Isle Of Skye Photography Tour – Samsung NX1

Storr Burst - The Old Man of Storr, its a bit of a climb but so worth it!

Its been a week now since I was up in the Isle Of Skye and the Highlands of Scotland taking photos with two good friends. We were blessed with what would be considered great weather for the area. We arrived not long after a period of very wintry weather so there was plenty of snow on the ground, we however had a mix of sunshine clouds and the odd snow flurry, great photography conditions really apart from the high winds.

Our plan was to travel up on the Thursday night as far as Glencoe, but the hotel we wanted was booked out by a film crew (filming an RBS advert!!!). So instead we made it to Tyndrum, in the Highlands, still a good trek from the Yorkshire area. A B&B for the night and then up early doors on the Friday to shoot the Glencoe area and head on to Skye. We got some great shots on our way through the Glencoe area and the Galashiels valley.

Friday night was our first night on the Isle of Skye, before we went to the hotel we checked out Elgol and the amazing views of the Cullins you get there.  We had by accident stumbled across our accommodation for the weekend, I lovely couple had just taken over a hotel and had been getting excellent reviews, so we took a stab and booked it. So glad we did, the welcome was lovely and all weekend they looked after us, fed us great food, and were all round just plain great. Not being a whisky drinker (unlike my friends) it was really nice to find the lovely locals and guests bar stocked with some great Scottish Vodka, and Gins too. If you need a place to stay on Skye with great access to everywhere, and especially the Fairy Pools then please, please, please try to book with these guys. The hotel is called Taigh Ailean and you can see here for details www.taighailean.scot. If you mention me and you are a photographer they might even give you a deal?

the welcome was lovely and all weekend they looked after us, fed us great food, and were all round just plain great.

The Saturday and the Sunday were now ours to capture Skye as we saw fit, we were going to be governed by the weather and because of that we had not planned any specifics but just went with the flow. Below is a sample of what we captured. The Samsung NX1 performed to its excellent standard again, and of course being weather sealed, I did not have to worry so much about the sea spray or odd snow shower, I am loving this camera.

I am still processing my shots from here, so I might update this gallery or even create another post.

9 thoughts on “Isle Of Skye Photography Tour – Samsung NX1

    • February 8, 2015 at 3:05 pm
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      I am loving it Matt, such a jump up for me in comparison. Are you getting to grips with yours ok? Thank you.

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      • February 8, 2015 at 6:07 pm
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        Yep. I use Nikon DSLRs, and have tested Canon DSLRs so know what it should be able to do to keep up. The biggest new thing for me is that it is mirrorless… Took me a while to get used to that. But I went in with an open mind, promised myself not to compare it to the “big boys” and am so far impressed.

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  • December 6, 2015 at 12:04 am
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    Thank you so much. You’ve made my heart fly away with the most beautiful photos I have ever seen from my far away homeland, Scotland. Simply magic.

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    • December 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm
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      You are welcome 🙂 It is a lovely, lovely place… Thanks for looking

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  • January 28, 2016 at 8:53 am
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    I love your photos and would like to use one of them for a challenge painting with Art Tutor. This month’s reference is Eilean Donan Castle. I like the almost monotone look of your picture. With your permission I would credit you as the photographer and the painting is definitely not for profit of any kind.
    Diana

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    • January 28, 2016 at 9:04 am
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      Hi Diana

      Yes that is no problem at all, thank you for asking.

      Good luck

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  • February 18, 2016 at 3:44 am
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    I am just starting out in Photography (i’m 16) and your tutorials (i own a Nx1000) have helped me so much. Your work is very good.

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    • February 18, 2016 at 12:18 pm
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      Thank you Pablo, I loved the NX1000 as a starter camera, so enjoy yourself.

      Regards Andi

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