'Buchaille Etive Mor at Dawn'
'Buchaille Etive Mor at Dawn'

The 'Buc' is a subject that many photographers come back to over and over again. It is the iconic 'mountain shaped' mountain. Is it now a cliche? Well perhaps. Will it stop me photographing it? No. Why? Mostly because I love the area. I see nothing wrong in photographing scenes or subjects that other photographers have tackled if your inspiration is your own relationship to the subject rather than just copying what others have done, particularly if you recognise that, as David Ward would say, 'other subjects are available'.

I continue to be on my mission to make a 'pink Buc' dawn image and yet another year passed in the winter of 09/10 when I didn't quite pull it off. However, I love the frosted stream in this image and the light, whilst clearly not "pink", is wonderful nevertheless.

Technical Details: Linhof Technikardan, 150mm lens, Velvia 50, ND graduated filter.

Location: Rannoch Moor, Scotland

'Buchaille Etive Mor at Dawn'

The 'Buc' is a subject that many photographers come back to over and over again. It is the iconic 'mountain shaped' mountain. Is it now a cliche? Well perhaps. Will it stop me photographing it? No. Why? Mostly because I love the area. I see nothing wrong in photographing scenes or subjects that other photographers have tackled if your inspiration is your own relationship to the subject rather than just copying what others have done, particularly if you recognise that, as David Ward would say, 'other subjects are available'.

I continue to be on my mission to make a 'pink Buc' dawn image and yet another year passed in the winter of 09/10 when I didn't quite pull it off. However, I love the frosted stream in this image and the light, whilst clearly not "pink", is wonderful nevertheless.

Technical Details: Linhof Technikardan, 150mm lens, Velvia 50, ND graduated filter.

Location: Rannoch Moor, Scotland