I have been in Skye for nearly three weeks.  The weather has been very dull, usually raining and none of the dramatic changes of light that the island is famed for.  In spite of having a few ideas for the possible focus of my final Work in Progress Portfolio (WIPP) I have failed to make any real headway and have taken very few images.  That is not to say I haven’t tried.  I have travelled up and down the road to Elgol hoping the light will change or improve and waiting for that decisive moment.  The few images I have taken I am not happy with.  I have really lost my mojo and am starting to panic.

So, just to remind my viewers these are the three topics I am considering, and these are a few of the images I have taken to date:

Option 1 – carry on with the Reeds

Loch Cill Chriosd – Alison Price, January 2019

Loch Cill Chriosd – Alison Price, January 2019

Loch Cill Chriosd – Alison Price, January 2019

Loch Cill Chriosd – Alison Price, January 2019

Reeds of Loch Cill Chriosd – Alison Price, January 2019

Option 2 – The Cuillin Ridge

Beinn na Caillich – Alison Price, February 2019

Beinn na Caillich – Alison Price, February 2019

Beinn na Caillich – Alison Price, February 2019

Bla Bheinn – Alison Price, February 2019

Beinn na Caillich – Alison Price, February 2019

Option 3 – Trees

Trees 2 – Alison Price, February 2019

Trees 4 – Alison Price, February 2019

Trees 5 – Alison Price, February 2019

Trees 6 – Alison Price, February 2019

Trees 7 – Alison Price, February 2019

However, I did enjoy the Guest Lecture by Matthew Murray last week and found some inspiration from his Saddleworth project.  One of the ideas I had for my WIPP was to do some night photography particularly over the Black Cuillin using the light of the moon.  I thought this might provide for some dramatic images and provide a clarity along the Ridge that was to be my focus.  However, Matthew had taken some images of the landscape and used some novel ways of lighting them including car headlights, a torch and even a barbecue.

Saddleworth – Matthew Murray, 2017

Saddleworth – Matthew Murray, 2017

Saddleworth – Matthew Murray, 2017

Saddleworth – Matthew Murray, 2017

The weather for the weekend suggests some improvement and maybe some clearer skies.  I am going to travel the road to Elgol in the dark armed with a very high duty torch and use the headlights from my car to try out the idea – if there is no moonlight!

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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