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A Sight For Sore Eyes

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Appin Rocks, Airds Bay, Lynn of Lorn, Scotland

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I got back from London actually a day earlier than I had originally planned, well just after 10pm actually. i could see from the forecasts that there was potential for a shoot that weekend in Scotland.

Despite being absolutely exhausted (i was so tired my eyes were stinging) when that phone call came through from David, I knew there was only one place I was going to be the next morning - 'up North'.

It was a funny day, pretty unplanned but we took it as it came. Towards the end of the day we had a decision to make, last light at Glen Etive or move around to the coast, shoot Stalker and maybe a sunset at Appin.

Tails won and it was off to the coast.

We had been to Appin before but perhaps a little late as we witnessed a sublime sunset but without being able to find anything to make a picture. We got there a little earlier this time but again unable to find any real elements of interest.

I think it was the first time of doing any 'real' landscape photography for both of us for quite some time and we'd had a great day so decided just to forget the cameras and simply stand and enjoy what was happening around us.

Imagine the scene, I'm standing where this shot is taken from. David is where I am in this picture and it suddently dawned on me, theres the picture there !

i fired off a few shots of David we swapped places and he shot this one of me.

Get this though, Stanton shot my Nikon and in this pic i'm standing over his 1DS mkIII. Now there is a scene you wont see everyday ;-)

thanks Davie.

God, I love Scotland.

Dove*, Shuggie!!, Yer Photo Xpression, and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. gainful substance [deleted] 103 months ago | reply

    Really lovely shot..!!

  2. purple driving [deleted] 103 months ago | reply

    Great capture - superb sunset with excellent tones and silhouettes

  3. PMMPhoto 103 months ago | reply

    Brilliant. Your story says it all.

  4. smooth stream [deleted] 103 months ago | reply

    this is superb mate

  5. normal frogs [deleted] 103 months ago | reply

    Great capture. Wonderful part of Scotland.

  6. Chee Seong 103 months ago | reply

    This is awesome!

  7. Mike Cumming 103 months ago | reply

    Brilliant portrait/landscape shot. I am so envious!

  8. Kenny Muir 103 months ago | reply

    Absolutely stunning. A photographer and tripod silhouette can make for a great composition. Glad you managed to come away with something other than memories of a great sunset.
    I caught a similar one in Auckland last year

    Layers of mist

    (except he wasn't my friend!)

  9. robert mclean photography 103 months ago | reply

    Yep very effective - had to "fave" it.

  10. Kurt Griczen Photography 103 months ago | reply

    Beautiful light & tones, wonderful silhouette!

  11. mijoli 103 months ago | reply

    Strong image with lovely light. Really like the idea of you, a Nikon user, having your picture taken by a Canon user, using your Nikon, whilst holding his Canon.

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

  12. _SG_ 103 months ago | reply

    lovely shot, like the colours!

  13. Charles Augustus 103 months ago | reply

    It's the lovely flowing outline of the foreground, culminating in the photographer, makes this silhouette so interesting

  14. arealgem 102 months ago | reply

    M A S T E R P I E C E thanks 4 sharing

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