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Day #985

Day #985 Title: Tràigh Eais, Barraigh
Location: Barra
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Another day when I was extremely lucky with the weather, and was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time. Having witnessed one of the famous Barra Beach landings/takeoffs from the Cockle Strand runway, I decided to take a look at the beach on the other side of the road and over a dune. I just rounded the corner and was presented with this scene – which lasted all of 90 seconds before it was gone. What a great find for Treasure Hunt Theme #53 – A Rainbow or Other Atmospheric Effect.
One Year Ago: Day #620
Two Years Ago: Day #255

Day #984

Day #984 Title: Tràigh Siar, Bhatarsaigh
Location: Vatersay
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: After leaving my little cottage on North Uist, I headed south for the ferry from Eriskay to the island of Barra. It promised to be a beautiful sunset once I arrived, and having consulted the map, I headed for West Beach on Vatersay (joined to Barra by a causeway). I wasn’t disappointed – the clouds parted and the Atlantic rolled in along with a sea mist, giving my a great atmospheric shot.
One Year Ago: Day #619
Two Years Ago: Day #254

Day #982

Day #982 Title: Corran Àird a’ Mhòrain, Uibhist a Tuath
Location: North Uist
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: Today was all about sand! I did a very tiring but rewarding 7-mile hike out to Àird a’ Mhòrain via Tràigh Iar, Udal and back via Tràigh Ear. This was a pattern I found on the spit of sand at the north end of Tràigh Ear. The dark colour comes from particles of peat mixed with the sand. I liked the abstract nature of this found object.
One Year Ago: Day #617
Two Years Ago: Day #252

Day #980

Day #980 Title: Àird, Beinn na Faoghla
Location: Culla Bay, Benbecula
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: The weather wasn’t as varied today – mainly cloudy but at least I didn’t get rained on! I decided to explore Loch Euphort and around Benbecula in the car. This was along the coast road on the west of the island, in the dunes overlooking Culla Bay, where the Atlantic ocean rolls in relentlessly every 12 hours. I liked the splash of colour provided by the yellow flowers in the foreground. The dark peaks of South Uist loom in the distance. Walking in the dunes, you truly feel you are Immersed In The Long Grass (Treasure Hunt Theme #63).
One Year Ago: Day #615
Two Years Ago: Day #250

Day #923

Day #923 Title: Big Cat
Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Camera: Canon EOS 7D / 24-105mm EF f/4 L IS USM
Notes: After a really interesting tour around the Adnams’ Brewery this morning and lunch on Southwold Pier, we ventured to Aldeburgh for some pictures and a walk on the beach with an ice cream. There is a large shingle bank facing the North Sea and the local fishing boats have to be hauled up via big tractors such as this. I loved the contrast in colours.
One Year Ago: Day #558
Two Years Ago: Day #193