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jaroslavbil April 04, 2017
good!!!nice...
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russhob June 11, 2017
Great capture !
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Pamelabole June 19, 2017
Beautiful!!! Congrats on your contest win!! : )
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Pablo-Klik July 10, 2017
MAGNIFICA FOTO..OTTIMO LAVORO!!!!!!!!1
 
seanorphoto July 11, 2017
This is an image of dreams. Stunning shot
 
jasonseager July 11, 2017
Lovely shot never been to Scotland but hoping to later this summer
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_atombomb July 11, 2017
Gorgeous
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FredericMONIN July 11, 2017
Great landscape !!!
 
omaralzahrani July 14, 2017
Looks amazing
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lindiekolver July 15, 2017
Wowzers ! What a cracker of an image !
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jasonholmes_4755 February 12, 2018
Truly wonderful
 
erikatalerico Jan 21
Fantastic!
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AlexDenham Apr 03
Stunning shot.
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The front side of 'a perfect world'

The Finale



This shot was taken on my last night in Scotland. I met up with an extremely talented local landscape photographer (Chris Marr) and he took me to this location ...
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This shot was taken on my last night in Scotland. I met up with an extremely talented local landscape photographer (Chris Marr) and he took me to this location for sunset. Oh my word did we get a treat! a cracking end to an amazing adventure in the Scottish Highlands.
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Runner Up in Celebrating Nature Photo Contest Vol 3
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Behind The Lens

Location
I shot this photo in the Glen Etive area in Scotland with a great local photographer called Chris Marr.
Time
We arrived at the location about an hour before sunset and this shot was taken as the sun dipped under the horizon.
Lighting
This was one of those days where it was hard particularly to judge whether there would be any good light as there was quite a lot of cloud around. It all seemed to make way right at the vital moment and the sky went crazy.
Equipment
As always i was shooting with my Nikon D750 with my favourite landscape lens (14-24mm f/2.8) all mounted on my tripod with an ND4 and 0.9 soft grad.
Inspiration
I was led here by Chris and he had showed me what to expect from previous shoots here. I spent the first hour finding compositions in the water (knee deep at times) and as the light started getting good i looked through my shots and decided that this composition was my favourite then returned to this spot for the crazy sky show.
Editing
I used basic editing techniques in lightroom just playing with contrast and shadows, i actually took some saturation out as with added contrast it started to look unrealistic and not how it looked to the eye at the scene. I also focus stacked the foreground in photoshop as i like my whole image to be in focus.
In my camera bag
I never leave the house without my filters in my bag, i feel that i can do so much more when i have them at my disposal.
Feedback
Never give up when waiting for good light, there were times when this looked liked nothing was going to happen at all. You really have got to be in it to win it.

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