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My first landscape image for a couple of months. I managed to get out for a sunset a couple of nights ago to one of my favourite locations, Portencross. Luckily for me this is only 15 minutes from my house.
I like the way this image contrasts the red of the sky with the white of the waves breaking around the foreground rocks.
I have finally got round to posting some of my images from my Florida trip. I will post a new one every few days or so. This is a sunset at Siesta Key, Sarasota. The walkway on the left leads round to another small beach off the main beach and a group of rocks that people were fishing from. I liked the blurred people walking along the walkway, it seems to add a bit of movement to the foreground.
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.
Day 4 continued…
We arrived at Neist point mid afternoon which allowed plenty of time for me to walk down the multitude of stairs and follow the path to the lighthouse. I spent some time around the lighthouse trying to get soime decent shots of all the birds that continously flew past. On the way back I had to climb up the 240 feet of stairs to get back up to the car park.
Cameron has once again provided a video of our days activities from the view towards the old man of Storr, The Quiraing, Staffin Bay and finally the view from the cliffs looking down towards Neist Point.
We were very lucky with the sunset as the lack of clouds made the conditions perfect for the last rays of the setting sun to light up the cliffs of An t-Aigeach and the lighthouse as well.