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Moonrise Ben Loyal

By hwatt  
Loch Hakel, Sutherland, Scotland

My personal favourite shot of Ben Loyal on a particularly fine Summer's evening with low cloud dappling the sky and catching the last dregs of blood red sunset light. Although the wind occasionally ruffled the surface of Loch Hakel, the incredibly shallow water at the leading edge liberally sprinkled with stones remained still enough to generate some fine reflections. My moment of transient light was realised at the appearance of moonrise near the outline of Ben Loyal and the flaming brilliance of blood red light just nudging the highest peak. It is just mindblowing when everything comes together, even though the accumulation of circumstances was very shortlived. Shame I didn't shift my position 6 inches left to get the full separation of the reflected moon but by the time I thought about it the light had changed.

Pentax 67 II ,55-100 zoom, Fujichrome Velvia
Polariser, backed off 50%, 0.45ND Grad, 2 stop ND filter, f/22 at 8 Seconds.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: Berniea, martin.w, jovanovic and 36 more

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pink Plus
17 6.6k 8 United Kingdom
22 Aug 2013 11:24PM
Amazing, I bet being there was fantastic, so jealous
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
22 Aug 2013 11:46PM
Beautiful scenery Ian, superbly taken.
oll1e 14 57 2 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 1:16AM
when you get the light like this ,it just makes your soul soar !.Just wonderful Wink
23 Aug 2013 2:56AM
Perfectly done!
fificat100 10 5 2 Scotland
23 Aug 2013 7:16AM
peterthowe 12 5 2 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 9:19AM
A superb picture Ian, w ell composed and taken.
conrad 16 10.9k 116
23 Aug 2013 10:21AM
Good compostion and lovely colours, works very well.
23 Aug 2013 1:45PM
Beautiful landscape image.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1841 England
23 Aug 2013 3:56PM
Who needs pixels?
Potra 8 Venezuela
23 Aug 2013 5:19PM
Spectacular view, so well captured!
Niknut Plus
11 2.9k 82 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 7:19PM
Beautiful !! that rugged skyline !!!
hwatt 17 22 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2013 7:25PM
Thank you to everyone for your comments it was the most amazingly beautiful Summer evening.
27 Aug 2013 9:50PM
Very nice image indeed.


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