It's been a while since I posted any pictures from Lanark Loch but this morning was very misty and I decided to take a walk around it with my camera.
Lanark Loch is a man-made lake at the eastern extremity of the old town of Lanark in Scotland, having been constructed in the 19th Century by the architect, Hugh Marr. It provides an area of recreation for the local community and has plentiful birdlife including swans, geese, duck and moorhens: the loch is also stocked with carp to provide sport for coarse fishing.
But nowadays, the pleasant one mile track around it is popular with dog owners, joggers and those wishing some exercise, be that a gentle stravaig with a camera or a more vigorous run.
I liked the early morning sun streaming through the trees and lighting the mist and even the breath of this keen runner.
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DINOZOR (14762) 2012-10-15 6:49
Bravo c'est superbe et réussi.
L'angle de prise est excellent et le cadrage parfait.
Bien sûr la capture de la lumière est top.
lpi (4424) 2012-10-15 6:59
La lumière est excellente, un joli shot pris au bon moment.
ManuMay (33311) 2012-10-15 7:00
Great light management on this moody capture, excellen light and colurs and very good composition, really a brilliant work...
williewhistler (7257) 2012-10-15 8:03
now this is just lovely,if photography is all about light then you have got it here in bucket loads,the rays streaming through the trees onto the track combined with the mist is so nice.
With the jogger coming into the frame and the walkers leaving there is a lot to enjoy.
Thoughtfully composed in a most suitable format this is a real cracker.Love it.
Best regards Les.
holmertz (26900) 2012-10-15 8:23
This is a splendid composition with several excellent details. Well, the diagonal rays of light are a lot more than just a detail, they completely dominate the picture and are its single most important ingredient. The fine atmosphere also depends a lot on the jogger in the red sweater, the curving road and the still very fresh looking lawns lining the road. The large tree has also placed itself very nicely.
dta (51334) 2012-10-15 8:23
Hello John ,
This morning , there was a little mist in Brittany , too , but i've missed to capture a good scene with it . Your one is excellent , because you've combined the effect the mist with the rays of sun , and composed a very good picture.
Very well done .
jester5 (1620) 2012-10-15 8:27
Fantastic light John and lovely composition.A lovely air of mystery with nice soft colours.
Beautiful,it's one for my favourites.
m00n (2139) 2012-10-15 8:37
Beautiful composition, climate and atmosphere.
Feel the coolness and crisp autumn morning.
To capture the moment, you have to get up early. I'm a sleepyhead and I like heat and the mornings I like to watch your eyes. Really nice!
lousat (57594) 2012-10-15 8:47
Hi John,this is absolutely magic! I like a lot this kind of weather and pics,fantastic capture of the ray of sun on the fog,spectacular exposure,details and colors,one of your best pics,no doubts.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
saxo042 (31794) 2012-10-15 9:47
Looks like my usual model has gone to Scotland... He really catches the eyes, as usual! The rays thgrough the misty air are beautifully captured. A well cropped picture and an interesting note!
Tigerlily (2343) 2012-10-15 9:53
This is really superb,John. Wonderful light, great atmosphere...Excellentlly taken..beautifully composed image.Very well done!:-)
frunchy (1301) 2012-10-15 10:50
fabulous light and wonderful sunrays coming through the mist! I like how that jogger is kind of surrounded by a ring of mist. Good choice to emphasize the way in the foreground.
TFS, best regards, F.
dale54 (4920) 2012-10-15 10:51
john hi,oh,yes i like this,with this magic light,and this guy in red really adds to this! tfs! dr
annjackman (13183) 2012-10-15 10:57
Wow - this is wonderful. The light streaming through the trees with the rising fog are what photographers dream about! In addition the light has picked out the lower branches of the trees giving them a bit of a sparkle and you have someone in red. Well done for just about separating the jogger from the couple - prefectly timed.
Best wishes, Ann
bartekp (4198) 2012-10-15 11:11
Natural colors, good composition and that mist lighted by sun...
which gave superb effect. Bravo, it is not easy catch with correct colors.
Have a nice evening
sabermonajati (7577) 2012-10-15 11:47
tasteful sunrise between fog you captured.
Highmountains (1834) 2012-10-15 12:29
Shafts of light streaming through the branches of the dense overgrowth of trees gives this pohotograph a unique dimension. The soft light and shade on the road and on the green grass adds to the acute sensitivity of the colours and the tone of the picture.
The jogger lightly enveloped with misty light is an excellent capture. The short silvery strip of low wall on the left hand corner, is an excellent addition to the composition.
Thanks for sharing.
GREGG (8243) 2012-10-15 12:46
Hi John,perfect photo!
I really like in your work
light and shadows and compose the picture
have a nice evening,bravo
romanaa (7372) 2012-10-15 12:56
Oh WOW, this picture has everything I dream of to have in my shots. Perfect composition with strong leading line pointing to the main subject, absolutely stunning light perfectly managed to get the best of sun rays in the morning haze, splendid atmosphere.
Big bravo to you, it is flawless and impressive work.
I am adding it to my light theme and to my favs.
Silvio1953 (98051) 2012-10-15 13:19
Ciao John, fascinating composition with fantastic light, magic atmosphere and splendid perspective, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Jamierussell (5933) 2012-10-15 14:20
What a beautiful shot! The misty rays of light stand out so well and the slightly portrait type shape really works well too.
yquem46 (32229) 2012-10-15 14:22
A splendid shot with this blend of light and mist, as well as the eye catching red jogger at the right place in the compo
Bravo, have a nice evening
carlo62 (12518) 2012-10-15 14:34
che bella atmosfera, la luce e la foschia creano un bellismo gioco e le persone danno vita alla scena.
Una bella composizione, ben inquadrata e ben ripresa.
ACL1978 (5755) 2012-10-15 17:11
What gorgeous use of available light, John. The mist outlines the rays perfectly as they filter through the trees, and the way the leaves are illuminated is just fantastic. Very emotive scene, still and reverent. Gorgeous work.
bayno (16149) 2012-10-15 22:58
one of your most beautiful, light and atmosphere really special, a masterpiece of light management, great contrast between the dynamism of the young runs and the elderly who instead walk...excellent...perfect exposure with 800 ISO for well cach the moment...
SnapRJW (18690) 2012-10-15 23:02
Good Morning John - I long to see light and mist combined like this and would love the opportunity to photograph such a scene. This is top class work. Full of atmosphere and beauty. The jogger and walking couple add to the scene, the red and blue add an attractive contrast of colour but keep the same tonal quality are are not too vivid. You must be chuffed with this one, a triumph! Warm regards Rosemary
emka (58078) 2012-10-15 23:42
Hi John, Good idea to make some photos in the misty morning. Wonderful light and lovely atmiosphere of the autumn morning.
I returned yesterday from South Africa trip. It was fantastic adventure. I am full of great memories (and a few SD cards are also full :)). I will post some of them soon.
Royaldevon (17787) 2012-10-16 2:59
Good Morning John,
Whenever you see light like this, you are always grateful to have your camera with you. It is like something from a Biblical epic, where the light descends from Heaven! Absolutely magical!
Not only that, the composition has fine leads, a guy in vivid red (Gunnar would be envious) and the focal figures are very strongly positioned.
Sometimes, blue skies are not necessary!!
Have a lovely day,
delpeoples (44904) 2012-10-16 3:55
Ciao caro Giovanni
KAPOW! As batman would say! I can see from your Exif data that virtually as soon as you took this you raced home and uploaded it. And I would have done exactly the same thing, it's a corker. As Rosemary says, you must be one happy we Scot, I'd be doing somersaults if I'd taken this. In fact I'm doing somersaults for you! The light, mist and filtered sunrays are just heavenly. Literally. And we even get the fitness freaks out jogging in the Lycra budgie smugglers as another element of dynamism. The footpath coming out of the left FG corner is another fine touch. Top shot, really beautiful. I have one small - and I mean minute - nitpick and that's the tree on the left. Chopping it out would have meant less of those beautiful sunrays, cloning wouldn't have been convincing, so can only think of the using the warp and stretch method by just pulling it out of the crop. I can talk you through that method if you don't use it, I find it helpful when there are things in the image that can't be cloned or cropped. On the other hand, you might like the tree included and I'm just a hormonal nitpicker :)
Un abbraccio and congratulations, the photo is glorious
jhm (122366) 2012-10-16 4:33
This be the most beautiful moments for a photographers with the sun beams through the trees.
Also the jogger and the walkers are a very good addition, this gives more power to the picture.
Excellent composition, nice colors and good presentation. TFS.
Didi (48882) 2012-10-16 10:37
Very lucky man for catching this scene.
Very good lights mixed with the mist.
I not a very good management of the exposure.
macjake (39207) 2012-10-16 11:34
I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT!
when i viewed this photo as you posted it yesterday, i said to myself that this one is going to be one of your best and most popular on TE. and according to the 62 pts so far only after 1 day, i was right! lol
Its going to get alot more attention too.
and to be honest, when i viewed this one it inspired me to get out early and try the same thing here.
Thats the mark of a great photo John. You're photo inspired me, and now I can't get it out of my head!
what else do i need to say!
job well done
ourania (12331) 2012-10-16 13:11
a very impressive and beautiful capture of the pure, delightful and invigorating morning light. It's so wonderful to have a great picture and look at this heart warming light whenever you feel like it.I love its density and the way it invades the shadows of the tranquil humid landscape. I like the role the low fence plays in the composition enhancing the curve of the path and leading to the people. I also love the diffusion of the light, the way the bright colours stand out and your subtle and effective management of contrasts. The depth and the atmosphere are wonderful and inviting. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night and a lovely day like this tomorrow,
Glint (5569) 2012-10-17 0:42
whoa! this is a beauty. Sorry I din't see it earlier.Those diagonal shafts of light through the trees and mist are just so lovely.Great that you captured the runner in the red top (Gunnar should like that).This has inspired me. I'd go out right now except that is grey and raining hard -so frustrating.Oh well, I'm off work for two weeks so hopefully there will be a day or two when I can get out.
Thanoslim (310) 2012-10-17 4:23
Perfect photo with rightly lighting management. The landscape is wonderful. Very well my friend!
karacabeylis (1281) 2012-10-17 8:54
a wonderful shot indeed. the light columnes perfectly captured and a best one used on the jogger. well-biss.
mkamionka (24477) 2012-10-18 13:42
I have no words to give justice to this photographic masterpiece. The sun rays make a fantastic effect passing through the fog. The light seems still strong enough to create great play of shadows on the ground. The jogger and walking couple add so much interest here as well. Very atmospheric capture under such challenging conditions.
From what you wrote it seems to be where you live? Wonderful place for a walk.
Thanks for sharing,
notrap (4680) 2012-10-19 12:14
perfect, but even better with Lisa´s workshop.
It´s worth every single point it has got!
COSTANTINO (42744) 2012-10-22 4:03
artistic shot with a hidden mystery,
nice pov,I like the whole atmosphere
with the fog and the sunrays passing
through,lights and shadows play
chawax (14880) 2012-10-22 11:35
A very nice moment you caught here ! I love the atmosphere of these sunbeams in the mist. It must be very pleasant to run in such conditions, I'd like to be this red man !
sacavem (18572) 2012-10-25 9:47
I like a lot the effect of the fog...a great atmosphere..
kathryn_weir (1742) 2012-10-29 1:40
Wow, superb light you have captured here. You have made great use of the sweeping path drawing us into your scene and I really like the vibrant red of the joggers coat . The aura of steam radiating of him tells me he is seriously working out :) I think I would rather be the one strolling with the camera :)
This is a great series of photos and each one so different , what a gift. As you say sometimes the best time to be out with the camera is when the weather is really less than "picture perfect "
Thanks for sharing
finlay (1533) 2012-10-31 15:56
An excellent shot. I really like how the sun breaks through the mist. The runner is key to the success of this shot, his red top catching the eye as he emerges from the mist, whilst the couple behind him are just beginning to disappear into its depths,
agjika (4011) 2012-11-02 3:44
For some reason I had not seen this one. It's fantastic and you have really noticed the superb light not only the beams but for me on the wall leading your eye in. Beautiful compostion and the red on the runner really works, it is one of the best colours! I would have tried to remove the couple walking away from the photo just to see what it would do.
pascal13 (2052) 2012-11-14 18:44
Très belle lumière matinale, jolies couleurs avec ces rayons de soleil dans le feuillage.Belle composition avec le départ du petit muret dans le coin inférieur gauche.
- Copyright: John Cannon (tyro) (13043)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-15
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, Hoya 77mm Pro1D UV(0)
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- Date Submitted: 2012-10-15 6:37
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