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The word “lochan” in Gaelic is a diminutive form of “loch” and means “a little lake”. This little loch is situated between the tiny village of Holm and Stornoway, the largest centre of population of the Isle of Lewis. Before the modern infrastructure was laid, this little loch was the only source of fresh water for miles around. This sunset shot was taken from the Holm side of the lochan. A gentle breeze was blowing, so that small ripples can be discerned on the surface of the water. Camera details:- Canon PowerShot S3 IS, Night setting, hand held
Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT OR AS WE MISSED IT! on 11 January 2013 and in RISING STARS on 14 January 2013


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My life is divided between teaching Music and Photography. The instruments I play are organ, piano, clarinet and saxophone. I taught German and Spanish before my retirement, but since I got my digital camera no longer have time for them!

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  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...over 1 year ago

    Beautiful pink sunset :-0)

  • Thank you, Linda.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture… gorgeous colours!!! ☺♥

  • Thank you, Evita.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 1 year ago


  • Thank you, Cheryl.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • mltrue
    mltrueover 1 year ago

    Outstanding! Gorgeous sunset and reflection~

  • Thank you, Michelle.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    Beautiful light and colour.

  • Thank you, Julie.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 1 year ago

    The layers of color are fantastic!!!! This is a beautiful capture!!! Bill

  • Thank you, Bill.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • trish725
    trish725over 1 year ago

  • Trish, thank you so very much for this wonderful feature. It has made my day!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 1 year ago

    so very beautiful!!!!! Wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

  • Thank you, Charmiene. My best wishes to you also for good health, peace, happiness and prosperity!

    – BlueMoonRose

  • marens
    marensover 1 year ago

    wonderful sunset and great colours Kathryn!!!

  • Thank you, Marian.

    – BlueMoonRose

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 1 year ago

    Very Beautiful! Great photo!

  • Thank you, Stephen.

    – BlueMoonRose

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