Isle of Arran

Off the west coast of Scotland Arran, in the Firth of Clyde is Scotlands 6th largest island. Accessible by a regular ferry service from Saltcoats, the island is divided into highland and lowland areas and has been described as a “geologist’s paradise” (Source: Wikipedia).

 

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Sunset

This sunset over Morecambe Bay was just too good to record using a single exposure. So I bracketed 5 shots and merger them. The slight fuzziness of the clouds nicely compliments that sharp inky blues of the beach!

 
Ocean Edge Leisure Park, Heysham, Morecambe Bay, England.

Mackinac Bridge, MI

Something about bridges and sunsets – the contrast of human effort and natural beauty! The Mackinac Bridge connects the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan across the Mackinac Straits that join two great lakes (Huron and Michigan). The Mackinac Bridge is over 8Km long with the longest span of over 1Km. The following photograph is as a result of a long exposure at sunset from a place on Mackinaw City.

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Sunset over Mackinac Bridge. MI. Please click on the photo for other viewing options on Flickr!

Technical Details:

Nikon D7000 with a Nikon 50mm, f/1.8 lens
f/20, 13seconds, ISO 100
Processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

2013… The year that was…

The end of the calendar year always brings about a feeling of nostalgia, a moment for introspection on the year that went by, and hope for the coming dawn in the new year. My year has been a mixed bag with some personal triumphs and professional achievements tempered by the sobering reality of bereavements in the immediate family and a continuing quest for the perfect recipe for contentment with the lot one has been given. I have also seen my son grow up another year and tried to experience the world through his eyes and revel in the minutiae.

As a photographer, I started out 2013 resolving to devoting more time on developing my hobby and sharing these through my blog here and the other place (that which must not be named – FaceBook!!). In this I have been partly successful (life’s commitments get in the way) and there is so much to learn in the coming year.

The sun sets on the last day of 2013! Happy New Year!

So here’s wishing everyone a very happy, peaceful and successful 2014. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting and liking my posts!!!