Purple light, Balnakeil Bay
My walk on Faraid Head to take a photograph of a particular composition just hadn't worked out. I'd left it a bit late and the light wasn't right. Returning back to the car across Balnakeil Beach, it was almost 10:00pm, sunset is late at 58 degrees North!
As the sun starting to descend to the horizon, it's light, diffused by a beautiful cloud formation cast a most unusual purple light.
Quickly, I positioned my camera in a position to take advantage of the gently flowing water, leading the eye into the scene. An exposure of just over half a second resulted in this completely unplanned image. Unexpectedly, my evening was more productive than I imagined it would be