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By BillyGoatGruff  
Many thanks to everyone for their comments, votes and appreciation on the lighthouse image. It did much better than I expected it to, but presented me with a little problem: what next?!

As I haven't been out snapping very much of late, and my back-up drive, with two year's worth of RAW and processed tiffs on it, remains un-mended, I thought I'd pull something out from the one archive disk still available to me.

This image is one of a sequence of about thirty jpegs I shot as the sun descended in glorious splendour into Loch Dunvegan on Skye on a balmy summer evening in 2006, with the intention of assembling them into some sort of montage. [I have assembled a vertical montage of six frames which looks pretty cool, but would be lost here given the size limitations.] By the time I'd finished this shoot, my partner, bless her, had showed incredibly superhuman patience and was still speaking to me, helped, not inconsiderably, by having drunk almost all the wine!

Only another sunset shot, I'm afraid, but I thought the colours were spectacular and wanted to keep my hand in with uploading something and prove I'm not dead Wink
Hopefully it won't crash and burn too badly.

No filters, just -3EV dialled in compensation, and a bit of colour and contrast massaging in PS.

I've bitten the bullet on the busted drive and will be taking it to the (very expensive) disk doctors this Friday in the hope they can rescue something. Gulp!
Of course this means that the new PC, new camera and new glass will have to be postponed even more indefinitely. Rats, rats rats.
Any luck you care to wish, or any crossed fingers, will be well received.

Oops! Written a book...again - never could shut up!
Thanks for stopping by.

Bill Smile

Tags: Landscape and travel Sunset skye sky loch dunvegan

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5 Mar 2008 10:25AM
stunning sky, great colours, nice work, andys0707

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Dotrob 10 Wales
5 Mar 2008 10:30AM
Super sky.
ian_w 11 22 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2008 10:30AM
Lovely sunset!
danbrann Plus
12 624 17
5 Mar 2008 11:42AM
Tremendous sky and a glorious sunset. I wonder though if the horizon just needs sraightening a tad.
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
5 Mar 2008 12:14PM
Thank you everyone. Doing better than I expected or hoped.

Believe it or not, Dan, but the camera was level. What you perceive is an illusion caused by the different distances of the various shorelines! That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it Smile

5 Mar 2008 12:39PM
pmorgan 9 217 13 England
5 Mar 2008 12:39PM
Superb sky, cracking image Bill!

5 Mar 2008 1:52PM
just my cup of tea this shot , wonderful.

Rgds Bob
5 Mar 2008 4:00PM
Sky is amazing

BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
6 Mar 2008 8:21AM
Well, gosh: thanks everyone! I really didn't expect this much attention.
Bill Smile
Chant57 Plus
10 395 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2008 9:40AM
Its a beautiful sunset, a glorious sky, Im with Danny, unless its an optical illusion I think the horizon may need straightening a little, just a small point and easily corrected, still a beautiful sunset
BillyGoatGruff 9 191 199 England
6 Mar 2008 10:08AM
Thanks Chant. The camera really was level!!
Definitely an illusion Smile
Nigel_95 Plus
10 260 2 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2008 9:57PM
Wonderful sunset, and the horizon looks fine to me Bill.

cirrusminor 8 380 3 England
11 Mar 2008 12:50PM
Great colours Smile
16 Apr 2008 12:27PM
Your photos are stunning!!!

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