Water and Shore

Twilight Shore

Twilight Shore

The winter setting sun uses the last of its light.

With the tide on its way out, the wet rocks still reflect what little light there is across their surface. This image was captured at about four o’clock on a chilly winter's evening on the Dumfries and Galloway coast. A kind friend of mine identified these rocks as being part of a basalt dyke system formed by early volcanic activity. They are probably around 250 to 500 million years old.

Location: Kirkandrews, Dumfries and Galloway

Photographer: Alwyn Howes