Sunrise photo shoot.


Autumn has well and truly arrived in the highlands.  This last weekend saw a welcome break in the Atlantic low pressure systems that have been coming in across Scotland for the last few weeks and the forecast was good for Saturday.

Annie was a willing partner in my idea to rise early for a photo shoot at sunrise on Rannoch Moor…  …and so with the alarm clock set for 6am we drove the short distance, pre-twilight, through Glencoe .

While sharing a steaming flask of coffee, we listened to the eerie sound of many stags calling across the moor; another ‘first’ following moving up here 18 months ago. I felt really privileged just to be there listening.

Cloud lingered as the sun came above the horizon, so the light was unfortunately not as good as hoped; this was about the best shot I got…

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Lochan Beinn Chaoran, near Loch Bà. Composite of 3 images.
5/8th Sec. F22. ISO 100. Lee 2 stop ND Grad.

On the return home Buachaille Etive Mòr was just calling out to be photographed. Another snap to add to the collection…

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As we admired the view, Annie spotted a stag.  I switched lenses…

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1/320th sec. F6.3. ISO 400. 500mm Lens (750mm @ 35mm)

I was pretty pleased, but not I guess, as much as this fellow who was already much closer…

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About Andy Harpur

Interests : The Scottish Highlands, The Pennine Alps, The Milky Way, Abbot Ale, Mountaineering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Astronomy, Guitar, Penny Whistle. I live and breath for the outdoor lifestyle. New places, new faces, new adventures....
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