Quinag Sunrise, Sutherland, Assynt

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

Quinag is a striking peak in the Assynt region of Sutherland in the glorious Scottish Highlands. I was enjoying an amazing week of photographing Asynt from my base at Unapool, just a few miles north of Quinag.

I kept driving past the mountain on my way to and from the holiday cottage I was renting for the week. It was so eye-catching that I decided to try to capture the mountain in the light of dawn.

On this occasion, I got up before sunrise and made my way to a layby that gave me access to a field just east of the mountain.

I discovered Unapool Burn running down from the slopes of Quinag on its way to Loch Glencoul.

Luckily I thought to bring waterproof boots along so I was able to walk out into the flowing water to capture this photo as the first light of day hit the peak of Quinag. What an incredible sight!

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