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.
Thursday, December 02, 2010
We seem to be one of the few parts of the UK without snow so far this week, but it was a chilly -5C when I took these at about 3:30pm.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
I used my 30x telephoto lens to take this shot of Cruachan from the same spot.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
It was a lovely sunny but cold weekend after the first hill snow of the winter. I took a walk up Ben Lora through the forest and got this image of the mid-afternoon sun through the conifers. Its an HDR shot using six differently exposed photographs.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I now have a sales area where you can purchase prints of my photos. On offer are a range of services including greetings cards, mounted prints, posters, and for that special occasion, framed prints with a choice of frames to suit you and the mood of the picture.
Prices range from £1.60 for cards up to around £80 for large framed prints (P&P extra). Some volume discounts available.
Friday, August 13, 2010
One of the Celtic crosses on a memorial in the graveyard at Ardchattan Kirk on the shore of Loch Etive. I felt the sun through the clouds and behind the cross made for a dramatic #hdr picture.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
The weather has been poor for a few days so it was nice to see the sun again today. This evening a mackerel sky started to break and produced these dramatic clouds.
Earlier in the day I at an art exhibition in Appin and afterwards wandered onto the shore of Loch Linnhe where I shot this view looking south down the loch.
Noticed this rusty nautical chain in the shingle which made a nice HDR photo composition with the contrast of the Sea Mayweed flowers. (I think that's what they are - there are more in the picture above.)
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
My usual walk to the beach the other evening provided a chance for some interesting sunset-time photos including this pastel like effect:
We’re looking at Ben na Cille on the west side of Loch Linnhe and here ir is again some moments later:
Once down on the beach I had a play with some stones keeping the camera just inches away
and produced this scene of pseudo standing stones against the sunset.
By the side of the beach track flag iris are now in bloom:
On the way home the sky was being reflected in the windows of St Modan’s church.
Monday, July 12, 2010
We see wool spinning and "waulking" - the ancient process of shrinking the newly woven tweed as practised in the Scottish Highlands and Islands accompanied by traditional Gaelic songs.
Monday, July 05, 2010
Scottish schools broke up for the summer holidays last week so inevitably the hot, sunny weather has disappeared to be replaced by a day of gales and heavy showers.
This was Sunday afternoon, July 4th on the beach at Benderloch. Stone throwing into the breakers was one way of keeping warm.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Panorama taken from Ben Lora, Benderloch about 10:15pm on midsummer's day. The view to the Morvern hills looks over the village to Loch Linnhe and the island of Lismore with Loch Creran and the Port Appin peninsula on the right.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Through the conifers on the way to the beach.
Just above the shingle east end of the beach was this group of late flowering narcissi, dramatic against the changing sky colours.
Still in the shingle area, a low-level HDR shot where the green of the seaweed adds a nice counter to the oranges and yellows.
The sun disappears over the hills of Morvern.
I liked this scene enough to make a pencil sketch and took the photo as an afterthought when the effect was fading.
The pencil sketch of the view.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Thrift flowers by the rock pool (hdr)
Looking over the entrance to Loch Etive to the hill of Ben Lora above Benderloch
Finally, more thrift on lichen covered rocks.