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Canon
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Canon EOS 40D
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Aug 8, 2008, 2:15:56 AM
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Azure by lucias-tears Azure by lucias-tears
Evening at Loch Laich, a tidal inlet of Loch Linnhe in Argyll, Scotland.
Something mythical about this place don't you think..? :aww:

The loch is said to be haunted by a water kelpie, a supernatural being who have the ability to shape shift. It's most common guise was that of a beautiful tame horse standing by the riverside - a tempting ride for a weary traveller. Anybody foolish enough to mount the horse would find themselves in dire peril, as the horse would rear and charge headlong into the deepest part of the water, submerging with a noise like thunder to the travellers watery grave.
Another disguise the Kelpie could take was that of a handsome man, and because of the danger of these creatures, people were wary of lone animals and strangers standing by the waters edge, in places reputed to be haunted by the Kelpie.
However I felt nothing but tranquility as I gazed out across these haunted waters even with the Isle of Skye looming in the background.

hope you like it! :heart:
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:iconaerobit:
Aerobit Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are truly blessed with a great talent! If only I could spend a week with you maybe I could pick up a trick or two :) I always look forward to seeing what you will come up with next..
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LowWinterSun08 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Stunning, I hope to get this good some day! haha!
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Astrikos Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012   General Artist
magnificent. Beautifulk colors, serene mood.... Balanced and amazing.... Crystal clear and very focused, yet has such a soft glow..

:la:

:clap:
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:iconmyphotos-chris:
MyPhotos-Chris Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The colors are so amazing. I like it.
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:iconvyxe:
vyxe Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student
Wow, what an amazing shot. I've been there and I must say it didnt look quite as magical as this!
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:iconporkyman:
porkyman Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Another fantastic shot of a beautiful tranquil place. Wish I could be there and see for myself.

Please keep post these fantastic landscapes for us,
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AbdoHad Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
really very wow !
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:iconmosh000:
mosh000 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
meh.
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:iconskyler276:
skyler276 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Very cool reflection.
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:iconmoonknight:
Moonknight Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010   General Artist
this is one of the most beautiful landscape captures ive ever seen.
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:icontimephoto:
TimePhoto Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Wow! very very beautiful.
Good job.
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:icondayami-chan:
Dayami-chan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
that's beautiful! wow the detail is incredible and such a great shot lucias-san:wow:fabulous job!:w00t:
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:iconazynia:
Azynia Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Really a stunning shot! :wow:
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:iconp0rkytso:
p0rkytso Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
looks amazing, great caption also :)
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:iconmurtoz:
murtoz Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Love the colours & how the light just spills over the ridge on the right
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:iconrunique:
runique Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Such a beautiful scene. There is something so special about Scottish light and you've captured the magic of it perfectly. Great shot!
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:iconsagittor:
Sagittor Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009   Photographer
wonderful
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:iconme-inside515:
me-inside515 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely
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:iconelaynies:
Elaynies Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
This... o.o certainly looks like heaven. :heart:
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:icondenbobby:
denbobby Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
awesome..
:love:
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:iconthecrimsonemo:
TheCrimsonEmo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love the lighting, fantastic shot
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CharmedPearl Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
so beautiful :+fav:
love the title!
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:icontehuti:
tehuti Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing colors and landscape. :wow:
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:iconsssaml3:
sssaml3 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:-) I :heart: it.

:star::star::star::star::star:
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:icondeathsextinction:
DeathsExtinction Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful as the scene may be...
...it looks like a normal lake to me :O_o:
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:iconzx20:
Zx20 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Really beautiful my friend
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KeroOx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Quiet and lovely place..
However, the Kelpie seems to be frightening ! I don't mind, this place is too attractive to be scared about it ! I'm sentenced to find dire peril... :)
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ShiMoonWind Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
Oh Wow! This is simply gorgeous!
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
love it thanks for sharing!!!
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:iconartisticlicensenow:
ArtisticLicenseNow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow you caught the light at a beautiful moment, well done :clap:
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dwth Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 33rd.:wave:
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:iconlucias-tears:
lucias-tears Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008   Photographer
aww thanks! :thanks:
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:iconcrimsonblush:
CrimsonBlush Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Beautifully shot!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008   General Artist
Awesome shot Becca, love the colours :D They definately have some good stories in Scotland aswell as their stunning views :p
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:iconnakiloe:
Nakiloe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Beautiful reflections!
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:iconshubat:
shubat Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
the lighting makes this look like a painting. beautiful place!
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:iconhaen9:
Haen9 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
you shot it from a great angle!
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:iconfirebird1999:
Firebird1999 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Beautiful shot and great reflection.
Plus the story makes it even more "mysterious"
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:iconblackcatsangel:
BlackCatsAngel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Beautiful!
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:iconomikron1989:
omikron1989 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
ohoo extraordinara poza
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Tullamore Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice colours:)
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monosolo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
Lovely pastille colours, this is a wonderful spot with the castle nearby. Have you been to the isle of lismore just down the road from here? there is a small passenger ferry (£1.20!) and this place is within walking distance once on the island. [link]

[link]
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:iconchemoelectric:
chemoelectric Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
I do!

BTW I think this may be one of those kelpies: [link]
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paprclyps19 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
this is absolutely beautiful, i would love to see this in person, as with most of your gallery.
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Always-Wanting-More Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student Writer
my god this place is wonderous!
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:iconladyalias:
LadyAlias Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
It looks so peaceful... Kelpy or no :D
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
Beautiful.. We have a mtn. that looks just like this one here in Albuquerque NM. There is a city in front of it though.
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
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dalyjk Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
great fan of your work... dont like this as much
sorry
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spr33 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
Is the EXIF right? F/22?!
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