9.03pm on the river Dee

Last evening, as I went to make a coffee, I noticed that the sun was almost setting, and as the sky was looking interesting, I tore down to the harbour with the dog…… he would never have forgiven me if I’d left him.

By the time the tripod was set up the sun was sinking into Stell Wood and there were some fussy little clouds catching the last rays. Though it was low tide; usually the least attractive time to picture the river, at least the contrasty light was bringing out the textures of the mud banks. I’ve reined in the colour of the sky as it was quite an unbelievable red.

The River Dee at Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. 9.03pm, 6 August 2012.

19 thoughts on “9.03pm on the river Dee

    • Thank you kindly Noeline, getting the light right means getting off my butt more often…… Must keep taking the tablets… πŸ™‚

  1. Great mud John πŸ˜‰ beautiful scene and I am fascinated to know what treatment you have given it afterwards… care to share or is that giving your secrets away!! πŸ˜€

    • It’s the result of my great artistry with the camera…….. ;-))
      …. Actually it’s a 6 or 7 shot HDR with a small crop and a slight vignetting, and I toned down the saturation a little, that’s all. Plus art college and 33 years teaching art and membership of a camera club for nine years…… And just being an all round pain in the ass, good guy…….. LOL

  2. Wow…the puffs of cloud look like bursts of flak from conflicts gone by…and the steely gray/pewter color goes well with them…with the slight touch of pink. Very nice…. And thank you for the little resume’, as well…I love the last item…”being an all around pain in the ass, good guy….” I’m liking you more and more with each passing day…. πŸ™‚

    • Oh! ….. Well I can be a grouch as well…… And very lazy, and I hate gardening, and I drive way too fast…. So don’t get your hopes up, because my halo tarnished years ago……… Joking….. Only joking… Really!

      I do so enjoy all this back chat…… πŸ˜€

      …. and the conflicts are just memories now of when the Scots threw the English out….

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