Neist Point Lighthouse: Most Westerly Point Isle of Skye

Neist Point Lighthouse: Most Westerly Point Isle of Skye

“Neist Point Lighthouse” by Robert Keighley Landscape Photography

The location high on my list of places to visit, whilst on the Isle of Skye, was Neist Point Lighthouse. The whole of the Isle of Skye in Scotland is a photographer’s paradise. From the stunning Black Cuillin mountain range, to the small picturesque village of Elgol.

To capture this image I had to over come one of my fears, which is my fear of heights!

As I headed down to the edge of the rocks to capture my photo, keeping in mind safety first. I kept a safe distance from the edge of the cliff and ventured further.
Putting one foot in front of the other, with tripod in one hand, my camera bag on my back, I accomplished the challenge and conquered my fear of heights as I arrived at the lighthouse itself.
How I made it down in one piece without the wind blowing me into the water I do not know!

At Last.

I was in the perfect place to capture the powerful atmosphere in front of me.
It was time to visualize my image.

With the gloomy clouds blowing through overhead and the waves crashing beneath my feet, I wanted to capture that blustery, almost stormy atmosphere of the clouds and waves against the lighthouse.
The sun was setting to my left, which in turn lit the side of the lighthouse up enough so that it stood out against the dark clouds.
I waited for the light to drop enough for the lamp on the lighthouse to be illuminated, which I feel adds just that extra element to the finished image.

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“Neist Point Lighthouse”

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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Have you visited the most westerly point of Isle of Skye? Have you seen or taken a picture of Neist Point Lighthouse yourself? Join in the conversation by leaving a comment.

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Good News! Results: The Scottish Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2015

Good News! Results: The Scottish Landscape Photographer Of The Year 2015

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!

‘Neist Point’

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.

‘Fairy Pools’

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.

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