Photography by Ian Cameron
Blue Pollaidh, Loch Lurgainn, Inverpolly, Scotland, blue, co-luminous, light, hue, clouds, summit  photo

Blue Pollaidh   Loch Lurgainn, Inverpolly, Scotland

Ahh the Norwegian Blue.  Stac Pollaidh is seen here in some of my favourite type of light, something I refer to as co-luminous, basically light that is entirely indirect and without shadow, lit by soft reflected light from a coloured source, in this case a clear patch of blue sky.  For a very short while a single hole in the grey clouds directly over the summit of Stac Pollaidh opened and poured down reflected light, completely changing the expected white hue of the snow to a velvety blue.  Of course this would not be nearly so apparent had there not been a great fat white cumulus cloud billowing directly over my head that restored largely natural colour to the immediate foreground.  I love these rare moments and try to always remain sensitive to these changes which are hard to spot because our eyes get accustomed to the shift in hue whilst a camera doesn't.

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