At the base of the Black Cuillin Mountains sits Sligachan, a small village in central Skye. Surrounded by a maze of small streams fed by mountains, the winding Sligachan river is the largest of arteries which leads to Loch Sligachan to the East.
The area has a rich history, and the scenery surrounding is a natural attraction for visitors to Skye. By the road which runs through the village is a small stone bridge which is a common subject in many photographs, but a short walk to the west up the river bank leads you to the intersection with Allt Dearg Mor, another small river with a set of waterfalls.
This area is a great place to get away from the bridge and find something of your own. This scene shows the river curving toward Marsco Mountain in the Red Hills range, and to the right of the frame, the famous Sgurr nan Gillean, whose peak is just about visible among the cloud.
I experimented with different shutter times to allow some visual movement in the water, giving a silky, smooth surface to the river’s flow. The dramatic sky is typical of Skye and sets a distinct mood for the scene which I loved.
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