Sunday, 23 September 2012

A great start to the autumn in Glencoe

A moment of amazing light on the Aonach Eagach

Something that has really struck me about 2012 is how defined and memorable each change in season has been. Spring started with an almost unbelievable period of high pressure in March with record breaking temperatures and near unbroken sunshine for two solid weeks…summer began in May with a drought and set the trend for an extraordinarily dry Highland summer…

Early morning light on Lost Valley Buttress

And now autumn has made its memorable appearance. Over the last week or so I've been treated to some really special lighting conditions and weather effects, from beams of sunshine breaking through snow showers to startling sunrises and sunsets.

Bizarre clouds on Rannoch, it's not smoke!

It always strikes me how even though I am always wishing for long periods of high pressure and sunshine, quite often the most memorable days are when the light changes from one minute to the next. The Highlands are notorious for their changeable weather…but doesn't that make the place so much more interesting?

Anyway, here's some photos from the last few days. Enjoy!

Crisp lighting in Coire nam Beith

Morning sky over the Aonach Eagach

Shadows on Beinn Fhada and the view from Bidean nam Bian

Evening over the Aonach Eagach

Rannoch Moor at 7am


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