JULY 2005 – View across the harbour of Plockton in Scotland at low tide on a sunny afternoon. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com
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:
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
|Camera||Canon AE-1 Program|
|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||6539 x 4262 Pixels|
|Copyright||© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com|