Today was the final day of my trip to Scotland.
As is the way of being a landscape photographer I was up early, out of the hotel about 6.30am, and down to the shores of Loch Leven, near Ballachulish, in the Highlands. It was still dark as I wended my way down a slim trail to the shoreline, a headtorch job. As I got to the shore there was the most enormous splash a few yards out, I jumped out of my skin! I shone the torch around, couldn't see anything though. I got set up and started the usual waiting game for the sun to come up.
Kneeling down to the camera after a few minutes I needed to stretch my legs so stood up to once more be greeted by another huge splash. A shine of the torch around but just ripples in the otherwise still loch.
As I waited for the sun to come up I spotted the source of the big splashes, a seal swimming across the loch!
I got some great sunrise shots, including this one of the reflections of the autumnal colours reflected in the loch, I would love to own one of these houses.
From Loch Leven I came around the far side of Kinlochleven grabbing a photo of the waterfall which was flowing well. From there I headed through Glencoe (my favourite photographic location in the UK) taking chance to get more shots of Buachaille Etive Mor and some more on Rannoch Moor.
Finally, at the end of my fourth day, I headed back home to Yorkshire. By the time I got back it was 1185 miles in 4 days, each and every one of them enjoyable. The trip didn't start off in the best fashion but I managed to recover the trip and have got some shots I am really proud of, I hope you like them. I also recce'd lots of future shots and will be back as soon as there is a greater covering of snow on the ground, hopefully in my truck.