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WA0002 - Sunset over Loch Leven, Eilan Munde and the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Lochaber, Highland, Scotland

August 2012 - Sunset over Loch Leven with Eilean Munde (the island stands in the middle ground sligtly to the left and is covered in trees) and Glen Gour and the Great Glens in the background on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. I am very thankful to the geese for posing for me at that particular moment.

This was really a case of being at the right place at the right time. I was just coming back from a day on the white sands near Mallaig, driving East towards Glencoe. I had noticed the beautiful colours of the sunset but I needed the right location. Having stayed at the campsite at Glencoe Village, I knew the exact place I wanted to be.

As I parked, I noticed swarms of midges the West coast is so famous for. I was not going to be intimidated by these famished things but also intended not to end up as dinner. I set my camera in the car and literally got out, ran to the spot, took 7 shots in 20 seconds and ran back to the car and during all that time, I could feel the bites on my face and hands. That's how voracious they are... but the photograph was worth it,

SunsetLoch LevenEilan MundeArdgourGlen GourArdnamurchanLochaberHighlandScotlandAugust2012Summer