When you visit Lochalsh and Skye one of the first things which will steal your artistic heart is the light quality. The clear air and the water all around, bounce this light in fascinating and incredible ways, leading to beautiful sights around almost every corner. In the winter they days up here are short, and wonderful colour filled sunsets are easy to catch, however in summer the days go on for ever.
On a clear sunny summers day it’s almost too bright for taking good photos, but the morning and the evening give wonderful lighting for atmosphere filled photos. Around midsummer this far north, morning is very early, with sunrise currently happening at around 4:30am, but the soft morning light goes on for many hours.
Sunset is currently around 10:30, and you get lovely softened light from 7 pm onwards. This means that the traditional golden hour for perfect photographic lighting, is actually several hours long up here. The remaining 6 hours of the day when the sun has dropped below the horizon, are filled with beautiful gloaming light, and even in the few hours of proper darkness, there is a small pool of turquoise light sitting in the northern sky.