On the same day that I took the image of the Sitka Spruces in the Langamull Forest I found this composition of layers viewed from the beach at Port Langamull.
The outcrops of rocky foreshore, interspersed by the growing violence of the waves and topped by the lighthouse on the Point of Ardnamurchan [adjacent to the most Westerly point on the British mainland] just called out at me to be placed on a diagonal.
I waited for ages for the waves to break on the tips of each of the four fingers before pressing the shutter. The growing wind meant I had to hang onto the tripod to stop it being blown over and [as usual] the first of the attempts was the best.
When I looked at the map to help write up this description, I was amazed to find that the lighthouse is 9 miles away – a testament to the clear, unpolluted air of the Scottish Isles.
Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS @ 200mm
1/2000 Sec @ f/4
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