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.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Light snowfall

Several snow showers here overnight This was the track to the beach mid-afternoon. Not a lot of snow here on the coast, but I saw a car passing through the village with several inches on it's roof so there must have been heavier falls in the hills.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Friday Dec 18th. A day of low cloud and snow showers then at 3:30pm a break appeared just in time for a short-lived, but spectacular sunset over Tralee Bay.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Winter moorings

This slightly surreal image of boats moored at Connel is the result of combining three images of different exposure.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Connel Bridge

Cloud cleared this afternoon and the sun shone on the hills just in time for me to capture this high-tide view of Connel Bridge, two miles south of Benderloch. For most of the day this is a wild stretch of water as the tide flows rapidly over the underwater cliff. This causes waves and whirlpools called the "Falls of Lora" which make for hazardous navigation but which are popular with canoeists. (See pictures on earlier post.)

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Benderloch buildings on a frosty day, December 13, 2009
Cottages at Port Selma

The old barn at Port Selma

Frosty morning Benderloch

Temperature stayed around freezing all day. I went down to the beach this morning and took some pictures. The sun appeared over the slopes of Ben Lora about 11am and the colours were interesting.
From behind the beach looking over the frozen ponds.

From the top of the beach as a lone boat exits Loch Etive and heads towards Mull.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Clouds over Ben Lora, Benderloch

(Click picture to enlarge)
The view from my front door this afternoon as cloud from a weather front started to pass overhead.

Standard photography didn't show this dramatic sky very well so I took three bracketed shots and put them through Corel PSP X2 using the HDR function - image below should show this.

So from three "interesting" pix I created the "dramatic" one which was much more as I saw it. Photos taken with Panasonic TZ7 which has a max +/- EV of 1.0. I could maybe have used RAW with my Nikon but the Panasonic was handy and time was of the essence!

December sunset

Sunset taken from the car park in the centre of Benderloch.
About 3:30pm December 3rd.