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WE0007 - First Light on Balmacara Bay, Kyle of Lochalsh, Highland, Scotland

February 2013 - The last morning I was up early again. By 5:30 am I was walking down to the beach, glad the tide was low. I wanted a sunrise. The one the day before had been surprisingly bland, blue sky, not a cloud and no special effect. But now it was different, there were clouds everywhere.

The Western view was not going to be great so I settled my tripod facing South-south-East and waited. For a moment I thought that the sunlight would never show with all the clouds but I was hoping for a break in the clouds on the hidden horizon where the sun was moving in.

I was very lucky and got this wonderful shot of the first light on Balmacara Bay. It is not quite "first" light as I waited for the light to build in intensity and as it did, it suddenly turned golden and warm for the space of 40 seconds, then it vanished over the clouds, somewhere behind the hills.

Balmacara BayFirst LightKyle of LochalshHighlandScotlandFebruary2013Winter