I am always watchful of changing weather patterns and at this time of year a developing high pressure over Scandinavia often provides interesting sunsets across the west coast of Scotland.
I am particularly attracted to this location near Kyle of Lochalsh not only because it provides an excellent view of the distant Red and Black Cuillin but also because one can almost guarantee a composition incorporating a wide and dramatic skyscape.
My decision to visit on this occasion was entirely speculative and when I arrived on location I feared disappointment. A significant bank of cloud remained stubbornly over the western sky casting a dark and unwelcome shadow over most of the mountains of the Isle of Skye and the waters of the Inner Sound. However, determination and patience were to finally win the day. As the sun slowly descended through the multiple layers of cloud it created ever changing patterns of colour and light along the way. Its final pulse painted the entire scene with a resplendent burst of orange and gold.