Mellon Udrigle to Beinn Ghobhlach - Pastels at Sunset

Mellon Udrigle to Beinn Ghobhlach - Pastels at Sunset - The North West Highlands
November 2013

After 5+ hours of driving I was rewarded with a productive late afternoon session on the sands at Mellon Udrigle.

The tide had retreated leaving a blank and unspoilt canvas for me to appreciate. As the light faded I used a long exposure to flatten the water, thus preserving the subtle pastels of the shallows, and I was lucky to witness an interesting textured sky over Beinn Ghobhlach with a little splash of sunset colours to complete this somewhat minimal scene.

Canon 5D Mark II and 17-40 f/4L
f/16 | 38mm | 8sec | ISO-100 | Lee ProGlass 0.9 ND and Lee 0.6 ND Grad (Hard)