A long journey South to North with Sally Traffic announcing the typical litany of road congestion – “M3 junctions 2 to 4, M6 junctions 12 – 19, M62 closed between 5 & 6″ etc etc. Fortunately that was all behind but after Rannoch Moor I had a hold up of my own.
The Sleat peninsula is formed of some of the oldest rock in Europe. Outcrops of Lewisian gneiss, Torridonian sandstone and Moine sediments are to be found with the oldest over 2500 million years old. And throughout that time they have been subjected to the constant erosion forces of water. A gentle stroll along the foreshore with a low sun making the day feel very spring like was accompanied by the background symphony of the waters of the Sound of Sleat beating up against the rock of the peninsula. Where they met the plume of spray from breaking waves was lit by sunshine for that split second before the water retreated ready for another wave to flow in.
A hand held shot with a small Canon G7X which still gives excellent colour rendition when shooting raw files. Also easy to keep in the pocket on those days when you don’t wish to carry a bulky SLR.
Having enjoyed an interesting start to 2015 due to successive Atlantic lows bringing a series of storms across Skye it was great to once more see some spectacular contrast caused by breaks in the storm clouds over head. Here the sun is managing to get through to light the hills around Morar, as another squall of rain/snow is swept in.