Saturday, 24 September 2016

Sunset on Sanna Beach (Scotland)

The second of the three posts related to our summer holiday in the Western Highlands of Scotland. On 22nd June the weather was beautiful so drove to Sanna at about 9pm for a walk and to watch the sun set.


At this time of year in Ardnamurchan the sun sets very late, It was just after 10.20pm when it finally dropped below the horizon, however it stays quite bright until about midnight. We drove back to our chalet sometime after 11pm, stopping off at Kilchoan Pier for a look across the water, it was so bright you really didn't need headlights to see where you were going.


The big sky displayed the most magnificent colours, beautiful purples, oranges and pinks.


  

    As usual there were more cattle and sheep than people, just a few of us sharing this beautiful place


The water looked metallic as it changed from orange to purple as the sun set



And finally the sun dropped below the horizon darkening the clouds and setting them on fire





I used the sunset setting on the Panasonic Lumix to take some of the photos on Sanna and it really did bring out the actual colour of the sky. Although it has darkened some of the images a little, I like the effect, especially the silhouette of my hubby and the dog in the first photo.

Another post or two to follow on Scotland, the next one is Harry enjoying Sanna.
Take Care All
Until next time
SeagullSuzie


14 comments:

  1. The colours are stunning, I love the colour the river here goes in a winter sunset, and then the river darken from gold to bronze.

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    1. Thank you Simon, we have great weather effects on water don't we, the sea is also amazing to watch here in Torbay. This morning there were gannets diving into the bright blue water, but this afternoon is all change and grey, reflecting the sky.

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    1. Many thanks Jessica. I feel I've cheated using the sunset setting but it was too good to resist and really brings out the true colours.

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  3. Absolutely stunning!! There isn't anything else you can say really is there! Glad you had a good time. xx

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    1. Thank you Amy, we were very lucky with the weather as it hardly rained.

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  4. Some stunning photos, Suzie. It must have been beautiful being there at that time.

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    1. Hi Wendy, yes it was and of course it's just so safe too, only risk was falling down the sand dunes or being run over by sheep!

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  5. What wonderful photos of the sunset, with the ocean is on fire.
    How exciting to be able to walk along this beach.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Oh it's so beautiful there, we hadn't been back for 20 years or so and it's still unspoilt. The fun part was being there so late with a fantastic light effect from being so far north west.

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  6. Gorgeous photos Suzie and what a beautiful sunset - the colours are stunning :)

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    1. Many thanks Caroline. I took lots of photos but decided on just a few for the blog! The camera has so many settings, I almost forgot about this one, but it captures it so well.

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  7. It must have been incredible standing there and watching the sun go down. It reminds me of the sunsets that one of my blogging friends from Finland often shows. We found it so strange in Skye having so much daylight. Sarah x

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