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, June 30, 2010

June orchids

This year's weather seems to have been good for the wild orchids growing by the old gravel pits. This shot was taken from ground level using multiple exposures to capture the range of tones in the flowerheads.

A close-up - perhape I should call it a bee's-eye view.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Midsummer sunset panorama

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

Walking to the beach the low sun was streaming through the wood and catching the flowerheads of this cow parsley.

In the old gravel pits area above the beach are numerous marsh orchids this year. There's been very little rain recently and the usually flooded areas have dried out. Maybe this has helped the orchids growing on the margins as they do seem taller and more plentiful than usual.
Looking south over Tralee Bay about 10pm. The sun was setting to my right and the moon shone over the sea.

My final view of the evening looking back to the beach from the gateway.