King Street, Islay, Scotland, by Andrew Jones

King Street

Islay, Scotland

Technical Details

Canon 5D mkII DSLR

Canon 28-200mm 3.5-5.6

170mm focal length

ISO 100

f /16.0

1/8 second

Polarising Filter

Landscape Photographer of the Year


"The village of Portnahaven lies at the south-western tip of the Hebridean island of Islay. The white-washed houses that line the harbour here provide an attractive subject for photography at any time of day. On this particular day, I waited until the last hour of sunlight when the rays of the setting sun bathed the buildings in a wonderful warm golden light. I was lucky that this coincided with a time when there were not any parked cars along the road; the last vehicle had only driven off minutes earlier!"


This photograph was one of the commended entries in the 'Urban View' category of the 2010 'Take a View' Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. It was awarded a place in the awards book (available from AA Publishing) and appeared as an exhibition print at London's National Theatre. Packhorse Track, Loch Maree Dawn, and Path to Pen y Fan are commended entries from other years of the same competition.

Landscape Photographer of the Year Portfolio 4
View Loch Maree Dawn, Wester Ross, Scotland View Frog on Lily Pad, North Waltham, England View Landing Stage Twilight, Lake District, England View Clearing Mists, Buttermere, Lake District View King Street, Portnahaven, Islay View Walrus Portrait, Augustabukta, Svalbard View Jökulsarlón Ice, Iceland View Tysfjorden Ice, Norway View Mountain Gorilla, Bwindi National Park, Uganda View Loch Maree Mists, Wester Ross, Scotland View Seven Sisters Reflection, Sussex, England View Broad-bodied Chaser, Hampshire View Red Skies over Loch Indaal, Islay, Scotland View The Sailing Barge, River Alde, Suffolk View Arctic Tern, Northumberland View Nanven Sunset, Cornwall View Packhorse Track, Yorkshire Dales View Deserts Trees, Namib Desert, Namibia View Challenging Pelicans, Kangaroo Island, Australia View Matterhorn Sunset, Zermatt, Switzerland View The Launch at Dawn, Lake District
View Damselfly Stare, Hampshire View Limestone Pavement Twilight, Yorkshire Dales View Lighthouse Glow, Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada View Cornish Currents, Cornwall View Leaping Salmon, Yorkshire Dales View Nanjizal Bay, Cornwall View Autumn Boardwalk, Nova Scotia View Inquisitive Fox Cub, Iceland View Bigbury Bay, Devon View Canoe Twlight, Kejimkujik, Nova Scotia View Ashness Bridge, Lake District View Rhino Reflection, Etosha National Park, Namibia View Burren Stones, Ireland View Steventon Lane in Winter, Hampshire View Bluebell Dawn, Hampshire View Kestrel and Kill, Hampshire View Sandstone Coast, Dorset, England View Glen Brittle Falls, Isle of Skye View Northumbrian Shoreline, Northumberland View Shoreline Boulders, Cornwall View Adders Duelling, Dorset View Gornergrat, Switzerland View Lagoon Boardwalk, Australia View Barley Sunset, North Waltham, Hampshire View Bamburgh Sands, Northumberland View Bruges Reflection, Belgium