Award winning photographer Robert Keighley shortlisted again in Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year.
After keeping my results under raps as requested by the competition organisers. I’m now pleased to announce that two of my images ‘Neist Point Lighthouse’ and ‘Eilean Donan Castle’ were both Shortlisted Finalists for the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015 competition!
This is Neist Point and its stunning Lighthouse, which sits on the most westerly point of the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The lighthouse dates back to 1909 where it was manned until 1990, when it became fully automated. This is truly a spectacular view and well worth the trip down the steep paths, which aren’t for the faint hearted. The lighthouse is not the only thing you can see at the end of Neist Point; you can often see Dolphins, Sea Eagles, Whales and Basking Sharks.
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‘Eilean Donan Castle’
This is Scotland’s most iconic castle, most photographed and is most likely on the top of everyone’s list that visits the Scottish Highlands. This beautiful castle is situated on a small island, which is surrounded by spectacular scenery. This image was taken at twilight just after sunset on a chilly autumn night. This was the very last shot just before my filters started to fog up because of the cold.
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The Scottish Landscape Photographer Of The Year competition has only been running for two years.
With it’s first year been 2014, I was very pleased then to have just one image ‘Fairy Pools’ a Shortlisted Finalist but to have two images Shortlisted this year was just fantastic news.
This waterfall, which this is one of many at the Fairy Pools, has The Black Cuillin Mountain Ridge as its drop back. The mountains are the largest mountains (at 3,255 ft.) on the Isle of Skye and are made from the rock Gabbro that was formed from molten magma. When the sunshine’s on these crystal clear pools the water can give a beautiful blue/green cast.
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I would like to congratulate Ian Cameron who won the overall award and title ‘The Scottish Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2015’. One of his images ‘Awakening Ben Loyal’ was one of my favorites images of this year’s competition I’ve seen so far from the results.