We took the opportunity of having a free afternoon with half decent weather to take a trip over to Skye for lunch and a wee photoshoot detour to Torrin. The light had improved later in the afternoon and I remebered this stunted tree as a possible interesting foreground feature for a shot of Blabheinn. Unfortunately someone else was there taking shots when we arrived so I had to look for some other locations while I waited for him to move on. The follwig shot is of the burn which runs down into Loch Slapin.
This shot of Blabheinn was taken on the way to Torrin with a bit of telephoto zoom to emphasise the height of the mountain with the reeds on Loch Cille Chriosd in the foreground. I had thought this would look good in colour but the reeds were just a bit beige and not very interesting. When converted to black & white I think it looks much more interesting.
On the way home the light to the east was very dramatic with heavy dark clouds over the mainland and occasional sunny spots in Broadford Bay. As we were approaching Waterloo the sun was shining on Pabay with the background very dark and brooding and I had to stop and try and capture it. Unfortunately it was passing by the time I got out of the car and set up with the camera, but this worked OK considering. It is a bit soft for, possibly a bit of camera shake because I didn't take the time to open up the aperture and increase the shutterspeed in my rush to capture the shot before the light moved on.
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