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Blood Red Evening

By Skinz  
This image was taken at Portnaluchaig not far from the small Golf Course there (it's Scotland after all). Portnaluchaig is very close to both Mallaig and Arisaig, being on the coastal road between the two places. I found it by accident and am really impressed with the loaction, it's one I'll be returning to.

Back to the image, what you're seeing here is a true record of what happened. It's not boosted in Photoshop, in fact, I've toned it down a little as the RAW image seemed too red for once. The sunset over the Isle of Eigg and as it dipped below the island everything went this blood red colour. The light was streaming between Eigg and Rum (as you can see) and the clouds went a really dark purple/red colour that I've never seen before.

I hope you like it.

Tags: Sunset Scotland Rocks Water Sea Cloud Rum Eigg Arisaig Landscape and travel Portnaluchaig

Voters: saeidNL, RonnieAG, aquariun and 19 more

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
18 Oct 2011 10:13AM
Great comp wonderful colour and light love the fg detail a belter nice one,

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18 Oct 2011 12:10PM
Never managed to see the late sunset at this marvellous spot Rich, the gold course was a huge surprise to me too on my first visit. Marvellous colour on these two wonderful islands in the Western isles.

zanzibarwinds 14 205 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2011 6:11PM
Great photo and color
Mike_Young 11 12 9 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2011 6:52PM
Stunning sunset
Skinz 14 94
18 Oct 2011 9:21PM
Thanks all,

@ Dougie - mate, if you have the right conditions then it's a stunning place to be at that time of night. Just watch the tide - it was coming in fast but I'd checked out the land first and knew I was safe from being cut off - there was a better place but I could see that it was a tidal island of rock. As the tide came in I was happy I'd picked my spot well, it sure came in fast Tongue.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 9:54PM
What amazing colour and a great composition.GrinKate

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