On a recent trip to Skye I was spoilt for choice – there seemed to be so much to photograph. Mountains with snow on the tops, sweeping down to the sea.. waterfalls collecting in deep, clear pools.. the next island hazily peeping through the sea mist – but one of my favourite images was this one, which I found by looking down.

The volcanic rock there lives happily alongside the pale sand and they swirl together to make a distinctive silvery-grey beach.  I love the patterns in the sand and the shadows on the seaweed, side-lit by the setting sun.

Mindful photography is about appreciating what’s around us and often that’s something right under our noses – like the light glinting off broken glass in an alleyway – or a glossy, thickly-painted red post-box. It reminds me to stop, look, notice – and treasure the moment.