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 12, 2010

Benderloch on Google Maps Streetview

St Modan's Church from the main road.
(If you are seeing a map below instead of a photo, click on the little man and drag/drop him over the road.)
When viewing the photo you can move the image round by holding left click and dragging.

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Around Connel viewpoint

I liked the way these grasses stood out in the foreground of this view of Connel bridge.

Looking in the opposite direction over the entrance to Loch Etive with the snow covered hills on the Isle of Mull in the distance.

The bare branches of this rowan help frame another view of the bridge.

All photos taken from by the car park opposite The Oyster Inn Connel.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Viewpoint, Connel Bridge

Connel bridge with snow on the hills beyond. I was taking some pictures here when a local lady kindly agreed to pose for me on the seat. Its a neat artistic idea to have something or someone in red in the foreground to add extra depth to a scene. (Thanks to A. for her help.)

I turned the camera to face west to catch this shot of a light plane taking off from Oban airport at North Connel. The hills of Mull are in the distance.

Clear skies over snowy Ben Cruachan

The view looking east from Connel bridge today was very clear. As a friend commented "its the kind of day they take the calendar photos". The view looks over Loch Etive to Ben Cruachan. Can you see the seagull?
(Tech stuff six images in portrait format taken with Panasonic Lumix TZ7 and stitched together before being tidied in Photoshop. This image 121kb; uncompressed file size 130Mb)