5 Days to Honour the Isle of Skye – Day 2: The Heart of the Cuith-Raing

Heart of the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye in Scotland
The Heart of the Cuith-Raing ISO100, F13,1/10sec

Day 2 in honour of the Isle of Skye with a great capture of the Heart of the Cuith-Raing.

I invite you to see the Day 1 photograph if you have not yet:

5 Days to Honour the Isle of Skye – Day 1: Light on Beinn Edra

This was also made last September during one of my photography workshops. The Cuith-Raing, also known as Quiraing, is a landslip on the eastern face of Meall Na Suiramach, the northernmost summit of the Trotternish on the Isle of Skye. What you see here is a portion of the road from Brogaig (North East) to Uig (North West). Obviously this particular spot is not called the heart of the Quiraing (or Cuith-Raing) but last summer, as I was hiking back with my students from the needles (another part of the Quiraing), I suddenly noticed that under a certain angle that portion of road forms a heart. After a few minutes, a ray of light pierced through the dark clouds and lit just the heart. I could not have wished for more. 5 minutes later it was raining heavily.

This was achieved with my Canon TS-E 24mm II, a single shot. I used my Lee 105mm polariser filter and a combination of Neutral Density graduated filters to retrieve the sky. This spot is only hundred yards away from where I shot the Day 1 photograph. This really illustrates the great potential of this location.

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