Stac Pollaidh Panorama
Stac Pollaidh, Ben More Coigach and Cul Beag reflected in the frozen waters of Loch Cul Dromannan.
Image Size : 840 x 280 mm
Print Size : 960 x 406 mm
There are several excellent viewpoints of this handsome if diminutive mountain of Stac Pollaidh but, despite having captured very acceptable images from Loch Lurgainn and Lochan an Ais, I find this one the most compositionally appealing of all. Passing swiftly on the road north from Ullapool it is very easy to miss this little Loch Cul Dromannan as it is now almost totally surrounded by invasive undergrowth. If you, like me, are smitten by the opportunity for a reflected image, then you must be prepared to battle through ever deepening and more entangled vegetation to reach the water's edge.
This was one of those perfect February mornings when everything was calm and there was an image to capture on almost every turn in the road. I was returning from a shoot on the summit ridge of Stac Pollaidh that yielded a superb image of the peaks of Inverpolly and was looking for a shot of the mountain itself. If I had not been aware of the presence of this tiny loch it would have been easy to pass by. The perfect reflection was achieved with the aid of a thin veil of ice that prevailed on the shallow water until midday.