The Skye’s the limit

My fourth night on Skye and already I feel rested and peaceful. The nights are dark and silent, although night before last I watched the edge of the Geminid’s shower through the sunroof. That was pretty amazing. It’s raining again this morning but as I’m working til 4pm I don’t really mind.
I’m busy testing the second battery too: it looks like they’re both shot.  🙁

Bridge of Orchy

So much for getting to the Isle of Skye…

I only got a few miles and came across the Bridge of Orchy. Now I know that most photographers like sunshine, and indeed most photos look better with sunshine in them. However, misty, dull days can still be attractive:

Bridge of Orchy
Bridge of Orchy

The sky has been overcast in Scotland for 3 days now but some views are spectacular for it, especially the huge vistas of some of the glens.

The second shot actually has the Bridge of Orchy included:

Bridge of Orchy
Bridge of Orchy

When you look at the bridge, and use it to scale the mountains around it, it’s humbling. Actually this scene reminds me very much of Spean bridge, as seen from the Commando Memorial. I must hunt out a photo of Spean bridge and compare the two.  Anyway, if you’re ever stuck in the house with your camera moaning that the weather is too bad to take photos, take heart, you can get great photos even when the weather is bad.

I stayed in this location for lunch, it was far too good to waste on one quick look.