Sunrise over Loch Assynt

Panorama of sunrise over Loch Assynt and Quinag mountain in the Scottish Highlands. This was shortly after dawn, and the sun was striking the clouds and creating a magenta hue. It was about -7°C.

Acclaimed landscape photographer Ian Cameron was our guide for a two day private tour in the North West Scottish highlands.

Soon the light began to change, the edges of the clouds started to catch the earliest light and turn a subtle pink. This only grew stronger, and pinker; quickly the cloud edges were a radiant pink, while the undersides turned a deep purple. The loch in front caught the luminous light beautifully, turning a mystical cyan–magenta colour.