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Published: 1 September 2013 · Tags: scotland, photography

A small selection of photographs from my summer holiday to Scotland

Those of you who know me in person are probably aware that I spent two weeks in Scotland over the summer. When I’m at home I never feel like I have a huge amount of time to get the big camera out, there are far too many other things going on to distract me. Going on holiday is great for this, it gives me a chance to blow the dust off the SLR and embark on something I always enjoy.

I went for the final weeks of July, returning home in the first few days of August, and almost a month later I’ve finally finished compiling a collection of my favourite shots from the holiday. Although most of these have had minimal editing they are all reasonably close to how they were taken. The modifications that have been made are minor, and were done with the intent of helping the images gain more of the atmosphere from the time they were taken.

Photos

The first place we stayed was on a small campsite near Loch Morlich below the Cairngorm mountain range, just outside Aviemore.

 alt: Looking up the Cairngorm Ski Slopes.
Looking up the Cairngorm Ski Slopes
F. 3.5, 1/4000s, ISO200
 alt: Loch Morlich
Loch Morlich
F. 14, 1/60s, ISO100
 alt: Looking down into the valleys
Looking down into the valleys, with Ben MacDui behind
F. 16, 1/50s, ISO100
 alt: Further down the slopes on the return
Further down the slopes on the return
F. 16, 1/30s, ISO100
 alt: Looking at the Cairngorms from Loch Morlich
Looking at the Cairngorms from Loch Morlich
F. 22, 1/6s, ISO100

After out stay in the Cairngorms we moved to Glencoe; another area of outstanding scenery. It’s close to Fort William at the base of the slopes of Scotlands highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Here my most successful shots focus on the Loch Leven.

 alt: From the campsite
From the campsite
F. 16, 1.6s, ISO100
 alt: Another evening
Another evening, another fantastic view from the campsite
F. 22, 5s, ISO100
 alt: This evening had the most amazing light
This evening had the most amazing light
F. 22, 25s, ISO100
 alt: Banks of mist drifted down the right-hand bank and then across just in front of the bridge into Fort William
Banks of mist drifted down the right-hand bank and then across just in front of the bridge into Fort William
F. 22, 30s, ISO100
 alt: Another evening with another unique sky over the same view
Another evening with another unique sky over the same view
F.22, 5/8s, ISO100
 alt: Kinlochleven is a tidal loch leaving large banks of seaweed on show when the tide was out
Loch Leven is a tidal loch leaving large banks of seaweed on show when the tide was out
F.22, 1/15s, ISO100
 alt: Moving just around the corner to the top of an old query in Ballchulish really changes the perspective of the size of the loch
Moving just around the corner to the top of an old query in Ballchulish really changes the perspective of the size of the loch
F. 22, 1.3s, ISO100
 alt: The skies were changing quickly in the mountainous scenery
The skies were changing quickly in the mountainous scenery
F. 22, 30s, ISO100

On the return home to the southwest we decided to break the journey for a few days in the Lake District.

 alt: My sister slacklining
My sister slacklining
F. 18, 1/2000s, ISO400
 alt: Looking towards Skiddaw from Catbells
Looking towards Skiddaw from Catbells
F. 16, 1/50s, ISO100

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