Scot captures epic photo of Dumfries and Galloway reservoir

The stunning photograph of a Scotsman from a reservoir near Stranraer has gone viral after sharing it on social media.

Hobbyist snapper Callum McDowall was visiting the Penwhiren Reservoir when he noticed the water level was higher than he had ever seen, meaning the overflow sinks were covered, creating an effect strange optics.

The 48-year-old grew up in the nearby town of Newluce and wanted to see how the recent heavy rains had affected the reservoir.

Heading there with his camera installed, he was surprised to see the sinks at full blast.

“You could feel the water rumbling under your feet,” Callum explained. “It takes a lot of precipitation to reach this level, I had climbed a few times before, but the water was far from this level.”

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The chef, who is now based in Bo’ness, said he used the advice he learned from Photograph by Dooj Brawls and Photograph by Mark Shannon to help get the best shot.

He said: “I took the photo by extending the tripod high on the deck above the overflow and making sure it still had enough stability that I could take a long exposure. was taken on a Canon eos1100d, a Canon efs18-55 lens, Ranger This is a very basic setup which proves that you can capture amazing photos on a low budget. “

Callum, who is the chef at Walk to Falkirk, was blown away by the response to his photo, he said: “I am very surprised and baffled, I did not expect it to go crazy the way it was.

“The response has been amazing and everything is going well, the amount of feedback has been amazing.”

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Jack C. Nugent