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Another sunset at Portencross in Ayrshire. This time the cloud formation looked nice, especially as the setting sun turned the clouds a deep shade of orange. The challenge was finding an interesting foreground to match. The shallow rock pools left by the receding tide became mirror like in the calm evening and reflected the wonderful orange clouds.
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.
It’s time to start posting some more pictures from the archives. This wonderful sunrise greeted me at Loch Ard, near Aberfoyle in November 2006. The forecast that morning was for a slight frost, as usual the forecast was wrong but what I did get was a magical display from the cloud formation and some lovely mist on the Loch itself.
A question that seems to be asked loads of times in forums and on search engines is…where is the lone or dead tree in Glencoe. I will answer that question for you right now. To find the lone tree. You will have left Lochan Nah Achlaise and are climbing the hill on the A82 heading towards Glencoe. Once you get up the hill, a few hundred yards on the right hand side there is a layby for 3 or 4 cars. It’s not this one! Go further on and the next turning on the right goes into a small gravel car park. Park here. If you now look in North Westerly direction you should see the tree about 2-300 yards away. There is a well worn path here which you can follow to it. If you get it in the right weather it can be a good place for a panoramic shot of Glencoe.
Hopefully I have helped you find the elusive tree!
The harsh winter of 2011-12 has saw the demise of this poor tree. All that is left is a sorry stump!
Two images taken on a crisp Christmas Day. The recent snowfalls had covered Arran in a good layer of snow. With my wife busy making the Christmas dinner and my son having disappeared upstairs to his xbox, I decided to get out for an hour to try and get some pictures. This is Ardrossan North Shore looking towards Arran.
This is a view from Ardrossan Harbour looking through the breakwater towards Arran.