Glen Loyne Shower Clouds
Shower clouds race over Glen Loyne and Loch Loyne, a lonely glen and loch that stretches deep into the wilderness that is Knoydart.
Image Size : 840 x 280 mm
Print Size : 960 x 432 mm
I am a frequent visitor to this location above Glen Loyne and Loch Loyne, and the view rarely disappoints. Standing upon this exposed hillside at an elevation of 350 metres, one can expect to encounter difficult conditions on a winter's day when snow showers are hurried across the loch and open glen on a strong north-westerly breeze. Such were the conditions when I took this image.
The cloud base remained above the main summits but with the passing of each batch of shower clouds the scene was enveloped in ever-changing patterns of light and shadow. The conditions changed and evolved with every second, so it was essential to remain vigilant in order to identify and capture a pleasing and representative image.
The ideal conditions that I had hoped for never materialised; when the mountains, particularly Spidean Mialach on the far left of the picture, were in sunlight, the foreground was in shadow, and vice-versa. However, I am pleased with the result because it accurately portrays the scene so typical of a Scottish Highland winter's morning.