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By hwatt  
Location: Hopeman Beach, Hopeman, Moray, Scotland.

A favourite beach location for me. If the sky looks wild this is one of the first places I head for. The rocks are beautifully sculpted by the action of the sea and have a wonderful rich ochre colour which is exaggerated by the warm glow of sunset. The building on the horizon is the Burghead fish processing factory. Please have a look at my website, Transient Light and the amazing images at Timecatcher.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: Burratha, gary900r, JEvans and 40 more

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21 Dec 2004 9:52AM
Beautiful pic.
jon gibbs 17 147 2
21 Dec 2004 9:52AM
Brilliant shot Ian.
gary900r 16 474 England
21 Dec 2004 9:54AM
Very nice image. Great perspective.
wgfarquhar 16 473
21 Dec 2004 9:55AM
excellent work, amazing place, well captured

pjc 17 397 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2004 9:55AM
A lovely sunset !

riprap007 16 1.6k 37 England
21 Dec 2004 9:56AM
excellent shot and capture
joolsb 16 27.1k 38 Switzerland
21 Dec 2004 10:09AM
Somehow this pic doesn't quite work for me and I think it is because you have two very strong elements which are both fighting for attention. The sky is simply stunning and would have made a fitting subject on its own - as would the rocks. But to include both in the same frame makes for a very rich mix....

But it's worth a click for that sky alone!
21 Dec 2004 10:31AM
Gorgeous. Click

gibbsy 17 403 Wales
21 Dec 2004 10:37AM
Clever. Like the way the rock formation seems to mirror the clouds. Excellent image.
snatch 16
21 Dec 2004 10:47AM
Awesome, an extremely powerful image
kengreen 16 16 Sweden
21 Dec 2004 10:51AM
Nice shot. I'll check out your site. Timecatcher I've already seen.
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
21 Dec 2004 10:53AM
Excellent work.A lovely sunset.Well done

smourt 17 80
21 Dec 2004 10:56AM
super image
yoguko 16 302 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2004 11:14AM
Great image.

21 Dec 2004 11:24AM
exellent capture
martin.w Plus
18 603 28 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2004 12:10PM
I agree with gibbsy, there is a certain symmmetry between rocks and sky.
ericfaragh Plus
17 149 5 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2004 12:15PM
Great shot, the strata seem to echo the sky. Well done.
lyne 17 15
21 Dec 2004 12:35PM
Excellent capture.lyne
21 Dec 2004 12:46PM
Fantastic shot!

pfheyes 16 254 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2004 12:51PM
All been said above. Excellent.

JohnRShort 17 25 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2004 1:20PM
excellent image
keithh 17 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
21 Dec 2004 1:58PM
bags of drama.
21 Dec 2004 2:46PM

and what a lovely portfolio.....
21 Dec 2004 3:07PM
Fantastic colours.
tigerminx 16 237 South Africa
21 Dec 2004 11:13PM
Great shot, the colouring in the sky really compliments the foreground rocks. Looks like a smashing location to take photos.

claret 16 49 England
22 Dec 2004 12:04AM
Great sky and colour in the rocks.
Click Iain
johnjrp 17 432 5 Australia
22 Dec 2004 1:00AM
Beautiful detail and colours. John
22 Dec 2004 4:29AM
Excellent, love everything about it, congrats on both awards, truly deserving. K.
ThomasGorman 16 87 Scotland
22 Dec 2004 8:27AM
I should have known it would be one of yours Ian. Very eye catching. Love the lines of the rock and the colour in both the rock and sky are stunning. Click. Tg.
John_Duckett 16 386 2 Norfolk Island
22 Dec 2004 10:07AM
Simply stunning

jeanie Plus
17 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2004 2:46PM
Fabulous colours in the sky!!

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