Dougie Milne Photography Logo

Auchmithie Waves

Auchmithie Waves  - Copyright Dougie Milne Photography 2024

Click on picture for buying options


In this black and white long exposure image, the waves at Auchmithie Harbour in Angus, Scotland, are captured in a moment of graceful retreat. The smooth, silvery surface of the water reflects the ambient light, creating a sense of ethereal beauty. The waves, caught in the midst of their rhythmic dance, appear as delicate veils of mist as they glide over the rugged rocks.

The long exposure technique blurs the motion of the waves, imbuing the image with a sense of fluidity and movement. Each wave seems to flow seamlessly into the next, creating a mesmerizing visual cascade. The rocks, weathered and worn by the ceaseless action of the sea, stand as silent sentinels against the relentless tide.

In the absence of colour, the contrasts between light and shadow are heightened, adding depth and drama to the scene. The monochromatic palette accentuates the textures of the rocks and water, lending a timeless quality to the image.

As the waves retreat from the shore, they leave behind traces of their passage—ripples and patterns in the sand that serve as ephemeral reminders of the sea's eternal embrace. In this black and white composition, Auchmithie Harbour is transformed into a realm of quiet beauty and contemplation—a place where the ceaseless rhythm of the waves echoes the timeless pulse of the natural world.

This picture was taken on 29 January 2024.