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Searching for a Photo...Part 2 and fun on SCNL

Searching for a Photo...Part 2 and fun on SCNL


Postby wilkiemurray » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:31 am

Route description: Bidean nam Bian

Munros included on this walk: Bidean nam Bian, Stob Coire Sgreamhach

Date walked: 09/01/2016

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Film of day and Aerial Footage -



A Weekend in Glencoe

First up was part two of my mission to capture some winter scenes following my earlier trip up Beinn Chrulaiste last month. An early start and I was soon heading up the Devils Staircase with the head torch on, although it soon came off as dawn approached.

Stopped to capture the waning moon beside Creise

ImageWaning Moon above Criese by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

My plan was to head for the northern side of the Glen perhaps heading as far as Am Bodach. As it turned out I never made it past Stob Mhic Mhartuin, the snow was fresh and deep and the view point was stunning enough to stop me here for long enough to take some photos.

Before I reached Mhartuin though, I had to stop as sunrise appeared before I reached the summit at 707m. I was probably half way between the top of the Devils Staircase and Stob Mhic Mhartuin when I decided it was time to stop for sunrise. The views North were amazing! The Mamores wore a thick white snowy coat and a faint pink line struck across the horizon as sunrise approached.

Mamores in White

ImageMamores in Winter Garb by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Similar view but a handy Cairn in foreground :)

Imagecairn at dawn by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

To the south and east a bank of cloud obscured the first signs of sun, but the sun soon rose above this cloud illuminating the snowy landscape starting with the Ben and moving south as it rose in the sky.

Sun on Ben

ImageMorning light illuminates Ben Nevis by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

The clarity and views were superb and I felt reluctant to leave my spot. However I soon packed away the camera and drone and headed for Stob Mhic Mhartuin. It exceeded expectations, the views were amazing. I took so many photos and films that my hands were numb by the time I was packing my kit away – hot aches followed – not something I’ve experienced from photography! Hope the video and photos look as good as the views were in real time and do the location justice – a great spot and unlikely to meet too many people up here .

Some snaps from Stob Mhic Mhartuin and slopes...

ImageBidean Massive by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageGlencoe sunrise-Golden pool by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageStob Mhic Mhartuin by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageStob Coire Raineach nd friends by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Imagefog lingers above The River Coupall by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Next up and I headed for a location perhaps opposite in the fact that it was very crowded! From looking over to the Bidean Massif I now headed to explore it. Up Broad Gully to a clear SCNL summit (views were amazing).

Selfie on the Gully

ImageBroad Gully by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Views from SCNL summit

Imagedark skies coming for Bidean nam Bian by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageBidean nam Bian above the clag which fills te Beleach by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Imageslice heaven - Aonach Eagach and Ben Nevis by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

The weather soon turned and by the time we reached the highest point in Argyll the cloud and wind were upon us! Fully kitted up we dropped back to the Bealach between the two peaks and descended into the Lost Valley. The wind was now up and the crisp air of the morning had turned more raw as moisture and snow filled the air. Soon we were back at the car feeling a tad satisfied. A grand time had again in Glencoe.
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Re: Aerial Footage above Glencoe-Searching for a Photo...Par

Postby prog99 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:03 am

Great pics, I was climbing in the lost valley on Saturday and it was a beautiful morning before the flag rolled in.
Did you do both trips on Saturday?
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Re: Aerial Footage above Glencoe-Searching for a Photo...Par

Postby Mal Grey » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:37 am

Some stunning pictures there!
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Re: Aerial Footage above Glencoe-Searching for a Photo...Par

Postby wilkiemurray » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:43 pm

prog99 wrote:Great pics, I was climbing in the lost valley on Saturday and it was a beautiful morning before the flag rolled in.
Did you do both trips on Saturday?


Thanks Prog - what did you climb ? was certainly nice before the weather deteriorated :)

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Postby wilkiemurray » Tue Jan 12, 2016 8:43 pm

Mal Grey wrote:Some stunning pictures there!


Thanks you - had great fun taking them :)

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Re: Searching for a Photo...Part 2 and fun on SCNL

Postby Silverhill » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:18 pm

Mission accomplished. Stunning pictures! 8)
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Re: Aerial Footage above Glencoe-Searching for a Photo...Par

Postby prog99 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:33 pm

wilkiemurray wrote:
prog99 wrote:Great pics, I was climbing in the lost valley on Saturday and it was a beautiful morning before the flag rolled in.
Did you do both trips on Saturday?


Thanks Prog - what did you climb ? was certainly nice before the weather deteriorated :)

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Left edge on minor buttress which was quite entertaining. Right edge looked too powdery and everything else is too hard there!
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Re: Searching for a Photo...Part 2 and fun on SCNL

Postby pjm1 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:42 pm

Loving those pictures - absolutely fab. Glencoe sunrise especially (even though my OCD is reaching for Lightroom to adjust the horizon ;))
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Re: Searching for a Photo...Part 2 and fun on SCNL

Postby tolkienabouthills » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:48 am

That photo of the river coupall is just a dream. And your videos get better with each one, keep it up :clap:
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Re: Searching for a Photo...Part 2 and fun on SCNL

Postby IndoorMunroist » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:22 am

Absolutley stunning.
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Re: Searching for a Photo...Part 2 and fun on SCNL

Postby Dunblane Bagger » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:21 pm

Absolutely stunning pictures.

Thanks for sharing them with us :clap:
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Re: Searching for a Photo...Part 2 and fun on SCNL

Postby tibo » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:43 pm

Cracking and inspiring photos. ?SLR , compact camera? or smart Phone? :D
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Re: Searching for a Photo...Part 2 and fun on SCNL

Postby Petr Dakota » Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:30 pm

Another great set of "Searching..." :clap: 8) :clap:
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Re: Searching for a Photo...Part 2 and fun on SCNL

Postby wilkiemurray » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:35 am

[quote="pjm1"]Loving those pictures - absolutely fab. Glencoe sunrise especially (even though my OCD is reaching for Lightroom to adjust the horizon ;))[/quote

Ah yes I can see it looks a little squint - oops
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Re: Searching for a Photo...Part 2 and fun on SCNL

Postby wilkiemurray » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:37 am

tolkienabouthills wrote:That photo of the river coupall is just a dream. And your videos get better with each one, keep it up :clap:


Thanks - wasn't sure if I was going to make a short film of this walk as was just trying to capture some footage for a project I may or may not do (not made my mind up yet :))
Think it came out ok and makes an ok second part following the chrulaiste film - maybe a part 3 is required ;)

Thanks for taking time to watch the film - much appreciated

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