After 30 years of commercial photography and shooting for clients I decided to start shooting a few personal projects. I recently bought a Sony A6000 to carry around with me all the time and capture images that interest me. I decided on a road trip to the Isle of Skye to capture some images of this fantastic Island which has been seriously impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic. The lack of tourists on the island was very noticeable in all the shops , cafes and hotels. Very sad for an island that relies so much on tourism.
Talisker Bay. The sand is a mixture of golden sand and black sand from the Cuillins. The beach is almost monochrome already. Best time to shoot this area in my opinion is sunset.....it was overcast when I shot this. The weather in Scotland is as unpredictable as the National Football team !!
Sligachan Bridge with the Cuillins in the background
Shot on Sony A6000 (entry level camera) with neutral density filters and graduated filters to hold back the sky.
The thing about photography is....there are no rules. Just go out and shoot and enjoy the day.
Sundown at Neist point lighthouse. THe wind was blowing a hooligan when I shot this and I stayed well away from the cliff edge. Would love to go back and shoot this in the summer and campout near the lighthouse and get a sunset and with clear skies a few astro shots.
The Commando memorial at Spean Bridge,and they deserve a memorial for the service they have given. The memory of this place is the memorial garden where you can still see that young men are still giving their lives in combat zones to this day.
BIPP North East Photographer of the Year