Long Exposure of Loch Lomond – Inchmurrin

What not to love about Scotland, it offers so many opportunities to take photos. This time I was on the island of Inchmurrin on the waters of Loch Lomond.

I have recently been on holiday on Inchmurrin, one of three habited islands on Loch Lomond. I wasn’t here for photography and never went looking for images, but my camera was always with me, more for family images but just in case I stumbled across a composition.

We ventured to the far end of island and decided to try a different route back following the shore line round the island. We were approaching where we needed to come off the beach when I spotted a nice view point with large rocks leading my eye down Loch Lomond.

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Sony A6000 | Samyang 12mm | Iso500 | 4Secs | F5.6

My set up was my usual, I was using my Sony A6000, with my favourite wide angle the Samyang 12mm. Its a set up I almost use all the time, Landscapes isn’t always about grand vistas, sometimes focusing on one point in the landscape is better, but I just love using my wide angle lens.

As for filters I had my Nisi V5 Pro with a Nisi 0.9 medium grad and a Lee 10 Stop. I played around with settings as my first few images were just too blurred. The water was too smooth, the clouds just didn’t seem right. the whole image just didn’t jump out to me.

I readjusted my position and changed the setting slightly just get more atmosphere into it. The only thing about this is the clouds. I would have liked a bit more of them in the shot, but I still like the end result.


 

Over the next coming weeks I will be starting a new series on my blog, teaching you how to take different shots and be more creative. If there is a certain shot you would like to learn, please feel free to comment below, get in touch via social media or email me.

 

Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.

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12 Comments

  1. 2nd September 2018 / 6:52 am

    I saw the thumbnail and thought, “This’ll be Lewis”. how right I was!! This is the image I want to capture. I still haven’t managed to capture a decent long exposure shot in these lighting conditions. I shall maybe invest in a lens or two and borrow your settings, see if that helps. Fantastic images Lewis. #mysundayphoto

    • 7th September 2018 / 5:09 am

      haha, i becoming that predictable? it is definitely something to learn and try, and if you need any help getting there, just shout up. splash out why not haha

  2. 2nd September 2018 / 7:22 am

    I am a big fan of long exposure shots, and what a great shot this is! #mysundayphoto

    • 7th September 2018 / 5:09 am

      i love them if the conditions are right, water and clouds just make fir a decent image.

  3. 2nd September 2018 / 8:01 am

    Beautiful view, I’m going to try and get to Scotland in the next 12 months even just for a flying visit.

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    • 7th September 2018 / 5:10 am

      plenty of places to stay over, there is a decent place near glencoe that is a decent price too

  4. 2nd September 2018 / 9:05 am

    What a beautiful view and great photo. I would love to go back to Scotland just to do more photography. #MySundayPhoto

  5. 2nd September 2018 / 10:23 am

    What a beautiful view and an excellent capture.
    #mysundayphoto

  6. 3rd September 2018 / 9:40 am

    Lovely capture. The photo looks so tranquil. #mysundayphoto

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