Fiery mist in the Caledonian Forest, Rothiemurchus
Our three weeks of heatwave summer came crashing to an end on saturday with some close-up thunder, lightning and torrential rain. However, shortly before sunset the sun reappeared, and the forest started steaming after all the rain. I spent a breathless ten minutes jumping through the heathery bog chasing the incredible golden glow as the setting sun illuminated the mist. The heather was silver with the millions of sparkling rain-drops, each drop refracting a rainbow of light. I could mention the clouds of midges… but for a while they did not exist as I had complete focus on the light and the moment of the photograph. Golden treasure, indeed!
“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
– Paulo Coelho ‘The Alchemist’