I enjoyed a break in the weather today to take a stroll with the dog along the old Sleat road south of Broadford on the Isle of Skye. There was a good amount of blue sky with plenty of interesting clouds, and the sun was providing a lovely colour and quality of light. The above shot is my favourite from the walk and actually works pretty well in both black & white and colour, as can be seen from the colour version below. I think I prefer the monochrome, it is just that bit more dramatic.
The following shot was taken looking eastwards, towards the mainland, alng the road and into the sun. I could not balance the exposure due to the intensity of the sun light, so I opted to bracket three shots and blended them using Adobe Lightroom Classic's HDR tool. This worked pretty well, and was finished off with a black & white conversion in Nik's Silver Efex Pro and the colour version was adapted a little using Nik's Vivezia tool. I opted for f/16 (a small aperture) to create the wonderful starburst effect, which is a bit clearer in the monochrome version.
Looking the other way, back towards Beinn na Caillich, the road provides a wonderful leading line into the frame. Again this one works well in both formats.
The last few images are variations on the same theme, in colour and black & white.
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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