1 EAGLETON NOTES: Sitting a'Top a Mountain

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Monday, 4 October 2010

Sitting a'Top a Mountain

The scene: a moving boat out in The Minch as we sailed out of Loch Broom on a moderately easy swell as night fell.  Added to that a camera using the equivalent of a 640 mm lens this was never going to be the perfect photo.  But the huge orange disc sitting on top of a mountain in the Highlands of Scotland was just to good an opportunity to pass over.  So there's no claim here to anything other than a photographic record of a memorable moment standing on the side of MV Isle of Lewis on an autumn evening.

'The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to'  Carl Sandburg

5 comments:

  1. Wow! Your friend the moon really does look close enough to chat to! Beautiful!

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  2. Lovely. Looks like it's balancing on the edge there, or rolling along it.

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  3. Much better than an archive shot. It's beautiful.

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  4. Yes Pauline I often chat to the moon - and then these men with a funny white coat come and take me away. But I return!

    Monica it really did look like it was rolling along for a short while.

    Adrian. Thanks. Quite a compliment coming from you with your exacting standards.

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  5. As spectacular as this photo is, I know that it probably can't compare to what it must have been like in person!!! WOW!
    A real gift for you and anyone else that saw it!

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