A week or so ago I had the pleasure of a couple of nights away camping with my daughter Eilish, firstly at Altandhu, near Achiltibuie, and then further north at Sandwood Bay. The above shot was taken about 10:30 pm looking towards the stac that is such a key feature of the bay. The sunset was not particularly brilliant but there was a brief moment or two where it presented some lovely pastel colours before disappearing behind the clouds on the horizon.
The trip produced a few good shots with the sky providing some excellent interest in what might otherwise have been a fairly 'green' landscape. I usually find that I don't get many great shots in the main summer months, mainly because the landscape up here tends to go a pretty uniform green. Except for the rare occasions when I am up and about in the very early hours or very late at night, and this far north these times are at pretty anti-social hours, I often rely on the sky, water or buildings to provide the main interest in my compositions. As a result I regularly opt for the black & white format as the limited colour range can frequently appear more interesting as subtle tones of grey. The following shots reflect that preference pretty clearly, plus you may notice a bit of a fixation on passing places, more of that to come....
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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