Fingal’s Cave


Fingal's Cave, Staffa

Fingal’s Cave, Staffa

Viewed from the approach with Staffa Trips last week.

Okay, I’m still getting used to using Lightroom and the tobacco filter on the sky might be a little heavy, but I’m pleased with the seawater.

Sunset from Keils

Sunset from Keils

Sunset from Keils

I took the afternoon off today to take our visiting Aussie granddaughter out when it wasn’t raining. We made it down to Keils just as the sun was setting over the Isle of Islay. The Paps of Jura are visible just right of centre.

This is one of the reasons I love living on the west coast of Scotland – there is something magical about watching the sun set in the west over islands.

Evening Seascapes I

Evening at Crinan Harbour

The west coast of Scotland provides stunning opportunities for seascapes and evening views. I’ve always found something magical in looking west over islands at the end of the day.

A couple of weeks ago I went for a walk to Castle Dounie, a stone dun overlooking the Sound of Jura, and came back along the shore to Crinan Harbour and my car. The sun was low and there was a sea haze over the water, which gave me the opportunity for this shot. The island in the distance is Scarba.

The folks at liked it as well, and it was selected as the photograph of the week for which it was taken. The photo page is here.

Evening Seascapes II

Jura Stormscape

This view is taken from close to Keills, at the end of a long peninsula that lies between Loch Sween and the Sound of Jura. The view is across the Sound of Jura to the Isle of Jura, at the point where Jura’s West Loch Tarbert nearly bisects the island. We were in for a stormy evening and the sun was setting behind growly clouds. I chose a manual exposure to capture the drama of the scene and the ominous weight of the clouds.