Summer on Syke
It’s been quite a long time since I visited Syke. It’s always so beautiful in summer, with the heather and lush green landscape. However summer also brings two things I’m not so fond of: midges, and huge crowds of tourists.
There’s been quite a lot of talk about how the crowds are affecting Skye. I’m sure the local businesses are enjoying the increased footfall, but there is concern that overcrowding is ruining some of the popular scenic spots.
I’d like to return to Skye this year once the peak tourist season is over. I think winter could be a lovely time to visit and gives me a good excuse to dust off my winter hiking gear again!
Have you been to Skye this summer? I do wonder what views like this would be like after the very warm few months. I hope the pretty heather has survived.
Tech Specs: Sony A7ii, Zeiss 16-35mm f4 @ 17mm, 1/125sec at f10. Edited only in Lightroom, and going for a rare square crop for a change.
P.S it’s quite rare I use my 16-35mm, so you don’t see many shots like this from me! If you’d like to know more about my gear setup, you can find that on the Gear page.
P.P.S: It’s still Perthshire Open Studios! My studio is open again until 7pm today, and then tomorrow is my final day (10am-7pm) before I pack up all my prints and head to Aberdeen Art Fair.
If you’d like to attend the fair (Open Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen), send me a message and I’ll be able to give you a voucher for free entry! 🙂
Cat Burton is a photographer inspired by the wild nature of Scotland. Passionate about animals, conservation and the environment, she's happiest when exploring the wilderness with her camera. From her studio in Perthshire, Scotland, she shares a daily photograph of adventures around the Scottish countryside. From landscapes and wildlife, to farm animals and lone trees. You can follow her adventures around Scotland here. From time to time she creates fine art photography which has been exhibited across the UK and is available as fine art prints here.