Please View On Black Click Here Sligachan Bridge, February snow covering the Cuillin range, just over an hour later here it was sunshine and clear blue skies, rare at the best of times!
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From a largely unknown place in the last image to a very well known one here, found this one unpublished on my hard drive this morning and thought what better time to post a freezing snow and Ice bound scene than in the middle of July....
Sligchan bridge back in January with Mike Muddyboots, Geoff Moore, and Mark Waidson, as you can see it was bitterly cold and the crampons I'd used the previous month in Iceland were coming in very handy ! The Cuillin to the rear looking very dramatic half shrouded in cloud, covered in snow and a fiery morning glow to the side made taking this classic well shot image an absolute no brainer...
Mikes done a Vlog of this very morning and you can see it here: - www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoTQHUijJc4&feature=youtu.be
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Sligachan - The iconic view of the Cuillin and the old Sligachan bridge at the 'crossroads' on Skye. A welcome break in the clouds and a rare...
The frozen pond at Sligachan on the Isle Of Skye with snow capped Glamaig in the background.
...also known as the old bridge at Sligachan. As you can see, the height of the central span is not inconsiderable - and no Paul, I've checked, there is no Indianna Jones style invisible bridge stretching across from the new bridge to the old one. I can however see how one would be completely taken in with the spectacular view across the river to the iconic three Munros of Sgurr nan Gillean, Am Basteir and Bruach na Frith. God, I love this place!
As I was staying on the campsite at Sligachan, it would have been an utter waste if I hadn't joined a fair crowd of other Togs and taken advantage of the wonderful evening conditions. I know the views of the mountains over the old bridge are familiar, but it is popular because it is such an outstanding sight. As you can see the flow of water is very low, which is a shame, but it did make for much easier walking conditions earlier in the day. The mountains on show are Beinn Dearg Mheadhonach, Garbh Bheinn and Clach Glas (in the distance), Marsco and on the extreme right Sgurr na Stri.
Sligachan Old Bridge, Isle of Skye Scotland, United Kingdom
Check out the next post for another perspective!
I have just return from a week long hiking/ camping trip in beautiful Scotland. The landscapes were simply jaw-dropping! It is little wonder why it attracts so many photographers and tourist.
Camping just a walking distance away, I woke up at 5:15 and was greeted by the vibrant pre-dawn sky. In fact I had to turn down the saturation a little in post processing! I was surprised that I had the place mostly to myself. Having scouted the location during a rather boring sunset the previous day, I knew exactly the compositions I preferred. In this image, I liked the symmetry of the bridge and the mountain in the background. The sun was rising just behind the mountain which made the capturing the whole dynamic range of the scene very challenging. It was difficult to use graduated neutral density filter as the horizon was not flat. Hence I decided to capture 2 separate exposures; 1) for the bright highlights in the sky and 2) darker foreground and mountain. Blending them in Photoshop to produce the final image.
2 exps, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop. All comments and constructive criticisms are appreciated!
This is my one and only photograph of the old stone bridge at Sligachan on the Isle of Skye. This isn’t my only shot because I didn’t like the...