There’s a beautiful soft light in this part of the world. It always seems to me that the further North one goes then the softer it becomes. Sunset was around 1630 and the relative position of the sun to the Moray Firth at this time of year now seems to accentuate that soft feel. I was only at this location for under an hour but during that time I managed to see some dolphins, a rainbow, the moon rise, the sun set and a guy with a Labrador that almost knocked me over. The lab that is :))))

Taken from West of Lossiemouth in Moray, Scotland looking to the North West.

Nikon D80
3sec. at f16
ISO 100
Nikon 18.0-70.0mm f/3.5-4.5 at 29mm
Hitech 0.9 ND soft Grad.
Manfrotto 190XPROB / 804RC2 head
Cable release
More wet feet :))


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Inspired by the unique beauty of the coastal fringes of Moray Jim Robertson is a self taught amateur photographer living in Lossiemouth. He was presented in 2003 with the James Payton Memorial Medal by the Royal Meteorological Society (Scottish Centre) for what was judged to be the outstanding weather photograph of the year.

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  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 5 years ago

    this is just so beautiful stuning colours

  • Hi Leonie. Many thanks for looking and for your kind comment :)

    – Blackgull

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful!! . . .

  • Many thanks Hugh

    – Blackgull

  • peaceofthenorth
    peaceofthenorthalmost 5 years ago

    hey Jim…..I just love this …I know what you mean about the soft pink sky in the northern hemisphere …you have done an excellent job in capturing the mood of dusk …..with the longer exposure it seems to merge time add space…..that take talent mate

  • Cheers Steve. You for sure know all about soft light :)

    – Blackgull

  • James Coard
    James Coardalmost 5 years ago

    Got to be proud of that one Jim ;o) You get some amazing skies up there too!

  • Hi James. Yes thank you. Skies are something at this time of year. I’ve said it before but I’m a real sucker for this kind of image. It’s the feeling of being able to react with the sea I think that draws me to them. :))

    – Blackgull

  • AngieBel
    AngieBelalmost 5 years ago

    This is like a beautiful watercolour Jim…you sure make some beautiful art with that camera of yours!

  • Many many thanks Angie. I take your point about a ‘watercolour’. I thought that as well. All seems to depend on shutter speed in relation to wave speed. :))

    – Blackgull

  • Dennis Rubin IPA
    Dennis Rubin IPAalmost 5 years ago

    Great lighting, JR!

  • Many thanks DR :))

    – Blackgull

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dalmost 5 years ago

    What a beautiful shot – seems you had quite an adventure in that hour!

  • Thank you Kasia. Yes rush hour :))

    – Blackgull

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely colours Jim.

  • Many thanks Jacqui. Like your new picture by the way ;))

    – Blackgull

  • AngieM
    AngieMalmost 5 years ago


  • Many thanks Angie :)

    – Blackgull

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskialmost 5 years ago

    Lovely colour and exposure Jim!!

  • Many thanks John

    – Blackgull

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