Achnahaird - Sand Patterns

Achnahaird - Sand Patterns - The North West Highlands
This image was taken in February, and I had the luxury of this wonderful beach to myself for the whole afternoon. A truly memorable day, the weather was absolutely wild with north-westerly gales and frequent hail and snow showers that saw me regularly dashing into the dunes to take shelter.

This image was taken as the light began to fade, despite the harsh weather I was lucky to capture a brief period of dramatic light illuminating the clouds over Ben Mor Coigach. This light above also brought to life the colours and textures of the sand patterns on the beach. I adopted a low viewpoint to almost exaggerate the sense of perspective and composed the scene with this prominent lead in the sand patterns to Ben Mor Coigach and the light beyond.

Canon 5D Mark II and TS-E 24mm Mark II:
f/14 | 24mm | 0.3sec | ISO-100 | Lee 0.6 ND Grad (Hard)