This image is of Lochan nah Stainge which is right next to Lochan nah Achlaise. This is one of my favourite locations, and probably most other Scottish landscape photographers too, the area around Lochan nah Achlaise on Rannoch Moor.
A new year brings thoughts of updating this website and renewing all the galleries. With this in mind, I started to trawl through loads of old images. It’s amazing how an image that never made the grade when I first looked at it all those years ago suddenly seems not too bad at all. This image was one of them. This was taken in September 2007 with my Nikon D80 (which is now long gone).
The morning started off very dull and misty. The two hour journey, as usual, included a very early start to be up at the side of the Lochan for the 7.30am sunrise. I arrived about 30 minutes before sunrise and scouted the location for the best location to capture the sunrise. Unfortunately the sunrise didn’t really happen, as the low cloud and mist tinged with rain rolled in over the Black Mount. Luckily the rain shower held off long enough for me to get some images and make my way back to the car.
Even though it took nearly 4 years to make it to a final image it still worked out okay though as this is more representative of Rannoch Moor, rolling cloud, dull conditions and the ever threatening rain shower.