Other than lochs, mountains and waterfalls one other thing that Skye is certainly not short of is artists and photographers.
Being an enthusiastic amateur photographer myself I was extremely keen to see how a working photographer captured such a dramatic landscape with it’s rapidly changing light and weather.
Whilst out and about (and if the opportunity presented itself) I would pop into one of the galleries to see the photographer’s work. To my eyes the best of these has to be Russell Sherwood’s near Dunvegan in the north of the island.
My first instinct when viewing his work is that he was using Medium Format cameras. Russell is happy to discuss the equipment he uses and by any professional standards it is primarily straightforward stuff. His website has all the details of his camera gear and so I won’t go steal his thunder here.
What really struck me is that when it comes down to it, it is the photographer and their ability to “see” the image and opportunity. Cameras don’t take bad photographs. People do.
Russell has built up a portfolio of incredible images which totally capture spirit of the landscape of Skye and if you are ever in the area I doubt you would be disappointed by a trip there. His website is also well worth investigating: http://skyescapegallery.zenfolio.com/