Wild at heart

Andy Dines takes a fresh an­gle on a much-pho­tographed part of the UK, the stun­ningly rugged Isle of Skye

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While the Isle of Skye is, with­out doubt, one of the most breath­tak­ing ar­eas of the United King­dom, it cer­tainly presents its own set of chal­lenges (see pages 26-29 for more shots from Skye). As any land­scape pho­tog­ra­pher will ap­pre­ci­ate, weather plays a key part as, ide­ally, you want those beau­ti­ful sun­rises and sun­sets. Skye seems to have its own mi­cro­cli­mate: the weather not only changes de­pend­ing on where you are on the is­land, but can also turn quickly from a beau­ti­ful sunny day to zero vis­i­bil­ity, with heavy rain and strong winds. Thank­fully, due to its beau­ti­ful, di­verse land­scape, you can find pho­to­genic lo­ca­tions and sub­jects to suit most weather con­di­tions.

While Skye is a beau­ti­ful des­ti­na­tion, it is also a much-pho­tographed one, so I al­ways try, where pos­si­ble, to look at it with fresh eyes. The Bride’s Veil falls [1] are one of the most pho­tographed falls on the is­land, so I wanted to try and cre­ate some­thing a lit­tle

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