Well this was the view from our tent in the Outer Hebridies and a rather unusual sunset. The colours are real and unedited, though I have slightly underexposed the picture in the conversion process.
The very foreground is the edge of the Machair, a very special environment I have convered previously.
The next layer up is the beach, made up entirely of crushed shells, it is almost white in colour during the day.
The water is the Altantic Ocean, next stop, Canada, Greenland or the North Pole.
Then come the islands. They create this unique environment forming a sheltered bay and are only accessible by boat.
And then the sky. The weather was on the change here and so you can see the sunset has some unusual colours to it. For the previous 2 or 3 nights we had had fantastic sunsets and sundogs and mock mirage sunsets - again see previous posts for more info. Then we had this sunset, if you can call it a sunset, then sun is not in the picture and was obscured by cloud completely, but it created this effect and I had to capture it.
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Location: Bhaltos, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Photographer: Emma Taylor