Scotland: Spot on
Every now and again, you drive past something, a landscape, a place, where everything just comes together for a minute – the light, the place, the atmosphere.
On the way from Oban back to Fort William, I came across a place called Castle Stalker – a magnificient castle, set upon a small island. Unfortunately, the light for photographing the actual castle was terrible, it was far too dark and the view from the car park/visitor centre wasn’t great, especially on such a dark day.
There were, however, three little islands out in the lough (lake? sea? I think it’s the actual sea, but looks more like a lake, as so many places up there do, with long silvery fingers of water stretching inland), and they were pretty much the only thing that was illuminated by the slowly setting sun. A fantastic sight, that I just had to capture.
(on a side note, this is terribly grainy, because in the hurry of getting the shot, I forgot to set the ISO back to 200… I’d been shooting otters before, at not-great light, so the ISO was way up at 800. Of course I only realized this once I’d driven on… yeah. Always check what ISO you’re shooting on!!)