You may recall that I embarked on a photograph a day project just a week ago when travel to local places by car was still a possibility.  On the first day of Week 2 of my work this freedom was removed in the fight against Coronavirus.  So, adapting to new challenges I decided to restrict my image making to those scenes I could capture from the garden of my house on the Isle of Skye.  These images, like last week, are intended to capture a moment in time in a period of fear and uncertainty.  As the project develops I intend to work on a particular theme each week.  So this week is really about rephotography of the same view over time, on different days, at different times and inevitably with different weather conditions.  I decided to produce my images in colour to better convey the changing light and colours in Broadford Bay.

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.

Image a Day Project –  Day 8 – Alison Price, March 2020

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.

Image a Day Project – Day 9 – Alison Price, March 2020

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.

Image a Day Project – Day 10 – Alison Price, March 2020

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.

Image a Day Project – Day 11 – Alison Price, March 2020

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.

Image a Day Project – Day 12 – Alison Price, March 2020

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.

Image a Day Project – Day 13 – Alison Price, March 2020

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.

Image a Day Project – Day 14 – Alison Price, March 2020

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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