Neist Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Neist Point is one of my favourite places….though this is not one of my best shots of the location. But for me it is a favourite because of the very memorable conditions under which this shot was made.
What you cannot tell from the image is that a major storm had just started to ease. We had sat in the car about a mile away thinking that we best turn for home. But after a flask of coffee our courage returned and the gale eased to just a very high wind. Even so it was rather desperate by the cliff edge being jostled one way then the other by each gust of the wind. There was no way a tripod was going to remain standing so the only option was to sit low down on the cliff edge, crank up the ISO rating and hope that a high shutter speed would kill the shake that was still going thru my body.
It was one of those days when you were thankful to shrug off the waterproofs and sink into the comfort of the car…even though it was still swaying. So it is my favourite for 2017 for all the excitement and the memories of that storm.
I hope this fits the bill for this weeks DP Photo Challenge Topic….you can see what are the favourites of other contributors on this link:-
(C) David Oakes 2017