Walking all day to this place in the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland just to see the loch at the head of Glen Einich that we had glimpsed from the summit of Sgorr Gaoith,the peak to the extreme right of this shot. 13 mile round trip, we didn’t try to get any closer as the temperature had dropped and we were cold and weary.The old stalkers track seen here was hard and tiring to walk on for that distance.
Had to make do with this view…the view from Sgorr Gaoith the previous day is below and was well worth the climb
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Living in the English Lake District,Cumbria,NW England with a love of photographing locations in Cumbria and Scotland, especially landscapes.

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  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 4 years ago

    superb work

  • Thank you Steve

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    So close and yet so far, good shot none the less …

  • Cheers Tom, mind you,the previous May we didn’t even get this far…it was too hot!!!

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Friederike Alexander
    Friederike Ale...over 4 years ago

    Wow. This is amazing!!

  • Thank you very much Friedericke

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Jigsawman
    Jigsawmanover 4 years ago

    simply amazing

  • Cheers JSM

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • NinaM
    NinaMover 4 years ago

    I love the silence in this picture, the glorious light at the end of the road. The beautiful green mountain and the copper grass. Fantastic shot!

  • Thanks Nina,it was almost as if Mother Nature had decided to give me a consolation prize

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 4 years ago

    Wonderful contrasting light mate, very well done!!

  • Cheers Shaun

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 4 years ago

    WOW!!! Didn’t that light just beckon you onward even though you were worn out!! I would have a hard time turing away…sigh!
    Absolutley amazing work Jamie! :]

  • Trust me, we knew the dangers of continuing beyond our limitations..thanks Tracy

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot and just look at that light coming through those clouds – stunning.

  • Thanks young Gazza

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Stunning light here mate, well done.

  • Cheers Jase

    – VoluntaryRanger

  • ralph arce
    ralph arceover 4 years ago

    glorious light! :D

  • Thanks Ralph..there’s somewhere you’d love to backpack

    – VoluntaryRanger

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