The Scottish Highlands

Last week I was off to Scotland.
Scotland is home of haggis and tatties, whisky and the famous Iron Brew energy drink to name a few… It is also home to Sean Connery, JK Rowling and many other famous creatives.
Upon arrival at Edinburgh Airport a Scottish flight attendant welcomed us, we noticed something was different. We laughed and giggled like teenagers excited to be free from our everyday lives. ADVENTURE!! 
There was something truly magical about this country, something not just limited to the unique accents Scottish people have or the traditional kilts hung on the entrance of nearly every shop on the highstreet. Something about Scotland made us feel as if we were in an ancient world, where the MacGregor Clan still ruled, men still wore kilts and castles still had residents.

We took a day trip up to the Highlands which is where I had the opportunity to shoot a couple of landscapes. Just outside Stirling we started driving through the mountains and over a few hills. The landcapes were absolutely breathtaking and untouched with historical pigments and golden rays of sunlight glistening down from heaven.
Clearly being on a small group tour with 16 other people in a mini bus didn’t allow us time to walk about and explore as we would have liked, but with every stop along the road I grabbed my tripod and tried to make the most of the 5 minutes I had capturing as many beautiful sights and scenes as I could.

We drove from Edinburgh through Stirling then we were on our way to Glencoe passing a few lochs, untill we finally reached the world famous Loch Ness where Nessie lives.

  It was sunny and bright, not dull and muddy as I had imagined. ( Uff! I wore my heavy wellies for nothing!) Nessie didn’t come out to play while we were there but in the end it was an unforgettable trip.
Being in Scotland is like being a kid in a candy store. Only this time I was a big kid shooting landscapes. 

To see more of the pictures from this trip click here



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