Glenastle Loch

Glenastle Loch, Islay

These edits of Glenastle Loch, Islay are some of the still images I took during a recent trip down there where I had my first attempt at Time Lapse Photography. I shot these images in 3 brackets for HDR editing to capture as much of the dynamic range as possible in the auto bracket mode. I’m a big fan of High Dynamic Range Photography but haven’t really used it much recently, so with the contrast in this scene HDR would help the image by revealing the details in the shadows and highlights, not something I always like to do with a sunset image as I like to silhouette a lot of my images at sunset but I needed all the details in this scene.

Glenastle Loch,  is located in the Mull; of Oa, Islay and is favoured by walkers wishing to reach the Oa where you can head for Port Ellen, The American Monument or Soldiers Rock (post to follow soon) or in the opposite direction and head for the sandy beaches offered at Kintra and The Big Strand. It is also a popular fishing loch by Anglers fishing for trout and is run by Port Ellen Angling Club, contact them for more information on fishing there.

The loch is actually made up of two lochs, Glenastle Loch and Lower Glenastle Loch which are fed by numerous small streams and easily reachable by the single track road that runs down the Mull of Oa.

 

Glenastle Loch, Islay at Sunset
Glenastle Loch, Islay at Sunset
Glenastle Loch, Islay at Sunset
Glenastle Loch, Islay at Sunset
Glenastle Loch, Islay at Sunset
Glenastle Loch, Islay at Sunset

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