Isle of Skye 2023

Mist and Majesty: the Skye’s the Limit

 

 

 

Isle of Skye Photography Workshop

£980 (€1,150)

24th – 27th February 2023

3 Nights

Landscape and seascape photographic tuition in the most iconic locations on Skye, renowned for its mist and mood. Departing from Glasgow International Airport, we will also have opportunities to photograph locations en-route in the Glencoe area and at Eilean Donan Castle.

 


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With its epic scenery, dramatic weather and magical light, the Isle of Skye has become the latest playground de jour for social media users, and a firm favourite for landscape photography.

It’s not hard to see why. Desolate, wind-blasted moors of heather dotted with sheep, sweep down to moody silver lochs. Gnarled peninsulas with fearsome basalt sea cliffs defiantly jut out into the restless Atlantic Ocean, and great saw-toothed mountains, geological lairds of the island, lift their sublime craggy heads to greet oft cloudy skies.

The volcanically derived landscape feels as vast and barren as Iceland’s, and its terrain is blanketed in a verdure reminiscent of the Faroe Islands. It gets very similar weather too, sitting in the firing line of the low pressure systems sweeping across the north Atlantic. Indeed, local people call their island Eilean a’Cheo, ‘Isle of Mist’, and the Vikings named it Sky-a ‘cloud island’.

The Isle of Skye’s most dramatic geological feature is undoubtedly the Trotternish Ridge escarpment, formed during a series of landslips, which runs for almost the full length of the 30km Trotternish peninsula. It includes the Isle of Skye’s most famous landmark – the Old Man of Storr – an isolated gnarly basalt pinnacle which featured in the opening scenes of Ridley Scott’s blockbuster movie, Prometheus. The Quiraing hosts equally dramatic rocky pinnacles and crags. Places such as the Fairy Pools, a series of turquoise pools and silver waterfalls, seem to have been lifted straight from the pages of a fantasy book. Read our blog Highlands and Islands: A Scottish Photographic Odyssey for more details.

Our tours specialise in small groups to give each participant the time and space to learn, or to develop, existing skills.


 

Quiraing and tree, Isle of Skye

Dawn at the Quiraing

 

 

Eilean Donan Castle in blue hour

Eilean Donan Castle in the blue hour

 

 

Old Man of Storr and photographers

The Old Man of Storr

 

Elgol egg, Isle of Skye

The Elgol ‘egg’

 

 

Needle, Isle of Skye

The Needle

 

 

Neist Point lighthouse, Isle of Skye

Neist Point Lighthouse