Photography by Ian Cameron
Crimson Clair, Loch Clair, Torridon, Scotland, winter, sunrise, mountains, blood, red, sky, artery, contrast, frost, gra photo

Crimson Clair   Loch Clair, Torridon, Scotland

Although the best view across Loch Clair is that which gazed upon the flanks of Liathach and to a lesser extent upon Beinn Eighe.  During a winter sunrise the rising sun appears behind, casting its light upon the mountains, but its difficult to ignore the blood red sky that precedes it as the colour spreads like a cut artery.  The phenomenally high contrast that would make extraction of shadow tone all but impossible in a single exposure was mitigated a little by the light coating of hoar frost on the foreground grasses which just eased the contrast back fractionally as did the reflected colour in the wee stream.

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