Photographer's Note

Its been really difficult to find a good weather for photography in Scotland quite recently. This years summer is certainly a very dissapointing one. There has been a rumour about it saying it was going to be on 15 of July. Well if that was real Summer Id rather be a fan of other remaining seasons (if they really exist here :D)

I took this photo a couple of days before. After a long time of inactivity (and a few completely hopeless trips) I was really desperate for another one.

This trip scenario was (if I can say) quite usual. As the Sun sets around 22:00 it means going out about 19:00 (taking into account the driving distance to this place and safe margin for spot look around).

Most of my trips are planned rather than spontaneous. I keep in mind the place location, time of a day, sun position and of course weather if you can really depend on such forecasts in this country :D. I also check the tide level, wind direction (just to avoid sea spray covering my lenses) etc. At the end I can rely only on the tide forecast :) - because everything else is a lottery and usually my frustration grows stronger.

This time, after a long period of heavy rains and completely unpredictable weather it was supposed to be quite calm in the evening. Forecasted 'low level clouds' usually doesn't mean anything good, but with a small chance of light breaking up the clouds there can be an amazing spectacle.

Luckily this time I found a light I was waiting for - and for that special moment I was ready with my cable release in my hand.

PS. You may find a small triangular island on the horizon. Its Ailsa Craig a natural reserve for many sea birds.

Hope you'll like it, Piotr

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Additional Photos by Piotr Czechowski (regis) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 10 N: 309] (2058)
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