This morning was an early start with Eilish and Isabel, aiming to be on the west side of the Sleat Peninsula for sunrise at 8am. The forecast was for it to be cloudy but clearing for 9am and was pretty accurate, although there was a bit more cloud and some serious wintery squalls, including a fair bit of sleat. Initially it did not look great with poor light abd wet cold weatehr at Ord so we headed on to Tarskavaig where things improved. We ended up heading back to Ord as the weather got better and better with some lovely light illuminating the Cuillins. The conditions were pretty testing though with extremely bright light in the sky and on the hills while the foreground was generally in shade and pretty dim. As a result, for the above shot I applied a digital ND Grad filter in Lightroom and lightened up the foreground a little to try and get something more like the real view.
The following shots required a similar amount of adjustment to try and recover detail in the dark areas and limit the exposure in the brighter bits. All, in all, considering I did not use any actual filters on the camera, I think they came out reasonably well.
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