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Elgol Twilight
Ian Cameron

Elgol Twilight

Elgol, Skye, Scotland

The sensuous colours of twilight rolled overhead above an an extremely low tide at Elgol, so low in fact that even the kelp beds at the foot of the rock ledges have become exposed. I confess it was lower than I had anticipated so initially I was mildly disappointed, but the art of photography is to adapt to the conditions you are given and not to get to hung up on the pre-meditated ideal. The rolling slop of a fairly static tide saw the long fronds of kelp unfurl and stretch in beguiling patterns and I knew then that I had to try to capture some of this liquid sense of movement. I think I have..

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Pentax 67 II ,45mm lens,Fujichrome Velvia
Polariser hand held over 0.45ND grad, polariser backed off 50% to control strength of reflection, f/16 at 6 seconds. full exif

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lou_rozensteins21-Mar-2011 06:55
Beautiful work. Well done.
Cathryn Gallacher20-Mar-2011 20:43
Ooh. Another one that gives me goosebumps. Stunning light.
McGarva20-Mar-2011 18:48
Stunning composition and detail! :)
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