I start work on capturing the reflections below the reeds – of the Red Cuillin and the clouds and blue skies above.
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.
I focus on a tree in the middle of the loch that provides a shimmering image of the real object above.
The clouds overhead darken on provide a wonderful contrast to the glowing reeds above.
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.
The sun withdraws as quickly as it had emerged to leave the loch beautiful but lifeless, once again.