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Findhorn Sunset

By hwatt  
Findhorn near Forres in Moray was the in place to visit a few years back when its fertile soils gave rise to a bumper crop of monster veggies. This glorious sunset and afterglow proved irresistable. Unusually there wasn't a breath of wind on the open water to disturb the reflection.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: corin45, 220turbo, trahern and 127 more

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seggy 17 1
19 Mar 2004 10:18PM
ACE photo! wish i had the patience to wait until something like this comes up! Wink
19 Mar 2004 10:19PM
One of the best sunset pics i've ever seen. Fantastic.

FrankThomas 18 2.8k United Kingdom
19 Mar 2004 10:21PM
you gotta love velvia !! outstanding sunset
alansnap 17 577 26 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2004 10:23PM
This is absolutely stunning. An EC if ever I saw one and must be a photo of the week:o)))))

teena40 17 66
19 Mar 2004 10:24PM
wonderfull, great, totally agree with phil
trahern 17 863 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2004 10:25PM
All I can say is WOW.
G3 18 13 2 United States
19 Mar 2004 10:30PM
Most words are too small to describe how great this is....... click
19 Mar 2004 10:31PM
beautiful!.....say no more! click
gpwalton 19 90
19 Mar 2004 10:33PM
I know the location well, but I've never seen a sunset as good as this.
19 Mar 2004 10:33PM
brian1208 17 11.8k 12 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2004 10:35PM
Magical, can't think of another word for it. Colour, composition, lighting and exposure all working in harmony - magic,


19 Mar 2004 10:38PM
Fantastic photo, quite stunning.
davidbailie 17 457 7 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2004 10:42PM
Some colour - out of this world

stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2004 10:47PM
What an unbelievable shot!
19 Mar 2004 10:52PM
Simply Breathtaking.........................

ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2004 10:52PM
Great shot Ian. Marvellous, dramatic colours. A feast for the eye. Well done.
Gary_Williams 17 38 3 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2004 10:54PM
Everyone's already said it - fantastic image.
Franticsmurf 18 838 Wales
19 Mar 2004 10:54PM
Fantastic colours and great reflections. Brilliant shot.
19 Mar 2004 11:07PM
Spectacular! Just perfect Ian, superb shot.

p-g 17 126 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2004 11:12PM
Simply stunning.
geegee 17 29 England
19 Mar 2004 11:16PM
Wow, fiery! What wonderful colours with brilliant reflections. Incredible!
Megaclick from me.

Rob_Taylor 17 661 5 Wales
19 Mar 2004 11:20PM
Fantastic sunset...couldn't pass this one without a click !
Shane136 17 63 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2004 11:26PM
Stunning, fab shot!EC on it's way
watters66 17 75 Scotland
19 Mar 2004 11:28PM
Breathtaking photo, sky is out of this world.
jonnie 17 5
19 Mar 2004 11:31PM
Excellent colours, composition, click
Timecatcher 17 120 Canada
19 Mar 2004 11:35PM
Nothing else I could say so I'll just click. you have a winner here. I've never seen so many clicks on the first page
ruzzi 17
19 Mar 2004 11:48PM
WOW!!!It's fantastic,BEAUTIFUL!
ronr 17 3 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2004 11:50PM
As above but with an extra WOW! Simply stunning, click. Ron.
MartinWait 17 95 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2004 11:56PM
Love it.

billma 17 119 United States
20 Mar 2004 12:13AM
Very clickable. Beautiful.
pj.morley 18 947 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 12:21AM
I've just recalibrated my monitor and I can truly appreciate the beauty of this now.. excellent symmetry and very nicely composed... This shot has bags of impact
jimthistle73 17 2.4k 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 12:21AM
Well sir. I usually avoid sun-sets like the plague (not least because I rarely have success with them) but this is truly an outstanding shot. And on a film camera too!
cooky Plus
17 6 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 12:32AM
Hmmm...there are sunsets and then there's this one - brilliant!
declanh 17 112
20 Mar 2004 12:39AM
Not usually a sunset fan, but this merits a comment. Love the range of colours in the sky - not just a pure red. Excellent composition too.

excellent work here.
cbestwick 17 36 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 12:46AM
Stunning...nothing more to say!

daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 7:00AM
Excellent colour and composition.Absolutely stunning colours !!

pebbles 17 106
20 Mar 2004 7:58AM
Simply one of the best.

ccmole 17 14
20 Mar 2004 8:20AM
amazing effect
Miles Herbert 18 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 8:53AM
Pretty amazing, that really is a fantastic sunset.
lovelylindax 17 16
20 Mar 2004 9:22AM
wow all has been said - just click x
gibbsy 17 403 Wales
20 Mar 2004 10:02AM
Don't think there's anything left to say. Beautiful. Click.
davey 17 246 England
20 Mar 2004 10:28AM
No getting away with the fact this is an excellent photo.But looking at your portfolio you seem to over tweak the colours to give them an unnatural look.
mattmatic 17 598
20 Mar 2004 11:24AM
Deeeeelightful Smile
Matt :click:
KathyW 17 1.8k 12 Norfolk Island
20 Mar 2004 11:40AM
digicammad 17 22.0k 40 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 11:47AM
Not sure why I have never seen any of yours before. This has to be the best sunset I have ever seen, well caught.

adamburton 17 627 11 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 12:07PM
absolutely stunning sunset. professional in all ways.

iscramble 17 90 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 12:14PM
Yes yes yes! Click and more. All been said.
Love it!
helenh 17
20 Mar 2004 1:40PM
Fantastic sunset.
stevenr 17 9
20 Mar 2004 1:45PM
An incredible range of colours and tones- stunning.
justyna 17
20 Mar 2004 1:49PM
unprobable beauty
bill j 17 47
20 Mar 2004 2:03PM
Clickety click click.
vince 17 48 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 2:30PM
Reminds me of a Turner painting what a fantastic shot.


Congrat's on the EC well deserved.
AlanTW 18 353
20 Mar 2004 3:43PM
Now that's what I call a sunset - congrats on the EC and long live Velvia!
marc321 17 48
20 Mar 2004 4:37PM
caracking sunset beautiful colours. congrats on the EC well deserved
Yogendra 17 22 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 5:50PM
Beautiful shot, excellent colour, brilliant.

20 Mar 2004 6:57PM
One word - Stunning.
ruzzi 17
20 Mar 2004 7:01PM
Had to be an EC!!Congratulation.Woke up this morning with this scene in my head,only images like yours can turn a bw lover in to a colour one!!!!
park my ferret 17 1.0k United Kingdom
20 Mar 2004 7:32PM
gajj 17 32
20 Mar 2004 10:05PM
Don't know how I missed it the first time through - its amazing.
a2jlp 18 165 Scotland
20 Mar 2004 10:13PM
corin45 17
20 Mar 2004 10:20PM
stunning colours and photograph. Regards Steve
hwatt 17 22 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2004 1:36AM
What a difference a day makes, I've just returned from a wee jaunt in the highlands. Thanks for all your kind comments. Some of you have questioned the level of colour saturation. All I can say is thatI try very hard to match the colours on the original slide as viewed on my light box. The only download that went slightly awry was the "Ancients"
laurab 18 53 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2004 8:03AM
Just fantastic!

roy clark 17 1 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2004 8:30AM
Wow! Its all been said, Regards
David 19 32 Scotland
21 Mar 2004 11:43AM


imrog 17 16
21 Mar 2004 2:24PM
A tremendous image that just goes to show how nigh on unbeatable the combination of Velvia and medium format really is.
A thoroughly deserved EC!
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
21 Mar 2004 7:46PM
Simply.. Superb. Mike
21 Mar 2004 8:27PM
Think its all been said, and rightly so, well done on the EC
brian13 17 218
21 Mar 2004 9:33PM
Just have to say 'click'
sebough 17 10 Cyprus
21 Mar 2004 10:46PM
One of a kind.I dont think anyone can get that picture again ever.Nice picture whatt
220turbo 19 7
22 Mar 2004 12:57AM
Havn't logged on for a while, Im glade I did, as this is one of the best sunsets if seen in a long while.

stompie 17 14
22 Mar 2004 7:42PM
Wow!! The sunset to end all sunsets I think!!
deviant 17 3.1k 1 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2004 12:46AM
Stunning. Outrageous! What can I say that hasn't already been said.
25 Mar 2004 8:40PM
Now I just have to visit Findhorn. I thought I had seen stunning sunsets before this is fantastic. Congrats
eophotos 16 26 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2004 4:40PM
Ian, would you consider selling a print of this photo?
hobbs Plus
16 1.3k Japan
18 Apr 2004 7:23PM
Stunning and inspirational
6 May 2004 9:38PM
Amazing photo. No improvements could be made, just think is brilliant.
mdpontin 16 6.0k Scotland
17 May 2004 9:36PM
Nothing I can say that hasn't already been said!

helendixon 17 30 United Kingdom
20 May 2004 6:02PM
Absolutely outstanding!!

nutz 16 45
30 May 2004 9:07PM
thats "yabba dabba doo"
n.groves 16 290
4 Jun 2004 10:03PM
same idea as mine but yours is heaps better...gotta get some practice in i see
proberts 17 218 4 Wales
6 Jun 2004 11:05PM
absolutely stunning,fabulous colours and reflections,very well done*click*
KevinGoodchild 19 1.2k 9 England
7 Jun 2004 3:57PM
another stunner...........
Nadia 18
18 Jun 2004 2:59PM
Love colours, reflections, composition...
geoffrey baker 16 501 1 Wales
20 Jun 2004 7:07PM
Wow, 2 sunsets for the price of 1. I only joined here about 2 weeks ago so I missed this one, it's the best sunset I've seen and it's gonna be hard to beat. Well done.
stevenb Plus
17 281 7 England
25 Jun 2004 9:06PM
NOW thats what you call SUNSET!!!!Top notch, corker, what more can I say Well Done, Ian

ThomasGorman 16 87 Scotland
6 Jul 2004 9:31AM
Absolute belter Ian. Nice job. TG.
15 Jul 2004 7:44AM
Only just found your site so slow to comment. But I'm speechless [almost], this is just absolutely breathtaking. click

hwatt 17 22 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2004 10:22PM
Thankyou Joan, I greatly appreciate your enthusiasm and the time taken to comment on my work.
shane 16 7 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2004 4:06PM
mattberry 16 259 14 Greece
28 Sep 2004 10:43PM
Woah! incredible! How good must this look full size!

richc 19 15 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2004 9:41PM
Fantastic - & for me to comment on a sunset too. All your pix show great skill & artistic gift. Marvliss.
Portknockie 16 48 Scotland
20 Oct 2004 12:46PM
The best
paulsteds 16 123 England
30 Oct 2004 9:08PM
How could I have ever missed this, what a beautiful sunset. Mine will never be the same.
johnjohn01 19 58 England
19 Jan 2005 12:58AM
I missed this as well! Jaw droppingly good.
MarkT 16 119 2 England
29 Jan 2005 3:04AM
Wow, what a shot!
willbrealey 16 253
23 Mar 2005 4:10PM
An absolute belter - just wonderful.
1 Oct 2005 9:30AM
wonderful combination of light and colours
Scott_Scot 16 4 4 Scotland
31 Oct 2006 4:16PM
I agree with all the above!

Stunning, just stunning!!!!!!

8 Dec 2006 12:33AM
Abolutely the best I have ever seen. Very deserving of the award.
Regards, Kent
15 Aug 2007 1:29AM
There's no words for the beautiful in this photo.
riggwelter 14 165 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2008 12:47AM
This is something special, I think the previous comments support this!
14 Jan 2009 4:19AM
The colours are magnificent. Superb shot. Barry
martin.w Plus
18 603 28 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2009 11:50PM
I remember this from way back, but for some reason hadn't voted for it. Corrected now, if I could give a user award (for some reason I can't) I would Smile

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