02 Aug Allt à Chobnair

Source: Maclean Photographic

After our dawn photoshoot at Loch Tay we headed north, past Ben Lawers towards Glen Lyon.  The road takes you through some of the wildest moorland in Scotland and is very beautiful and peaceful at this time of year, a stark contrast to the last visit we made to this glen in the depth of winter in December 2014.

Parking the car, we walked down the hill to a small burn that flows into the River Lyon.  The stream is marked on the map by it’s gaelic name, Allt à Chobnair, and it flows from the top the mountain down the glen through a series of waterfalls.  

The surrounding moorland is mostly peat bog and acts like a sponge.  The moor is a mass of low lying wild flowers, heather and lichen. While the place looks barren, when you look closer the colours are amazing.

I set the X-T2 and 10-24mm lens in front of a small set of falls to capture the flowing water and the dramatic backdrop of the mountains.  Using the Lee Big Stopper I slowed the exposure down to around two minutes to get some movement in the clouds as well as in the water.  The light was quite moody so I decided to switch to ACROS film simulation in the camera.

I moved up stream to get a different perspective, focusing on the rocks and water and did this a couple of times.

While the X-T2 was shooting the long exposures I fitted the Fujinon 35mm f1.4 and the 16mm extension

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