ABOUT ME

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.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

HOPE. (08/01/13)

We drove up from Kinross to the Highlands this morning in sunshine and showers. The light was wonderful but the roads are narrow so I couldn’t stop to take any snaps for you. I’ll have to train the dogs to bang a paw on the shutter button. I’ll have to train the dogs to do what I say and not what they want to do.

It was a wonderful journey. The best I’ve had through Crieff, Crianlarrich, Rannoch Moor and down to the bottom of Glencoe. It is one hundred miles and takes three hours, a brilliant three hours today.08-01-2014 15-43-42

08-01-2014 15-39-02    We are here and will be for a few days or maybe a week. It is not on Loch Linnhe but it is only a mile or so over the hill to see it.

_MG_2597   The view from the van. I love Scotland in winter, the low light makes the colours sing.

We went a short walk to exercise the dogs, they have to be tethered here as they chase deer. They could easily get lost until we have got our bearings. They will be fine in a day or so but missing for an hour or more if I let them run free thereafter.

_MG_2598   A smile for you from Scotland.

We got a good soaking on our half mile wander but also got a reward.

_MG_2599    Rainbow over Achindarroch. It’s pronounced AKINDAROCK. I hope it is.They are forecasting snow. I hope it does.

34 comments:

  1. I didn't realise that you had your own satellite Adrian ~ good for you!! Enjoy the snow when it arrives.

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    1. Carol, I don't have a satellite. I use 3G or in this case the site WIFI.

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  2. Adrian what a beautiful landscape as there is snow then it must be a fairy tale.

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    1. There is some snow on the mountains but not very much. It will be good when it arrives.

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  3. Like the last image a lot, mind you the tree put a smile on my face.
    Got the GWE image ok and was able to download and open the "beast" png as I'm labelling it now...35mb! :o) Thanks for the help much appreciated.

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    1. Douglas, you are welcome and Google Drive is the solution to handling big files. It will let me send stuff for print hassle free.

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  4. Wow! Adrian I think you have really a great luck to be in so many beautiful places, yes you are living the life in the right way.
    The last pic it's magic

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    1. Laura, the last picture was the icing on the cake.

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  5. The pictures are beautiful. The last one spectacular. The colors are really soft. The sky looks like you could stir it with a spoon.

    Glad you had a good drive and thanks for posting the map showing where you are.

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    1. David, black clouds front lit by the sun are usually easy.

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  6. The last image is superb Adrian, the rainbow over the hills, phew.

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  7. " I hope for it does" - Hell's bells Adrian, lay off the scotch when blogging! That's a very weird log you have posted for our bemusement.

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    1. YP, no scotch this month. I suspect that is the problem. Thank you for the edit.

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  8. Is that an honest-to-gosh real rainbow or have you doctored it with your photographic knowledge and skullduggery?

    I hope it is real.

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    1. Bob, it's honest but has been edited. I shoot in RAW so have to process all the images.
      This is not enhanced and if anything is more subdued than the scene in real life.

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  9. Now I know why you like to winter in Scotland...the light. If I lived in a van I'd probably want to head to the south where it may be a bit warmer.

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    1. Red, yes the light when it arrives is beautiful. It is also appreciated as one can wait days for it.

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  10. Loved the smile and what a gift to see the rainbow and share it with us! Hope you have a great visit in the area. Great to see the maps as well.

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    1. Glo, I used to put maps on every time I moved. I will start doing so again. I'm hoping for a good day today. It's raining at the moment.

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  11. It all looks stunning Adrian.

    It will make a change to see some snow, instead of rain here.

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    1. Keith it still looks set warm, too warm for snow. We will see. A bit of sunshine brightens life up.

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  12. Wonderful images, Adrian.
    I'd so love to visit Scotland.. since I won't be for the near or far future.. you're the next best thing.

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    1. Laura, I'll be up here for most of the next eight months.

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  13. A beautiful neck of the woods Adrian. We are planning a tour of the west coast at the end of the year. Going to put a mattress in the back of the van and use campsites as well. Hope the weather holds enough for you to take more photos.

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    1. Gary, it is well worth the drive. It is a long way for you. Plenty of places to stop and you can ignore the no overnight camping signs. There are very few places enforce them and for the most part you have a right to park under freedom to roam.

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  14. Godspeed, ADRIAN;) ... I love the rainbow!!!!
    a hug

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    1. Gracias Laura. Los arco iris son hermosos. Ayudan a hacer llover soportable.

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  15. I love the rainbow; and you've caught it perfectly.

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  16. this is a beautiful area, love the smile from Scotland!

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    1. Annie, there are some very silly people in Scotland. I like silly.

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  17. Fantastic light and countryside.
    Currently thinking about my next Scottish trip which will involve a drive through Glencoe. Need to book accommodation tomorrow. Looks like you have swung it for me here.

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    1. Jay, they have the Hobbit hut things at Glencoe Mountain.

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