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Chon Autumn (2)



A misty, moisty Autumn morning at Loch Chon in the Scottish Trossachs - part of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park...
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A misty, moisty Autumn morning at Loch Chon in the Scottish Trossachs - part of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
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Contest Finalist in Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 2
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24 Comments | Report
lost69
 
lost69 February 02, 2015
wow, that's pretty.. Great snap
RobinV
 
RobinV March 04, 2015
very atmospheric landscape picture, good luck in the finals
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography March 04, 2015
Many thanks, Robin - I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD March 05, 2015
Beautiful and dramatic. Fabulous colour tones. Congratulations.
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography March 06, 2015
Thanks, Rhonda - much appreciated.
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 March 13, 2015
Congratulations...a spectacular scene, captured beautifully!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography March 13, 2015
Thanks, CW - greatly appreciated.
dareco PRO+
 
dareco March 13, 2015
This looks like my kinda place :) Congrats!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography March 13, 2015
Thanks, Karen - it's one of my favourite places.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 13, 2015
Lovely shot. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography March 14, 2015
Thanks, Alan - much appreciated.
Nikonover
 
Nikonover March 16, 2015
Gorgeous shot,just love the light and the colours,brilliant.
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography March 17, 2015
Many thanks, Mal - greatly appreciated.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon May 25, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in National Parks contest ... Great work
KarlWilliamsPhotography
Many thanks, David - much appreciated.
artyman
 
artyman June 15, 2015
Stunning work!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography June 16, 2015
Many thanks, Rob.
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo June 15, 2015
Beautiful muted colors, reflection. Congrats on your Awards!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography June 16, 2015
Many thanks, Carol.
OverTheMoon PRO+
 
OverTheMoon June 28, 2015
Stunning!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography June 29, 2015
Many thanks, Kim - appreciated!
edstrings
 
edstrings July 10, 2015
Great shot , i love Loch Chon especially in the autumn .
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography July 13, 2015
Cheers, Eddie - maybe I'll see you up there in the autumn.
VHiggins
 
VHiggins July 20, 2015
beautiful!
Nayeefa
 
Nayeefa November 03, 2015
Amazing!
jenelle_khalaily
 
jenelle_khalaily February 03, 2016
your work was so beautiful it brought me to tears , i hope to be as good as you ,ive been inspired and im going to try untilli reach that level. you are truly amazing thank you for sharing this wonderful picture.
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography February 03, 2016
That's extremely kind of you to say so, Jenelle. You'll get there - all it takes is practice!
shaynee232
 
shaynee232 February 04, 2016
gorgeous, love your picture
LA-72
 
LA-72 March 29, 2016
wow the emotions & feelings of being there ;)
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography March 29, 2016
Thanks, Laurie, much appreciated.
elainejohnstonschuch Premium
 
elainejohnstonschuch July 26, 2016
Stunning!!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography July 28, 2016
Thanks Elaine - much appreciated.
pepperfontana
 
pepperfontana September 20, 2016
That looks like a painting it's so perfect !
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography September 21, 2016
Thanks Pepper
kariwatkins
 
kariwatkins October 28, 2016
absolutely stunning!
KarlWilliamsPhotography
KarlWilliamsPhotography November 01, 2016
Thanks Kari
tammysheffield
 
tammysheffield March 09, 2017
Breathe taking.
shiwanjalisharma PRO
 
shiwanjalisharma March 12, 2017
This is gorgeous
zkrol
 
zkrol March 25, 2017
Congratulation! Amazing capture. Excellent composition color balance, sharpness make this image just MASTERPIECE !!!
rfroman10 PRO+
 
rfroman10 August 12, 2018
Fantastic color balance....!!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This is one of the many photos I have of Loch Chon in the Scottish Trossachs. Being almost completely surrounded by forest, with very few access points, this is the place to come to get away from the hurly burly of life for a few hours.
Time
As is the case with the majority of my landscape images, this was a morning shot. I tend to restrict my photography to the so-called "golden hours" in the morning and evening. While both have their merits, I prefer the clarity of the light in the morning. Apart from anything else, there is a far greater probability of mist - I'm a "mist freak", as you can probably guess from my other images - in the morning.
Lighting
There was a bit of hill-fog around, which always adds a bit of atmosphere to a shot, but the main lighting effect, if you can call it that, which caught my eye was the colour contrast between the foreground deciduous trees and the uniformly dark background of the conifer forest.
Equipment
Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, Manfrotto 190CX PRO4 Tripod with the 327RC2 Joystick Head - pretty much my standard setup for landscape work.
Inspiration
I was principally attracted by the pattern of the "headland" against the uniformity of the surroundings, namely the dark forest and dark water surface. I'm often asked about what inspires me, and what emotions go through my mind when I take a shot. My answer very often disappoints, since the only thought that usually goes through my mind is "Hmmm - I think that'll go!". In this particular instance, I remember being set up underneath the low hanging branches of a tree which kept dripping water down my neck. My emotions were along the lines of "Let's get this done and get away from this (expletive deleted) tree!".
Editing
The vast majority of my images are HDR processed in Photomatix from a set of 3 RAW images @ ±2EV. I always shoot in RAW format because it gives me the most control, and my HDR processing is limited to the absolute minimum to give me a useable image, containing a full range of tones, on which to work. Thereafter, the nature of the Photoshop processing has no set format: it depends on the image and it also depends on the mood I'm in. The last operation is always sharpening - probably the most important operation of the lot since it can turn an "OK" image into a "WOW" image. Beware, though - it can also have the reverse effect!
In my camera bag
Canon EOS 5D and EOS 7D bodies; 24-105mm zoom (my workhorse), 17-40mm zoom and 100-400mm zoom; HiTech graduated ND filters plus Big Stopper (10-stop ND) and Little Stopper (6-stop ND); shutter release timer; spectacle wipes for lens cleaning;
Feedback
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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