In general terms, I am hoping for bad weather or at least some dramatic changes in light. All of my work in Skye for my portfolio has been dogged by clear, sunny weather and whilst I must expect this in the summer months I have to say that I have spent many a summer in Skye when the weather has been wet, windy and cold! Of course, I will be taking photographs throughout the year in Skye, but the summer light along with some more dramatic weather would be welcome. Whatever the weather come rain or shine I will be walking the Road to Elgol.
As is the case with all my trips I have prepared a shooting list (to be viewed alongside my Aide Memoire published last week) based on feedback from my last portfolio, images I have captured prior to starting the course that I would like to find alternative ways of presenting and my knowledge of the road and the gaps I would currently like to fill. Although I have a few days to go before I take my journey north I have a provisional list as follows:
- Farm in Red Cuillin – close up in the valley, from high vantage point and using wide angle lens
- Borreraig (a clearance village) – do more wide angle shots and go to Suisnish – there are waterfalls there (although may not be very spectacular given the lack of rain)
- Re-take stones on beach at Camas Malag – be mindful of light, texture and perspective. Possibly evening light best
- Broadford from Waterloo, and Sgianadin
- Borreraig from Ord?
- Brooks or waterfalls?
- Higher vantage point (from Red Cuillin) of little house in The Cuillin
- Nooks and crannies in Torrin – be more curious
- Across Loch Slapin back to Torrin
- Vignettes in Broadford – Petrol station “Love from Skye”, Dunolie with coaches
- Wild flowers
- Campers or remains of campers or camper vans
- Images reflecting my intimidation of the steepness in and out of Elgol in bad weather
- Involve people in engagement with my images – bus driver, woman who feeds sheep etc
- Video clips for Oral Presentation
- Autobiographical images taken with my iPhone