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Michael Hart Fine Art

Kyleakin Golden

Kyleakin Golden

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 Sharon and I were on Skye for the second time, staying once again at the lovely White Heather B&B in Kyleakin, where ferries used to land before the Skye Bridge opened in 1995. The White Heather is right there in the harbor, just a few yards from the old ferry landing. 

Looking across the harbor to the southeast you have a wonderful view of the ruins of Castle Moil, the ancestral home of Clan McKinnon. You also have a wonderful view back to the mainland over Loch Ash, which became the subject of one of my B&W images, ‘Storm Clouds, Kyleakin.’

But this was on another evening, when we had gotten back from a day of driving around the island. It was not quite sunset, but the sun, low in the western sky, cast a warming glow which raked across the docked boats, which all seemed to be painted in warm tones that amplified the effect of the light. 

The water reflection, smoothed by a long exposure on the tripod-mounted camera, reflects the tones of the sky, from the warm areas towards the sun, to the clear blue sky to the south. I know Skye can get pretty brutal weather, but this remains my idealized image of the area, and is one of my favorite recent images.

It was honored with a 2nd Place Finish, Professional Category in Scotland Magazine’s 2018 Photo Competition. Being a subscriber, I felt ‘chuffed.’

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