INTO THE DAWNS LIGHT,  LOCH NESS, SCOTLAND..........! by Roy  Massicks

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Image was taken as we left Fort Augustus heading towards Inverness on Loch Ness in 2007. Loch Ness is part of the Caledonia Canal with Fort William at the southern end and Inverness in the north. The canal is part of the Great Glen which includes Loch Oich and Loch Lochy.

FUJI – S5000 at 20mm, 1/120, f/9, iso 200. mode Manual.


  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 2 years ago

    I’m not going to be drawn into the trap of mentioning monsters! Although I’m pretty certain I can see the shadow of one lurking in the extreme bottom left hand corner of the shot! LOL
    Great photo of this vast expanse of water Roy and the clouds over the hills add enormously to the wonderful atmosphere. Good one mate.

  • Thank you kindly Peter, that dark shadow you can see is me taking my morning dip……lol ! It really is fantastic light in the Highlands.

    – Roy Massicks

  • NikonJohn
    NikonJohnover 2 years ago

    Wow, looks like you painted those blue mountains right into the picture!

  • Many thanks John – the light in the Highlands of Scotland is just fantastic. The only other place I have come across with layers of light like this is in the Lake District.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 2 years ago

    Beautiful Roy, love it.

  • Thank you very much Colin – also for the favourite. I keep delving into this rather large, old file and finding shots I forgot I had. Pleased you enjoyed it.

    – Roy Massicks

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerover 2 years ago

    Love the hues here Roy .Cracking pov

  • Many thanks Jamie – I agree with you about the hues, think it has something to do with the whisky fumes in this part of Scotland……lol !

    – Roy Massicks

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 2 years ago

    Lovely capture Roy, amazing viewed large.

  • Thank you so much Andrea – have to agree, it does look better viewed large. The lighting up there is fantastic, even on a dull day like this was.

    – Roy Massicks

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 2 years ago

    And I just love this ~ the clouds with a promise of breaks along the way is perhaps more representative of Loch Ness weather than what you see in my shot from a similar vantage point, eh? And as you know, any weather can & does change in a heartbeat up there…. Great image, Roy.

  • Many thanks Sheila for your kind comments and favourite. The weather wasn’t the greatest for our early start from Fort Augustus on our way to the Falls of Foyer. It did improve as the day progressed.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Kim Hansen
    Kim Hansenover 2 years ago

    What a beautiful view Roy. I especially like the shades of blue on the mountains. They really add to the perspective making me feel the distance.

  • Thank you so much Kim – we had just set off early in the morning for a run down to Foyers to see the Falls before carrying on to Urquhart Castle.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture Roy

  • Thank you Larry.

    – Roy Massicks

  • myraj
    myrajover 2 years ago

    Great shot and interesting reading Roy.

  • Many thanks Myra – pleased you enjoyed the little story. If there’s two places I’d like to re-visit, it’s the Great Glen and the Lake District, both a photographer’s paradise !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Matt  Carlyon
    Matt Carlyonover 2 years ago

    Wow – this is simply stunning Roy! Love the tones of blue and how they all meld together! Also, the depth of field and the way the mountains slowly disappear is outstanding, beautiful work mate, cheers

  • Thank you very much Matt – we had six fantastic days on the Caledonia Canal and Lochs.

    – Roy Massicks

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