Canisp, Suilven and Boulder by PigleT


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Some of the mountains of Assynt, from a viewpoint just above Rhicarn. As you drive along the loop road, through a landscape of Lewisian gneiss rock and lochs, suddenly you come over the brow of a hill to find a panorama of mountains along the horizon in front.

I spent half an hour standing on the small mid-distant hillock in a howling gale, trying to keep the tripod from blowing away, before giving up and deciding the light was not going to be correct on the distant mountains. At the last minute, having given up and returned to the car, with the rain starting to work across the landscape from behind. There was only time for one photo before I got drenched.

Taken on the Shen-Hao large-format camera using Fuji Velvia-100 film.


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  • Steve Sharp
    Steve Sharpover 4 years ago

    A beautiful scene in very trying weather conditions – it can be rough up there can’t it? ;)

  • PigleT
    PigleTover 4 years ago

    Thanks – yes, it can! I was a bit miffed that the tourist info-board had been removed from the carpark area, although I have a photo of that from my previous visit, fortunately. Gorgeous area though. One day I’ll do it justice :)

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