Week 2 – Day 1 – Monday 23 March
Unlike the weather further south, on Skye the weather was typically wet and cloudy as the week began. I always find landscape work difficult in such conditions but this is a record of a period of time so it is important to catch each day as faithfully as I can. I caught a moment when the skies brightened but the surf on the sea is clear to see.
Week 2 – Day 2 – Tuesday 24 March
Any inspiration and creativity was in short supply today as I stared out on a very dismal view of Broadford Bay.
Week 2 – Day 3 – Wednesday 25 March
Day 3 brought some respite from the rain and grey skies and the sea was like a millpond as the daylight faded. Just as the sun was setting, my husband alerted me to the beautiful light and tranquil scene.
Week 2 – Day 4 – Thursday 26 March
I woke up early on Day 4, unable to sleep because of the increasing uncertainty around Coronavirus. I realised that the whole Bay was enveloped in mist. The geese had taken up residence on the beach outside and between their loud calls they drifted across the water, providing a focal point for an otherwise motionless scene.
Week 2 – Day 5 – Friday 27 March
I set my alarm to capture any misty scenes that might greet me on Day 5 but the skies were clear. A muted colour palette sunrise as I gazed across the water to Waterloo.
Week 2 – Day 6 – Saturday 28 March
Day 6 was another dull and bitterly cold day, and with a dearth of images I put all my hopes on the sunset. I decided to include some of the immediate shoreline to give a slightly different perspective.
Week 2 – Day 7 – Sunday 29 March
And the final day. The image I have chosen is a nod to the challenge I have set myself next week. Given the current restrictions on movement I have decided to go back to what I know best and photographs the birds on the shoreline in front of our house. I am hopeful I can capture oystercatchers, geese, curlew and heron.
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