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Trotternish Ridge, Skye | by Douglas Griffin
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Trotternish Ridge, Skye

Believe it or not I hadn’t set out to make a photograph from this famous location. Along with my wife and children I had just been for a wander up to the Quiraing*, (Scots Gaelic: Cuith-raing) and the path passes very close to this spot. We were on our way back to the car after a morning and early afternoon of bright sunshine and squally showers, but by now it looked like heavier rain was setting in. I thought that it might just be dull enough overhead for it to be worth trying something, and this image is the result. I was hoping that the sky at the top left of the frame might darken a bit, but it didn't happen. Within 5 minutes the rain was torrential and it was time to pack up.

 

*You’ll often see this view referred to as ‘The Quiraing’, but this is in fact looking away from that feature towards the summits of Cleat and Bioda Buidhe, part of the Trotternish Ridge (Druim Thròndairnais).

 

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Taken on October 10, 2011