Dawn Light on Paps of Jura


Munich, Germany

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This was a moment I’d been waiting for when the sun rose above two of the Paps of Jura which are so clearly visible from Port Charlotte on the Rhinns peninsula of the beautiful Inner Hebridean Isle of Islay.

I’d done some preparation using a nifty program you can download to your computer, iPad and iPhone called Photographer’s Ephemeris – TPE. This and a virtual visit in Google Earth really helped me work out the position of the rising sun, when I should be there on that particular day and where – I hate getting up so early:-) I have to give a special mention and big THANK YOU to Alison at TPE Support for her tips and encouragement.

Thanks too to Don Davis for the tip about TPE!

The sun rose where and when I’d expected:-) But the whole process went much more quickly compared with sunset sessions I’ve experienced at similar locations in the past. But I got the shot I was out for on my very first shoot.

Finally, a BIG thanks to Mother Nature, as well:-) Next day at the same time it was extremely misty though it cleared up later in the day.

Location: Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK.
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-200mm. Tripod. Captured in RAW. Post-pro slight crop only.

Sold a greeting card – thank you to the buyer!

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