This afternoon on my way back from the Post Office I took a quick run around the Balmacara Estate since it was another lovely afternoon. This shot was taken from one of my favourite spots, down by the coast at Port Cam, between Duirinish and Port an Eorna. There are always boats on the shore there and with the backdrop of the Bealach an Ba, when it is not hidden in cloud, you can't go wrong.
I stopped again on my way back to the office, just near the railway crossing at Duirinish and popped up one of the small knolls to get this shot looking towards the low sun and the Cuillins of Skye. There are a few clumps of trees and some isolated individual trees which offer nice foreground interest in what is otherwise a very wide vista which is hard to capture effectively. The sun made the fading autumn colours look more vibrant than they realy were , set against the bright blue of the sky. This was a pretty challenging shot to capture with the very bright sun making the foreground very dark. Working with a RAW image does allow a lot of the shadow detail to be recovered in Lightroom though and the final result is much more like the human eye saw it.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer (GIS) with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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