I had a little opportunity to pop out to Elgol first thing this morning on my way to a meeting on Skye and while it was initially very dull and showery I was lucky when the clouds parted to provide a few areas of sunshine highlighting parts of the Cuillins and Blabheinn. The above photo was taken form the beach at Elgol with a variable ND filter, not quite at full intensity to provide this lovely smudged effect on the sea but not too long to smooth it out entirely. The light was once again excellent with a mixture of bright areas and shadow. I focused on getting plenty of foreground in the image at the expense of some detail in the mountains but I like the composition on this one.
The following image was taken on the way back because Blabheinn had suddenly come into the light. This was a panorama of three shots merged in Lightroom, but again the clouds and contrasting light and shadow areas make the image.
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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