This past long weekend was spent on Uist with our friends Anne & Graeme Robertson. The fantastic weather allowed for lots of photo opportunities as well as a lot of excellent birding (76 species in total including a sighting of a corncrake, corn bunting and several harriers and short-eared owls, five golden eagles at the same time and all the divers). Perhaps I should have focused more on one thing rather than trying to combine both and as a result I didn't really have the best combination of lenses, and as always I found Uist very difficult to photograph effectively. The vast vistas, enormous skies and seascapes make it very difficult to capture the scale of the landscape. That being said I did manage to get some decent shots of the landscape, some poor-ish shots of birds and some close ups of Anne's garden plants. Here is a selection of the best ones.
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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