Happy Winter Solstice

Today is winter Solstice (official time is 9:47am).

I hope that you are having a nice time, wherever you are: if you are in the northern hemisphere, then the good news is that the shortest day of the year is upon us, and Summer is not too far away ;-) For those of you in the southern hemisphere, well, summer is at its peak, and all the gorgeous light of winter is in front of you!

No seriously, the winter light is incredible at the moment here in Assynt. I've made some images of Stac Pollaidh, the entire Assynt mountain range of Achnahaird beach and from some frozen lochans. I'm heading up to Quinaig tomorrow for morning light and if all goes well, I will hope to have some nice winter shots of Suilven as there has been a lot of snow cover the past day.

I love winter - it is perhaps the most magical time of year for making photographs.

So once again - happy winter solstice, and I hope you get some time this winter to head out there and make some images!