Scotland – A Loch shaped like Africa?

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On this holiday I wanted to practice taking landscapes because this is not an area I’m too good at or confident in and this is a very traditional landscape,  especially for me as  I think I’m inclined to be a bit quirky .. 

Critiques are most welcome as I want to improve. ( that’s critiques on the landscape not my quirkiness! ) Thank you.

 I was on my way home from somewhere in the Trossachs in Scotland and spotted this loch ( must remember not to call them lakes) with a beautiful shaft of light behind it..  I thought the shape of the loch looked like Africa  ( I have a vivid imagination as well as quirkiness!)

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You can see my other Scotland posts, so far, here and I know I was very lucky with the reflections landscape from the other day !

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If you’d like to you can read my other blog 1500 Saturdays here where I write about what I’m thinking, talking about, photographing or doing on all the Saturdays I hope I’ll have left!

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36 thoughts on “Scotland – A Loch shaped like Africa?

  1. You’ve made excellent compositional use of the ‘convenient’ light. The crispness of the detail adds interesting texture to the blocks of colour. Its a super shot.

  2. Gorgeous! (I know you like that word.) The tones, the layers, the muted bits and the sparkly lake, and yeah, Africa. I get it! Only now I see cell phone towers on the farthest hill? (sigh) Such is life. Still, masterful.

  3. Great shot Helen. Sometimes I use a spotlight on a landscape, but the latest photoshop doesn’t seem to have ‘lighting effects’. Those lovely trees just to the right of Africa would benefit and it would give a balancing focus for the Loch and limit the pull of that beautifully lit background.

  4. Good picture, Helen – I like the detail of the tree trunks in the foreground, and that sunlit belt really lifts it by, amongst other things, making the the backdrop appear to be much further off ie by giving good depth. Adrian

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