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Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland

This was my third attempt to capture a stunning sunrise at this location. The other attempts were thwarted by the weather, but here, everything fell into place. The cool air of early Autumn had started to turn the leaves on the trees a kaleidoscope of colors from green, through yellow to orange. The groups of trees all seemed to be leading to the rising sun, as if to embrace the warmth of its rays on this chilly morning. Even the clouds co-operated by pointing to the source of their rich colours. The lighting only lasted for a fleeting moment before the sun rose above the clouds creating overwhelming flare and contrast. This is one of my favourite landscape images.

. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.

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