A windless morning plus contra jour lighting make for great reflections in this image of a small loch an on the Isle of Islay.
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.