This week, a very summery picture of Loch Skerrols on Islay.
The summer has really still to arrive this year but this is a reminder of what it can look like.
Whilst the Hebridean islands generally sit within the gulf stream, this means mild wet and windy winters.
Occasionally when the jet stream heads a little further south then wintery conditions appear. This happened today, the first time in four years leaving the islanders waking up to a snowfall.
This had a benefit for me as I had been sitting on a commission for four years waiting on the right conditions and today became the day !
Most people with a camera generally head towards the north end of the island to take pictures using the Paps of Jura as a back drop which whilst always makes a nice shot, it becomes a bit predictable and new angles on this are hard to come by.
So instead I decided on a more creative approach using a very simple composition of these trees with the snow on them which had been driven on a strong westerly wind. Although it looks like a mono image, this is the full colour version as there was very little colour in the scene.