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Day 7 Continued….
We headed back to the cottage in late afternoon. By this time the cloud had started to move in and we debated whether it was worth the trip down to Elgol for the sunset. We decided that as it was our last night we would go anyway and make the most of the evening. We got to Elgol a couple of hours before sunset and started to look for suitable positions to capture the sunset, if we could see it through the cloud. I took a few images of the loads of smooth rocks along the waters edge, knowing that a mono conversion might be best for these due to the grey sky.
As the sunset got closer I headed to the spot I had picked out on my recce earlier. I waited patiently for the sunset and got a couple of shots that were OK.
At this point I was starting to pack up the camera gear. I thought that the sunset was over, then the bottom of the clouds started to turn pink and it was a mad rush to get everything back out and get somewhere with decent foreground interest to include in the sunset. The next shot was just the start of an amazing display.
For the next 5 minutes we were treated to one of the best sunsets I have ever seen. The whole sky lit up with angry shades of red, yellow and purple. It was hard to stop watching it and try and get a picture or two. The images cant really do the sunset justice as it was one of those ‘wow’ moments that last a lifetime.
It was a wonderful end to a great week of picture taking. I think the final tally was around 1900 shots taken. Out of that 1900, a lot were multiples of the same thing and a lot of shots went into making the panoramas. Out of the remainder I have got nearly 40 images that I was pleased with.
Once again Cameron has provided a video of the day’s locations.
Our last day on Skye. We decided to head to Talisker Bay. Once we parked at the end of a single track road, it was a short mile or so hike along a farm track to the bay itself. The walk was worth it as the bay revealed golden sand and loads of interesting rocks amongst the sand. While this location is prbably better later on in the day when the sun is lower in the sky, I still managed a couple of images I was happy with.
Day 3 Continued…
Seeing as we had returned quite early from the Applecross trip, I decided to go out for the sunset. I walked down to Broadford Bay and scouted out some shots for the sunset. The two here are the ones that I liked the most.
Todays archive post is of probably the North of Englands most photographed location, Bamburgh Castle. This huge castle is right on the beach and gives the opportunity for great sunrise pictures.
Todays archive post is from Bamburgh. I was on the beach to catch the sunrise at Bamburgh Castle when the sun started to rise through the clouds and gave this magnificent light show. For 5 minutes or so the whole beach was bathed in this orange glow.