After more than a month without picking up my camera I finally made it out of the door last night. The destination was Kyleakin, to try and capture some shots of the Skye Bridge in the evening light. I was a bit rusty after such a long time without doing any photography, and there were one or two midges to contend with, but it was a beautiful evening, with some lovely subtle light as the sun set behind the clouds on Skye.
The above shot was taken from near the shore in the centre of the village, with my 70-200mm lens set at maximum zoom to focus in on the bridge support and the lighthouse, with the yachts in the foreground. You can just see a hint of the shape of Raasay looming in the murk behind the bridge. The light that was coming from the setting sun, which was peeping though a vague gap in the cloud, was producing a beautiful golden glow, corruscating on the surface of the sea.
The next two shots were taken from the shore below Kyle House, looking up from underneath the bridge (well almost). The first is a wider view looking along the bridge towards Eilean Ban, and the second is focused on one of the pillars supporting the bridge. I liked the colours and light in this second shot - more abstract than my normal work.
The last couple of shots were taken from the harbour area of the village, the first looking from the old pier towards the low sun, just showing through the clouds; the second, looking towards Castle Maol with a few fishing boats at the old pier in the foreground. The outline of the sun, filtered by the cloud, made me take the first shot. It is a bit spoiled by the prominent lifebuoy on the pier but I wanted something in the foreground for added depth and interest.
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.
If you like my photos and are interested in purchasing prints, whether framed, mounted or otherwise please click here.