Posts Tagged ‘Arran’

24th March 2008

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Sunset over the Isle of Arran from the mainland, Scotland.

Goodbye beautiful Arran, until next time.

The [Caledonian MacBrayne] ferry to Ardrossan.

23rd March 2008

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Beinn Tarsuinn ridge and Goatfell from Meall Biorach, Arran, Scotand

Towards Meall Donn from Meall Biorach, Arran, Scotand

The Scottish island of Arran is the near perfect landscape photography location. Being one of the southerly Scottish islands, the weather is often more stable then the more northerly west coast islands/mainland. The main benefit though, is the size of the island; its possible to shoot/walk in the early morning light on the east coast of the island then drive over The String to the west coast for the late afternoon light. This combined with a hill range rivaling Skye’s cullin ridge in drama, plus many glens, waterfalls and standing stones, makes Arran a great place to find accessible photo opportunities without having to walk all day for one shot.

22nd March 2008

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Holy Island and Clauchlands Point from Merklands Point, Arran, Scotland

Cir Mhor from Glen Rosa, Arran, Scotland

I am starting to realise that to get any better at landscape photography, that the next level requires a big increase in the investment in not only time and effort, but also in (counter-intuitive) anti-social behavior. To get the magical shots means pre-visualising a shot, then going back to the location in ideal lighting (sunrise/sunset) at least once. On this trip this Easter trip, this would mean being on the hill at 4.30am, and therefore quickly using up any accrued brownie points with the already very patient other half!

21st March 2008

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Meall Bhig from above Coirein Lochain, Arran, Scotland

Cul nan Creagan from Corie nam Meann, Arran, Scotland

20th March

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

The [Caledonian MacBrayne] ferry to the Isle of Arran, Scotland