In the Kings House hotel, there is a press clipping from a magazine article which lists the view from their Lounge window amongst the top 10 views in the world. Having spent so many days at the hotel in the last few years, I am not about to argue.
The opportunity for this image came straight after breakfast one morning. We had missed the dawn because a snowstorm had come up the valley. Just as we finished eating and walked into the lounge , it started to clear through.
Dave Tolcher and I rushed outside and setup. I remembered a digisnap I had made in similar conditions a couple of years before and I setup in virtually the same place, waiting for the sun to catch the trees before I exposed the film.
Of all the images I made during that week, this was the easiest to reach (50 yards from the hotel car park) but somehow the simplicity of composition, the gorgeous lighting and the subtle characteristics of Provia have contrived to make it the most satisfying image of the trip.
Technical Details: Linhof Technikardan, 125mm lens, Provia 100, ND graduated filter.
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Location: Rannoch Moor, Scotland