An ongoing series of photos taken around the Benderloch area of the Scottish West Highlands. If you would like more information about the area, including tourist and "where to stay" info please visit the Benderloch website - link on sidebar. Enjoy the pictures, and remember that if you click on a picture a larger version will open. Steve.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Forest walk

I took this picture on a walk in Ben Lora Forest in February specifically for a competition entry. The competition is a new monthy one run by the Scottish Rural Gateway under the theme "Living in Rural Scotland". I wanted to get the feeling of a cold, winter walk and decided to show the bare tree branches in an almost monochrome scene, with the scarf providing the one bit of colour.
If the link still works you can view the February competition results at
(if the link is invisible go to

For what its worth I didn't win but got displayed in the gallery of the best entries. The winning photo shows the guizers lighting their torches at the annual Up-Helly-Aa festival at Lerwick in Shetland and is a worthy winner. Have a look and submit an entry to the next contest if you can.

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