Tonight’s sunset from Loch Beag on the Craignish peninsula, looking out over the Corryvreckan, which is the sound between the islands of Jura (to the left) and Scarba (to the right).
Four-tenths of the horizon, counting from the left, is the Isle of Islay; the remainder is the Isle of Jura.
Special effects courtesy the sun, atmosphere, physics and the passing band of rainclouds.
I love the relatively-unsaturated colours in this. Taken from the Thomas Telford slipway at Keils where yesterday’s sunset shot was taken from.
I took the afternoon off today to take our visiting Aussie granddaughter out when it wasn’t raining. We made it down to Keils just as the sun was setting over the Isle of Islay. The Paps of Jura are visible just right of centre.
This is one of the reasons I love living on the west coast of Scotland – there is something magical about watching the sun set in the west over islands.
This view is taken from close to Keills, at the end of a long peninsula that lies between Loch Sween and the Sound of Jura. The view is across the Sound of Jura to the Isle of Jura, at the point where Jura’s West Loch Tarbert nearly bisects the island. We were in for a stormy evening and the sun was setting behind growly clouds. I chose a manual exposure to capture the drama of the scene and the ominous weight of the clouds.