Today marked the first properly beautiful day in a month and I had no commitments, so I just had to get out with my camera. The light was pretty bright so I opted mainly for IR photography, especially as my normal DSLR batteries were almost completely flat (not having been used for ages and I had forgotten to charge them!). This first image is probably my favourite from a day of disappointing results generally. This is a steep learning curve, using IR filters with focussing problems and my ultra-wide angle lens produced a hideous halo effect on most of my images when shot at its widest zoom. I think it was caused by flare from the low sun, which appears to be exacerbated by the IR filter, because the ones taken without the filter appear OK. The next image was taken from slightly further down the burn wide a wider perspective but a little less wide-angle on the lens.
I stopped at Cill Chriosd on my way to Torrin but unfortunately my shots of the churchyard came out really badly, with the sun being at the worst angle. I did manage the following normal spectrum shot of the loch looking towards Bla Bheinn which shows what a beautiful day it was.
I ended the day at Elgol and shot a few images of the Cuillins from the rocks at Elgol Beach. None really worked for me with this being the best of them.
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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