It's been a long time since I shared some photos from along the A82 Glencoe. From the outset I have to say that I'm not a landscape photographer. Close up floral photography is my forte. When I take landscape photos they are purely for my own enjoyment. If someone else likes them that's great. But first and foremost it's just me having fun behind a camera lens. A friend said once "it's the way to relax away from the Servitude of Babylon". I have to add that escaping into the vast wilderness of Scotland is a great adventure! Away from the world of commercialism and materialism!
At this point I was sinking in the marshy bog on Rannoch Moor. This intrepid photographer didn't know if her next footstep would place her in water much deeper than expected.
As far as the eye could see there were little specks of pink ragged robin flowers growing through the sedges. Oh I wished I'd brought my macro lens at this point. Now I know that I shouldn't think like that and creatively use the equipment I do have with me. BUT it wouldn't have made any difference! There's nothing quite like a persistent blood sucking horsefly to make you abandon a photography shoot! I had to run back to the car.
I'm convinced that horsefly either hitched a ride with us in the car from Loch Tulla. Or had flown on ahead to meet me here. We have the infamous Scottish midge in these parts. Equally horseflies are just as troublesome. They never give up trying to find their next meal.
It's risky business on Rannoch Moor!
Another few miles up into A82 Glencoe ...with not a horsefly in sight the light dropped dramatically!
Buachaille Etive Mòr
The light changes so quickly along the A82 Glencoe and it wasn't too long before the skies changed yet again and little more blue was revealed.
This is Scotland's most photographed mountain! Stob Dearg is the highest and finest peak of the Buachaille Etive Mor range.
Further along the A82 we stopped to admire another little crofter cottage - Lagangarbh Hut on the banks of the River Coupall. This little cottage would you believe it can house 20 people and 10 more in the barn. It's used by the Scottish Mountaineering Club. Indeed it also has the stunning Buachaille Etive Mor range as a backdrop.