..We went up to the top of the highest hill and stopped Still It was just so beautiful.. This is where the shadows come to play twixt the day And night Dancing and skipping Along a chink of light..
– Kate Bush ‘Somewhere In Between’
An uninspiring visit to one part of the west coast put me in the mood for a return to Portencross, further up the coast. It was getting late and the sun was soon to impale itself on the peaks of Arran before dying for another day; and as it did so, it threw the last light across the water, transforming and becoming like molten gold, caressing the large rocks of the shoreline and setting them ablaze.
I made this long exposure image on the west coast at Portencross. The light was beautiful, with golden shards slashing the deep blue of the sky above the Isle of Arran, and it seemed to me that it deserved to be captured.
Returning to Portencross yesterday evening, I made a number of images of the rocky shoreline. A dull afternoon, as twilight approached the colours in the sky began to deepen and become more pronounced. It was the perfect time for some long exposure work and also some HDR. I still have many more images to process but this was one that I liked because of the beautiful pink sky. As I recall, this was a three minute exposure at f22.
This was the final image I made before leaving Portencross on Sunday, a wide shot of the tiny little harbour in front of the Castle. Another long exposure, this one was around five minutes and caught the very last hint of the exquisite sunset which I watched that evening.