Castle of light - A brief golden hour light show at the truly stunning and inspirational setting of Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe.
An unexpected, but most welcome outcome; having arrived lochside some 20 minutes before dawn, conditions looked far from inspiring. Light was dull, grey and dismal and the breeze that was gently but persistently blowing wrecked any hope of reflections off the water. It seemed I needed a miracle to happen to come away with any decent images that morning.
Well the miracle did happen for a brief few minutes not long after sunrise. The most intense light of dawn broke through the clouds, perfectly striking the beautiful castle ruins and contrasting the dark mountainous backdrop just as the surface of the loch turned still enough to yield some excellent reflections of the castle. It all came together just long enough for me to capture this memorable and remarkable sight.
A wonderful and inspiring sight at any time, especially so when conditions are as unique and superb as this.
Dalmally, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Explore #2 11/02/2024