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.
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.
36 and 38 are very atmospheric, the trees in the background really add to the feel, and of the lilies I think 42 has more balance. They all give more gentle vision of Skye. Inspired by Monet?
The mist is a such a gift; arousing feelings of anticipation and joy as it lifts and somber echoes of past eras in the glen when lurking semi opaque. 36 works really well for me: the twin trees are central and dominant and make me wonder whether they were planted for a purpose and perhaps represent a relationship , or are a result of natural seeding. So close together and far from other trees….. I love the tiers of colour and textures in the foreground : the middle dark green layer comes as a surprise to me between 2 less distinct but also interesting layers . In the background, vertical strata of the rock face, rolling hillocks, along with the 2 central trees , build on and offer new textures, direction, depth and colours to the horizontal bias of the foreground. Unusual to see the granite looking soft. My other favourite is 42- a sharp , vibrant , rich palette- I love the vivid purple, blue and green backdrop , with inky reflections , against which the water lily gleams in solitary splendour – the silvery light caught on reeds close to it look like shooting stars :further enhancement
Thanks for your detailed critique. 36 is one of my favourites too.