Loch Maree Dawn, Wester Ross, Scotland, by Andrew Jones

Loch Maree Dawn

Wester Ross, Scotland

Technical Details

Canon 5D mkII DSLR

Canon 17-40mm 4.0 L

24mm focal length

ISO 100

f /16

5 seconds

ND Graduated Filter

Polarising Filter

Landscape Photographer of the Year


"The weather forecast the previous night had looked promising, so the following morning an early start was necessary to get to this location before it started to get light. Over the next hour the conditions were perfect. A thin mist floated over the surface of the loch as the distant clouds were flushed with the colours of twilight as the sun began to rise. As usual when visiting waterside locations with a view to taking some photographs, I was wearing my Wellington boots. This allows more compositional options. Here, I waded out a few metres into the loch so I could get a composition without any distracting foreground rocks or vegetation. Each time I moved my feet I had to wait about a minute for the ripples I created to abate before taking the next shot."


This photograph was one of the commended entries in the 'Classic View' category of the 2013 'Take a View' Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. It was awarded a place in the awards book (available from AA Publishing) and appeared as an exhibition print at London's National Theatre. Packhorse Track, King Street, and Path to Pen y Fan are commended entries from other years of the same competition.

Landscape Photographer of the Year Portfolio 7
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View Damselfly Stare, Hampshire View Limestone Pavement Twilight, Yorkshire Dales View Lighthouse Glow, Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada View Cornish Currents, Cornwall View Leaping Salmon, Yorkshire Dales View Nanjizal Bay, Cornwall View Autumn Boardwalk, Nova Scotia View Inquisitive Fox Cub, Iceland View Bigbury Bay, Devon View Canoe Twlight, Kejimkujik, Nova Scotia View Ashness Bridge, Lake District View Rhino Reflection, Etosha National Park, Namibia View Burren Stones, Ireland View Steventon Lane in Winter, Hampshire View Bluebell Dawn, Hampshire View Kestrel and Kill, Hampshire View Sandstone Coast, Dorset, England View Glen Brittle Falls, Isle of Skye View Northumbrian Shoreline, Northumberland View Shoreline Boulders, Cornwall View Adders Duelling, Dorset View Gornergrat, Switzerland View Lagoon Boardwalk, Australia View Barley Sunset, North Waltham, Hampshire View Bamburgh Sands, Northumberland View Bruges Reflection, Belgium