Photo: Dusting of snow on Luskentyre beach, Isle of Harris, Western Isles, Scotland
I was wandering the beach at low tide, waiting for the low winter sun to emerge from the clouds. I found this small little ridge in the sand covered by a light dusting of snow from the last squall to pass through, the clouds still blocking the sun towards the south. To the north I was anxiously watching the next wave of snow and wind approach. Waiting, waiting, then finally the sun emerges above the clouds. Click, Click, a couple photos. I look to my right and start to see snow flying across the dunes a couple hundred meters away. Quickly, I rotate my camera for another shot, but I was too late. The wind comes sweeping across the beach, blowing away the image right before my eyes.
Only 1 minute of time passed between these photos. A few more minutes of sun and wind before I’m engulfed by the next wave of snow and the world turns dark once again. Everything back in the backpack, head down, and follow my disappearing footprints across the beach an over the dunes.