I had arrived at this spot 45 minutes earlier, in the pre-dawn twilight. Gradually, pink tones began to fill the sky to the south. As the sun finally rose over the mountains on the mainland, the basalt pinnacles of The Old Man began to glow as they reflected its light. Meanwhile, beneath them, in areas of shadow the grass retained its verdant green colour, but in other places it began to take on yellow tones.
It was an incredible privilege to witness this scene unfold.
This is the earliest photo on my website and it represents an important moment for me; during the walk back down from the Storr I realised that I wanted to begin to take landscape photography more seriously.
Canon 5D Mark II | ISO100 | 24-105 f/4L @ 40mm | f/22 | 3.2 sec | 0.6 ND hard filter
Trotternish Peninsula, Isle of Skye.