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Loch Sunart at dawn

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Loch Sunart at dawn
Ardnamurchan - Salen, Highlands and Islands, Scotland
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About the photo:

Just west of Salen, at the beginning of the Ardnamurchan peninsula, a lonely tree stands on a point of land jutting out into the loch. I was frequently attracted to the tree as I drove back and forth along the road, exploring the peninsula. So one morning I got up before dawn and drove to Salen, where I found a place to pull of the road and walk down to the shore where I was able to capture this photo before the sun rose.

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