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