A busy day today meant it was quite late on when I managed to get around to thinking about taking my daily photograph. That being said I think the wait was worth it as I set off in the car to Badicaul to try and catch a view of Skye as the light faded. I was very lucky just catching this lovely sunset as the sun disappeared behind Broadford. This was taken using the Canon EOS 5D on a tripod with my Tamron 28-300mm zoom lens set at 28mm at 0.6 s, f/16 at ISO 100. Great clouds and vibrant colours. I also took a few other photos from different perspectives/zooms with the best couple shown below.
I tried the HDR (High Dynamic Range) technique on the main view as well, mainly to try and get a little more detail from the foreground tree on the right. However, because there was a bit of a breeze and this method needs three images to be taken using auto exposure bracketing the delay has produced a loss of clarity and definition in the branches, looking like they are in fact out of focus. Also, I think I prefer the colours in the simple single exposure image at the top of this post.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer (GIS) with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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