In mid November I spent a few days on the Isle of Skye with Jon Gibbs. Even starting in Cumbria, the drive to Skye was very long, but you do drive through some of the most stunning scenery. It is easy to see why Scotland was recently voted the most beautiful country on earth. I wanted to stop en-route at so many locations, but decided I just needed to keep driving.
I arrived at the cottage on the outskirts of Portree. It was already getting dark so after some socialising we went out for a lovely dinner at a local pub.
Morning arrived and it was overcast and drizzly, but one place I really wanted to visit, not necessarily to photograph it just to see it, was Kilt Rock. Where the waterfall flows into the sea. Of course I took a picture but I was mainly in awe of the spectacle.
Later that day we went to visit the Fairy Pools. Another amazing location that I had wanted to visit for a long time. On this visit we were treated to some amazing cloud and mist hanging around the mountains behind the falls. To make the most of the scene I didn't want to expose my shots for too long as that would have taken away the details and textures of the swirling clouds, but slow enough to show the movement of the water. I opted for exposure times of around 8 seconds to get the effects I wanted. I loved this location, truly stunning! It was so easy to take way too many pictures when we had conditions like these. Thankfully it is not a problem now with digital photography.
The rain came in after our visit to the Fairy Pools so we headed back to the cottage and did some processing.