We woke to heavy rain, so there was no rush to leave the cottage. Looking at the weather the whole of the Isle of Skye was being rained on, but we headed out anyway. You can get some lovely images in the rain.
We had decided to go to Elgol and on our way we just had to stop at Loch Cill Chriosd. The loch looked stunning int he drizzle with the mountains behind softened by the rain. The reeds in the water were vibrant red and there was lovely soft tones. To get the effect I wanted I used a Lee Little Stopper, so I had to use an umbrella to keep the rain drops off the lens and filter. You very rarely see me with an umbrella, but this time it was useful.
The rain also allowed the trees to be isolated by the swirly rain and mist.
After a few other road side stops we decided that the rain had been too much and we wanted o get dry, so it was an evening of processing and laughs!
The last full day on Skye and we had lovely weather. Our first stop was dawn on Quiraing. Some stunning scenery from the Quiraing which is situated in the north of Skye in the area known as ‘Trotternish’. I spent time walking all around and though we didn't spectacular colour for dawn, we did get some lovely light.
We then stopped at Loch Fada, which was like a mirror, to get the reflections of the Old Man of Storr. The ‘Old Man’ is a large pinnacle of rock that stands high and can be seen for miles around. It is part of the Trotternish ridge and was created by a massive ancient landside, leaving one of the most photographed landscapes in the world.
Our last stop for the day was Neist Point, with amazing cliffs and a stunning light house. The sunset gave us a wonderful golden glow. I decided to use long exposures here to flatten the sea to make the most of the lovely gold.
That night we had a clear sky and as the Isle of Skye is such a dark place, it was easy to see the Milky Way. So of course it would be rude not to do so astrophotoghraphy. I included our cottage in the shot.