Isle of Skye
I rarely photograph Skye in the summer months but this calm morning with a ripple-free foreground and lily pads was irresistible.
As Skye awakens from winter, the snow-covered Black Cuillin mountains make a spectacular backdrop at Sligachan.
This small ledge across the river made an interesting foreground with the Black Cuillin behind.
The old ruined manse at Cill Chriosd (Kilchrist) stands a short walk from the Broadford to Elgol road. The Red Cuillin with a sprinkling of snow form the background, with Bla Bheinn (Blaven) of the Black Cuillin in the distance (left).
While standing at Neist Point on Skye, the sun was sinking behind the Outer Hebrides, lighting up the sky and a slowly dissipating jet trail.
In under 10 minutes the sky turned from blue to purple to orange ...and then the colours were gone. It might not have lasted long but it was well worth going out on a cold, dark winter's morning to see and capture this spectacle.
The top pools of the Glenbrittle Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, may be colourful, but I still felt this would make a good monochrome, so here it is.
Before dawn, looking across a calm Broadford Bay on the Isle of Skye, the sky along the horizon turned this beautiful deep orange.
This small loch provides many wonderful photo opportunities, not the least of which involve reflections and reeds. An early morning visit here usually pays dividends. On the road between Broadford and Elgol, Loch Cill Chriosd (Kilchrist) is just one of many great photographic locations.
A particularly high tide washed over the rocks along the shoreline of Waterloo on the southern edge of Broadford Bay. The late evening light warmly lit up the shoreline properties. It was by no means the photograph I'd gone out looking for but it was pleasing nonetheless.
Talisker Bay is one of those locations that almost always leaves me with a mixture of feelings. It can be joyous, rewarding, breath-taking ...and frustrating! Time and time again I have left, feeling I'd not done it any justice, only to find that viewing the images at home told a different story. And yet, I still feel I have not captured the image there that I really want. Timing is key for a successful visit to this bay. I know of many photographers who have visited at the wrong time of day and come away completely disappointed, wondering what all the fuss is about. But time it well and the iconic rock stack, a shallow sandy beach, and some magnificent skies can combine to give spectacular images.
The spectacular Neist Point is at the westernmost point of Skye with views to the Outer Hebrides. This is a late spring sunset which means the cliffs are lit by a warm side-lighting.
Sunset across Broadford Bay, Isle of Skye