The Misty Hills of Glencoe — Part 1

Well, I have downloaded all of my photos from our three-week trip to Scotland by now and have post-processed most of them. It seems that my best photos were all taken on the first day of our bus trip to Skye and most of these were taken in the Highlands during the hour and a half it took to drive through the hills of Glencoe on Highway A82 on our way to Fort William. Here are some photos from our first viewpoint stop.

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My first shot of the misty hills of Glencoe.

Click on any photo to see a larger version of that photo.

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The weather was fair when we started out from Glasgow and all through the Loch Lomond portion of our trip. We reached this spot about an hour after leaving Tarbet on Loch Lomond. The clouds began hanging on the hills when we entered the glen. It would often be dry on one hill but raining on the next.

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The first photo was taken at 24mm on my 24-105mm zoom lens. This is the same view but at 75mm.

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We never saw the tops of most of the Glencoe hills.

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Larch and fir trees.

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This is John, our Rabbie’s bus driver and tour guide for the three day trip to Skye. It took an entire day to get to Skye from Glasgow and another day to get back.

OK, I’ll show you one more. I took this next photo from inside the bus about 15 minutes after our first picture-taking stop.

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There was snow on the highest munros even though this was mid-May.

We stopped at two more viewpoints in the next hour and a half before arriving at Fort William where we stopped for lunch. I’ll post some more photos of Glencoe in a couple of days.

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I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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9 Responses to The Misty Hills of Glencoe — Part 1

  1. Hi,
    glad to see you enjoyed your trip to my homeland (and you even got the traditional ‘good’ weather!) but thought I’d point out that it looks like you took these photos somewhere between Crianlarich and Tyndrum which would put you about thirty miles short of Glencoe, in Strath Fillan. Glencoe starts when you pass Buchaille Etive Mhor the large cone shaped mountain on the left of the A82. Sorry to be a party-pooper but I recognised where you were straight away. Still happy that you enjoyed your time in Scotland though. 🙂

  2. Amy says:

    The large version of these photos are stunning! Thank you for reminding us to click. 🙂

  3. such stunning landscapes and light in Scotland! Wonderful Crow!

  4. disperser says:

    Stark and interesting scenery. We’ll have to go there one of these years.

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