Thursday, 29 May 2014

Skye - Sligachan, Storr and the Trotternish

It wasn't until our third full day on Skye that we had decent enough weather to really make a day of it.  The Old Man of Storr is one of the iconic locations on Skye, so of course we had to shoot that first.  We decided to avoid the 'classic' viewpoint and instead utilise more of the surrounding landscape.  The light was constantly changing and we stayed in the same location for a couple of hours trying a variety of compositions.  Of my image captures here, I am most pleased with the 10 stop image shown first.  The composition was inspired by Tony, one of the PPS lads, who encouraged me to minimise the actual land in the landscape and utilise a big sky.

We moved on to the rest of the Trotternish Ridge.  Sadly, the trouble with having to shoot around the weather, was that we didn't always get to choose the direction of the light.  By the time we reached our location we were shooting into the sun.

After the Trotternish, and a spot of lunch in Portree, we moved on to Sligachan Bridge.  The old bridge and the river made excellent foreground counterpoints to the hills beyond.

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