After another week of appalling weather I am left to pick over some of my images from previous weeks in February.  I am often drawn to old haunts where I have taken many images in the past and this trip has been no exception.  I revisited the lone tree and the white house beneath the Red Cuillin:

The Lone Tree – Alison Price, February 2020

Beneath the Red Cuillin – Alison Price, February 2020

And then rather predictably I also returned to Loch Cill Chriosd where the reeds were lying dormant and fragile on the surface of the Loch.  As always I was fascinated by the patterns on the water and the stark sharp edges of the reeds in winter.

In this image I love the fish-like shapes the reeds make in their dormant state – and they drift across the surface of the water.  They remind me of Angel Fish in the fish-tank I had as a child.

Reeds 1 – Alison Price, February 2020

This image is about the delicate and fragile nature of the reeds and the equally wafer-thin reflections underneath.  The reflections also give a sense of the movement in the water.

Reeds 2 – Alison Price, February 2020

And then my favourite which is the image of the week.  Again, I was trying to capture the frenzied surface of the loch and the fine stems of the reeds and the relationship between the two.  I processed the image in monochrome and then inverted the tone curve to make, I think, a much more striking image:

IMAGE OF THE WEEK – Alison Price, February 2020

Here’s hoping that next week I will be able to make some more images.


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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