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In my previous post I commented on how good it was to stay by the west coast and be able to nip out and capture a good looking sunset. Sometimes you can also capture a good sunrise too. What first made me get out to capture this shot was the lovely golden light hitting the Isle of Arran. Unfortunately by the time I got into position, the best of the dawn light and golden glow on Arran was probably just about over. This image did have some plus points though, the cloud formation was quite nice and there was still a bit of a glow to Arran. Maybe not the lovely pink hues I saw on the way here but still good nonetheless.
The great thing about staying on the coast is that I can watch and see how a sunset develops and nip out and within 10 minutes I am ready to capture it. You can tell over the course of the afternoon/ early evening if the sunset is going to look any good. I watched this big bank of cloud roll in as the sunset drew nearer. I was hoping for the sun to set just before the cloud hit the top of the isle of Arran in the distance which would have meant the whole sky would have been lit up with the underside of the clouds going pink and purple. It would have been pretty spectacular had it happened, unfortunately it’s not always like that. The bank of cloud moved a bit quicker than expected and the setting sun never got the chance to light up the underside of the clouds. What I did get though was a touch of colour on the horizon and a pretty impressive menacing sky. The sky did bring with it big splodges of rain, which luckily didn’t come down too heavy until after I had packed up and the sun had set completely.
The location for this shot was along Ardrossan North Shore. This is supposed to be a wreckage of an old ship but I’m not one hundred percent sure if it is or not. It does still make good foreground interest though.
This is the view from a couple of days ago. I woke up in the morning to see that overnight a couple of inches of snow had fallen. It was a lovely crisp morning so I ventured out down to the shorefront to get this shot. This is Ardrossan South Beach and in the distance is the Isle of Arran.
Two images taken on a crisp Christmas Day. The recent snowfalls had covered Arran in a good layer of snow. With my wife busy making the Christmas dinner and my son having disappeared upstairs to his xbox, I decided to get out for an hour to try and get some pictures. This is Ardrossan North Shore looking towards Arran.
This is a view from Ardrossan Harbour looking through the breakwater towards Arran.