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18-APR-2005

18-04-05 dead calm

The last day. We started early, and as we needed to be out of the accommodation so early. As a
result we decided to dive out of the campsite, and headed into the loch. It was flat calm, as you
can see.

We were then treated to fresh water sitting on top of the loch. A very strange sight, as it
appears oily and quite difficult to see through. Underneath, it almost shimmers. I of course just
thought there was something wrong with my eyesight/mask. Until eventually I realised what it was.
Took some time though!

This time I was straight into the water, and found a jellyfish. Unfortunately though I was having
problems with my buoyancy, and had to cut the dive shorter than I would have liked. But I still
came up quite happy, there was still a fair amount seen, including a couple of the famous Loch Fyne
oysters.

The early start also meant that I got home at a decent time too. So tomorrow may be a shot of the
traditional post-holiday washing. Or then again I might find something else. My only regret for
the weekend, was that I didnít have an underwater housing for the camera. Another on the long list
of things I want to buy I think.

Olympus C-50Z
1/100s f/5.6 at 10.2mm iso80 full exif

other sizes: small medium large auto
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Guest 21-Apr-2005 23:29
Very fantastic shot! Too bad there are boats there! This is great stuff.
jude20-Apr-2005 21:11
Dom....this is such a beautiful photo...! FRAME it..Sell it..I WANT it! It's like if you kept walking you'd walk off the edge of the world..
Gail Davison20-Apr-2005 18:22
Beautiful. I like the colour one because the coloured buoys lead you eye into the photo more.
Guest 20-Apr-2005 03:03
Beautiful image. Both images work but I prefer the color on this one because it is so subtle. The B&W creates a completely different mood.
Chris19-Apr-2005 21:17
Serene, yes. And just a bit creepy. Reminds me of a scene from one of those 'Sea Creature' movies. Wonderful expanse. I like how the horizon keeps going. And the reflection of the cloud at the right just rocks (the loch)
northstar3719-Apr-2005 20:47
I like the nearly black n white too.
Guest 19-Apr-2005 20:03
It really is inviting... Nice shot (and yeah - colour!)
Antonis Sarantos19-Apr-2005 19:46
Excellent perspective and great composition!
Take a look at this:
http://www.pbase.com/antonis_sarantos/image/39313316/original
Saskia 19-Apr-2005 15:28
Wow that sure is calm... beautiful!
Guest 19-Apr-2005 14:49
calm cold comes from this picture. you succeeded. good work.
Zak19-Apr-2005 12:00
ok, take away the wee pier and this could easily be Bute!
Gayle P. Clement19-Apr-2005 11:24
It is so serene and almost monotone. Lovely.
Guest 19-Apr-2005 08:44
Beautiful serene scene!
laine8219-Apr-2005 08:20
Oh, that looks good, though a bit chilly still.
Stu19-Apr-2005 08:05
It is stunning. We'll make a west-coaster of you yet, Dom.
Guest 19-Apr-2005 08:02
this is stunning dominic