Finlaggan And The Milky Way
After my recent night shoot and rekindling my like for night photography we had some more clear skies over Islay so I headed out with the camera again and treat myself to capture Finlaggan and the Milky Way on Islay.
Finlaggan is a site of great historical importance to Scotland as it is where the Lord of the Isles ruled the Isles and West Coast of Scotland from the 13th to 15th centuries. Detailed information can be found at the Finlaggan website and worth a visit to find out the history of the site.
I’ve had a shoot up at the site in my mind for a while now, although not doing the Milky Way, my original plans were for a Long Exposure but a clear night changed that idea so I headed up there to get some more practice on my night photography.
When I arrived there was a very shallow mist just dispersing from the loch and the moon wasn’t far from setting, but I decided to get some shots in with the moon also and it’s true what they say, it’s just like the sun at night when you are doing longish exposures, but I noticed how the light of the moon was casting nice long shadows on the walkway to the site so I decided to get some shots done there before heading on to the site.
Down at the site I decided to use one of the ruins of the smaller hall as a focal point with the Milky Way running up through it and edited it with a different white balance to give it a different look.
The last image I opted to edit from here is one of the smaller island, Eilean na Comhairle just as the moon was setting and again edited with a different white balance to give it a cooler look to the image.
More information can also be found on the Islay Info website which provides a plethora of information on Islay.