Oldshoremore is one of my favourite spots on the west coast of Scotland – a wonderfully remote and impressive beach. A huge sweep of sand curves to a fine-shaped rocky headland jutting out at one end, sawn off by the waves to form a small but dramatic cliff at the tip. All the ingredients for some great images, but, although I have visited many times I have failed to do the place justice.
Recently I was over west on a commission, shooting geological locations in the north-west Highlands. On finishing the final site, cloud was marching in from the east but there was enough of a gap on the western horizon to make dramatic late afternoon light a possibility. A chance to try for Oldshoremore Scotland again.
On arriving I wasn’t disappointed – low winter sunshine and huge Atlantic waves breaking on the bay leaving fascinating foam patterns where they finally came to a halt. As I wandered about trying out different ideas the sun sank behind the small cliffs on the headland and left a wonderful afterglow lingering for some time. After quite a bit of wave-dodging I headed for the car as the final colour faded to blue.
Here are a few of the highlights from a fantastic winter afternoon in the north-west Highlands:
Iain Sarjeant – Bio
Iain Sarjeant is a professional photographer based in the Scottish Highlands. He shoots a wide range of subjects and locations, but his real passion is for exploring the unique light, land and way of life around him. Attracted as much to the detail of colour and form as the wider scene, Iain’s images display a very personal relationship with the north of Scotland.
Iain shoots stock for 4 agencies worldwide as well as supplying images directly to magazines, design agencies and a range of other commercial and public sector clients. He undertakes commissions and also exhibits his personal work regularly.