23.08.12 - Hard Rock
This is another old scanned transparency from the late 80s on the Isle of Skye. I had the colour version of this as my cover photo on Facebook for a while. I made this sepia verion at the same time, but then lost it somewhere on my hard drive, and just found it again today! I generally prefer full colour landscape images, but occasionally monochrome gives a wonderful timeless quality, and maybe a touch of Ansel Adams too :)
For anyone wanting to visit this spectacular place, it is in the Black Cuillin mountains, on the ridge of Sgurr na Banachdich. This is one of only two peaks in the Black Cuilin that are reachable by the average mountain walker, the rest are the domain of the experienced scrambler or rock climber. The western and southern peaks on the twisting ridge directly overlook the sea, it is a truly glorious place.