Just a few minutes per year by etienne

Just a few minutes per year

There is a natural cave into the dark cliff on the Inchydoney West beach. Nobody goes there because it is under water most of the time and it is only accessible at low tides. Moreover, it is absolutely pitch dark inside, because several rock slabs cut the daylight completely. However, I noticed last year that in the few weeks around the winter solstice, at the end of a sunny day and at low tide, a ray of sun is making its way through the entrance during the few minutes before the sun disappears behind the hills. During that special moment, the sun illuminates a side of the cave where there is a superb vein of shiny white, green and red quartz. I tried to make some pictures last week, but they are not good. However, turning back towards the entrance, I thought that this contre-jour could make a nice compensation.
Perfectly caught
December 13th, 2019  
Nicely framed contre-jour
December 14th, 2019  
clever capture
December 14th, 2019  
Beautiful frame shot. Definitely worth it, even if not the intended shot.
December 14th, 2019  
Lovely light but for me there is another interesting effect created here: I feel as though I am a cave-dweller from prehistoric times looking out at the scene from a place of safety.
December 14th, 2019  
Great framing and light reflection.
December 14th, 2019  
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