Some landscape pictures from the last month or so that I have taken round various parts of Scotland.
The first picture comes from Talla Reservoir in the Scottish Borders on a dull evening:
A few days later we see the sun setting over Broadwood Loch in Cumbernauld with the light reflecting off the water:
The next landscape shot comes from another loch, this time we’re at Loch Lubnaig just north of Callander shortly before the rain arrived with more reflections of the scenic landscape on the loch:
As the sun rises behind the clouds, we take a look up the road towards the Lecht Ski Centre in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands:
Finally, staying in the Scottish Highlands at the Rest and Be Thankful between Arrochar and Inveraray on typically cloudy and wet Scottish day:
Rather than a 90 minute or so drive to the Scottish Highlands this one roughly only took 20 minutes to the Campsie Fells at Lennoxtown before some “hill walking”. So after a 20 minute climb from the car park on one of the best days of the year for weather I reached what a the ‘summit’ marked out by a pile of stone.
At the top there were good views all around looking into the Campsie Fells, Cumbernauld and Glasgow.
For the picture I took I went down another part of the hill to get a better position to avoid having lots of hills in the one shot.
Below we have a view looking over Lennoxtown with the city of Glasgow in the background:
And the looking towards the east towards Cumbernauld with Lennoxtown in the foreground again with the moon also in the sky:
These views were better than what I initially expected, after all I thought it was only a short 5 minute climb to a good view point but I didn’t quite get that one right which also meant I was quite expecting the size of the drop in which these pictures emphasize.
Already in spring this year there has been some good days with the weather so I took advantage of the ‘good’ weather for photography. So in the post we start off in the coastal town of Mallaig looking towards the Isle of Skye:
The picture above was taken shortly before we started driving back towards Fort William and eventually on to Glasgow.
Having left at roughly the same time as the train we thought to try and get it at a scenic place on the West Highland Line, so here is the ScotRail train leaving Arisaig heading towards Fort William with the hills in the background:
The next stopping point was at Corpach where the Caledonian Canal meets Loch Linnhe, this photograph taken looks over to Fort William and Ben Nevis:
After leaving Fort William for Glasgow we head through Glencoe it meant another photo stop as the sun started to set:
Having good weather for a visit to the Scottish Highlands seems pretty good but luckily on another trip there was some more good weather. Unfortunately I only took the one picture on this particular occasion. Here the sun is seen over Loch Rannoch:
Hopefully the summer will have some good weather so I can travel further round the Scottish Highlands for some more scenic shots from round the country.
As we head into winter again I thought I’d share some pictures from the past few years taken during the Winter and in the snow…
Above: Walking through the trees on the path between the Falkirk Wheel & Roughcastle Roman Fort with everything covered in snow.
Above: The sun setting while on a walk in the snow in Condorrat.
Above: Looking towards the Falkirk Wheel from the frozen Forth & Clyde canal with snow covering the majority of the ground.
Hopefully this year there will be some more snow for a better variety of shots and if so they will be able to be found in the Flickr album below: