I had the opportunity to explore a new loch location today.  I had been aware of this small loch on the road to Ord on the Sleat peninsular for some time but there are few parking places, and all involve parking across at least part of a designated passing place.  But today I was dropped off, with the promise of being collected too!  The sparkling weather on Skye has continued and the surface of the water was alive with twinkling star lights as I approached.

Loch Meadal 1 – Alison Price, September 2022

It soon becomes clear that access to the loch is down steep and unstable terrain so I leave that for another day when I can come prepared with the right footwear and scrambling gear. However, there are plenty of opportunities to capture the reeds from relatively short distances and a higher viewpoint.  As I set up my tripod, I take in the scene. . .

The loch is extremely tranquil and serene, a quite different sense from the often frantic and chaotic movement on Loch Cill Chriosd.  The reeds are less prolific too so provide an opportunity to take in the individual shapes of the grasses.  The bright light provides for areas of shadows and intense highlights, and the sunlight is bouncing off some of the reeds as they move gently in the breeze.  The heat is intense, and the sun’s rays make it difficult to see through the viewfinder, but I recognise the opportunities today and for future visits.  Here is a sneak peek at a possible new location for my work.

Loch Meadal 2 – Alison Price, September 2022

Loch Meadal 3 – Alison Price, September 2022

Loch Meadal 4 – Alison Price, September 2022

Loch Meadal 5 – Alison Price, September 2022

Loch Meadal 6 – Alison Price, September 2022

Loch Meadal 7 – Alison Price, September 2022

Loch Meadal 8 – Alison Price, September 2022

Loch Meadal 9 – Alison Price, September 2022

 

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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