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Misty Morning Success

Sometimes we visit a location and fail to produce any satisfactory pictures due to a variety of reasons. As David Hay says, it is always a good idea to revisit the location under different weather conditions

It was a cold misty February morning when we set out to photograph the old jetty on the shoreline of Loch Tay. As we left the house, where the sun was breaking through the mist, my wife said “Are you sure we’re going in the right direction?” As we headed into thicker and thicker freezing mist on the way to the loch I had my doubts, but I said to her “We need to get to the location before the light breaks through the mist.”

I took a few photographs of the shoreline at Kenmore. The island was barely visible in the loch, at the edge of the mist, but a few ducks provided a bit of foreground interest. It was time for a cup of coffee while we waited for conditions to improve. When we reached the shoreline at the old jetty, the conditions were becoming more interesting by the minute. The loch was calm and the two rows of posts almost disappeared into the mist, which was hiding the far shore. The silence was broken when …

Read this and many more articles in High Definition inside Issue 51 of Landscape Photography Magazine.

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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