Autumn colours reflected
It’s heading into one of my favourite times in the year, with plenty of opportunities to capture shots of autumn colours in Scotlands amazing landscapes. Here’s another photo from last weekend’s trip north. I’d decided to head to Loch Awe to capture the autumn colours reflected in various lochs along the route. It was perfect weather – still, and largely sunny, but with wisps of mist in the morning and early evening.
I was determined to stop on the stretch of road approaching Crianlarich. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve admired the fleetingly glimpsed views through the trees to the loch to the north of the road. On the journey North, this was all still swathed in a heavy mist, but by the time I was wending my way home, the air had cleared and the sun was out.
For all the times I have gazed longingly at the reflections here as the car whizzed southwards, I hadn’t even realised it was a separate loch from Loch Lubhair, just a short distance further east along the road.. I pulled into a layby and squelched down to the side of the loch, to be greeted by a completely perfect mirror-like loch surface, reflecting some vivid autumnal colours, and skies with white puffy clouds.
The hills and golden trees on the opposite shore took my interest for a while, but it didn’t take me too long to gaze up to the right, and admire this view.
Looking across Loch Achtriochtan, Glencoe
I love the drive down Glencoe in the Highlands. The expanse of Rannoch moor changes abrubptly as as you pass Buachaille Etive Mor towering above the road. Suddenly the moodiness of Glencoe is all around. At some point I’ll be heading back up there with my bike, as there’s not many options for stopping in a car at the most scenic spots.
I do like the loch at the foot of the glen. This wee house must be endlessly photographed when it’s reflected in the flat calm surface of Loch Achtriochtan.
I’m just back from another trip over to the west, which involved a drive through the ever-changing Glencoe. It was quiet and still at the foot of the glen, and the tops were hidden by low cloud. On days like this, there are some cracking reflections in Loch Achtriochtan
The Water of Leith runs from the Pentland Hills, across Edinburgh, and down to the sea at Leith. I love it down at the shore – there’s plenty of opportunities for a good photographs. And with the combination of so many varied buildings and the water, of course there’s a few good reflections!
I had to go down to Newhaven today to have my laptop repaired. It was such a lovely day I decided to go on the bike and take the camera with me. It was sunny and still (and very cold!) – the shore in Leith was looking particularly lovely .
We were through in Glasgow today for a couple of concerts – the choir was part of a big collaboration called The Big Breakthrough, and had 2 performances at Celtic Connections.
I went out for a wander in a brief break in the middle of the day, and was enjoying the combination of sunshine, puddles and architecture.
This one is my favourite:
If you can’t work it out, try looking at it upside down!
Dusk falling over Harris in the Outer Hebdrides – the evening light brought out some lovely subtle colours.
This is the end of the green canal towpath line on Edinburgh’s newly launched Innertube Map
Lochrin Basin on the Union Canal in Edinburgh
The map has been created by the Edinburgh Bike Station, and has been launched as an interactive online map, which members of the public can contribute to. I’ve been volunteering on the project, and am looking forward to blogging from around the Innertube network over the coming months.
I went on a wee jaunt across town earlier this week – the sun was out, so I took my bike and camera down to the shore. I found this window in Leith. The restaurant owner was somewhat bamboozled by my interest in it!
Thanks Jennie…I thought your suggestion had me beaten , but here it is:
A splash of colour on the banks of the river in Beauly