Fingal’s Cave

Fingal's Cave
This shot is my first-ever “keeper,” despite its technical limitations. It was taken at the entrance to Fingal’s Cave (of Mendelssohnian fame), on the isle of Staffa in the Hebrides of Western Scotland.

I love the fact that it was taken in colour, yet looks practically black-and-white, and the way the light and shadow pick out the different faces of the pillars.

The picture was taken with an ancient Olympus Trip camera – a model my father extolled for travelling because you could ‘drop it on concrete’ with no apparent ill effects.