In March 2016 I was starting to think about a photographic project based on the Road to Elgol. As I walked through Torrin I took a couple of shots looking down the hill into the village with the telephone box in the foreground.
I liked the viewpoint and put a note in my shooting list to revisit this image at a later date. While in Skye last week I decided to take the photograph again. The telephone box had been removed and the image without the splash of red did not work!
Lesson for my future work – always work an image when you see it. Don’t vow to go back tomorrow or another time as the image you see on that day will never reappear in its exact form.
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.
That is an extremely good point – even in a much shorter timescale everything can change so much. Very bad luck about the telephone box, though, for you and for the locals!
Indeed. Scene is totally different without the telephone box!