Stop or don’t stop?

“Stop or don’t stop?” That’s what I was thinking to myself whilest driving back from work today. I knew there is a good chance of decent conditions for photography. I just didn’t know if I had it in me to take advantage of it today. I was tired and didn’t have my usual “out on the hill” trousers. Oh, and I was pretty hungry by then. And I wasn’t sure where to stop either.

Very spotnanously I pulled up in a small lay by that I have noted a while back below some craggs on the northern side of the Storr and I made my way there. I took the pack of raspberries that I got in co-op thinking I might need it. To be honest I was a bit early if I wanted to shoot sunset so after an hour I nearly gave up, started to go back down the hill and then decided to go back up again. And I’m glad I did as even if I didn’t take the most amazing of shots, the spectacle was just out-of-this-world!!

I’ve stayed for nearly 2,5 hours in the end but managed to forget I was hungry and cold in the midst of the most wonderful sunset.

Rona, Isle of Skye
Rona, Isle of Skye

Work break was gooood today:-)

I got to get out into the sun today from work and was able to take my camera and tripod with me. How lucky is that?! I only needed to cross the road. I can actually see this exact location from the desk at work.

Portree bay, Isle of Skye
Portree bay, Isle of Skye

Can you see it??

Can you still see it? It’s in the distance. Normally photographed from the Kilt Rock Viewpoint at Ellishadder, the Mealt Waterfall is still visible even from the very end of Brothers Point.

That’s where I also saw the purple sandpipers so that should tell you how close to the sea I was standing. Because these little fellows feed just where the waves break. It was exhilarating a bit frightening and also quite loud!

I think I will go back to that spot, for a spot of adrenaline rush. I really fancy it!

Mealt waterfall and Kilt Rock from Brothers Point
Mealt waterfall and Kilt Rock from Brothers Point

Phone snaps walks 2

Ben Edra, Trotternish, Isle of Skye, Skye images
Ben Edra, Trotternish, Isle of Skye, Skye images

I love Ben Edra’s distinct shape and I always look for new locations to photograph it from. It is obviously hidden in the cloud in this shot but I know it’s there and that’s enough.

Great bleakness as well, isn’t it? Or does it scare you?

Hello, my followers.

I have just realised that you, lovely followers, read the stuff I write, so I’ve decided to take the opportunity to say a huge “THANKS”:-)) for that. I can’t yet seem to be able to find who my followers are exactly but I know of a few of you: Jill, Lynn, Jon, Jean, Dick, Judith, thanks for taking the time:-)). Who did I miss? I may now be told off.

And here’s an image especially for my followers.

Brothers Point, sunrise. Isle of Skye images.
Brothers Point, sunrise. Isle of Skye images.

Purple Sandpiper.

At the end of this morning shoot I had the pleasure of meeting these little guys. At first just one, and then 5 of them (although only 4 on the picture, one escaped the camera). They were brilliant and just keep feeding a couple of meters away from me, unphased. So all that was left for me, was, back home and to my bird book to see if I can recognise what I saw. And I did. Meet the Purple Sandpiper, a friendly bird. With only a 24-70mm lens I was very restricted and had to crop the pictures but I think it workes.

Purple Sandpipe, Birdwatching Isle of Skye
Purple Sandpipe, Birdwatching Isle of Skye

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Images of Skye…popular?

I was wondering yesterday if “skye images” are a popular thing for people to search for in Google? I quickly decided that the answer is “yes”. Then I started to think of the reasons for people to be looking for/at pictures of Skye. I guess the main one must be that someone is planning a trip to Skye and wants to know what they will be able to see, where to go to see the best bits etc? Another one that occured to me is that it may be that somebody’s friend or a relative has moved up here to the Isle of Skye and that person’s friends and relatives are wanting to know and see where the heck they have gone? Do they live in a nice place worth visiting? Well, feel free to judge for yourselves. I think it’s a blooming gorgeous place:-)! Can you think of any other reasons for looking at skye images? Drop me a comment please. I’d like to know what you think. Below are some slightly different photos from Skye that I have tried producing, taken in infrared. I still love the popular and well photographed spots and views though and know that I will be going back to the same locations over and over again, just like a lot of other photographers, but I am sorry, they just work!:-)

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