If there is one place on Skye that is loaded with photographers (and Skye has its fair share!) it has to be Sligachan, located halfway between Broadford and Portree, where the Cullins mountains dominate the landscape.
The landscape just shouts to be photographed and on my visit there were these intrepid snappers shooting the landscape from the little hill. Every one of them had a tripod, while mine laid sleeping in the boot of the car.
Possibly they were a camera club, photography workshop or a bunch of photography enthusiasts on a trip, but regardless of who they were, it was fascinating to see how they carefully viewed the landscape and went about their photography of the black Cuillins. Then they packed their gear, picked up their tripods and went back to the car park, a large number of them taking notice of the film camera i was carrying as they went by.
Just a shame I’ll probably never get to see the photographs they shot that day.
A Stone’s Throw | Tintype styled landscape and still-life photography.
This photography project uses a coloured tintype visual style and explores local roads and fields. All of the images were shot within two miles of my former home in North Yorkshire.
Close to Home
Several of the images include locations that, though very close to home, I’d never visited before even though I’d lived in that area for over 35 years.
The phrase ‘a stone’s throw‘ refers to the short distances involved.
The tintype photo process, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, dates back to the Victorian era, being at its most popular during the 1860s and 1870s.
The original Victorian process used several highly toxic ingredients including potassium cyanide as a fixer. These images were, however, taken using an iPhone and the Hipstamatic photography app.
More details about the Tintype photo process can be found HERE
[The images are best viewed with the gallery in full screen mode]