Loch Hakel, Sutherland, Scotland

My personal favourite shot of Ben Loyal on a particularly fine Summer's evening with low cloud dappling the sky and catching the last dregs of blood red sunset light. Although the wind occasionally ruffled the surface of Loch Hakel, the incredibly shallow water at the leading edge liberally sprinkled with stones remained still enough to generate some fine reflections. My moment of transient light was realised at the appearance of moonrise near the outline of Ben Loyal and the flaming brilliance of blood red light just nudging the highest peak. It is just mind blowing when everything comes together, even though the accumulation of circumstances was very short lived. Shame I didn't shift my position 6 inches left to get the full separation of the reflected moon but by the time I thought about it the light had changed.

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Pentax 67 II ,55-100 zoom,Fujichrome Velvia
Polariser, backed off 50%, 0.45ND Grad, 2 stop ND filter, f/22 at 8 Seconds.

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