It's been a long time in the making, but things are finally starting to take shape on the Photographing Scotland guidebook that I've been working on for the last two years. It's not all been plain sailing, but as they say, "a calm sea does not make for a skilled sailor." Regardless of the weather, the start of the month saw the demise of my trusty campervan, which decided to break down at the furthest point from Glasgow of the trip.
Since then I've replaced the van, and taken the new machine out for its first test run, staying relatively local in glen Coe and Glen Etive for the first time out. The very first morning of the trip saw one of the most spectacular sunrises I've ever witnessed, with a perfect temperature inversion around the Bauchaille and Glen Etive!
The morning just kept getting better and better... The light once the sun broke the horizon was incredible, and I eventually trudged down the hill with some of the best landscape photographs I've taken in a while.
The conditions prevailed through the whole of the first trip, and I had a great time on Rannoch Moore and down Glen Etive, ticking off locations and writing up notes for the Scotland Guidebook. Maybe it's an omen, and the new van will bring a little luck! Or maybe it's just coincidence. I'm hitting the road again tomorrow for a few weeks, so fingers crossed for more of the same either way.