Golden Rain - Cleat and the Trotternish Ridge, The Quiraing, Isle of Skye
A fresh fall of snow on a late winter morning covers the slopes of the Quiraing and the tops of the Trotternish Ridge, but was being slowly washed away as each rain shower, lit up by the golden morning light, passes through.
Over the Sea to Skye - Sand, Applecross, Wester Ross
A pre-dawn view across the Inner Sound from Applecross to Skye with the distinct peaks of Blaven (a Munro at 929m) and Garbh-Bheinn (a Corbett at 808m) some 30 km away. Less distinct is the rounded form of Marsco (a Graham at 729m) with the pointed peak of the even more distant Sgurr nan Eag (a Munro at 895m) lying beyond it.
Red on Blue - Blaven, Torrin, Isle of Skye
A sliver of red light from a rising sun makes its way up the side of Blaven, the Blue Mountain, and is reflected perfectly in the calm waters of Loch Slapin.
Loch Fada and the Old Man of Storr
MacLeod’s Reflections - Dunvegan, Isle of Skye
When parking up at the car park on a quick trip to the village store in Dunvegan, I couldn’t resist a quick handheld shot of MacLeod’s Tables being reflected in Loch Dunvegan. It’s not a bad job going for the morning rolls in such a place, is it?
Gone Fishing - Looking over the Sound of Raasay to Gairloch
Blue Morning - Holm Island & Sound of Raasay
Evening sunrays over the Minch, beyond Ardtreck & Bracadale Points
Heather and Marsco - By Loch Caol, Sligachan, Isle of Skye
During a cloudy drive down from Colbost to Broadford, a break in the clouds suddenly appeared to allow the sun to begin to cast light on Marsco, the mountain in the distance beyond the heather and Loch Caol.
A Table - MacLeod's Table North, Skinidin, Isle of Skye
The Brinigill Burn, which flows down the slopes of Healabhal Mhor (MacLeod’s Table North) to eventually meander into Loch Erghallan, creates an interesting foreground and leads the eye towards its peak.
First Light - The Quirang, Isle of Skye
Standing patiently watching the sun rising above the horizon paid off, as eventually the first light of the morning flowed across Cnoc a Mheirlich and Cleat, bringing out the contours and colours of the land as it went.
Cliffs Awakening - The Quirang, Isle of Skye
As the sun gradually rose in the sky, the first of the day's light swept down the face of Creag Loisgte and onto The Prison.
Sunrise Road - The Quirang, Isle of Skye
On a perfect October morning, the cloud begins to break just as the sun gets above the horizon to paint the sky with sunrise purple hues beyond the road that runs from Staffin to the Quirang.
That Tree at the Quirang - View to Trotternish Ridge
The Black Cuillin from Elgol
15_05 - Skye May Bank Holiday
A rainbow over the Sound of Sleat
13_00 - Various Scotland 2013
Seeing Red - Rubha Cruinn, Talisker Bay, Isle of Skye
The waterfall of Allt Mheidid drops over the cliffs of Rubha Cruinn, painted up red for a moment by the late sun of autumn afternoon at Talisker Bay. It lasted only a couple of minutes and vanished as quickly as it had arrived.
Talisker Point at Sunset
Sunset and storm clouds overlooking Tokavaig and over Loch Eishort to Rhum
Red, Brown and Gold - Rubha-Dubh Ard, Ord, Isle of Skye
On a great wee coastal walk from Ord to Rubha Dubh Ard, I was drawn to the red and brown of the driftwood, seaweed and stones on this beach while, in the distance, the sun broke through the clouds to paint Beinn Bhuidhe on the other side of Loch Eishort with a golden light.