Isle of Skye – Travel Days

In early June, Annette and I joined a photo workshop that explored fine art photography on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.  We enjoyed ourselves and, despite our frustrations, may have improved as photographers!

Getting there was a long journey.  We left home around 4:00 p.m. on Thursday and didn’t arrive at the Glasgow hotel until around 4:00 p.m. on Friday.  The only sleep we had was what we could manage on the plane.  But still, it seemed to go well.

We joined the rest of the group for dinner on Friday evening and made plans to depart for the Isle of Skye on Saturday morning.  (Yes, 24 hours of travel and we had still not reached our destination!)

The workshop did not officially begin until Sunday, so Saturday was a travel day and a bonus day.

And the bonus was Eilean Donan Castle.

But the bonus had a price.  Imagine 13 people piling out of 2 vans in the rain.  Each one trying to don rain gear both for themselves and for their cameras.  All in a hurry to get out there and get shooting!  Nothing bad happened, it just took a while.  But that was OK.  The castle wasn’t going anywhere!

Here is my favorite image from the Eilean Donan Castle:

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And the extra bonus was the rain and the ominous clouds that brought it.  It made for some great photography.

This next image is the land just across the loch from the castle.  The varied lighting, with the sun peeking through the clouds, made us excited to be shooting!

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So…Even if it is raining, get out there and SHOOT!

After the castle, we all piled back into the vans, with our wet ponchos and photo gear, and completed our journey to the Isle of Skye.