Possibly one of the most photographed scenes in the world and certainly Europe, the Old Man of Storr attracts visitors to Skye from all over the globe.
The majestic rock pinnacle, a relic of an ancient landslide, reaches up and overlooks a vast view to lochs and coastlines below.
Situated on the Trotternish peninsula, it faces East toward the Sound of Raasay and Raasay Island, with mainland Scotland visible further on. Closer in its backdrop, Loch Leathan and Loch Fada add extra interest, nestled between the grassy lowlands.
I had imagined this photo almost exactly, and it was one of the few times as a photographer I’ve found luck.
It was a long, icy hike up to the Storr; with menacing snow hammering my spirits all the way up. I thought the journey would be fruitless, but with faith in a changing weather forecast that morning and a cloud break in the distance, I charged on.
Eventually, the clouds did part and gave way to a magical display of light rays over the Sound of Raasay. The scene left as soon as it arrived, but I was thankful for the 10 minutes the old man gave me.