An almost windless day of soft and often transient light with some haze in the atmosphere produced by a slow incoming frontal system from the west. In the hunt for an image which would make best use of the stunning autumn colours I ended up on the north shore of the ‘hospital lochan’ in the grounds above Glencoe village.
My attention was drawn to the contrasting colours of the trees and of the sombre brooding mountain looming in the background. This image is not in my usual style, but I felt it had great character and was very representative of a typical autumn day in the Highlands. I took a second shot with the scene reflected in the lochan, but this was my favourite of the two.
Photographic Details :-
Time of Year : October
Location Map Reference : 107598 : Hospital Lochan, Glencoe. Time : 1040 GMT
Equipment : Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f4 L Lens @ 85mm. Gitzo tripod, Arca Swiss tripod head Lee 0.9 ND Soft Graduated Filter.
Settings : Shutter 1/10 sec, Aperture f11, ISO 100.