The weather forecast looks more hopeful with the sun just catching the tops of the bowing reeds, as I arrive at the loch, but a vigorous wind is blowing, and the noise is quite deafening.  As I become absorbed in my work and buffeted by the wind, the skies darken.

Reduction 59 – Alison Price, November 2021

Reduction 60 – Alison Price, November 2021

The wind is bitter and I make a mental note to wear a hat and gloves and bring coffee next time, as winter draws in. . .

I move further down the loch and the wind gusts are violent.  The noise is intense!  I set up my tripod between two car doors to shelter with my camera.  A sudden loud noise overhead startles me as the RAF fly low over the loch.  The surface of the water is being whipped up and I change to single shots and experiment with slow and fast shutter speeds.

Reduction 61 – Alison Price, November 2021

Reduction 62 – Alison Price, November 2021

Reduction 63 – Alison Price, November 2021

As I reflect on this morning’s practice, I remember a much sunnier day in August when I walked along the old Marble Line way above the loch.  As I walked, I took some images to show how the loch is nestled in the topography of the area and its proximity to the Red and Black Cuillin.

Loch Cill Chriosd from the Marble Line – Alison Price, August 2021 (taken with iPhone)

Loch Cill Chriosd from the Marble Line – Alison Price, August 2021 (taken with iPhone)

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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