This picture was taken on our last trip to the isle of Skye in April 2010. Looking at this it feels like it might be time to return.
The Island is beautiful but this area is one of my favourite area's.
Good Morning Rob,
I can see why this is a favorite place with such broad, wide-open, sweeping land. The chiaroscuro shows up well in b&W giving a lot of depth to your composition and the gradient of greys gives excellent detail.
I believe you immediately, Rob, THIS looks like a wonderful place to discover, windswept, wild, nearly unspoilt. Although I have never been there, I can see the inner and outer beauty of this place, a little rough maybe ... like the Whiskey they make ... but barking dogs never bite. Amazing what this image brings out in me ... LOL ... jokes aside, another wonderful b/w landscape. Love the lonely country road, it makes the place even more isolated looking, we cannot see one single car ... the b/w works it feels like the fresh and clean air they must have, very good ... have a great weekend ...
You are going to make me reconsider monochrome shots. This photo has the mood of assault . Windswept , dark grey clouds, interesting land images and just an overall exciting presentation. I guess I have heard of the Isle of Skye, but now I can see what I might find there.
The austere scenarios of Scotland and Isle of Sky fit well with B&W. Here we have a dynamic image with all those lines of the mountains profiles and the moving clouds above. There is a fine depth and a harmonious distribution and dark and bright areas. I guess it must be a marvel in a large format.
Another really good black and white shot. What make the huge difference here is the light condition, the different shade of clouds in the sky and the clouds that filtered out some of the sunlight, providing different shades and highlight spots on the valley, it really provide many different shades of grays ranging from 0 percent of white to 100 of black. The semi panoramic view enhance the openess and provide a sweeping view of the area. The V shape of the foreground lead us in carry us through the whole landscape.
I'm again belated in my comments and have some catching up to do. This is a rugged landscape and the B&W fits perfectly. In addition to the rough looking mountains, the sky is impressive. I like the composition and the good depth. That road passing through the valley is also a nice detail. I did a virtual drive along road A855, which follows
the shore at a certain distance. What a rough terrain they have there!
Greetings from Espoo, where it just started to snow.