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, July 29, 2010

Cloud and Shore

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

Another cloud study view

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Following last night’s sunset view from my study (see below) today the clouds were a little different.

Sunset from my study


A quickly taken photo of the brief sunset we had last night. Ten minutes later it was raining.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sun and skies

My usual walk to the beach the other evening provided a chance for some interesting sunset-time photos including this pastel like effect:

th_Ben na Cille pastel sunset

We’re looking at Ben na Cille on the west side of Loch Linnhe and here ir is again some moments later:

th_Ben na Cille sunset

Once down on the beach I had a play with some stones keeping the camera just inches away

th_colour mono pebbles sunset

and produced this scene of pseudo standing stones against the sunset.

th_Pseudo standing stones beach sunset

By the side of the beach track flag iris are now in bloom:

th_Flag iris

On the way home the sky was being reflected in the windows of St Modan’s church.

th_Church window sunset 9jul10

Monday, July 12, 2010

Woolfest Benderloch 2010

A short film I made at Woolfest, the 2010 Festival of Wool held at the local market in Benderloch,
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

Summer gales

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.