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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Had another trip along Loch Ness while driving to Inverness.
It was raining but the autumn colours still looked good.
These were taken by the bridge on the A82 at Invermoriston.

Invermoriston Telford bridge 2 27oct09 (Large)
Looking upstream from the road bridge to the disused Thomas Telford bridge

invermoriston river falls 27oct09 (Large) 
Standing on the Telford bridge looking at the falls where I photographed a leaping salmon a few days ago (see entry below)

Invermoriston wood river ls 27oct09 (Large)
The dramatic autumn colours in the wood, taken from the road bridge

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Waterfall, Barcaldine

Sutherland Grove falls pt (Large)

Sutherland’s Grove is a particular group of trees by the car park at the bottom of the forest walk in Barcaldine. When you start to walk up the track you pass these small falls on your right. Best seen after a good downpour I took this as the low October sun shone through a short rain shower.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Views from Ben Lora

Took a walk up through Ben Lora Forest to the Eagles' Eyrie viewpoint on Sun Oct 18.

Benderloch and Tralee bay from the Eagles' Eyrie viewpoint on Ben Lora.

Late afternoon looking towards the Isle of Mull

Looking north from the Eagles' Eyrie.
Loch Creran in the centre and Loch Linnhe on the left.

The Beech grove in Ben Lora Forest, Benderloch.
This part of the forest is currently closed to walkers but I was able to take this view from the closest point you are allowed to get.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Invermoriston Autumn & Salmon leaping

The main road from Inverness to Fort William passes through the village of Invermoriston. Looking upstream from the bridge over the river you can see old old bridge built by Thomas Telford.
Glenmoriston bridge final satd (Large)

Walked onto the old bridge and shot a video which included a leaping salmon. I grabbed this image from the video. In over 50 years of trying, this is the first time I’ve ever successfully photographed a leaping salmon. It made my day. Once I get Adobe Premiere figured out for HD I’ll post a video of the river and the salmon.
Salmon leaping (Large)
The leaping salmon
Salmon leaping minus fish (Large)
and for comparison the same view without he salmon
(just in case you missed it!)

By Loch Ness

Travelling home in the late afternoon the autumn colours were impressive. Here we are at the side of Loch Ness with a couple of views over the water.
Loch Ness 2 (Large)

I have removed the second view as the image and © have been sold.
(It was similar to the view above. S.)

Kessock Bridge, Inverness

I was at the opposite end of the Great Glen yesterday, in Inverness. Weather was great. Missed seeing the dolphins though the locals said they’d been seen as the tide came in. Contented myself trying to be creative with pix by the road bridge.
Kessock bridge (Large)
This from directly underneath the bridge supports remind me of the graphics used for aliens’ legs in space invader movies.

Lifeboat Kessock bridge (Large)
I used a wide angle lens for this as I wanted to include the word ”Lifeboats”.
The building is the RNLI station adjacent to the Kessock Bridge at North Kessock village.