One Day in Scotland - Connel, Falls of Lora, Oban

July 06, 2011

Hello, Well, back from a quick jaunt to Scotland. An eleven hour journey there on Friday followed by the same back on Sunday, left me with one day of photography - which was combined with a party, a meal out and some sightseeing. Hectic and I loved every minute. A contrast to the Norfolk landscapes with the mountains and lochs, still near water - which I love and, quite rare I was told - the sun was blazing the entire time. The evening I arrived was a quick stroll with the camera but the light wasn't that good and I didn't know the area. So, I was up early on the Saturday morning but unfortunately not early enough. I forgot the Northern light is different and at this time of year the sun was already up and rising, which meant there was very little mist left around the mountains - disappointing for me as I was hoping to get some shots but I managed a couple of hours under the bridge at the Falls of Lora, Connel, before meeting friends for breakfast. Take a look at the results by typing "Scotland" into the search on the site. http://www.coastalphotography.co.uk/shop/search?q=Scotland After breakfast I went into Oban, a lovely little town. It's harbour lined with fishing boats and little stalls that cooked mussels and sold them in trays ready to eat on the quayside. There were ferries across to Mull and to Kerrera. I took the one to Kerrera and had a walk up to see the view over the harbour and Loch. There was a red and white lighthouse at the edge of the Loch and mountains surrounding. Beautiful place. From then it was back to Oban and in the midday sun it was time for a coffee and a sit down - to just watch. Late afternoon was eating again, followed by the party - Scottish dancing all evening - Strip the Willow was very fast. Even so, walking back to the hotel at 1am I was still thinking if I could sneak out to get some night shots, but as I was exhausted and had another early start to travel back the next day, I thought better of it. Only solution is to go again! I'll Blog again soon. Janice


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