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An Dubh Lochan

An Dubh Lochan
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Copyright: John David (johnnymag) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 18 N: 465] (2357)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-30
Categories: Nature
Camera: NikonD70, Nikkor AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 G DX IF-ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sun & Sky, Reflections, Heaven on Earth [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-03 16:16
Viewed: 1927
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

Another morning shot at the small Lochan that I camped at whilst on a week long treking holiday in Scotland in August last year. POV slightly to the left of the previous shot.

The Lochan is called An Dubh Lochan, and is just north of a small hamlet called Fersit.

I have cropped out most of the sky as it is uninteresting and am relying on the reflection in the water to convey the colours of the sky and to contrast with the greens in the surrounding landscape.

This is a really magical place and a wonderful place to camp. Off the beaten track and within striking distance of the mountains I wanted to climb.

The lake is full of fish too, I saw many trout rising the previous evening. Shame I didn't have my fishing rod! I'll know next time!

Hope you like the scene,

Take Care,


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Hi John,
A stunning landscape highlighted by the beautiful reflection. Colors appear true and probably wise to crop portion of the sky. DOF is good. Best wishes. Danilo

Another superb landscape shot - in my mind better than your last shot of this location because of the light and reflections in the water. Great composition, an all round beautiful picture.
Thanks for sharing

Hello John,

Excllent work, great colors Bg POv DOF perfect details very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo

TFS Kyle

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-01-03 16:57]

Espléndida imagen, colores y compo. dof, genial... reflejos excelentes, saludos Amigo

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2007-01-03 17:03]

Hi John,

Beautiful view, well done on the composition.


hey John,
this is awesome. The image sharpness is excellent!!
The calm water is fantastic. Superb capture mate!

Well done
Regards, Daniel

Hi John,
Beautiful scenery! The sky looks amazing from its reflection in the lake...
Well balance colour scheme.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Lee1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 185 W: 20 N: 111] (541)
  • [2007-01-03 17:12]

Very well composed. Really like the reflections in the water. Very scenic. Lovely colors, very natural. Good texture and the photo has some nice depth. Nicely done...tfs.

A gorgeous landscape and a HQ photo!

je trouve que tu nous présente ici une superbe photo, belles couleurs, bon POV et DOF les reflets sont superbes dans l' eau
bravo, bon travail, merci du partage

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2007-01-03 17:37]

A lovely place and a lovely photo!!
There are beautiful colours in it!! Especially the yellow one, because it isn't a common colour in the sky!!

Don't forget to take your fishing rod next time. ;)

Greetings Janneke

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 264 W: 6 N: 149] (3722)
  • [2007-01-03 18:06]

Hello! precious landscape! the resistance I am spectacular, likes the reflection in the water. Greetings

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2007-01-04 5:07]

Hi John.

Serenity...... love this capture, love Scotland, i miss so much. A wonderful scene you show us, the view around the foreground tree across the reflections to the horizon are breathtaking. Welldone.


Lovely shot!
Great scene... beautiful nature and colors...
Good work!!! ;)


Preciosos reflejos. Una imagen encantadora de un lugar realmente bonito. Buena y agradable composición.

Hi John,

This is an excellent landscape photo. The DOF and details are very good. The light is amazing and your composition is superb. TFS


:) later

Excellent photograph, you always manage to be at the right time and the right place to give us the perfect sunrise or sunset to light up your photographs. And the locations are breathtaking. Looking foward to see more of your work.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2007-01-06 5:59]
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Hi John,

Fantastic shot, those reflection are just like mirror image, excellent composition, beautiful captured, well done, thanks for sharing


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