I pull on my coat that is still wet from yesterday and leave home before sunrise.  It is almost light as I approach Loch Cill Chriosd.  I decide to drive on and take a look at the lone tree I have photographed before.  I am greeted by a flock of sheep waiting for their morning feed and as I climb up to the tree they follow and form a circle around me.  It is raining now, and I decide to change lens to a 50mm lens.  I grab a shot quickly using a small amount of intentional camera movement before working with multiple exposure.  The tree has a backdrop of the Black Cuillin that are covered in thick cloud however, the colours of the landscape are more vibrant than yesterday.  Towards the end of my time with the tree a pink tinge appears in the sky and bathes the tree in a warm glow.

Winter Impressions 7 – Alison Price, November 2020

Winter Impressions 8 – Alison Price, November 2020

I return to the Loch where I took the photographs for yesterday’s post.  It is brighter and more vibrant today but after a few shots the rain starts to fall.  I am struck by the patterns and the colour of the water’s surface – today it is blue rather than leaden grey.

Winter Impressions 9 – Alison Price, November 2020

I move further along the side of the Loch and find a spot among the reeds where the sun is catching the delicate stems.  The water looks like glass threading through the reeds.  Before long the skies turn dark and the rain falls heavily again.

Winter Impressions 10 – Alison Price, November 2020

I am feeling disappointed with my efforts so far this week.  The weather has been depressingly bad, even by Skye standards, and I guess I must congratulate myself for actually going out and taking some images.  However, I do not feel as if I have entered into the spirit of what I am hoping to achieve.  I have not yet been prepared to stay out in the field long enough to capture the essence of a miserable day on Skye.


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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