I am at the loch soon after sunrise, knowing that it will be in shade but nonetheless wanting to catch the early morning light.  The water is perfectly still and reflections of the Red and Black Cuillin and the reeds are crystal clear.  It is not very often the loch is free from wind and turbulence!

I decide to work with double exposure images – overexposing the first shot and underexposing the second and merging them together in camera.  I hope this approach will best capture the wide tonal range of the scene and give the images more depth and luminosity in the reflections, and hint at what might lie below in the darkness of the loch.  I am struck by how the light is bouncing off the heads of the reeds and throwing shafts of light across the water.

A combination of good weather and beautiful reflections serves for an immersive experience as my awareness heightens to the potential emergence and withdrawal of being.  I catch glimpses of the ephemeral hiddenness of Skye this morning and am uplifted by the experience and the creative flow in my work.  I spend a couple of hours with the reeds before leaving on a high.

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I am feeling positive about my photography – it is the change in the season when a sense of wonder envelopes me.  I see the loch in a new light, and spring in particular promises a time of rejuvenation and new growth and the emergence of the reeds from a period of dormancy.

 

 

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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