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This scene is looking over Lochan na h-Achlaise towards the peaks of Stob a’Choire Odhair and Stob Ghabhar. It’s on the Black Mount on Rannoch Moor just south of Glencoe and it is only just within the Highland Boundary with Arygll & Bute just to the south and Perth & Kinross to the East.

The mountains were covered with the last of the winters snow and the melt waters were beginning to flood these wee lochans. As I took this image, I’ll always remember feeling privileged by just being there to witness this tranquil beauty. I can still almost feel the crispness of the air even now.

It is at times like these, I understand why photography is so much of a part of my life.

This image was given the joyous honour of being nominated by Brendan Schoon in the Pay It Forward Group. This is what he had to say my image:-

“It took a little time till I had found the work I really admire! The work that really makes me silent for a while, the work that I won’t forget so easily!
I like this work because of the B&W tone, the usage of the foreground. The bush is reflecting perfect in the water and creating so much depth in this shot, the white snowy mountains at the background which are giving me the feeling Wish I Was There!!! Truly an amazing work! Had to nominate this work.”

Truly an amazing and humbling compliment. Thank you Brendan.

Canon EOS 40D Used

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mountain, scotland, highland, glencoe

I wouldn’t exactly call myself a Photographer, I just happen to love my surroundings and share what I see. Had that unexpected side-effect of becoming passionate about B&W imagery – so much so, that I call my colour images “failed B&W’s”. Enjoy!

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Comments

  • Zaldy Infante
    Zaldy Infantealmost 6 years ago

    amazing image!

  • Thanks Zaldy.

    Always appreciate comments especially good ones! Cheers

    – Kevin Skinner

  • Catherine Davis
    Catherine Davisalmost 6 years ago

    You are amazing!

  • Thanks Catherine,

    You really flatter me, but how about the landscape? :-)

    – Kevin Skinner

  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...almost 6 years ago

    oh hell ya, now we talking kev!! this is beautiful!! excellent Excellent tones and contrast! great shot, excellent comp!

  • Hi Chris,

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a over generous comment. The landscape does the work here (you can’t go wrong really) and only shares what it wants to with the lens. Just fortunate sometimes.

    – Kevin Skinner

  • Jacqueline Baker
    Jacqueline Bakeralmost 6 years ago

    Absolutely love the contrast in this image it really works so well in B&W….best one yet!!

  • Thanks Jacqueline,

    Always good to recognition on my B&W’s especially from someone who appreciates and creates excellent ones themselves! Really appreciate the comments.

    Take care

    – Kevin Skinner

  • Angel Perry
    Angel Perryalmost 6 years ago

    stunning!

  • photosbylefty
    photosbyleftyalmost 6 years ago

    top shelf work here Kevin, absolutely stunning!

  • Hi John,

    Like I said to Chris, thanks for the generous comments. Bit embarrassed to admit that the landscape did most of the work here.

    – Kevin Skinner

  • Tara Johnson
    Tara Johnsonalmost 6 years ago

    Absolutely stunning!!!!

  • Thanks Tara,

    The area around here is, as you said, stunning. You can’t really miss here. Thanks again.

    – Kevin Skinner

  • Sue Martin
    Sue Martinalmost 6 years ago

    Hi Kevin. I just had a peek at your work and it is truly stunning. I too love b/w but I dont do enough of it. To see Landscapes in b/w is so refreshing. It gives the image so much more power and emotion and this is my favourite. I was in Glencoe a year and a half ago and wished I could have stayed in Scotland for longer. It is such a beautiful country. So glad I can rely on you and your amazing work to remind me of great times. Sue xx

  • Hi Sue,

    It seems like an all-comsuming passion for me which means my colour work suffers – not complaining though! Especially when I get a generous compliment like yours!
    It’s very humbling to get such a compliment as I try to capture the spirit and the atmosphere of the landscape that it wishes to share with the lens. To say that any of my images reminds you of a place means that I have achieved my aim.

    Thanks so much!

    – Kevin Skinner

  • Ranald
    Ranaldalmost 6 years ago

    Ferlie Kevin.

  • Thanks Ranald…I think :-)

    I take it you do mean “wonder” rather than “terror”? Cheers

    – Kevin Skinner

  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonalmost 6 years ago

    WOW, amazing piece of work!! Great composition of such a beautiful landscape!! I think it really looks great in B&W! The eye catching foreground with the reflection of the bush is making this picture a real master piece!! Wonderful work! Truly an instant favorite!! All the best,
    Brendan

  • Hi Brendan,

    Truly an over-generous comment………..but I’ll take it! Thanks very much as I really appreciate everyone who takes the time to view my work and even more so when they leave an appreciative comment.

    Thanks again

    Kevin

    – Kevin Skinner

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