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Findhorn Firestorm

By hwatt  
Findhorn Bay, Moray, Scotland

This was far and away the most intense sunrise I have seen all year and I am pleased to say I had an inkling it would happen when I saw a narrow slice of clear sky on the horizon below a heavy and unyielding cloud bank. High tide is not ideal here as there are long undulating sandbanks which are helpful for different and varied compositions but I took my chance and it paid off by the bucket load. The sky literally exploded with brilliant red, orange and gold and the clouds simply amplified the palette of colours. Burghead can be seen in the distance beyond the wooden groyne with the pole bearing a diagonal marker cross silhouetted against that awesome sky.

Fuji XT-1, 18-55 zoom, 5 stop Firecrest Filter, 0.45ND Hard Grad, f/13 at 7 Seconds, ISO200.

Tags: Scotland Red Sunrise Sea Coast Gold Pebbles Moray Landscape and travel Findhorn

Voters: rontear, morpheus1955, sawsengee and 28 more

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sawsengee 16 6 41 Malaysia
31 May 2015 12:53PM
superb light, sky colours & temperament well captured Smile
12 5.8k 130 United Kingdom
31 May 2015 12:55PM
Stunning colour and warmth so very well exposed and captured.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
31 May 2015 1:36PM
Beautiful image with amazing colours. Findhorn is a beautiful place, I lived with the community for a while there, years ago in the 1970s.

D Wink
31 May 2015 3:23PM
Amazing colours in that sky ,well taken!

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