Flow

Flow

This dam of rocks had created a still pool, with the water only flowing from one side. The addition of the fallen leaves caught my attention.

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I used a neutral density (ND) filter to slow the shutter speed and create the motion blur effect.

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Suspended

Suspended

With so many trees growing around Loch Faskally, there had to be opportunities to capture some leaves floating on the water. In some cases, it created the illusion of leaves being suspended. I’ve tried to capture that here.

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I used a polarising filter to reduce the reflection from the water.

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Dead tree #2

Dead tree #2

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One of the reasons for taking this shot was that I thought it might work in black and white, given the blackness of the dead tree

I’ve added an orange filter to the black and white conversion to give a degree of warmth. I certainly prefer this version to yesterday’s coloured version.

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Harbour stumps #2

Harbour stumps #2

This version of yesterday’s shot is based on the original coloured image. I’ve applied a heavy sepia filter, to create an almost monochrome effect.

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I like the way that the filter retains some of the colours of the sea, while creating a darker atmosphere. On balance, I think I prefer this version, but there’s not much in it.

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