On Location with Ian Evans

Skye Sunset

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 Isle of Skye and 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.

Upon my arrival at this location on what was a cold and blustery November afternoon I was disappointed to discover that the entire scene was dominated by blanket cloud which stubbornly refused to move. However, as luck would have it, my patience and determination were to be rewarded.

As the sun descended through the multiple layers of cloud, it created ever changing patterns of colour and light along the way. In the final moments before it disappeared below the horizon It painted the entire scene with a resplendent burst of orange and gold providing me with a memorable Skye Sunset image.

Date : 18th November
Location Map Reference : 755288 : Badicaul, Kyle of Lochalsh.
Time : 1555 GMT

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