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A Winter Trip to the Isle of Skye


Last weekend I flew up to Scotland for a jaunt out to the Isle of Skye, accompanied by my trusty pal Corin and our able guide, David Langan, who escorted us out to the Isle of Skye for a full long weekend of trekking around Skye in search of the perfect landscapes. We braved 300m+ vertical hikes and gale-force winds in pursuit of our photos. I am happy to say that one or two of them came out.

Glen Shiel Reflection

Elgol Sunset

The Old Man of Storr, Sunrise

Glen Brittle Fairy Pools

Talisker Bay

Breakish Beach looking out over Applecross

Ord Beach - Rock Detail

Ord Beach (View of Loch Eishort)

The photo below may be somewhat pedestrian, but I had to shimmy out on to a ledge over a giant cliff to get it, which was the only way to shield the camera / tripod from the gale-force winds on the clifftop. The winds were so fierce, a waterfall nearby was blown back over the top of the cliff before any water actually fell. So this photo gets included, no matter the quality!

Neist Point Lighthouse

Duisdale Beach

Duisdale Beach, Sunrise

Torrin Beach - View of Loch Slapin and Blaven

These and more photos can also be seen over on my Flickr feed.

  1. Bosstiger
    February 1, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    very nice photos 😀

  2. February 1, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    wow!!!! love the ” Old Man of Storr, Sunrise”… how you get there,,,,, walking … good aventures!!!
    Congrats!

  3. February 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    i see a lot of photos on the blogs I follow, but those are up there amongst the best i’ve seen. seriously stunning. makes you wanna dive right in and feel/see the place for yourself. nice work.

  4. February 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Thanks guys. And Dani – yes we did hike up there (300m+ climb)

  5. February 2, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Nice images Luke. I do like the soft light at this time of year, with the sun low on the horizon. Considering the time of year, you seem to have managed to get “reasonable” Scottish weather. Skye weather is pretty unpredictable most of the year.
    I was in the Glencoe/Fort William area at the beginning of November, in a daytime temperature of 18 Deg C. Very unusual.

  6. February 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Luke, these pictures are amazing. I hope one day I have the good fortune of seeing something like this in person. – although your photos actually make me feel like it’s the next best thing! Thank you for sharing.

  1. December 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm

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