24th - 26th February 2019
A regular spot and on this day a popular one it would seem. Four or five photographers all looking for the best spot but only one of them wearing Wellingtons.
Next to a tripod, one of the most useful accessories in my opinion.
Gentle, even lighting giving no surprises but some nice mid level cloud movement.
Alt Chaorunn is a spot I’ve been shooting at since my film days. Always dramatic with a grand view.
Same old stamping ground for a couple of reliable shots I guess but I wanted something new so next morning I headed up to Lochan Glencoe.
Certainly not a wild spot, infact a completly man made landscape but I spotted these mossy birches that were reflecting nicely in the calm waters.
With not much time left before I had to return to Edinburgh for the job I decided to head up to the Kyle of Lochalsh.
Not much luck with the lighting here either so drove over to Dun Telve for a night shot instead.
Dawn caught up with me near the Commando Memorial and as I was walking up from the car park my eye rested on this bench near the base.
I have a lot of friends that served in the armed forces and a few of them struggle with issues like depression. We often give remembrance to those that fell in action but how often do we think of those that came back? Those that still fight their own ongoing battles every day.
I commented back in 2006 that this kind of Caledonian Rainforest in Glen Orchy was a rare treat.
The trees has grown in the years that have passed and the moss is even thicker and more luminous perhaps than last time but it is still a fabulously strange environment.
Sadly, this area is now being logged so I suspect it will not survive much longer.