Sleat skies

Painted skies
After a summer of, to say the least, changeable weather, the one thing that will stick in my mind for this year was the constantly changing cloudscape. As a passing storm, an approaching warm front or fading ridge of high pressure move over us, we have been treated to the most spectacular clouds. American artist Jon Schueler who lived in Mallaig during the 70's found his inspiration in the skies over the Sound of Sleat. He found "the brooding, storm-ridden sky over the Sound of Sleat in which I find the living image of past dreams, dreams which had emerged from memory and the swirl of paint. Here I can see the drama of nature charged and compressed." I am not so eloquent about it, but the clouds over me have become a major inspiration and a crucial part of much of my photography. More images in Latest Work.