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Loch Fyne II

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This is a reworked and hopefully more realistic version of the image below. I just wasn't happy with the original. I took five exposures and blended together in CS3 masked off areas of light and dark that I want. I have added some warmth and some sharpening.


CC welcomed as always. Thank you.



The reflected mountain is Binnein an Fhidhleir and you can just about make out Stob an Eas at the other side of Glen Kinglas. The black spots in the water is seaweed as this is a sea loch.


From Wiki:


Loch Fyne (Scottish Gaelic: Loch Fìne, pronounced [ɫ̪ɔx fiːnə]) is a sea loch on the west coast of Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It extends 65 kilometers (40 miles) inland from the Sound of Bute, making it the longest of the sea lochs. It is connected to the Sound of Jura by the Crinan Canal.


Loch Fyne is famous for its oyster fishery, and as a consequence the loch has given its name to the locally owned Loch Fyne Oysters, and the associated Loch Fyne Restaurants.


Loch Fyne is a popular area for sport diving and fishing. It is also a popular tourist destination with attractions such as Inveraray Castle and the nearby ruins of Castle MacEwan and Castle Lachlan.


The village of Portavadie is on the east shore of the loch. A passenger ferry traverses the loch from the quay here.


Dolphins, seals and otters inhabit the loch, and basking sharks can be found in its waters during the summer months. A Ross's Gull was present at the loch in early 2007.


Over half a million troops were trained in amphibious landing techniques on the shores of Loch Fyne prior to the D-day landings.

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Taken on March 16, 2008