www.casgwent.com: Photography: Knoydart

Sun on Rùm

On Landscape

This article first appeared in Issue 59

A set of images attempting to dispel the myth that it is not possible to make worthwhile landscape photographs under harsh overhead sun.

On a trip to the Small Isles of Scotland, we visited by boat the remote beach of Bàgh Rubha Mhoil Ruaidh on the north-east side of Rùm.

I literally turned my back on the views of the Black Cuillin across the water on Skye and for several hours concentrated on the 100 metres or so stretch of beach. With its mostly near perfect pebbles, excepting some stained with seahorse shapes. Highlighted by seaweed/slime, sometimes in single strands and sometimes coating boulders into gold nuggets.