, 2015
Thanks, JD
ppuru
 
ppuru August 17, 2015
Superb capture. Votd.
acglock PRO+
 
acglock August 19, 2015
Stunning workt
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography August 25, 2015
Thanks, Anita
brentmorris
 
brentmorris August 21, 2015
Wonderful image Karl. Congrats
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography August 25, 2015
Thanks, Brent - appreciated!
julianus
 
julianus August 21, 2015
Simply a wonderful capture. That lake was a natural mirror when shooting. Well done, indeed.
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography August 25, 2015
Thanks, Giuliano - appreciated!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 August 22, 2015
Beautifully done! Congrats!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography August 25, 2015
Thanks, Nina - appreciated!
davidbidmead
 
davidbidmead August 24, 2015
Congrats ! Simply gorgeous !!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography August 25, 2015
Thanks, David - appreciated!
Ross_Spirou
 
Ross_Spirou August 31, 2015
Karl, this is a fantastic phototure mate and loving all the colours!!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography September 01, 2015
Thanks, Ross - much appreciated.
LightandLovebyJoy
 
LightandLovebyJoy September 12, 2015
You have such a gift with composition in all your work. Fantastic.
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography September 14, 2015
Many thanks, Joy - much appreciated!
carissawinter
 
carissawinter November 07, 2015
Absolutely stunning! Would love this one on my wall!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography November 08, 2015
Thanks, Carissa. Prints available from http://goo.gl/2TCGzI
sanaelgamal
 
sanaelgamal November 27, 2015
so peaceful...really awesome!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography November 27, 2015
Thank you, Sana - much appreciated!
jettahlily008 PRO
 
jettahlily008 November 27, 2015
Awesome reflections!!! :)
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography November 28, 2015
Thanks, Karin.
cjkeddie PRO
 
cjkeddie January 18, 2016
Beautiful calm reflections.
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography January 19, 2016
Thanks, Charles. Maybe I'll see you there one day - it's well worth a visit.
IanWL PRO
 
IanWL June 13, 2016
Superb reflections Karl - love the feeling of stillness!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography June 14, 2016
Thanks, Ian - much appreciated.
fotopritom
 
fotopritom June 14, 2016
Beautiful!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography June 15, 2016
Many thanks.
prashanwilfred
 
prashanwilfred June 14, 2016
Wow Amazing!!! Is it a real reflection? If so, how do you achieve it?
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography June 15, 2016
It's real, Prashan - it was a very calm day.
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates July 03, 2016
Stunning shot! Congrats!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography July 05, 2016
Thanks, Sarah
rafaelborges PRO+
 
rafaelborges July 04, 2016
So peaceful, so calm, so beautiful
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography July 05, 2016
Thanks, Rafael
Woody61
 
Woody61 July 28, 2016
Excellent
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography August 02, 2016
Thanks, Woody
gaylemastromonico
 
gaylemastromonico July 28, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
gaylemastromonico
 
gaylemastromonico July 28, 2016
I have to say this is one of the most beautiful images I have EVER seen. I'm tucking your name in a special place - some day I'll buy one to fill a large space on a wall. Should have placed first!!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography August 02, 2016
Thanks, Gayle
Smiffy
 
Smiffy July 29, 2016
Beautiful serenity and composition, love it!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography August 02, 2016
Thanks, Eileen
sheriswanson
 
sheriswanson August 14, 2016
Lovely capture!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography August 15, 2016
Thanks Sheri
Shryerphoto
 
Shryerphoto October 07, 2016
Amazing!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography October 16, 2016
Many thanks Avner
Kim_Schou PRO
 
Kim_Schou October 09, 2016
Just great work - so very pieceful :-)
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography October 16, 2016
Many thanks Kim
ClairePan
 
ClairePan October 19, 2016
Amazing!!!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography October 27, 2016
Thanks Claire
Pjerry PRO
 
Pjerry November 01, 2016
Well done, nice capture. Voted Covers.
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography November 02, 2016
Thanks Pierre
CharlotteB
 
CharlotteB February 17, 2017
BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY!!
bathsalt PRO
 
bathsalt February 24, 2017
Amazing photo!!
simonparry PRO+
 
simonparry April 24, 2017
Stunning..
NejPan
 
NejPan September 06, 2017
Peaceful ??
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe October 01, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous shot!
cahit
 
cahit December 05, 2017
Great
rfroman10 PRO+
 
rfroman10 August 12, 2018
Perfection!! Beautiful composition!!
bobbytaylor71 Premium
 
bobbytaylor71 September 25, 2018
Stunning ... Awesome reflections ... A beautiful well crafted image/scene ... Love this capture, Love Scotland ... Thanks for sharing ... Congrats on your awards, well done.

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Behind The Lens

Location
The image was taken at Loch Rusky, on the eastern boundary of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
Time
The shot was taken just after sunrise, before the surface mist had been burned off by the sun.
Lighting
The lighting was fairly standard for that time of day - but it wasn't the lighting which was the most important aspect of the shot (see below).
Equipment
Canon EOS 7D, Canon EFS 17-85mm zoom, Tripod.
Inspiration
I was attracted by the calmness of the scene: the motionless boats, the mirror-calm water and the touch of surface mist.
Editing
As with the majority of my shots, this was HDR processed (3 images @ ±2EV) in Photomatix and CS5. I tend to use Photomatix as gently as possible and only to produce a fully-toned image (no burnt highlights, no impenetrable shadows) that I can work on with CS5. I honestly can't remember what I did in CS5 - it varies according to the image - but I can tell you with 100% accuracy that I stopped when I thought I'd done enough.
In my camera bag
These days: Canon EOS 5D and 7D bodies, Canon 17-40mm zoom, Canon 24-105mm zoom, Canon 100-400mm zoom. I also have a selection of ND and graduated ND filters.
Feedback
Be prepared. Know in advance what time the sun rises; check the weather forecast to ascertain whether you'll get the conditions you want (in this case, I needed a few warm days to warm up the water, followed by a cold night to produce the morning mist); think on your feet if conditions are significantly different from what you'd envisaged.

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