Photo of the week, January 18 2019

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Squally rain blown in on high winds occasionally gave fleeting glimpses of special scenery last weekend.

This view of sun rays, on ridges of the Mull of Kintyre hills, was taken from the West Road, using a telephoto lens.

It has the effect of compressing the distance between the hills. This makes them overlap, appearing closer together than they are in reality.

Most phones’ short focal length makes these shots impossible without using digital zoom which degrades the image.

The scene only appeared for a moment before rain hid it from view. For the technically minded it was taken at ISO 400, 1/2000th, f11.

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