Sunday, 23 December 2012
There is something significantly symbolic about this image of Machir Bay, Islay, that was taken in November, but presented on the Islay Blog on Friday 21 December 2013. This is, of course, the day with the shortest hours of daylight; it was a day of rough weather in various parts of Britain with high winds and rough seas around Shetland, heavy rain bringing flooding to parts of the south-west of England; it was also the day when some doom-mongers were in their element prophesying the 'End of the World'. Apparently heavy rain fell soon after this photograph was taken, but those who have survived since then can appreciate the ways in which light emerges from the dark background.
Scottish Islands Explorer - plenty to anticipate