This study of Ben Nevis Dawn was one of many I had considered for that ‘autumn window of light’ when conditions both on the ground and in the sky can produce some very dramatic imagery. This was a cold morning; the overnight change in the prevailing winds from south-west to north-east had cleared the low level cloud to reveal an upper layer of cirrus – the combination of which was quite striking.
My original intention was to include the rising sun in the shot, but its eventual arrival behind the ridge of Ben Nevis was diffused by the cloud layers and that image was disappointing. The most interesting image of the morning was that of the pre-dawn rather than sunrise itself.
Photographic Details :-
Time of Year : October
Location Map Reference : 095766 : Corpach Pier. Time : 0735 GMT
Equipment : Nikon D810, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 G AF-S ED Lens @ 28mm. Gitzo tripod, Arca Swiss tripod head, Lee 0.9 ND Soft Graduated Filter.
Camera Settings : Shutter 1/60 sec, Aperture f18, ISO 100.