Trotternish Landscape, Isle of Skye

Trotternish Landscape, Isle of Skye

This morning, we determined to try our luck with the light conditions in Trotternish, north-eastern Skye having been thwarted by heavy rain yesterday. We were fortunate in that visibility did improve with very little rain but, sadly, the light and sunshine was tantalisingly short of the optimum we needed. Nevertheless,we did enjoy some  modest success.

Having breakasted early at 7.00am we departed our Kyle of Lochalsh lodgings about 8.00 am and then headed north, through Broadford and Portree to the Trotternish area where we encountered some useful seascapes and then we visited Kilt Rock and the Quiraing. The Old Man of Storr rock formation was just about visible in the cloud.

Caolas Scalpay, Skye

Caolas Scalpay, Skye

View from Trotternish, Isle of Skye

View from Trotternish, Isle of Skye

Kilt Rock and Waterfall, Trotternish

Kilt Rock and Waterfall, Trotternish, Skye

Rainbow over Trotternish, Skye

Rainbow over Trotternish, Skye

Kilt Rock, Trotternish

Kilt Rock, Trotternish, Isle of Skye

Quiraing, Isle of Skye

Quiraing, Isle of Skye

Old Man of Storr

Old Man of Storr

Caolas Scalpay, Skye

Caolas Scalpay, Skye

Next, we returned to Portree for a refreshment stop and the returned south stopping at the Skye Bridge and then to Dornie to photograph Eilean Donan Castle, again with mixed results due to the indifferent light conditions.

Kyle Akin, Isle of Skye

Kyle Akin, Isle of Skye, from Skye Bridge

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

Next, we headed west tracking  Loch Duich (with stops) to Loch Cluanie where we stopped for lunch at the Cluanie Inn.

Loch Duich

Loch Duich

Next, we continued south-west, passing lochs Loyne and Garry to Invergarry. Then past lochs Oich and Lochy to Spean Bridge where we turned west, stopping at Loch Laggan to photograph Glengarry Castle on the opposite bank.

Next to Dalwhinnie, past the famous distillery and then on down the A9 to Pitlochry for a refreshment stop.

After departing Pitlochry we drove south towards Edinburgh, stopping for a photo session of the two Forth bridges at South Queensferry. The bridges proved a  successful subject as both were lit in the night-time conditions. There was an extra photographic dimension in form of the trains passing over the rail bridge.

Forth Bridges, South Queensferry

Forth Bridges, South Queensferry, Scotland

Forth Rail Bridge at Night from South Queensferry

Forth Rail Bridge at Night from South Queensferry

The South Queensferry stop represented the conclusion of the six day/five night photo tour of Scotland following which guests were taken to Edinburgh and transfer to their lodgings for the night.

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