Amateur photographer captures angelic-looking sunset complete with wings on smartphone in Scotland

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It’s the Angel of the North (of Scotland)! Amateur photographer captures a heavenly-looking sunset on his smartphone – with rays appearing in angelic form complete with outstretched wings

  • Stuart Murray, 56, took the angelic photograph near home in Portsoy, Scotland
  • Phone camera seems to create an optical illusion of the stripe of light on the sea
  • The pictures show it transforming into an angelic shape with outstretched wings

This is the incredible image an amateur photographer created when he took a photo of a sunset and captured the light in a shape of an angel.

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Stuart Murray, 56, took out his smartphone to take a snap as he watched the sun go down over the coastline near his home in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

And as he waited while the sun slowly melted further into the North Sea, the reflection of light stretches across the expanse of water.

The stripe of light reflects its yellow glow in semi-circles to the left and right of where the sun is setting.

At around 9.45pm, Mr Murray took a few photos on his mobile phone at just the right moment as the light reflections appears to show an angel shape across the sky and sea.

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This is the incredible moment amateur photographer Stuart Murray, 56, took a photo of a sunset and captured the light in a shape of an angel near his home in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

This is the incredible moment amateur photographer Stuart Murray, 56, took a photo of a sunset and captured the light in a shape of an angel near his home in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

The resulting pictures show it dipping and transforming into an angelic shape, complete with outstretched wings.

Stuart explained that he had been after a good sunset picture for some time.

‘I had been wanting to get a shot of the sun setting for years, but work or weather conditions usually got in the way,’ the 56-year-old said.

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‘However, the location I took the picture is only a ten minute walk from my house in the coastal town of Portsoy, where I have lived my whole life.

‘It’s a photograph of the sun going down over Northern Scotland, along the Moray Firth coast. I took it on the 1st June at 21.45.

As he waited while the sun slowly melted further into the North Sea, the reflection of light begins to stretch across the expanse of water

The phone camera seems to create an optical illusion of the stripe of light by reflecting the yellow glow in semi-circles to the left and right of where the sun is setting.

As he waited while the sun slowly melted further into the North Sea, the reflection of light stretches across the expanse of water. The phone camera seems to create an optical illusion of the stripe of light by reflecting the yellow glow in semi-circles to the left and right of where the sun is setting

At around 9.45pm, Mr Murray took a few photos on his mobile phone at just the right moment as the light reflections appears to show an angel shape across the sky and sea

At around 9.45pm, Mr Murray took a few photos on his mobile phone at just the right moment as the light reflections appears to show an angel shape across the sky and sea

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The resulting pictures show it dipping and transforming into an angelic shape, complete with outstretched wings

The resulting pictures show it dipping and transforming into an angelic shape, complete with outstretched wings

‘My thoughts on the “Angel”: well, I’m not religious but I think I know what would spring to most people’s minds if they saw the picture.

‘If that gives one or two people a bit of comfort, so be it. I was only really looking for the classic picture of a sun setting.

‘As for the effect the sun is giving off, I think, in my very limited use of my camera on my smartphone, it had something to do with the very clear and quiet still conditions that night.

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‘I remember whilst taking the photo a tourist couple walked by and I said to them that I wasn’t much of a photographer and that’s still true.’

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