Morvern 3/4: In Search of Purity

Time to explain the motivation for this excursion to the Morvern peninsula. A few months ago, I was exploring what Google Earth had to show for the West coast of Scotland. A lot of photographers gravitate toward the north-west, around Sutherland, and rightly so – the geography up there is impressive. However, coming a little […]

Argyll Woodlands

One of my favoured walks around Argyll is a couple of miles south of Taynuilt, the White Ant trail around Glen Nant. Ben Cruachan dominates the surrounding landscape – especially on a cool winter’s day: Last summer I was pleased to fulfil a client’s requests for several of my photographs; one of the black & […]

Around Ardkinglas

Driving home form the Argyll Photo-Walk, along the shores of Loch Fyne, I couldn’t help but stop to appreciate the golden evening light on the mountains surrounding Glenkinglas. The Olympus Pen-F has a hi-res mode, which is a bit of a mixed blessing for use in the landscape. On the one hand, it constructs an […]

PhotoWalk 2016: Dubh Loch

There’s something distinctive about the light in Argyll, even at the early end of Autumn; the gold as it touches the mountains is exquisite. As part of the photo-walk we strolled around part of Dubh Loch just outside Inverary; the light up the end of the loch was beautiful, the rainbows gorgeous, the water reflections […]

A Day in Argyll (2): Inverawe

No trip to Argyll is complete without a drive around Inverawe. A beautiful place, with woodland left to nature to do its thing in the middle of the estate. This time, the trees were particularly gorgeous in the sunlight. Of course, what really matters is that Old Friend, the first and most characterful of the […]

A Day in Argyll (1): Landscapes

I spent Saturday travelling, mostly driving, to old stamping ground in Argyll. There were roadworks holding up proceedings at Cruachan visitor centre, so I stopped to take the obvious photo of the Pass of Brander from the carpark. The other favourite view is from the Connel Bridge looking toward Ben Cruachan; this time, the mountain […]

Around Inverary

At the start of October, I spent a happy Saturday on a photo-walk organized by a friend around Inverary in Argyll, the group numbering nearly 20 folks. It was quite a day – over 7 miles walked, folks socialized with, the town and surrounding landscapes investigated. We started with a trip up the bell-tower and […]