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This image was hidden away among my old files. It was only when I was looking through the images to delete unwanted images that I found this one. This is Lochan Nah Achlaise taken in Feb 2006. This was one of my first trips out with my camera.
It’s amazing what a bit of free time can do for you. The recent spell of rain meant that I didn’t get the chance to get out for some new landscape shots. I decided to finally get round to processing some more files from my Glencoe trip. These two panoramas are of Lochan nah-Achlaise in Rannoch Moor. Probably one of the most photographed places in Scotland due to the fact it’s quite photogenic, and the road is only 100 feet away. The panoramic format suits this view very well, allowing the vast expanse of the mountains behind the lochan to show up.
After a week of pretty dismal wet weather the forecast looked promising, for the morning at least. I decided last minute, that I would make the 2 hour trip to Glencoe for the sunrise. I arrived at the Buachaille about 15 minutes before sunrise. This gave me enough time to walk along the river and find a suitable spot as the sun takes a short while after sunrise to hit the top of the Buachaille.
I then took a walk along the river and found another suitable spot, the line of stones leading nicely towards the Buachaille. An ND filter was used to slow down the exposure and blur the water.
After capturing these two pictures, I decided to head back along towards Rannoch Moor. By the time I reached here the slight wind had died down and began to show reflections of the Black Mount in Lochan Na Achlaise. This shot turned out to be one of my favourites from the day.
My next stop after an hour or so spent here was to go and recreate a panorama which I had taken the previous year of Glencoe itself. I tried as much as possible to get into the exact same spot. The first one is from February 2007
I wanted to have the same panorama but with some snow on the tops.
My next stop was to go along the Glen Etive road for a look to see if there was any deer or other wildlife around. I didn’t find any wildlife, but I did find some people white water Kayaking. Nutters the lot of them….
By this time it was mid afternoon and after being up since 4.30am, I decided to start the 2 hour journey home. Tired, but quite pleased with my days pictures.