refreshing vantage point


Being here again is like breathing fresh mountain air.  Refreshing, cleansing and almost sweet.

It’s been a whirlwind of a summer which began with a family trip to Scotland.  Our boys had never visited and we were eager to share the home of our family roots with them. We packed all manner of foul weather gear (it rains a bit in Scotland) but fortuitously we were graced with mostly sunshine and moderate temperatures.  This seemed to make the process of falling in love with that wee country of stunning landscapes even easier.

The photo above was taken from the Nevis Range.  Ben Nevis itself is the highest peak in all of the UK, standing at 1,344 metres (4,409 ft) above sea level.  After a gondola ride part way up the mountain range you can take a short hike to a lookout that offers wonderful views of both the mountains above and the valley below.  Unlike most of the days on our holiday, this one did require us to don the rain gear - but luckily the clouds remained at an elevation high enough not to obscure the view.

I quite liked the short little mountain daisies that lined the pathway and so for this shot I laid my camera on the ground to capture the view from their vantage point.

Have you been to bonnie Scotland? Perhaps I can persuade you to chance falling in love with this rugged place.

Check back here again for more images in the coming days, and as always feel free to drop me a line or leave a comment here.

Until then - deep breath - Sigh.


Ben Nevis Range
Fort William, Scotland, UK
56°47′49″N 5°00′13″W
June 2013



  • Nikon D700, 28-300 mm, f/3.5-5.6
  • Single raw, hand held,  processed in Lightroom
  • then over to Photoshop for polishing
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