'Red rock pattern, Isle of Eigg, Scotland 2016' Print of the Month february

Last April I visited the beautiful Isle of Eigg on the west coast of Scotland. It's an amazing little island with lots of opportunities to create photographs. There's a sandy bay and a rocky stretch next to eachother, both facing west. The Isle of Rhum is in the background.

I spent about an hour to make this photograph, slightly changing camera position to get the optimal composition. The red rock in the foreground is actually pretty small and my camera was really close to it to give it enough presence. When your camera is that close to a foreground object, tiny changes in camera position affect the composition hugely.

This image is printed on one my favourites papers: ProLine Vibrant Superior Fine Art Silk Rag 305 gsm, a beautiful 100% cotton paper, just a shade on the warm side. It has a lovely texture and is slightly glossy.