Liathach is arguably one of the most iconic and frequently captured images of The Scottish Highlands - and justifiably so. I cannot recall how many times I have stood on this spot in all seasons and in all weathers. This time it was early February and I was hoping for a good covering of snow, but instead I got ice. It had been a long, cold and relatively dry and 'snow-less' winter so I should not have expected anything else.
But the view is always striking, and on this occasion the warm light of early morning bathed the whole scene and enriched the colours of the pine trees, the heather, the reeds and the bracken to perfection. It was too good an opportunity to miss, so I took the shot, yet another of Liathach to add to the collection. This panorama is actually a stitch of seven individual images.
Time of Year : Early February
Location Map Reference : 993577 : Shore of Loch Clair. Time : 0850 GMT
Equipment : Nikon D800E, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 G AF-S ED Lens @ 48mm. Gitzo tripod, Arca Swiss tripod head.
Camera Settings : Shutter 1/25 sec, Aperture f11, ISO 125.