Project Description

Stormlight

Taken at one of the most remote parts of Scotland’s North coast, you often need to be up really early to get the best shots. When I took this shot it was about 4.15am one summer morning and I had crawl out my tent bleary-eyed to get down to the beach in time to catch ‘golden hour’ – when the sun rises with the golden light associated with that time of day. Unfortunately, a band of dark rain-laiden clouds covered the horizon and I headed down to the spot chosen earlier in the hope that I might be lucky with the light. Having waited about 40 minutes, a burst of light suddenly broke through a gap in the clouds lighting the horizon and casting lovely soft golden light across the rocks and sand. Although the light only lasted for 30 seconds I managed to capture this beautiful vista.