There’s something about making a photo of an epic vista whilst in the midst of a howling weather front that’s life affirming.
Of course, when you’re clambering along the clifftops of the Quiraing it’s near impossible to take a “bad” photo. But it’s easier to take a better one when you’re offered wonderfully dramatic conditions.
If you’re wondering about the unusual name of this incredible area, you’ll be pleased to know that its roots are not entirely certain. You pronounce Quiraing as Kwi-RANG, and etymologists give two possible roots and meanings:
- From Old Norse, Kví Rand, meaning “round fold”, or;
- From Gaelic, A’ Chuith-Raing, meaning “pillared enclosure”.
Either are descriptively accurate.
Camera: Fujifilm X-T2
Lens: Samyang 12mm ƒ/2.0 NCS CS
Shutter speed: 1⁄200
Software: Capture One, Nik Collection, Affinity Photo