Traigh Horgabost - Late Afternoon

Traigh Horgabost - Late Afternoon - The Outer Hebrides
November 2012

Low tide at Horgabost beach after a fine, calm day in the hebrides. When the weather is settled, Harris is such a peaceful place and on this occasion I did not see a single person for the entire afternoon!

I've seen some amazing sand patterns on this beach previously but on this occasion due to the calm weather there was a real lack of foreground interest other than a small crop of rocks revealed by the retreating tide.

The rocks have enabled me to make an image with quite a bold shape which in my opinion seems to conflict a little with the overall calmness of the scene. A ND filter was used to capture the motion of the water and present a subtle texture.

Canon 5D Mark II and TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II:
f/11 | 24mm | 4sec | ISO-100 | Lee ProGlass 0.9 ND Filter and Lee 0.6 ND Grad (Hard)