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Yesterday was the most glorious spring day in Scotland so I took myself off to Aberfoyle and the shores of Loch Ard. This picture I took from the east end of Loch Ard, just a couple of miles west of Aberfoyle and looking west toward the snow-capped peak of Ben Lomond in the distance. You can see my location if you look at Map:view.

Ben Lomond lies about 12 kilometers as the crow flies from where I was standing and is situated on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond. At 974 metres (3,196 ft), it is the most southerly of the Munros (Scottish mountains over 3,000 feet or 914.4 metres in height). Ben Lomond lies within the Ben Lomond National Memorial Park and the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, property of the National Trust for Scotland. The mountain's popularity in Scotland has resulted in several namesakes in the former British colonies of Australia, New Zealand, Trinidad and the United States.

And this was my first outing with my new 10 stop ND filter (which is variously known as a ND1000, a ND10 or, if you're into logarithms, a ND3). Quite fun taking pictures on a sunny day with a 25 second exposure and the smoothing effect on the water is quite remarkable - though I'm not quite sure yet if I like the effect or not! I'm certainly not impressed by the streaky effect on the clouds. See what you think!

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