Quinag Rainbow, Assynt, Sutherland

The Story Behind the Image - Quinag Rainbow, Assynt, Sutherland

Quinag is a striking mountain peak near the village of Unapool in the Assynt region of Sutherland, Scottish Highlands.

I was staying for the week at a holiday cottage in Unapool, and I kept driving past Quinag on my way to and from my cottage.

I decided to photograph the mountain peak but had trouble finding a time of day that offered good light on the mountain.

On this occasion, I was simply on my way home to my cottage after a day of sightseeing when I saw sunlight break through the clouds. I stopped at a handy layby and hiked across the fields to find a good vantage point.

Unfortunately, as I arrived the sun turned to cloud and with the suddenness that only the Highlands seems to offer it started to rain.

I wondered whether I should turn back, but just as quickly as it began, the rain clouds parted and a rainbow appeared against a backdrop of dark clouds shrouding the peak of Quinag.

Sunlight broke through the clouds and flooded the fields leading to the mountain. What an amazing contrast!

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