JULY 2005 – View across Gruinard Bay and Gruinard Beach in Scotland. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
The story behind the image
From Little Loch Broom we continued on the A832 towards west and had to stop again at the Gruinard Bay. It has several untouched beaches that were (sadly) too cold to take a swim, even in July! But they invite for nice walks – and stunning wide angle shots!
It was getting late already, clouds were appearing in the distance, and we did not have an accomodation for the night. This should become an issue later on, as we were seeking a nice B&B or hotel in Aultbea.
You know, back then mobile coverage was bad, roaming costs were high, and mobile Internet was more a concept than the ubiquitous fast networks and services we have today. This meant that we had to visit each potential accomodation and inquire personally with them. It turned out that Aultbea was almost fully booked. I’m writing ‘almost’ because the Drumchork Lodge Hotel had a room for us with great views as well as tasty Malt Whiskey, but it was a bit over budget for us. We took it anyway.
The high resolution image
|Location||Gruinard Bay, Scotland|
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|Lens||Canon FD 20 mm f/2.8|
|Image Source||Fuji Slide Film|
|Digital Image Source||EPSON Perfection 4870 Photo|
|Digital Image Source Format||TIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Format||JPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB|
|Edited Image Dimensions||6340 x 2766 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|