Glen Garry and Loch Garry Summer Sunset

Behind The Lens

Glen Garry and Loch Garry Summer Sunset

This image was one of a series taken over a period of 20 minutes as the sun disappeared over the horizon - in this case at almost that precise moment. This is a very well-known and visited viewpoint and there is nothing new or different here in its content or composition. Indeed, I have taken many images from this viewpoint before, at all times of year, but this is the first time that I actually achieved a sunset when the sun was precisely where I wanted it to be.

My aim was to capture the sun in shot, but without dominating the scene entirely. The receding ridgelines of the Knoydart mountains are still clear, as are those of the intervening afforested hills. The loch also sits niecely within the image without any reflective glare from the sun and there is still some detail in the foreground. The clouds also provided some wonderfully interesting shapes which were enhanced as the sun went down.

Photographic Details :-

Time of Year : Late September.
Location Map Reference : NH 21136 02898 : Above Loch Garry. Time : 1750 GMT.
Equipment : Canon EOS 5Ds Camera, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8 L II USM Lens @ 50mm. Gitzo Systematic tripod, RRS BH-55-PCPRO head, Lee 0.9 ND Soft Graduated Filter.
Camera Settings : Shutter 1/60 sec, Aperture f11, ISO 100.