I spent about 5 hours wandering about the Quiraing, On the way back I saw this spectacular sight of the low mist and cloud hanging over Cleat, The Black Fort and Bioda Buidhe.
First light on The Storr
Liathach from the Storr
Torridon from the Storr
Bride's Veil Waterfall
Storr Sunrise
The Storr
Most photographers shoot the Old Man of Storr from a viewpoint to the far left of this point (on cliffs looking down to this spot). I wanted something different so I climbed to the foot of the cliffs behind the Old Man and took several images which I stitched into a pano. You need to be careful and keep a look out as the cliffs are dangerously unstable with constant rock falls.
The Quiraing
Sometimes bad weather can make for good shots. With mist and low cloud hanging over The Quiraing, the occasional burst of sunlight revealed the layers of this ancient landslip. Cleat is the hill in the foreground, with Loch Cleat below.
The Black Cuillins
The Executioner's Song
Am Bàstier (The Executioner) to the left with Sgùrr nan Gillean to the right, with the knife edge peak of Sgùrr na h-Uamha jutting forward, the Black Cuillin Mountains, Isle of Skye
Slig Brig
The Inner Sound
The Point of Photography
The Drama Queen
Dramatic storm clouds swirl around Sgurr na Stri (The Peak of Strife). Taken from the beach at Elgol.
The Storr & Loch Leathan
View from The Storr
The Old Man of Storr
I climbed to the rock escarpment above the Old Man of Storr during an early morning storm hoping that the weather would clear. Just as I was about to give up the clouds parted and shafts of sunlight lit up the Storr.
Camasunary Bay
After a failed attempt to climb and camp on Sgurr na Stri, my mate Andy and I camped beside the small white bothy at Camasunary Bay. Our tents were flattened by a storm during the night. This photo was taken from Am Mam on the climb out of the bay.
Neist Point
The furthest west point on the Isle of Skye is Neist Point and its famous lighthouse. The lighthouse was automated about 30 years ago. However if you walk down the cliff edge and out to the lighthouse you can peer through the windows of Lighthouse Keepers cottages. They look as though they are frozen in time, with plates and cutlery still on the tables. It can be a wee bit spooky.
The Cuillin Mountains
The Best viewpoint in the United Kingdom. Sgurr na Stri.
Rum Egg
The moon over the island of Eigg, with the Isle of Rhum to its right. The Cuillins mountains to the right and Sgurr na Stri to the left with Loch Scavaig below.
Quiraing Tree
The famous Rowan tree which hangs to the cliff edge at the Quiraing.
The Old Man of Storr
I frequently climb the Storr on The Isle of Skye. It is one of those iconic locations that is a must for landscape photographers. No portfolio of Scottish landscapes would be complete without a photo of the Old Man of Storr.
The Towers of the Teeth
Fairy Pool
Cuillin Sunrise
Two old men
Cuillin view
The Coire Scamadal
Camasunary Bothy
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