Skye – a photographer’s dream

Skye is a popular destination for landscape photographers with its well known features, and although verging on the clichéd, there are many viewpoints and variable weather conditions that allow the photographer to produce their own unique versions of these iconic views. Skye is almost 50 miles (80 km) long, and its coastline is so deeply indented that no part is more than 5 miles (8 km) from the sea. A consequence is that many of its features are accessible given some effort. In the south of the Isle, two epic mountain ranges dominate the landscape: the ‘Black Cuillin’ and the ‘Red Cuillin’, separated by Glen Sligachan. The ridge of the Black Cuillin is the UK’s most challenging mountain range. The northern part of the Isle has the Trotternish ridge with the ‘Old man of Storr’ pinnacle and the Quiraing, with its high cliffs, hidden plateaus and fantastic rock pinnacles. Finding […]