Faerie Pools

A trip back home to Scotland in March last year cut short by Covid-19, I had visited the Isle of Skye as a child but always wanted to photograph it.

Faerie Pools

By David Scott

3rd Winner Image Review 12

Canon EOS 5DS; Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 DG HSM; 1/4s; f/16 @ 24mm.

A trip back home to Scotland in March last year cut short by Covid-19, I had visited the Isle of Skye as a child but always wanted to photograph it.

Skye has so many iconic landscapes, I had to cut my short trip down to 3 locations, this one being the Faerie Pools in Glen Brittle.

Bit of a hike to get to this scene but worth it. I just love that volcanic shaped lump of rock overlooking the pool.

This island is a landscape photographer’s dream.

Don’s response

What a stunning and dramatic landscape this is.

Being unfamiliar with the location, my first thought was that it must be someplace in Iceland, so it was intriguing to learn that David Scott took this image in his native Scotland.

There is a sweeping quality to David’s composition that invites the eye to dip and soar from foreground to background again and again.

A beautiful photograph of what must be an astonishing landscape.

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