View across Avoch Harbour.
This was taken fairly early morning. Similar to an old photo in the hotel we were staying in. A shot across Avoch Harbour, looking towards the old village.
The scene looks calm and peaceful. However, don’t let the smoothness of the harbour waters and the blue in the sky fool you. It was extremely windy, as the white horses on the sea behind the harbour arm confess!
In fact, at this point, it was difficult to stand taking the photograph. It was a little worrying, as the section of arm I was standing on was considerably narrower than that visible in the picture.
For the record, you pronounce the name as “och”. The “Av” for some reason is silent. The line of white cottages in the background centre right are the original fisherman’s cottages.
The water here is the Moray Firth. It is relatively sheltered from the main ocean, the North Sea.
- Taken: 17 Aug 2017
- Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
- Lens: Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
- Focal Length 40mm
- 1/1000 Sec
- ISO 200