This image was made after sunset on a cloudy afternoon on the peninsula of Rubha Mòr in Wester Ross.
The beach at Mellon Udrigle is renowned as one of the few on the Scottish mainland with a backdrop of mountains – the hills of Scoraig, Coigach, Inverpolly and Assynt to the north and east. On the one hand, the overcast conditions partly obscured these – only the nearest, Beinn Ghobhlach, was visible; on the other, these helped reveal to the full the pastel tones of the sand and sea. As the sun set that afternoon, the resultant light in the sky was strong enough to penetrate the layer of cloud, and for a few minutes the light became quite distinctly pink. I was just able to capture the last of this light reflected in the pale shell sand.
Canon 5D Mark II | ISO800 | 17-40 f/4L @ 40mm | f/16 | 20 sec | no filtration
Location: Mellon Udrigle, Ross-shire.