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