Little did I know on the 11th of November 2014, when I was out taking pictures near Port Wemyss, that I was about to take one of my most remarkable pictures ever. The waves around Portnahaven and Port Wemyss were incredible the day before due to a ‘Big Storm’, also referred to as ‘Weather Bomb’.
When I had parked the car in Port Wemyss at the beginning of the path of the Fishermen along the shore I waited for the sun to come through, and when it did I witnessed a beautiful spectacle. Huge waves crashed very nearby on the rocks and further out at Rhinns Point. One of the pictures turned out to be the ‘special one’.
When I came home and went through the images there was one standing out, it had a face inside a huge wave. After posting it on Facebook and Twitter there were quite a few people responding as well as Sky Television and a national news agency.
The other day I found out that the picture was all over the news. There were articles in the Daily News, The Telegraph, in an Australian news site, The Express and a few others. I guess those were my fifteen minutes of fame but most of all I was thrilled that it provided fantastic publicity for Islay, and Port Wemyss!