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Todays archive shot is another classic scottish landscape location. This is the old pier at Loch Etive. It was taken 2 or 3 years ago, so the pier is not as complete now. It still makes a wonderful location though.
Todays archive post is from 2006. This is from one of my frequent trips to the Glencoe Area. This is called bluebells in Glen Etive. The small Lochan you can see in the bottom left is called Lochan Urr.
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.