Skye, Cloud Island - First Edition
On Skye, the eyes are constantly drifting upwards,
to majestic mountains, serrated pinnacles and
tenacious clouds. Ever since it was named by Viking
explorers ( Skíð = cloud island), it has been known
as much for mist, rain and other vaporous
conditions, as for spectacular scenery. These days
Skye attract thousands of photographers hoping to
capture the special light and conditions. What is particularly
fascinating about Skye it how many different land
and sea scapes are present on such a small island,
most less than half an hour away from wherever
you are. The book has been divided into three
chapters, Sea, Land & Sky. Embrace the Cloud.
'Skye, Cloud Island' by Morten Hansen
Morten Schmidt Hansen was born in Horsens, Denmark in 1976. Went to Stirling University in Scotland, and decided to stay after graduation in 2002.
Having enjoyed Skye since first visiting as a child, Morten decided to move there in 2011, due to the incredible combination of sea and mountains. Mountaineering has been a part of Morten’s life for a long time, and Skye presented the perfect opportunity to start climbing on the Cuillin hills. Thanks to modern technology, a mobile camera was ever present on these trips. After a while, camera gear and tripod got lugged up the mountains too. Morten has always been interested in photography. The landscape and light on the island gave it an extra push needed to take it seriously. This book is the culmination of 6 years photography.