I have not had many crystal-clear days during my time in Skye. After the storm over-night I woke to a sparkling morning – the weather as good as it had been bad yesterday. Rather than research possible options for my next Work in Progress Portfolio I was drawn back to Loch Cill Chriosd which had been the basis for my portfolio for Sustainable Prospects. I wandered along my well-trodden path around the east side of the Loch. I was greeted with the most amazing light combined with gentle movement on the surface of the water. I knew immediately this would be a special day but was conscious that the light would soon be lost behind the hills. I worked quickly without the normal reflection I have become used to in my process and methodology of image making. The short days of winter do not lend themselves to a contemplative approach and I only had half an hour to take advantage of a combination of weather I had not seen during my autumn visits to the Loch. The light and water surface offered me the opportunity to capture high contrast shapes, textures and reflections and abstract images.
Here is a selection from my day’s work:
And finally the colour version of the first image. I love the richness of the colours and the patterns on the surface of the water.
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.
Good images I especially like 1 and 3 and 5 because they are not as crowded the long waves, crest to crest, seem to give peacefulness to the images. Of 3 and 5 I’m torn, there is something about the peaty brown of 5 which appeals and gives the image more warmth.
Those are great images, lovely light!
You’ve had some priductijourneys. Lovely.