MM 3-14: A Skye Mountain in Monochrome

On our last day in Skye we left shortly after breakfast to begin our long trip back to Glasgow. We headed down A87 from Portree but after only about nine miles stopped one last time on the island at a spot called Sligachan to witness some of Skye’s most spectacular mountain scenery. These last few days I have been working on the photos of the Cuillin mountains that I took at that last stop in preparation for my next posting and I have decided to convert one of these shots to monochrome. It will be  my entry for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge.

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My entry to this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. The mountain is called Sgurr nan Gillean. At 964 meters high it is the fifth highest in the Cuillin.

Click on the photo to see a larger version of the photo.

In Scotland a mountain over 3,000 feet high is called a munro and there are 282 munros in the country. Twenty of them are in the Cuillin. In the 19th century British mountain climbers used to go to the Alps in France and Switzerland to find a challenge. Then someone discovered the Cuillin on Skye.

I’ll have more photos of the Cuillin in my next posting.

Leanne Cole is an Australian photographer who hosts the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. Why don’t you drop by her website to see what other photographers from all over the world are doing in monochrome these days.

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I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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2 Responses to MM 3-14: A Skye Mountain in Monochrome

  1. disperser says:

    Interesting treatment . . . suits the subject well.

  2. Pingback: Sligachan and the Cuillin Mountains of Skye | Crow Canyon Journal

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