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Early December and another trip to Glencoe. After a few days of cold weather we were hoping for plenty of snow. The morning started promisingly enough. The further north we drove the lower the temperature went. We arrived at Lochan na H-Achlaise around 8am with forty five minutes till sunrise and the temperature gauge on the car showing -7c. The snow cover wasn’t as much as we had hoped but there will still a pretty decent amount on the hills and sporadic patches at lower level.
Once we parked the car we saw that another couple of hardy souls had ventured out to capture the sunrise too. We quickly looked around and myself and Cameron split up and headed for the spots we thought were the best for the sunrise. When I say sunrise, I don’t really mean capturing the sun rising, as looking across Lochan na H-Achlaise towards the Black Mount is the wrong direction for a sunrise. We were more interested in the first rays of the sun clearing the hills behind us and lighting up the Black Mount.
The pre-dawn light was a bit special though with pink tinged clouds swirling over the top of the black mount. There was just enough of Lochan na H-Achlaise ice free to cast a lovely reflection too.
Once the sun started to light up the peaks of the black mount, it was as if the mountains themselves were glowing.
Once we had exhausted all possibilities here we headed for the Devils Staircase to hopefully get a few new shots of Glencoe from a different angle.
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.
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.
Todays archive post is from 2006. This is Lochan nah-Achlaise on Rannoch Moor. Another well photographed location. This show was taken on a cold February morning not long after sunrise.
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.