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Glencoe & Skye


GLENCOE & SKYE

 

 

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Glencoe & Skye


GLENCOE & SKYE

 

 

 
 
THE JOURNEY
01.2019
As we left sunny, cold and crisp Edinburgh for the long drive to Glencoe - our first base for the tour - the question on everyone’s lips was “do you think we’ll get snow?”

The general consensus, according to a multitude of weather apps, was possibly - by the middle of the week, but as we got to Rannoch Moor the weather had turned dreich - the Scottish term for wet and gloomy - which fit the moors like a hand in a glove and made for very atmospheric shots.

The first two days continued in a similar way as we left the mainland and crossed the bridge to Skye, but, as we got to Elgol on day three, there were breaks in the clouds that gave us a glimpse of snow on the peaks of the The Cuillins across the water.

That night it snowed.

Abandoning a pre-dawn trip to the Quiraing - due to treacherously icy roads - we stopped at the Old Man of Storr. After a lung busting climb to the top a beautiful clear sunrise gave way to more snow as heavily laden clouds blew in and reduced visibility. Suddenly everything looked very different and, as we made our way back down, flat grey light turned the landscape to stark black and white as the dark gabbro rock competed with it's winter blanket.

The weather settled after this and soft light from the low winter sun gently illuminated the landscape for the rest of the week.

The Fairy Pools in Glen Brittle looked as magical as ever - with just a handful of visitors milling around - and we had the black boulders, sand and sea stack at Talisker Bay all to ourselves. We made it to the Quiraing on a second attempt and were richly rewarded with a beautiful sunrise.

Back in Glencoe we played with light trails from cars and lorries travelling along the busy A82 across Rannoch Moor and a final stop at the misty, tree fringed, Loch Lubnaig provided a calm and serene end to the tour.
 
 
 
GALLERY I
Moors
Cold, wet and windy Rannoch Moor with a fleeting glimpse of sunlight
 
GALLERY II
Water
Corpach, Eilean Donan Castle, Elgol, Sligachan, Fairy Pools, Castle Stalker and Talisker Bay
 
GALLERY III
Shipwreck
Multiple Exposure abstracts of the Corpach Shipwreck
 
 
 
GALLERY IV
Mountains
The Cuillins, Old Man of Storr, Quiraing and Glencoe
 
GALLERY V
Snow & Rock
Rocky outrocks on the Old Man of Storr
 
 
 
GALLERY VI
Twilight
Multiple Exposure abstracts of the Cuillins from Sligachan
 
GALLERY VII
Ice
Ice pools on the Old Man of Storr
 
 
 
GALLERY VIII
Snow Storm
Snow blows across Skye and the Old Man of Storr
 
 
 
GALLERY IX
Trees
Eas-Nan Arm and misty Loch Lubnaig