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.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dusk, Loch creran

On the side of Loch Creran near Rhugarbh this evening. this is a favourite spot of mine for sunsets and while there wasn't a red sky tonight I was pleased that my wide-angle lens was able to include the fence and the tree in the one shot. I shall hope to return here again for some good sunsets.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Tralee bay sunset

Today was the day an ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano came our way and all flights were cancelled. A predicted side effect of the ash should be some dramatic sunsets. I took this image at about 8:30 this evening. Nice enough, but not exceptional. I was able to include some yellow flowering gorse in the foreground.

Maybe tomorrow evening will be better, if it's not too cloudy.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Views from Connel Bridge

On the first warm day of the year (April 9th) this was the view looking east over the flowering gorse onto Loch Etive.

Its only a week since the last blizzard but already most of the snow has melted from Ben Cruachan.

Rocky coast photoshoot

At spring tides you can walk around the rocky promontory at the east end of Tralee beach, Benderloch. This is a series of HDR images I took in the late afternoon a few days ago. (HDR is where you combine several photos at different exposures to increase the tonal/colour range.)
The view towards Oban and Mull.
Using HDR has emphasised the restless sea by combining the incoming wave images and has added depth to the darker areas of the rocks to show the vegetation which spends part of every day under water.
The Hairy rock.
I'm always fascinated by these rock forms and the ways they look different from year to year.
Rock pool.
Towards the top of the beach where the rocks start to be climbable. Its difficult to see the scale in this image but its about 2 metres from top of rock to bottom of the pool.
Looking west along the bay. Same image in colour and black-and-white. Take your pick!

Riding to the beach

Riding down the track to the beach at Benderloch.


Daffodils by the track leading to the bech at Benderloch

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter Loch Etive

Taken from Ardchattan Kirk (church) on Easter Sunday morning. The view looks west along the northern shore of Loch Etive. Above the trees we can see the mountains on the island of Mull with a fresh snow covering.