Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

Crofters cottage

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Goodbye Scotland and this little Drumbeg croft cottage. Thanks for having us under your ancient roof.


Saturday, May 17th, 2008

The A894 to Drumbeg, Scotland. Definitely one of the UK’s most scenic roads.

The Fannichs

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

On the walk in to the the Fannichs, Scotland.


Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

The rather wonderful path from the A835 At Elphin west to Lochinver, passing the majestic Suilven, shown here in the golden glow of sunset. We were a little late home from this mountain bike ride…

An Teallach

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

Above, on Lord Berkeley’s Seat, here looking over to An Teallach’s pinnacled ridge. This last shot (me) in all my Victorian elegance, made me smile.


Monday, May 12th, 2008

Top; Deer corpses, Glencapisp hunting Lodge, Lochinver, Scotland, middle; walker on the lower summit of Suilven.

Over the years I have developed the rather foolish habit of running down most of hills I find myself summiting. Its great fun and very quick getting down, but I suspect it’s not going to be great for the longevity of my knees. In this case though, it left plenty of time for a wee dip in the lock at the base of Sullivan followed by a sand castle building session. I love to imagine how harsh the winter winds have been over the thousands of years it’s taken to make beaches on these inland locks.

Stac Pollaidh

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

We climbed the small, but very impressive Stac Pollaidh today, before doing a couple of coastal sea-cliff climbing routes at Reiff. Stac Pollaidh was particually impressive in the tolkienesque summit mists. Thankfully it cleared as we reached the impressive summit ridge scramble.

Ullapool harbour

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

A glowing welcome to Ullapool.

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!