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At the risk of being repetitive I’m posting another shot taken on the beautiful Sleat Peninsula on the Isle of Skye. I was fortunate to stay in this location for 3 days and in that time saw the lighthouse and surrounding landscape under hugely different light and weather conditions. This shot was taken in the morning and as you can see the weather was stormy and the sky dramatic.
Isleornsay is a small fishing village on the Sleat Peninsula of the Isle of Skye. Across the waters from the village, and over the Sound of Sleat lie the Knoydart mountains of the Scottish mainland, giving a spectacular backdrop to the nearby tidal islands of Ornsay and Eilean Sionnach. On Eilean Sionnach stands a lighthouse built by Robert Louis Stephenson's father in 1857 and automated a little over a century later in 1962.
The lighthouse of Eilean Sionnach is a perfect centerpiece to a quite spectacular bay, surrounded on three sides by cloud-wreathed mountains and the waters of the Sound of Sleat.

The author Gavin Maxwell (Ring of Bright Water) owned the lighthouse keeper's cottages briefly in the late 1960s.

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