Just like my first photo I shared, this was taken on a camping trip in the Scottish Highlands, in the Glencoe area in May this year. As I previously mentioned, the weather in Glencoe is made for photography… well that’s if you are patient enough and you can last for long enough:)
On this day I got up for sunrise, unfortunately there wasn’t one- it just got lighter! Then just as I packed up my tent a snow storm hit the area. It was windy and the snow/slate was falling almost horizontally, a perfect way to wash your lens’ front element! I decided to wait it out and finally the sun came out. During the time I was waiting,sitting at a hotel’s bar in my dirty and pretty sure smelly hiking gear, drinking a posh cappuccino, I browsed the net for possible shots in the area.
Just like with my previous shot, I wanted to capture the Buachaille Etive Mor(the mountain) from a different angle. Just google that mountain and you will see the EPIC shot, it’s like Scotland Mesa Arch!
After a while of starring at my phone, I came across this article that briefly mentioned this spot and how to find it. It wasn’t this shot, but I could see loads of potentials and I don’t like copying other peoples shots anyways. So now the sun is out, looking like summer, I set out to find this spot that was actually just about half a mile where I was. After some further googling and checking the map I kinda new where I headed and located the river as well, great stuff! What I did not count with is that previously there were hardly any rain for weeks in Scotland (I know, unbelievable) and all the rivers and waterfalls were pretty lame with hardly any water in them. So when I arrived to this “waterfall” it was actually I tiny ledge, not this growling monster that I imagined! Well I thought since I’m here I work with what I have.
As I was working on my composition and playing around my filters I noticed the weather coming in from the mountains and this meant rain is coming - bringing mood with it! Where I was standing it was like summer and sunny but at the mountains it was dark and gloomy! I only took a few shots here even though I was there for some time and this one was the one liked most. This is actually a second- third edit, I will post the very first one below. As with my previous shot, I for some reason, placed most things to the left! Don’t know why!
I used a Nikon D750 + 18-35G lens on 18mm at f/9, 1/15th sec ISO 100.
Any comments on composition are always welcome, also I am happy for post processing tips as well!
(If this is a composite, etc. please be honest with your techniques to help others learn)