I had a flying visit to Kilmuir in the north of Skye for work purposes today. Between the light showers there were occasional bright breaks, with lovely sunshine. I was lucky enough to be approaching Sligachan, on my way home, when the light in Glen Sligachan was bright through the gaps in the cloud, producing beautiful, distinct shadow areas, and bright patches on the Red Cuillins. The light was challenging in relation to selecting a good exposure, and I only had my small DSLR, with no ND grad filters, so I relied on trying to avoid over-exposing the bright areas, in the hope that I would be able to bring out the detail in the clouds, raising the dark areas in post-processing. The result above has captured the light well enough I think, and I am happy with it considering the challenges. The sun to the right was far too bright to attempt a wider panoramic shot, which would have been truly spectacular, but the Black Cuillins were sadly hidden in darker cloud, so I opted for a bit of zoom, focusing in on Marsco and the Beinn Dearg ridge, with Bla Bheinn in the background. I managed to exclude the road, which was just below me and out of sight.
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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