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Glencoe Scotland and Storm Gertrude

 Image of the Black Mount at Glencoe, Scotland, a few hours prior to the arrival of Storm Gertrude.

Image of the Black Mount at Glencoe, Scotland, a few hours prior to the arrival of Storm Gertrude.

I recently travelled up to Glencoe in Scotland with fellow photographers Howard Kennedy and Doug Meldrum.  During this trip we stopped twice as we travelled through Glencoe before we arrived at the Kings House Hotel, where we were staying for two nights. The image above is looking across towards the Black Mount as the storm clouds of Storm Gertrude were beginning to become visible. This was the last photograph of the trip as the weather front persistently rained with sustained winds for the following few days.

Photographing landscapes in Scotland in winter is often challenging. Sunlight is limited and the weather is typically less than favourable. Despite patiently waiting for those fleeting moments when the weather abates and the landscape becomes a mosaic of lights and shade as rays of sunlight pierces the cloud none were forthcoming. Such is life sometimes. Our party had to make do with good conversation, banter, excellent food and the occasional dram. Overall not a bad weekend away in Scotland.