Today was a beautiful soft autumn day with almost no wind, wonderfully mild and plenty of sunshine. After spending most of the day indoors doing stuff around the house I got out towards the end of the day with my daughter Eilish and Broc (the dog) for a walk to the beach at Balmacara Bay.
I took my back-up crop sensor dslr camera because it is small and not too heavy, and to be honest I did not expect anything worth photographing. Which just goes to show that you should always be prepared. It turned out we had a lovely sunset over Beinn na Caillich on Skye. These are my two favourite shots, the first is ultra-wide at 10mm (equivalent to 16mm on a full frame dslr) and captures the clouds really nicely. The second is zoomed a little closer in at 14mm (equivalent to 22.4mm on a full frame dslr) and captures the brighter colourful areas a bit better. The rock in the foreground also adds perspective to the scene.
It was a genuinely lovely and peaceful end to the day, or day-light at least.
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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