Castle Stalker, Scotland

“Salt and Stone”

As often happens with new locations, I arrived before sunrise, without a clear composition in mind. My imagination was taken by the shapes of the tidal pools of water in the salt marsh and I spent a good hour working on this frame. When I posted this image on social media, people thought the focus was too much on the landscape and said that Castle Stalker wasn’t a proper subject. However, that is what struck me when I arrived here; so many images of this place make the castle on the island seem very prominent, but it was the landscape that took my imagination more than the keep. Working on salt marshes is always tricky—the landscape changes so quickly with the tide; in the end, I found it very difficult to get the foreground interest quite how I wanted it. Needless to say, this spot is high on my list to revisit when I am next in Glencoe.


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