It is just a week before we set of to Glencoe, Scotland. This will be our second visit to the area. Our last visit was in November 2012, just before the winter. The decision to go in the wintertime was made because it resembles for me the ultimate desolate landscape, hostile and difficult to endure. The more hostile, the better it is for me. It will show in the images. That was the idea anyway but so far winter is not bringing the wintery conditions I prefer. There is no hope for deepfreeze conditions either in the coming two weeks or so.
The flight to Glasgow is booked, as well as the car and cottage. The location of our cottage is closer to where the action should take place. It is just less than a half hours’ drive from Rannoch Moor, Glen Etive and Glencoe River. I’ve set some goals for photographing scenes. Most importantly: details, details, details! I tend to go for the bigger picture and ignoring the intimate landscape. This trip should correct this. Details of rocks, flowing water, snow, etc. The total portfolio should be more interesting when these details are added. This is the easy part of the quest I believe. But there are more items on my wish list, as there are: night shots with stars or star trails included, time lapse sequences, short movies and long exposure times with the big stopper. A larger variety of images, to make it all more interesting to combine into a slide show.
In recent days I’ve seen a lot of images from the area from Facebook friends and on 500PX. It is a popular place to be these days. It gave me a lot of inspiration and I will make the best of it, for sure. Thank you all for this inspirational display.
These are my plans and hopefully with wintery conditions to come. This blog post should be the reminder of my plans. Anyway, I will keep you posted during my trip and the results will show up in the gallery, that’s for sure.