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Loch Ard, Scotland



A peaceful and tranquil scene of Loch Ard, taken during the Summer months.

A peaceful and tranquil scene of Loch Ard, taken during the Summer months.
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57 Comments | Report
gaz
 
gaz November 02, 2013
Great shot
sandracockayne
sandracockayne November 03, 2013
Thank you very much indeed Gaz....
Nevine-Hadidi
 
Nevine-Hadidi November 02, 2013
Fantastic image!
sandracockayne
sandracockayne November 03, 2013
Thank you so much Nevine....
busterbrown_449
 
busterbrown_449 December 12, 2013
One of my favourite haunts. And you captured it Beautifully!
darrellgillenwater PRO+
 
darrellgillenwater December 12, 2013
Beautiful shot
roxanna_tessman
 
roxanna_tessman December 13, 2013
Fabulous shot!
Dan_Kinghorn Platinum
 
Dan_Kinghorn December 13, 2013
Absolutely Beautiful!!! Exceptional Photography!!!
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 December 13, 2013
So very beautiful! Congrats on People's Choice award!
Nischal
 
Nischal December 13, 2013
Absolutly stunning
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair December 13, 2013
Beautiful!
lmevans
 
lmevans December 13, 2013
beautiful!! congratulations :)
Lizsette PRO+
 
Lizsette December 13, 2013
Stunning!
julienjohnston
 
julienjohnston December 13, 2013
Congratulations Sandra!!! Great win!
akodymoment
 
akodymoment December 13, 2013
Congratulations on people's choice!! well deserved :)
Rl1956 PRO+
 
Rl1956 December 14, 2013
congrats, this is one peaceful shot
Jeanne713
 
Jeanne713 December 14, 2013
Love this! Great shot!
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen December 14, 2013
Congrats.
barrypickering
 
barrypickering December 15, 2013
Love this shot great work
prashanwilfred
 
prashanwilfred December 16, 2013
WOW !!!! What a fab click !!1 What lens and camera please??
dianarainbow PRO
 
dianarainbow December 16, 2013
Wonderful! (:
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta December 16, 2013
Fabulous shot. Congratulations on your win.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots December 17, 2013
Beautiful shot! Congrats.
lito
 
lito December 18, 2013
Very beautiful!
inbalrubin
 
inbalrubin December 18, 2013
Excellent shot!
sandracockayne
 
sandracockayne December 19, 2013
I would just like to say a big, huge, massive, thank you for all your wonderful comments regarding this picture! I am so nicely surprised that you smashing members of Viewbug made this in to the People's Choice winner! There were so many fantastic entries, and am gob-smacked that you voted to make this into the winner.
Once again, thank you so very much xx
KRPoole Ultimate
 
KRPoole December 21, 2013
Stunning! Congrats!
SarahKeates
 
SarahKeates December 22, 2013
Beautiful work! Congrats!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions December 28, 2013
congrats
mickeyherd
 
mickeyherd December 28, 2013
Beautiful. The tranquility in this picture is amazing.
KarenCamilleri
 
KarenCamilleri December 31, 2013
Outstanding composition !
Gordys1
 
Gordys1 January 02, 2014
love the pic n love scotland :)
jasonaskim
 
jasonaskim February 08, 2014
What a fantastic job.
jasonaskim
 
jasonaskim February 08, 2014
Congrats it is wonderful.
CynthiaWatson
 
CynthiaWatson February 12, 2014
Ahhh... this must be heaven!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 February 12, 2014
Absolutely stunning shot!
TimothyPrincehorn
 
TimothyPrincehorn February 21, 2014
I look your acute focusing. The image is so crisp. Great shot Sandra.
sandracockayne
 
sandracockayne February 25, 2014
Hello again!
I really just want to give everyone a huge huge thank you for all your fantastic comments with this photograph. I really am grateful, and your wonderful words, really are appreciated.
For those who have asked, I took this photograph, about 4 years ago, when I visited (again!) Scotland. I had a very basic, entry level DSLR, at the time, A Sony A200, and used the kit lens (18-55mm). On the day, at Loch Ard, the loch was like glass. The light was fantastic, and all I did was move around the jetty to get the angle, and composition that I wanted. One click, and I knew I had got what I wanted. Since then, this photograph has made me very proud, with the awards it has won. Thank you for reading this, and I hope that someone, somewhere will find inspiration from it....
Many, many thank you's,
Sandi :)
GordonD
 
GordonD March 08, 2014
It is beautiful, congratulations
JanelleC
 
JanelleC March 11, 2014
Beautiful!
AshThomson Platinum
 
AshThomson April 03, 2014
An absolute standout!
GlynRutherford1959
 
GlynRutherford1959 April 03, 2014
Stunning!!
tinaabidi
 
tinaabidi June 07, 2014
wow.
Natures_Allure_ByKym
 
Natures_Allure_ByKym July 09, 2014
What a TRULY breathtaking capture!! The colours, clarity, everything is just amazing!
lucy_young_arredondo_211
 
lucy_young_arredondo_211 July 26, 2014
Beautiful!
BuckinghamPhotoArts PRO
 
BuckinghamPhotoArts December 19, 2014
Lovely! Congrats!
ArturRydzewski
 
ArturRydzewski December 20, 2014
beautiful
BlazeIrish
 
BlazeIrish December 20, 2014
This is absolutely gorgeous! The lighting, composition, and detail is stunning! Great shot! I voted for this in the Piers contest! Congratulations on being a finalist!
teresamoore
 
teresamoore December 23, 2014
Stunning work! Congratulations
DavidSchwartz Platinum
 
DavidSchwartz December 27, 2014
Outstanding!!!!!!!!!!
sandracockayne
 
sandracockayne January 06, 2015
Hello again!
Thank you to ALL, for your support and encouraging comments with this image. It came 2nd in a competition, and I'm absolutely so amazed at all the wonderful feedback you are all giving. Many many thank you's!! x
Rl1956 PRO+
 
Rl1956 January 06, 2015
congrats on runner up
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta January 06, 2015
My previous comment refers. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
sandracockayne
sandracockayne January 07, 2015
Thank you so very much Alan....
mafe
 
mafe January 06, 2015
Good job!
sandracockayne
sandracockayne January 07, 2015
Thank you!
sebastianmuglia Platinum
 
sebastianmuglia January 07, 2015
So clear, so beautiful!
sandracockayne
sandracockayne January 07, 2015
Thank you Sebastian
Nikonover
 
Nikonover January 07, 2015
Easily see why you won all those awards,this is magnificent in all aspects
sandracockayne
sandracockayne January 08, 2015
Thank you very much Nikonover
julianus PRO+
 
julianus April 25, 2015
Really an impressive shot. Congrats.
sandracockayne
sandracockayne June 19, 2017
Thank you Julia!! xx
slk-71
 
slk-71 September 04, 2016
stunning photo excellent composition x
sandracockayne
sandracockayne June 19, 2017
Thank you SLK!
DavesAdventures
 
DavesAdventures June 17, 2017
Absolutely gorgeous shot
sandracockayne
sandracockayne June 19, 2017
Thank you Dave x
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Behind The Lens

Location
The Photo was taken at Loch Ard, in Scotland
Time
The day was very bright and sunny, and this was taken around 2pm. Fortunately, the sun was high in the sky, so the light wasn't too troublesome.
Lighting
I sometimes use my flashgun, for fill-in flash, on some landscapes, but felt I didn't need it on this occasion.
Equipment
This was shot on a basic, entry level Sony A200, using a very basic 18-55mm kit lens, @ 18mm.
Inspiration
I had met up with friends, and they had wandered off, so I wanted a few moments to myself, to enjoy some tranquility. I then, saw this tranquil shot!
Editing
Yes, I initially bracketed 3 exposures, then processed them using editing software, to pull out the deep shadows, and to define more detail.
In my camera bag
Canon 7D, 24-105mm L Series lens, Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 w/a lens, Canon 50mm f1.8, Sigma 120-400mm Zoom, Sigma 105mm macro lens, remote shutter release, 2 lots of filters cases, (3 x Cokin P ND hard grad, and 3 x Cokin P ND soft grad, 1-8 ND Cokin P filters and 1 x 10 stopper), 2 x flashguns, various lens cloths, batteries, memory cards etc etc. Not forgetting my trusted Manfrotto (legs) tripod with Giotto ball head.
Feedback
It doesn't matter what basic camera or lens you have, paying attention to detail, composition, and knowing your camera and it's capabilities to me is the essence of taking a decent picture......

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