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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

MOUNTAINS AND MOORLAND. (08/05/13)

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image I drove up to Glencoe this morning. I am staying at the Glencoe Mountain Resort. It is not the most attractive place but it is surrounded by great scenery. It is a ski resort in winter and like so many of them it looks like a hybrid of a motorway service station and a building site.

The weather isn’t good today but the rest of the week looks as if it will be much better with sunshine and showers forecast.

_V0G6267_8_9_tonemapped copy Looking towards Glencoe….the mountain in the centre is Buchaille Etive Mor. That’s Gallic for the great herdsman of Etive.

_V0G6270_1_2_tonemapped copy  A little bit of Rannoch Moor. This has lots of small lochs and is all very wet and boggy.

I’ll get out with a packed lunch and give the area a good looking at over the next few days.

 

22 comments:

  1. That first shot is breathtaking Adrian. What a beautiful spot to stay in.

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    1. Keith, I just need some good light now. It is a wonderful place.

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  2. Great scenery Adrian...looks fantastic, can wait to see some more stunning images over the next few days!!...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, I hope I manage to do it justice. Pouring down at the moment.

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  3. What a great moody sky in that first photo.......well captured.


    peter

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    1. Peter, it is HDR. The majority of my landscapes are. I like using it because within reason images can be whatever one wishes them to be.

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  4. Very dramatic sky, looking forward to seeing more of that area through your pictures.

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    1. Gillian, I'll be around Scotland for a good five months. I must get some midge repellent.

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  5. Great shots, we used to holiday in Glencoe all the time, memories flooding back:)

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  6. Douglas, I love it here. I used to come walking and climbing thirty years ago. I just hope to get a little bit of fine weather. The next few days look reasonable.

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  7. I like the "drama" in the first picture!

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    1. Monica, I only just shot it in time. The cloud base has dropped now and I can't see a thing.

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  8. Ah, Glencoe, love it. I'd love to visit it again. Beautiful scenery as your photos depict.

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    1. Bob, I am not really in the glen but i wanted to have a look at Rannoch Moor. I shall move down into the glen proper on Monday.

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  9. Nice mountainous landscapes!

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  10. This looks like an interesting area. There should be lots of birds in the marshes. Wear your rubber boots(Wellies)

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  11. Red, There ought to be breeding waders up here but I've not seen any sign of them so far.
    This is peat bog so it doesn't support a vast amount of life.

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  12. You were there at the best time (usually!) because later in the year Rannoch Moor is alive with midges.

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  13. Thanks Graham, they don't bother me too much, unless every inch of exposed skin looks black. I can't breath without sucking in a meal. I must get midge cream,ta for the reminder.

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  14. Hope the weather held for you staying in a place like that.
    I went over Rannoch Moor on Bank holiday monday on a charter rail trip, It was grim weather at times.

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    1. Jay, better than I expected. I saw rain at night and for one day and snow for a night and morning so not bad for the area.

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