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Final Curtain Elgol

By hwatt  
Elgol, Skye, Scotland

Just occasionally the light in Scotland for an extremely short period of time is nothing less than insane. This was one such occasion and I found myself scrambling with my little Fuji XT1 and using nothing but instinctive composition to capture this shot which was at its absolute best for less than a minute, as golden light pierced heavy grey winter clouds and turned the Cuillins and Sgurr Nastri to burnished gold. Needless to say the transient light quickly evaporated but the small group I was leading witnessed something quite extraordinary. I always know cos the hairs on the back of my neck stand up like the quills on a porcupine. This one has the rare honour of making my top three dozen shots.

Fuji XT-1, 18-55 zoom, 0.45ND Hard Grad, f/16 at 1/8 Second. ISO100 jpeg directly out of camera.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: WintonPhotography, Meditator, dudler and 27 more

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Meditator 12 4 2 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2015 10:18AM
Love the composition - light and colour add to this in every way

beautiful landscape, such lovely colouring and detail. well captured! excellent lovely photography SmileSmileSmileSmile
pink Plus
17 6.6k 8 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2015 1:17PM
Its all about making the committment, to be in the right place at the right time you have to keep doing it, getting up early, retiring late, just for that rare moment. It is so worth the sacrifices, getting the right light on the right subject matter with a favourable tide and nice wave action, plus those wonderful clouds.
As you can probably tell I love it!
6 Jan 2015 4:44PM
Great image, fabulous light as you say, well done being there when it counted.
Niknut Plus
11 2.9k 82 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2015 5:18PM
Beautiful !!!......lovely light & splash of warm tones !!.Smile

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