Another flying visit to the north end of Skye today yielded this fantastic shot looking south down the Sound of Raasay. The light shing on the water through a break in the clouds, along with the localised curtains of rain, made for a compelling composition. I did not have my usual full frame dslr and lenses with me so had to resort to my cropped sensor 205D with the only lens I had, a wide-angle zoom lens (10-20mm - equivanelt to 16-32mm on the full frame). This shot was fully zoomed in to try and capture the main area of interest as well as possible but I still had little choice but to crop it further in post-processing to remove the wider landscape which detracted from the sense of drama produced by the combination of sunlight and showers. Balancing the exposure with the incredibly bright sunlight on the water and the darker land was a challenge but I think it worked out quite well.
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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