The Sutherland light is so dramatic this time of year. On Sunday the weather improved throughout the day ending with the most beautiful golden light. I had remembered from the approach to our earlier Foinaven climb some potential compositions and today the conditions would be just perfect.
Not a breath of wind and slowly meandering clouds around the summit made for prefect conditions for some long exposures. For the uninitiated, the NiSi 10 stop filter can basically be regarded as sunglasses for cameras. It reduces the amount of light reaching the sensor meaning that to capture a properly exposed image, you must leave the shutter open for much, much longer - 25 seconds in this particular case. Keeping the camera completely still throughout is vital. The result is the soft blending of the water which was flowing towards a burn bottom right, and the mirror like surface of the loch.
Having taken approximately 10 shots from different positions and as the light faded I sat and took in the scene. In the distance, the bellowing of stags could be heard in the otherwise deadly silence. The temperature dropping as quickly as the light. Time for home.