Just back from a fantastic weekend at Applecross with our friends Helen Robertson and Tich Myers. The weather was a bit variable and certainly very cold yesterday but the light at times was brilliant for photography. The above shot was taken below the bridge over the Allt Coire nan Arr just to the north-east of the Bealach na Ba as we headed over yesterday. When I got out of the car the light was no where near as good as this but the cloud cleared a little and the sun broke through a small shower and the rainbow appeared. I had a few issues with raindrops on the camera lens which rendered most of my shots useless, sadly, especially as I had some nice ones of the river blurred out, but I need t learn to check that. This image also looks quite good in black & white.
From the top of the Bealach and on the way down the other side we got great views across the Inner Sound to Skye, again with fantastic rays of sunshine highlighting the mountains as you can see below.
This morning the weather was very overcast ad wet with poor light and washed out colours. However, before heading home we took a short trip down to Toscaig at the end of the Applecross peninsula. This crofting area offers greats scope for interesting cultural landscape shots for my West Highland Project, so hopefully you will see more in the future. The two photos I have shown below were not very interesting in colour, no vibrant colours and tones today, but the textures of the vegetation and the rocks and tones lent themselves to the black & white format I think.
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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