I had a viewpoint list, copies of images previously taken, flight booked, accommodation booked, car booked and the all important risk assessment form done. As I am writing this blog I should have been on a flight from Bristol to Inverness to start taking images for my Road to Elgol project and the all-important Work in Progress Portfolio.

Unfortunately, I am going nowhere.

Our friends in Skye tell me the weather is superb and there is snow on the hills. Exactly what I wanted for some of my black and white shots. The road from Inverness to Skye via Loch Ness is clear and the routes in Skye are free of snow. It would have been a wonderful weekend and my hope was that I would have made significant progress towards compiling my portfolio.

It all seems ironic when I decided not to do my usual overseas wildlife trips because I thought Skye would be so much more accessible for me!

Having just posted a blog about Foucault my predicament brings to mind some issues around power that may have played a part in my downfall.

According to Foucault’s thinking and the assumption that knowledge is power, the Met Office is in a position of power. They have issued a red weather warning – only once done before. The media is telling us that if we travel our car insurance may not be valid. The schools, workplaces, universities, airports must respond, and be seen to be responding, to the instruction that we must not travel and there is a danger to life if we do. As a consequence, the roads are deserted (in the main) and the incidents requiring a response are serious but not as numerous as they might have been.  Job done!

On the positive side, I have re-booked my travel plans, have a day at home in front of the fire and time to reflect on the approach, process and methodology for my Research Project.

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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