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Suilven, Canisp and Cul Mor Winter

Inverpolly, National Nature Reserve, Assynt, Scotland

 The heart of the Inverpolly Nature Reserve was laid bare on this glorious winter's day. The bright sunshine and blue sky masked the fact that it was bitterly cold and with the freezing air clawing at my lungs, I found this scene literally breathtaking. The low angled light glancing the landscape helps to convey the precipitous nature of the mountains, which, due to their isolation and character create a splendid panorama. Snow blanketing a landscape strips away the distractions of colour, creating a reduced palette which concentrates the attention on the remaining textures.
Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.

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