June 20, 2008

Scotland 2008 Part XIV:Sunset across Loch Kishorn

Digital original, 3 frame stitch
This image wouldn't have been made if any of us had foresight - the three of us (Ingrid, Miranda and I) had struggled up a hillside in search of trees to work with; while we were climbing, all seemed good. It was only when we stopped, and were all set up, and the modelling had begun, that the midges found us…and started to try to carry off the models (who had more exposed flesh, obviously). It was a mad dash down an almost vertical hill that brought the session to an abrupt halt.
Digital original, 9 frame exposure blend, 3 frame stitch
The wonderful light in Scotland was never more beautiful than during this evening - we’d come down from working on the hillside (or rather, being eaten alive by midges on the hillside) to find the last of the evening’s light coming between the Bealach na Ba, or Pass of the Cattle. We quickly scrambled across the road and down the bank to the shore, to try to find a location in which to work. Fortunately, there was a single large rock right by the shore which was perfect for Ingrid to pose upon. Miranda stayed up by the road, spotting for cars, while Ingrid and I made a number of variations on the theme.
Digital original, 4 frame stitch
The last images of the day were made after the sun went down; the receding mountains across the loch began to mist over, creating magical distant scene.

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