Images of a Big Island

Glen Coe,Scotland

Scotland has some dramatic scenery, especially in the Western Highlands where I spent 10 days driving around. Some of the most spectacular is in the Glen Coe region between Oban & Fort Williams.

Unfortunately i was dogged by wild weather during a large portion of this period, with strong wind and persistent light rain that made for difficult shooting much of the time. The locals were fond of telling me that I should have been there a week ago. “Aye, we’ve been suffering a drought!” was a common comment!

I returned to this spot a few times in the hope that the weather would let up just enough to make the most of this location. Cloud I could deal with, but rain was the killer!

This was a shot I was forced to make by climbing down and shooting from under a bridge to escape the light rain that was frustrating me. Not the shot I wanted,but It came out well none the less!

Glen CoeJust out of sight behind a small ridge is a solitary whitewashed farmhouse which really gives the towering mountain a sense of scale. That shot will just have to wait I guess!

 

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4 responses

  1. Nice work Tim!

    August 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm

  2. This photo really touches me. Why, more so than the tropical islands some people like? Perhaps partly that I am Tasmanian and love it here. Secondly, my maiden name was Muir…. Scottish heritage. Guess it still stirs within. Thanks for the image

    August 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm

  3. It’s a beautiful country for sure Evelyn, certainly stirred my senses!

    August 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm

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