Sunset from Keils

Sunset from Keils

Sunset from Keils

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.

Evening Seascapes II

Jura Stormscape

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.