Dawn over the Assynt mountains from Mellon Udrigle Beach
Symphony of Light by Anthony Young Via Flickr: About nine years ago when I last spent a week up around these parts we visited a beach at a oddly named place called Mellon Udrigle. It really stuck in my memory due to the pure white fine sands and views to some of the magnificent mountains of Assynt. I remember thinking at the time just how wonderful it would be to witness a summer sunrise from here. Having returned I bit the 3:30 A.M. bullet and left the cottage for the 25 minute drive. It was immediately apparent that I would not be wasting my time as the amount of colour in the sky for around an hour before sunrise as quite astonishing, the sight of the serrated ridges of the Quinag and Suilven set against the glowing sky set my heart racing and made it difficult to concentrate on the road. I manged to arrive in one piece and rushed down to the beach to witness this glorious spectacle all alone. My images from that morning don’t do it justice, whether that is down to my lack of ability of the limitations of my equipment I don’t know but hopefully you can enjoy a fragment of this glorious symphony of light.
Mars - Saturn - Scorpion by Scorpion-66 Via Flickr: Stamattina lo Scorpione emerge dal mare, dai casoni a Caorle, Marte alla minima distanza dalla stella Antares!
This morning the Scorpion emerges from the sea, from huts in Caorle, Mars at the minimum distance from the star Antares!
Tenerife by Scorpion-66 Via Flickr: Uno scatto fatto a giugno da Tenerife, parco del teide, la via lattea sta sorgendo con lo Scorpione, la luna deve ancora tramontare ed illumina il paesaggio
A shot made in June by Tenerife, Teide park, the Milky Way is coming up with Scorpio, the moon has yet to wane and illuminates the landscape
Taihei-kaku (2016) by jpellgen Via Flickr: The Taihei-kaku is a hashi-dono (covered bridge) in the garden of Heian Jingu. It was build in 1912 and moved here from the Imperial Palace (Kyoto Gosho).
Heian Jingu is actually a more modern shrine–built in 1895 for the 1100th anniversary of Heian-kyo (the former capital of Japan was Kyoto, and the word “Heian” refers to this time period and style). The grounds of Heian Jingu are actually a replica of the Imperial Palace. It also boasts the largest torii (Shinto gate) in Japan. You may even be familiar with this location as the main setting for the film Onmyoji, and a focal location in Big Bird in Japan.
Heian Jingu. Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.