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Ben Nevis in Winter Raiment

Ben Nevis in Winter Raiment

Ben Nevis in Winter Raiment is probably the most significant image that I ever captured. It was through the sale of this particular image that the idea to launch my business, Mountain Images, was born. Ben Nevis totally dominates Fort William, the West Highland town to which I moved during January 1981. My first full winter season there, that of…

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Read more about the article The Buachaille Etive Mor
The Buachaille Etive Mor

The Buachaille Etive Mor

This is a location to which I return frequently simply because I enjoy being here; I also prefer it to that increasingly popular viewpoint beside the River Etive where I have taken many images before. In my opinion this as the best viewpoint for The Buachaille Etive Mor if one wishes to capture the major features of the mountain facing…

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Read more about the article Aonach Eagach Ridge and The River Coe
Aonach Eagach Ridge and the River Coe

Aonach Eagach Ridge and The River Coe

On this visit to Glencoe the objective was to capture a shot of the Aonach Eagach Ridge and River Coe at the falls in the river just beyond the outflow from Loch Achtriochtan. Here, the falls provide and new and picturesque dimension to the ridge itself. I had reconnoitred this view a few weeks earlier but there was little water…

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Ben Nevis Dawn

Ben Nevis Dawn

This view of Ben Nevis at Dawn is from Corpach Pier across Loch Eil. Corpach Pier is one of the most popular and productive viewpoints of Ben Nevis and many hundreds of images of Ben Nevis have been taken here of which my own, Ben Nevis in Winter Raiment, was a best seller. In the circumstances I felt that the only…

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Read more about the article Loch nan Eilean and The Cuillins
The Cuillins of Skye from Lochan nan Eilean

Loch nan Eilean and The Cuillins

I had captured an image from Loch nan Eilean in the early spring of 1985; the loch was still and clear of vegetation and provided an almost perfect reflection of the Cuillins beyond. However, it was too early in the day to light the scene to perfection and the intervening moor was uniformly coloured an uninteresting shade of brown. I…

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Glencoe Lochan Autumn Reflections

Glencoe Autumn Reflections

Glencoe Autumn Reflections was captured on an almost windless day of soft and often transient light. There was some haze in the atmosphere produced by a slow incoming frontal system from the west. I had carried out some photography on Rannoch Moor and also higher up Glencoe but the light did not have any real impact on the mountains and…

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Read more about the article First Light on An Teallach
First Light on An Teallach

First Light on An Teallach

An Teallach is one of the most distinctive and popular mountains of the Scottish Highlands; its distant and jagged ridge is a familiar sight to those travelling between Inverness and Ullapool. In translation An Teallach appropriately means ‘The Forge’, a name fully justified if one is fortunate enough to witness the first rays of the morning sun light up its…

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Rannoch Moor Sunrise and Moonset

Rannoch Moor Sunrise

Rannoch Moor Sunrise was an image that I probably would not have taken had the choice of location had been in my control on this particular morning. I have been here many, many times before and the number of other photographers all lined up alongside the Loch na h’Achlaise was due testament to its now over-popularity. If I have a…

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Glencoe Autumn Sunrise

Glencoe Autumn Sunrise

Glencoe Autumn Sunrise was a shot that I had attempted two years earlier, planned well in advance by calculation of the sun’s azimuth and altitude when seen from this location, so it was just a matter of patience – and good fortune – that the right conditions would prevail during the window of opportunity that I had identified. This is…

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Loch Duich Sunset

Loch Duich Sunset

I hold firmly in the belief that Loch Duich is one of the most magnificent lochs in all of the Highlands. Stretching out to sea from its eastern shores in Glen Shiel, it is surrounded on all sides by stunning mountains including the famous Five Sisters of Kintail. From the point where it is joined by Loch Long near Dornie,…

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