Anothe beautiful sunny morning with the snow on the hills and bright blue skies with broken cloud, all ideal conditions for some decent landscape photography. So, I couldn't resist the temptation to pop over to Plockton and try and get some images of the Brae crofts. This shot is taken from Camas an Arbhair looking over Cama nam Breac towards the Applecross and beinn Damh hills. The snow provides excellent definition to the scarified hills and the trees either side of the foreground frame the compositon quite well, eading the eye towards the bay and on towards the hills in the distance. I did a couple of adjustments in Colour Efex Pro, applying a polarization filter and a skylight filter to rbing out the vibrancy of the light which did not really get captured proeprly by the camera.
I took a few other shots of the croft land at the Brae, Plockton with a few sheep, etc. Nothing special but they do show the fence lines and character of the crofts there.
When you walk along the Brae track you get excellent views of the village of Plockton, from an unusual angle, showing the rear of the houses on harbour Street. This view is not as tidy as that from the street itself. There are also some interesting little passageways running from the Brae down to the street below, offering interesting light and shade contrasts as can be seen below.
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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