Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Glen Sligachan in Isles of Skye
Some palaces are really evocative. Glen Sligachan is one of them. When the light and sky conditions are right the place can seem otherworldly, inviting or forbidding. And with this being the Isles of Skye, it can seem all three within a matter of minutes. The peaks of the Black Cuillins frequently emerge from the swirling clouds only to be rapidly enveloped by the changing skies once again. They say of the Isles of Skye that, 'if you can not see Skye then it is raining. If you can see Skye then it is about to.' And this is very true.
The image here is part of a 360 panorama of Glen Sligachan part way up the west coast of Skye. There is a great bar here that serves 200+ types of whiskey and a fantastic venison burger, which was very welcome after hours of carrying a tripod and camera whilst driving around the island trying vainly to dodge the rain.