It is unusual to get out with the camera at first light and then again at the end of the day, on the same day. However, today I managed it. Late this afternoon I headed out with Aileen for a drive in search of some shots. First we headed up the North road at Auchtertyre and I took a couple of shots from the viewpoint half way up the hill. The above shot is looking east towards Kintail and the following shot is looking west towards Kirkton and Skye.
We then headed past Achmore towards Loch Carron where the sleaty rain started but with some great sunshine behind from the west. The result was this fantastic rainbow over Loch Carron. Sadly the rain was a bit heavy and it was almost impossible to keep the lens clear of raindrops resulting in a fair few smudges. I tried my best clone these out in Lightroom but this is something I have never quite mastered. Still it was impressive so I have included it here.
From there it was back to Kyle and over the Skye Bridge, stopping briefly for the shot below.
It had not been our intention to go all the way to Broadford but the light was turning really excellent in that direction so I encouraged Aileen to head further west to Ashaig where I got these two final images. After that, our reward was hot chocolate at Cafe Sia and then home. A lovely way to spend the last of the afternoon.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer 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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