Loch Lomond

Lying on the Highland Boundary Fault, Loch Lomond is the largest freshwater loch/lake in Great Britain by surface area. The weather didn’t start out too well (typical grey weather of the UK), but thankfully after the few hours drive to Loch Lomond in Scotland, UK, it got much better.

We stopped by at one side of the lake for a few photos. Here’s one of them. It was only after I looked at the photo on my computer back home that I saw the ducks were swimming in a circle.

Ducks swimming on Loch Lomond

Before the trip, we were searching Flickr for some inspiration, and a supposedly lone tree and a series of rocks at Milarrochy Bay rather intrigued us, so we set out to look for them. Turns out both were right next to the Milarrochy Bay Camping and Caravanning Club Site’s car park.

The rocks were lit by the warm rays of the sun when we arrived, and after taking a few shots, and idea came to me to use a long exposure to smooth out the water. My friend Jed happened to have a 10-stop ND filter with him so I borrowed it for the shot. This successfully smoothed out the water surface, and together with the slightly warm cast of the filter, it creates a very peaceful-looking (if not surreal) picture.

Rocks at Milarrochy Bay, Loch Lomond, Scotland

I also tried the same shot in portrait.

Rocks at Milarrochy Bay, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Next was that tree. Looks like the shots we saw on Flickr were taken when the tide was higher. But we were already there, so we had to make do. Again, the 10-stop ND filter was used to smooth out the water.

Lone tree at Milarrochy Bay, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Again, the same shot taken vertically. By this time, some of the sun’s rays has hit the leaves of the tree, giving them a warm glow. The pinkish-looking clouds are the result of the warming effects of the ND filter which I chose not to correct.

Lone tree at Milarrochy Bay, Loch Lomond, Scotland

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