Other pictures have been less calculated but no less breathtaking. On one occasion Clive forgot to put his lens on servo mode. "A wave rose and fell and there were two droplets of water at the point where the camera was focusing," he says.
"The focus was so quick it locked on to these two drops and what you see is the wave in focus, the boat out of focus, and the wake of the boat 50 feet either side. You see the spray, the drama and the mountains in the background. It's a happy accident but it's interesting because it gives the viewer a survivor's point of view."
For Clive, "lenses are connected with memories because they're linked with certain pictures." He has had many happy experiences and encounters on Islay that helped him form strong connections with the island. Last year, Coxswain David MacLellan was awarded the RNLI Bronze Medal for Gallantry – one of the charity’s highest accolades – for his display of great skill and seamanship in an extremely arduous service. His four crew members were also recognised for their part in the rescue, an operation which lasted 18 hours.
Clive was invited up to the ceremony to give a presentation about his work to the volunteers and crew, along with islanders and Vice Admiral Paul Boissier CB MA MSc, Chief Executive of the RNLI. "I was incredibly proud to be involved," he says. "My passion for working in Scotland will never go away."