This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Earth, which is appropriate, given that Saturday is Earth Day. So I figured that I would do a weeklong series of different views of the Earth that I have experienced. Feel free to join in with the fun!
In this sixth episode, I’d like to share some of the awe that I experienced visiting the Isle of Skye during our trip to Scotland. This island in the Inner Hebrides is the largest and northernmost in the group, carrying the shape of a lobster claw. What struck me about Skye is its diversity in presentation to the camera’s lens, as each turn of a road provides fresh views unlike no other and the movement of clouds paints the hills with shadow and light to create one-of-a-kind other-worldly vistas from one minute to the next.
This view is across the Quiraing range on the Trotternish peninsula; after finding a reasonably high vantage point, I simply enjoyed Nature’s slideshow, which was on display with unending generosity.
This image series was captured with Canon EOS 5D MkIII using an Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. Exposure settings were 1/125s at f/18 and 400 ISO for the middle image and -1/+1 EV for the bracketing images. These were processed using Photomatix Pro.