I take advantage of a welcome break in the dreary weather as the sun creeps through from the south.  I drive down to Loch Cill Chriosd and as I had hoped the reflections have re-emerged.  The surface of the water is largely still but with the odd ripple to disturb their perfect forms of the object above.

I start work on capturing the reflections below the reeds – of the Red Cuillin and the clouds and blue skies above.

Metaphor 57 – Alison Price, October 2021

Metaphor 58 – Alison Price, October 2021

Metaphor 59 – Alison Price, October 2021

I use double exposures to increase the luminosity and depth and to provide a hint of life below the surface.  I enjoy the potential for disorientation in these images.

Metaphor 60 – Alison Price, October 2021

Metaphor 61 – Alison Price, October 2021

I focus on a tree in the middle of the loch that provides a shimmering image of the real object above.

Metaphor 62 – Alison Price, October 2021

Metaphor 63 – Alison Price, October 2021

The clouds overhead darken on provide a wonderful contrast to the glowing reeds above.

Metaphor 64 – Alison Price, 2021

The predominant sights and sounds of autumn are splendid with the blues of the loch and the sky set against the oranges and ochres of dying ferns and heather on the hillside and the reeds too are a vibrant burnt orange.  The ever- present stag is bellowing from the hills once again.

Metaphor 65 – Alison Price, October 2021

Metaphor 66 – Alison Price, October 2021

The sun withdraws as quickly as it had emerged to leave the loch beautiful but lifeless, once again.

 

 

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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