Unfortunately, at the last minute, I had to cancel my latest photo trip upon which I was to have visited Scotland to capture the Autumn colours. Having also had to cancel my normal Spring trip to Scotland due to the weather I hope you can understand my disappointment as this was the first year I have not visited Scotland at least once for many years. Still I suppose there is always next year to catch up with things and at least all the location planning has been carried out.
To console myself I have taken the opportunity to review some unprocessed images from my last Scotland Autumn trip in 2009 to see what I could find suitable for processing and release and I have even been surprised myself at what I have found. The trip was to concentrate on the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park although I did also venture to other nearby areas. Here are a few images that I have discovered in the archives and now processed.
The first image above captured from the southern shore of Loch Tay shows the reflections of Ben Lawers, Scotland’s tenth highest Munro at just under 4000 feet. The boats used at the nearby Firbush Outdoor Centre were included as a focal point as well as to make the most of the early morning stillness of the loch.
The second image was captured on the southern shore of Loch Rannoch and whilst the surface of the loch was as still as that seen at Loch Tay this was in fact late afternoon and I was attracted to the angle and uniformity of the trees on the shoreline.
The third does take me to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. It was captured at Glen Finglas and is another take on an image of the location that I had previously released into the portfolio but this time captured from the shoreline rather than the adjacent dam. I think on reflection that I probably prefer this one although the other does show a wider view of the glen. What do you think?
The final image of this short revisit takes me to an image I have found from my Scotland trip in 2007 and shows the Autumn reflections captured from the northern shoreline of Loch Leven. This was captured very late one afternoon after a very murky and wet day or as the Scots would say a dreich day. Although the image appears dark and gloomy it helps to emphasise the splash of reflected colour, light and texture on the water surface.
Well, that’s certainly made me feel slightly better about missing my trip but nothing will compensate for the real thing. Roll on next year when hopefully I will be able to catch up with my lost time. Hope you have enjoyed the revisit.