These two shots were taken from the roadside just above Gesto Farm on Skye looking south towards the Cuillins, late this afternoon. This is a popular viewpoint for photographs but I thought the afternoon light was rerally nice today so called a halt to take these shots. The contrast of the blue of the sky and sea against the bright green and oranges of the land lit up by the low sun, with the attractive farm steadings makes a really interesting scene. The farm is situated on one of those isolated areas of relatively fertile land, surrounded by rough grazings and rocky hills and mountains. You can guess that folk have farmed here for many centuries. I took the second shot in portrait with a bigger zoom to try and bring the mountains closer to the farm in the foreground. It worked relatively well but I could not use quite as big a zoom as I would have wanted because capturing the whole of the farm complex was my aim. I like both shots but possibly prefer the portrait shot as it holds slightly more detail.
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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