Ring of Bright Water

by David Swatton June. 29, 2008 4490 views

Road trip - Day 6 - around Skye

Sometimes it's funny how things work out.

Yesterday I was set a little challenge to take a photo, so over a glass or several of wine last evening I was thinking of what would make it fitting.

I decided I wanted something which is thoughtful, a little melancholy and certainly beautiful. Now, I had no specific timetable to meet so I thought I would specifically look for something when I got home.

However, first thing this morning when I went outside I was faced with this. I know I haven't done it justice. Because the light was so fleeting I had to be very quick and try to grab something of the essence of the moment. But it just seemed fitting.

So this is for a friend I have never met.

Btw, on a technical note, this is not a b/w conversion, I underexposed in the camera by 3/4 stop and just cropped a little off the frame at the bottom. Otherwise the pic is unaltered.

View from the Kilt Rocks, Skye. Please enlarge.

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Monika 11 years, 9 months ago

Oh yes, this is one of the most perfect combination of melancholy and beauty I`ve seen... hate you for the fact you just had to wake up and it was there for you! I could see immediately it wasn`t b&w, the blue-dark magenta tones of the sky and slightly goldish surface... (fortunately you did not convert it!). And save it to favs, of course.

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sandra 11 years, 9 months ago

impressive shot - beautiful in b/w

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Taavi Sepp 11 years, 9 months ago

Kilt Rock was a place I did not go this time. Sad, seems to be a great place. The shot itself is again an immense favourite. Ta!

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Primavera Delima 11 years, 9 months ago

Fabs!

The essence of a timeless moment... :)

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jet28 11 years, 9 months ago

Wow! Breathtaking!

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Pete 11 years, 9 months ago

lovely photo. looks like you are enjoying your trip.
and doing a lot of sould searching
have a great one

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Makai Dunne 11 years, 9 months ago

Impressive. I like the beams of light and the reflections in the water. Also, the fullness of the clouds gives depth.

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ian 11 years, 9 months ago

Excellent shot, very dramatic. This really works well in b&w

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Keeyo 11 years, 9 months ago

Very, very impressive.

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Leslie Conejo Peã‘A 11 years, 9 months ago

nice i love the sea ...

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ye Lwin Oo @ William 11 years, 9 months ago

rare moment, superb shot.

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marco Castagnaro 11 years, 9 months ago

This shot is fantastic. I love the fact that it's not a b/w...It makes the shot so real....

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marco Stefano Vitiello 11 years, 9 months ago

[b]:):):)[/b]

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Frederic Segato 11 years, 9 months ago

nice shoot, really !!!!

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
K C Ng 11 years, 9 months ago

Wow gorgrous B & W, well done :))

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kate 11 years, 9 months ago

great shot...(glad you explained technique..saves me putting my foot in it again!!)

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
Michelle 11 years, 9 months ago

Great shot. I really like it!

11 years, 9 months ago Edited
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