This image was taken from Fort Augustus, looking straight down Loch Ness.
This was another early morning photograph, it was calm and the cloud cover was not too bad. Â The light was good and this composition came to me straight away when IÂ arrived and the loch looked very calm.
This was not actually the first composition I took on this location, I actually took 3 images, all in different directions, one of the river heading into Fort Augustus, one of a cabin on the other side of the entranceÂ point to the townÂ and this one itself.
This was actually quite a pleasant morning as I remember, no-one around (which is kind of Scotland’s best asset!), very little wind, not too cold and good light with a little cloud cover with some atmosphere.
Definitely a place to return to, the views here are just great and given the right light there are endless amounts of possibilities. Â Unfortunately IÂ didn’t spot Nessy (The Loch Ness Monster), that would have been one photo I would certainly remember taking!
This image was taken with a circular polariser to get the water glare off and also helped see the rocks at the bottom. Â Standard use of a tripod and the normal remote shutter with a wide angle lens (10-22mm). Â I wanted to use the red post as a feature to bring the eye up from the leading line of the stones to the far off distance entrance to the other end of the loch and sky. I think I just about got it right, again I would probably return and take this one again with a full frame and different filter setup but i was pleased with the outcome.
If you take a look at the other images of Fort Augustus and the cabin, you will see the light is also quite good in them.