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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.

462 views, 04.08.2013

Featured in Northern Landscape and The Scots Are Coming

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 1 year ago


  • Lorilee, thank you so much. It was such a beautiful moment!

    – Kasia-D

  • Redrose10
    Redrose10over 1 year ago

    WoW … amazing !!! I love the reflection of the sun on the water :))

  • Dziekuje bardzo! Thank you very much. Very pleased you like it!

    – Kasia-D

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 1 year ago

    Lovely light Kasia …

  • Thank you, Tom. The light was really lovely:.-)

    – Kasia-D

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 1 year ago

    Beautiful light in this image Kasia.

  • Christine, thank you – a mixture of planning and a lot of luck!

    – Kasia-D

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Very wonderful colors and light!!

  • Gena, thank you!! It was a special moment:-)

    – Kasia-D

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    What a beauty !!!

  • John, thank you for your lovely comment and fave – and for the honour of adding me to your watchlist!! Groetjes, Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • João Figueiredo
    João Figueiredoover 1 year ago


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  • João, this is one of my all time favourite shots, so extra special getting favourited. Maybe the story behind it is something for eZine. Kasia

    – Kasia-D

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your well deserved featured – this is so beautiful

  • Thank you so much. It was a beautiful moment – well worth getting up for!

    – Kasia-D

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture Kasia-D

    Cheers Jude x

  • Jude, wow, thank you!

    – Kasia-D

    JUSTARTover 1 year ago


  • Thank you, very much!

    – Kasia-D

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