Another very cold frosty morning but incredibly beautiful today. This shot was taken on the way to Plockton from the coast road, chosen to avoid the icy high road that I would normally take. There were very few clouds about but as we turned north at Badicaul this sky provided an amazing spectacle which faded quite quickly again.
I also stopped to take some images of the frost covered foliage on some of the trees and the gorse, but I must have been shaking with the cold because they were all a bit blurred. This one of the gorse was about as good as I managed but it too is a bit off. I should have chosen a higher ISO setting or larger aperture to increase the shutter speed but I wanted to try and keep the whole of the head of gorse in focus, hence the small aperture.
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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