Landscape Photography, Scottish Landmarks – Black Mount and Rannoch Moor, with Loch na h-Achlaise

Landscape Photography, Scottish Landmarks – Black Mount and Rannoch Moor, with Loch na h-Achlaise

Landscape Photography - Scotland - Glencoe, Rannoch Moor - Black Mount and Loch Na H'Achaise Stillness II

Landscape Photography – Scotland – Glencoe, Rannoch Moor – Black Mount and Loch Na H’Achaise Stillness II

It’s been a little while since i last posted here, there’s been a lot going on but I’ve still been getting out pursuing my passion for landscape photography. I’ve been up to the Scottish highlands a few times this year so I thought I’d share some of them with you. It makes sense to share some shots from the first trip earlier this year in the winter, although the sun didn’t make much of an appearance there were some great opportunities to capture some of the atmospheric weather conditions up there in winter time. Yup, it was mighty chilly too, nothing a flask of coffee and a few extra layers wouldn’t fix though.

This image is from Rannoch Moor, I was very lucky with the weather here – it had been blowing a gale, complete with stinging sleet, but just after i arrived the wind died completely, leaving me with perfectly still water across the entire loch – let’s say i moved quick to get a series of five compositions! Not only that, the light remained more or less consistent across the 5 compositions, i did have to hold back the sky across the Black Mount in the background to avoid any burnt out highlights, but a few NDs did the trick.

I must admit i spent 10 minutes defrosting my hands once i got back to the car, well worth it though!
 
Happy shooting!
Barney
Capture Details

Canon 1Dx
EF 16-35 L USM II @24mm
1/3 sec @ f/11, ISO 50
0.6 ND (Lee)
0.9 ND grad (Lee)
Heliopan 105mm Circular Polariser
Really Right Stuff TVC33+BH55 LR
Single Exposure
Curves adjustments
A little dodging and burning

 

Barney Delaney is a photographer specialising in Landscape Photography from the UK and further afield. He is based Lichfield Staffordshire, UK.

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4 Responses to “Landscape Photography, Scottish Landmarks – Black Mount and Rannoch Moor, with Loch na h-Achlaise”

  1. Carl PattersonAugust 14, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    Great capture Barney, love the drama building over the mountains whilst the calm loch waters remain perfectly still. There’s a foreboding feeling to this image, fairly much sums up the Scottish Highlands at this time of the year. Cant wait to see more of your work, great stuff.

  2. DanielDecember 20, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    Barney,

    Wow thats an amazingly high quality photo. keep up the good work!