I had been hoping for some mist on the Loch for some months and had trodden the path each morning to see if weather conditions had conspired to provide the milky waters I wanted to witness and photograph.  This week I was rewarded with very dense mist.

When I arrived the air was clear and the Loch bright – unfortunately that meant I received a mauling at the hands of the Skye midges!  Just as I was about to leave the weather changed, the wind picked up, the midges disappeared and the temperature dropped.  It was only when I moved my eye from the viewfinder and stretched my legs, after crouching down behind my tripod, that I realised the Loch was enveloped in mist.  It was mysterious, ethereal and magical and there was a tiny slither of light across the middle of the Loch.

Slow Shutter Speed Reeds 35 – Alison Price, July 2019
Slow Shutter Speed Reeds 36 – Alison Price, July 2019
Slow Shutter Speed Reeds 37 – Alison Price, July 2019

Slow Shutter Speed Reeds 38 – Alison Price, July 2019

Slow Shutter Speed Reeds 39 – Alison Price, July 2019

Slow Shutter Speed Reeds 40 – Alison Price, July 2019

Slow Shutter Speed Reeds 41 – Alison Price, July 2019

I love the glimpses of what lies beyond the reeds providing some hints to the viewer as to the wider scene – a couple of trees or a Red Cuillin.

The rest of the week on the Loch has been very still, calm and serene with the resultant midges to deal with.  I am now sporting a very attractive baseball cap complete with mosquito net which keeps most of them at bay – except the particularly tenacious one that gets inside the net!

I have continued to experiment with slow shutter speeds and capturing the tiniest movements in the calm waters, stately reeds and picking out some of the water lilies dotted across the Loch:

Slow Shutter Speed Reeds 42 – Alison Price, July 2019

Slow Shutter Speed Reeds 43 – Alison Price, July 2019

Slow Shutter Speed Reeds 44 – Alison Price, July 2019

And today even less movement to capture but the water has become less clear and its levels have dropped giving the surface a milky and contaminated feel:

Slow Shutter Speed Reeds 45 – Alison Price, August 2019

Slow Shutter Speeds Reeds 46 – Alison Price, August 2019

I almost find myself hoping for wind and rain next week!

Would really find feedback helpful at this stage. . .

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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