Dark Clouds over Fort William, Scotland

JULY 2005 – Dramatic clouds darken the sky over Loch Linnhe and the Scottish Highlands. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

Every now and then I like a bit of drama.

We stayed for a night in Fort William in Scotland after a couple of perfect days at the West Coast. And then, while exploring the city in the evening, very dark clouds came up. They looked like coming directly from a doomsday movie poster. Gosh. But we could not resist and walk to the Pier Promenade and do some decent shots of the scenery. The use of a wide angle lens added more drama to the scene.

At home I was quite satisfied with the image – but I forgot it for 17 years (i.e., until now.)

Of course, you may think that I’ve over-edited the image. The clouds are too dark. The contrast is too harsh. But no, I’ve only gently adjusted the image. And that’s why I love it even more. 🙂

This is the original image straight from the scanned file. It’s slightly tilted and shows less contrast and saturation than the edited image at the top. Photo © Mark Zanzig

The high resolution image

Capture Date26-JUL-2005
LocationFort William, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6449 x 4245 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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