Plockton, Scotland (I)

JULY 2005 – View across the harbour of Plockton in Scotland at low tide on a sunny afternoon. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Our magnificient drive from Aultbea towards the Isle of Skye was slowly coming to an end in Plockton, a quiet picture-book village situated at Loch Carron. During the day you will find many tourists here, clogging up the small main street, but in the late afternoon and evening, it gets quiet and peaceful. From Plockton you can do excellent trips to the Isle of Skye, to Eilean Donan Castle, or to Loch Carron.

I took this from the car park at the harbour. The late afternoon light was casting longer shadows already, but it created a beautiful clarity. The wide angle lens added drama, but it also works well when cropped into an extreme panorama shot, just like this:

Panorama view across the harbour of Plockton in Scotland. © Mark Zanzig

By the way, we enjoyed our evening meal – a huge salmon and excellent Fish & Chips – on the patio of The Plockton Hotel right next to the harbour. Fan-tas-tique!

The high resolution image

Capture Date23-JUL-2005
LocationPlockton, 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 Dimensions6539 x 4262 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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