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Quick outing to clear the head before work.

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Had to clear the windscreen first though!

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First light is much easier to catch in the winter.

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Everything always seems very calm when the fog lies in the forest.

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…it was disappearing as the sun came up though.

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By the time I got to where I wanted to shoot, it was pretty much gone.

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Looking across Loch Achray to the former Trossachs Hotel – seems a shame it’s a timeshare resort now…

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Tried a number of different compositions:

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Thought this deserved one more shot in the morning sunshine.

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Bit of foreground interest?  Not sure if it works here…

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Took a quick walk up Craigmore on Sunday.  As we crested the little summit mound Ben Lomond crept into view.  It looked like someone had dipped it into emulsion.

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A hail shower quickly blew in from the west as we made to descend – gicing the sky some drama.

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The larch in the wood on the side of Limecraig are still holding their needles giving a nice contrast in the blue green of the Spruce and Douglas.

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Looked up at the Beech in the garden just as we got out the car and thought it was worth capturing.  This was shot on the tripod (camera was still attached) and is close to a 10sec exposure  as it was getting dark – I quite like the motion blurred leaves in the foreground…
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A view which probably hasn’t changed significantly since the 80s.  630am on the sleeper – just outside of Watford.

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Some more Dog walking snaps.  It was pretty overcast, meaning that under the conifers it was very dark.  The flip side is that everything appears very saturated and with a sumptuous green colour cast…

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Also, for some reason, as with the fruiting trees and berries, the fungus in the woods seems to be in overdrive this autumn.  It’s everywhere.

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Really having to push the ISO here (think this was shot at 1600) cause I don’t bring a tripod on a dog walk.

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Fiddling around with composition for a car shoot. This is a nice spot, since you can get quite far away from the subject but maintain a clear line of sight with the road as lead in.

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Might be worth coming up and playing with some light painting if I can get the sky in shot?

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Just crying out for a canoe on the roof!

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Nature slowly reclaiming the ‘old piggery’ at the foot of Limecraig in Aberfoyle
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I can only assume this was some kind of storage shed.   Looks  like it might have been build from some salvaged railway parts.

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I walk past it most mornings without paying much attention, but it’s rich pickings for patina and intricate texture.

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Judging by the lawn furniture and the empties, it serves as a bit of a teenage drinking den now.

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Must be a spooky place to get hammered  – especially in the darkness of winter.

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Out for a walk at the end of last week – first real frost of the year. Came around past lochend cottage and was greeted with this nice little atmospheric view…

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As I walked along the forest road a little, the sun popped above the tree tops and illuminated the fog.
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Tough to get a decent light meter reading. Ended up underexposing to try and hold detail in the fog and subsequently things got a little grainy in the shadows once I brought them up in the balance.

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About 15 minutes later (on the way back to the car), with the light hitting the trees behind the house, the autumn colours started to pop.

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