I had a wonderful walk round the Duirinish-Drumbuie-Port an Eorna loop this afternoon and took all my DSLR kit. In the end I only used the one lens, my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens, which is possibly my favourite lens, apart from being a pretty heavy combination with the 5D Mark II. As a result most of my shots ended up being of wild flowers. I might have been wiser to have swapped the lens for my Sigma 105mm macro but was just enjoying the walk and not particularly focused on my photography.
The above shot was taken in Port an Eorna (Barleyport). I really like these wild roses and they make wonderful photgraphic subjects. The rest were taken along the route and represent only a few of the wild flowers in these fantastic croft grasslands. In another few weeks the meadows should be in full bloom, so another trip will be required then.
This final image is of an abandoned croft house in Port an Eorna. I have taken quite a few shots of this old house, and today the light was quite good, although the gable was a little in the shade. The result was quite a contrasty image and I opted to de-saturate some of the intense colours and leave the building almost monochrome, making the whole seem a little more gloomy and atmospheric.
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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