Photos: Out & About on Skye

Lochalsf Art FairPhotos taken on the journey to drop off my paintings for the Lochalsh Art Fair which is on until Wednesday.

First stop was the classic view towards the Cuillin. A visitor who was parked here, looking on her phone when I stopped, got out and asked me what the speed limit was because everyone seemed to be wanting to go really fast. I later saw her pull into a parking spot to let cars past.
View towards Sligachan

Second stop the most-photographed-waterfall-on-Skye:
Most photographed waterfall on Skye

Though it’s more the view in the opposite direction I still want to paint:
stream to Loch Ainort

Obligatory Eilean Donan Castle shot:
Eilean Donan Castle

What caught my eye far more were the patterns by the road bridge:
Shore colours Dornie

Went into Balmacara for the “dark wood”:

And stopped near Kyle for hillside colours (last of the purple heather and bracken turning autumnal) :
Heather colours Kyle

Obligatory shot from the bridge at Sligachan (it wasn’t really this dark, I had the exposure set for the bright cloud):
Sligachan clouds

Plus moody clouds:
moody clouds

Abstract minimalism with Glamaig:
Glamaig Sligachan Skye

Reflection of the sun:
Reflections Sligachan Skye

And the usually ignored beautiful little bridge:
Bridge Sligachan Skye

Stopped at Aros (outskirts of Portree) for a photo of the house across the bay with its becoming-autumnal trees:
Across the Bay Portree

And headed into the pine plantation (thanks for the reminder of how rich a location that is Izzy!):
Forest fallen trunk Skye

Tree bark

Tree growth old man's beard

Moss on tree trunk Skye

And a final stop for moody cloudsand sea near home:
Skye cloudscape

PS: I think I’ve got my websites all moved to the new webhost, but if you see anything strange or missing, let me know! I’ve seen some quotation marks changed to question marks!

8 Replies to “Photos: Out & About on Skye”

  1. A lovely set of photos. My favourite is Reflections at Sligachan. The water surface looks almost like frozen ice but without the hoar frost.

  2. Marion, your photographs are spectacular. I especially like the ones of moody clouds, probably
    because I’ve just completed one for an exhibit through the art atelier I belong to. Please show us your paintings you took to the exhibit. ??‍?

  3. Thank you for posting the wonderful photographs. Your location is shown to differ a great deal from also beautiful northern Ohio. Such inspiration.

  4. Oh, my heart is so full seeing these photos! I’ve spent the day putting together all the info I’ll need for my two weeks in the Highlands and Islands starting in 48 hours. AND I GET TO SEE YOU!!!!!! I’m going to grill you on all these locations so I can see them myself IRL. Many thanks for these glimpses of unearthly beauty from your lovely world…

    1. One of the comments the plein-air painters from the States who were here in June made was that on Skye you don’t have to “go to a beauty spot”, it all is. The only two of these photos that’s not on the A87 road is the dark forest at Balmacara (take the second Balmacara turnoff not the first when heading west) and one near home (viewpoint on the loop road around the Trotternish Peninsula). I can’t wait for you to see it yourself and to finally meet up!!

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