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By scuttlefish
Midnight over the Kyles of Bute. White balance set to Tungsten, 30 second exposure @ f/3.5.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: terry_cavner, tyron_leworthy, sprock and 6 more

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lgc 17 62 England
25 Sep 2005 11:50AM
great shot, really like it!!!
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 11:52AM
good one!
webjam 17 292 11 Netherlands
25 Sep 2005 12:03PM
Great view, love these dark blues here,
bengsays 16 13
25 Sep 2005 12:19PM
like the shot, did u notice the horizon?

like the little city over there, and also the moon reflection (because you can see a stright line reflected of the moon, but in the sky you only can see where it is hidden (appears to be) behind the clouds)
25 Sep 2005 12:47PM
good work my friend!

terry_cavner 16 332 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 1:42PM
A Beauty
26 Sep 2005 9:24AM
Thanks for the comments. The horizon, Ben, is directly in front of those town lights. The waterline on the left of those lights is the curvature of the land mass leading out to the lights. The land (mountains) you see is the isle of Bute in Scotland. Because it was so dark at the furthest point that night, I used the town lights for horizon reference knowing it was at water level.

The reflections shape, I attributed to the very low angle of the shot. I have three more shots that all have this phenomenon to them.

On a side note, compositionally, I would dearly loved to have the moon on the left third of the photo and the lights on the right third but I ran out of beach to compose it how I wanted.

I had to grab that shot between showers. Forecast for that night was for three inches of rain in that region and hanging about with no shelter, cold and wet, hoping the clouds would part to reveal the moon in the perfect position, was not an option for me, LOL.

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