Another look at Muck

(The Isle of Muck, that is …)

I visited the little Hebridean Isle of Muck in June 2009 as part of a Light & Land workshop which visited the Knoydart peninsular and the Islands of Skye, Eigg, Canna, and Muck, travelling around on the boat Mary Doune from our base at Doune on Knoydart. The boat was skippered by Andy Tibbetts who has his own photography website.

On that day I shot with a Canon T90 and Fuji Velvia 50. (I’ve had two T90s which are gorgeous and capable cameras, but with an unfortunate habit of stopping working due to an electrical error – don’t have them any more).

It was a very hot and bright day and we alighted from the boat on a rock platform at one end of the island and returned from the little harbour at the other end of the island, stopping to photograph seals, wild horses, croft houses, and the great views which included Canna, Rum, and Skye. On the same day we encountered a school of porpoise (porpoises?) which caused great excitement amongst those group members equipped with camouflaged telephoto lenses and many-frames-per-second DSLRs. I knew I wasn’t going to get anthing decent so I just preferred to watch the wildlife.

The light was a bit too harsh for Velvia and the original results were a touch on the garish side. I have previously published shots with the saturation turned down but I decided to take a fresh look and do some black and white conversions in Lightroom.

I hope you like the results.

The main road / the only road on Muck


  1. Great images, brings back good memories, I stayed on Eigg a few times in the early 90’s so good to see the Sgurr in your images and the Isle of Rhum. Took a short day trip to Muck, such a lovely peaceful place.

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