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.