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    I had a week off and tried to make the most of it with a few days camping, hiking, fishing, and kayaking on Skye then some hiking and luxury in a campervan in Glencoe. I also managed a wee bit of photography. :-)

    Some shots below and still a few to work on.

    Skye

    Hiked up to 750m to get this shot near sunset.
    Loch Harport and McClouds Tables by George Ingram, on Flickr

    Slept up at 800m then climbed a bit more in the morning to these views.
    Loch Sligachan and The Isle of Raasay by George Ingram, on Flickr

    Part of the Cuillin Ridge at first light. I don't think any photo could capture how I felt being up there for sunrise.
    The Cullin at first light by George Ingram, on Flickr

    This photo has been done a million times and the light just wasn't there but it's my favourite spot on Skye as have been going there for over 30 years and always try and make time for a visit.
    Neist Point by George Ingram, on Flickr

    Breakfast from Loch Pooltiel. I did also catch a small lobster, small edible crab and about 15 Velvet crabs but they were all returned. These Shrimp\Prawns are delicious though
    Breakfast by George Ingram, on Flickr

    A different view of where I was a couple of nights earlier.
    The Cuillin Pond by George Ingram, on Flickr

    Glencoe

    A bit of luxury in Glencoe after the wildcamping on Skye. Great views to boot.
    Bongo Glencoe by George Ingram, on Flickr

    The Buachaille. This was taken on the evening hike and we were to get to the top of this one the next day.
    Buachaille Etive Mor by George Ingram, on Flickr

    The day was a mix of mist, rain, sunshine and rainbows.
    Glencoe Rainbow by George Ingram, on Flickr

    Watching the mist flow along the crags in the glen is lovely.
    GlenCoe Mist by George Ingram, on Flickr

    Stopped for this one 30 mins from home as the light over the loch was really nice.
    Clunie Loch by George Ingram, on Flickr
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    Zuiko 35mm
    Zuiko 50-200mm
    Zuiko 12-60mm

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    • #3
      Re: A few shots from Scotland

      Beautiful shots George, reminding me of several visits to Skye some years ago. Impossible to pick a favourite so I won't try!
      Regards
      Richard

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      • #4
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        I like these, they also bring back some fond memories of Skye - thanks.

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        • #5
          Re: A few shots from Scotland

          Thank you George for posting such a magnificent set.
          John

          "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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            Re: A few shots from Scotland

            Great set especially the sunset/rise shots

            I'm interested - did you use a bivvy bag or a small tent up there overnight or was it so dry that just a sleeping bag was needed? I'm asking because I am thinking of getting back into doing some lightweight overnighting and trying to decide what non camera kit to use these days (40 years ago 1 man tents were heavy so I used a bivvvy bag)

            Regards
            Andy
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              Re: A few shots from Scotland

              Originally posted by shenstone View Post
              Great set especially the sunset/rise shots

              I'm interested - did you use a bivvy bag or a small tent up there overnight or was it so dry that just a sleeping bag was needed? I'm asking because I am thinking of getting back into doing some lightweight overnighting and trying to decide what non camera kit to use these days (40 years ago 1 man tents were heavy so I used a bivvvy bag)

              Regards
              Andy
              Hmm, I'm seriously considering selling my lightweight camping gear! The tent I have is 1Kg.

              Jim

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              • #8
                Re: A few shots from Scotland

                Originally posted by shenstone View Post
                Great set especially the sunset/rise shots

                I'm interested - did you use a bivvy bag or a small tent up there overnight or was it so dry that just a sleeping bag was needed? I'm asking because I am thinking of getting back into doing some lightweight overnighting and trying to decide what non camera kit to use these days (40 years ago 1 man tents were heavy so I used a bivvvy bag)

                Regards
                Andy
                Overnighting at that height, if using a tent you would also need a bivvy bag (or at least a survival bag) for safety.
                John

                "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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                  Re: A few shots from Scotland

                  Originally posted by shenstone View Post
                  Great set especially the sunset/rise shots

                  I'm interested - did you use a bivvy bag or a small tent up there overnight or was it so dry that just a sleeping bag was needed? I'm asking because I am thinking of getting back into doing some lightweight overnighting and trying to decide what non camera kit to use these days (40 years ago 1 man tents were heavy so I used a bivvvy bag)

                  Regards
                  Andy
                  Andy,

                  I used a bivvy bag and a tarp. To be honest the tarp was redundant as the sky was so clear and no rain at all but I'd never do it without the bivvy, especially up here in Scotland and especially the Cuillins. Rain could appear from nowhere in an instant.

                  It does wonders for the soul sleeping out under the stars and to view the sunset and sunrise up there when it's clear was just amazing.
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                  Zuiko 35mm
                  Zuiko 50-200mm
                  Zuiko 12-60mm

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                    Re: A few shots from Scotland

                    Originally posted by gingram View Post
                    I used a bivvy bag and a tarp.
                    I've never used a tarp and I'm surprised that you used one at that height, because of the potential for high winds.

                    Jim

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                      Re: A few shots from Scotland

                      Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
                      I've never used a tarp and I'm surprised that you used one at that height, because of the potential for high winds.

                      Jim
                      I've used it in strong winds without issue and it handled a decent few gust without issue. Just need to set it up for the conditions.
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                      • #12
                        Re: A few shots from Scotland

                        Some lovely work George
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                        • #13
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                          A superb set of images George, really enjoyed looking through them.
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                            Lovely set, well done. I loved my week on Skye earlier this year.
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                              Re: A few shots from Scotland

                              Cracking set of photos. Really enjoy walking in Scotland, not been to Syke for a few years.
                              Derek

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