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Aberfoyle Mist



A mist-shrouded early morning view of Aberfoyle, from the Dukes Pass in the Scottish Trossachs.

A mist-shrouded early morning view of Aberfoyle, from the Dukes Pass in the Scottish Trossachs.
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f68photography PRO+
 
f68photography January 29, 2015
the mist adds so many layers to this, keeps the eye interested to find more and more details, a beauty!!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography January 29, 2015
Thanks, Fraser - much appreciated.
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ChrisKIELY January 29, 2015
Magnificent!! A wonderful image.
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KarlWilliamsPhotography February 19, 2015
Thanks, Chris - much appreciated!
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laurenkaymyers February 08, 2015
This is absolutely so beautiful! Great composition and I love the mist!
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KarlWilliamsPhotography February 19, 2015
I'm a mist fanatic, Lauren - I love it!
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RobinV March 05, 2015
well deserved place in the finals
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KarlWilliamsPhotography March 05, 2015
Thanks, Robin, much appreciated.
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IsabellaD March 07, 2015
Amazing capture of fog, it adds softness, deepens the mystery , love it !!
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KarlWilliamsPhotography March 07, 2015
Thanks, Isabella - much appreciated.
Philbk PRO
 
Philbk August 19, 2015
Absolutely amazing. Worth getting up early for the shot :-) It's a beautiful part of the world.
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siegart September 05, 2016
wonderful. sooo beautiful overview. love the mist
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography September 05, 2016
Many thanks, Siegart, much appreciated
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Aliburrettfineart September 05, 2016
Wonderful
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography September 09, 2016
Thanks Ali
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Kevs_pics November 22, 2016
This is simply stunning. Beautiful capture.
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KarlWilliamsPhotography November 23, 2016
Many thanks, Kev
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ModifiedImages December 27, 2016
beautiful
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography December 28, 2016
Thanks James

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photograph is of the view over the outskirts of the town of Aberfoyle, in the heart of the Scottish Trossachs, looking southeast from the Duke's Pass.
Time
As is the case with the majority of my images, this was an early morning shot. Unless there are sound reasons to the contrary, I restrict my photography to the so-called "golden hours" in the early morning and early evening. Since the probability of mist - I'm a mist freak, by the way - in the morning is far greater than in the evening, I tend to be a lark rather than an owl.
Lighting
Even though the sun had just risen, more or less in line with this shot, the sky was one of those disappointing, featureless, "milk of magnesia" efforts we get from time to time in Scotland.
Equipment
Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM lens, Manfrotto 190CX PRO4 tripod with Manfrotto 327RC2 joystick head.
Inspiration
What inspired me? Just look at it! What do you think inspired me? How could you NOT take a shot of this? It's not just mist, it's the "holy grail" of mist: low lying mist, with the tops of trees poking through! Seriously though, it was principally the zig-zag pattern of the tree tops which first caught my eye. My first instinct was to zoom in close enough to get the houses out of shot, but I then thought that they would be useful to provide a bit of scale. I think I was right. What do you think?
Editing
As with the vast majority of my shots, this was HDR processed from a set of 3 shots @ ±2EV. Initial processing with Photomatix was, as always, restricted to the absolute minimum required to produce a fully-toned image on which I could work with Photoshop. To be honest, I can't remember exactly what I did in Photoshop but I can tell you with absolute certainty that I stopped at the point at which I looked at it and thought "Hmm - I think that'll do".
In my camera bag
Canon EOS 5D Mk III and EOS 7D bodies; Canon 17-40mm zoom, Canon 24-105mm zoom, Canon 70-300mm zoom - giving me a complete range of focal lengths from ultra-wide-angle to medium telephoto. I also carry a range of Hi-Tech neutral density filters. Does it all get used on a regular basis? Sure - if not, I wouldn't bother to lug it around!
Feedback
As always, my principal advice is to keep your eyes open and to "think" photographically. Try to visualise the finished print before you press the button. Don't always look for the "big" wide-angle shot but keep your eyes peeled for attractive little vignettes. Remember, above all else, that the most important bit of kit you have is the 12" behind the viewfinder.

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