A camera that travels

05th October 2014
Well here it is October, and the colours of autumn are slowly coming here in Scotland. But it's been along time since i last wrote on the blog so lets get up to date. Last time I wrote, I was just starting to explore Snowdonia National Park for the first time
and oh boy! what a place. With towering black mountains and deep lakes that appear dark and cold even in the sunniest of days gives it truly ore experience. To start off with the weather is good to me, and then perhaps gets to good something like beach weather!. It's hard work climbing and scouting for places with weather this good, to good very little cloud and a constant breeze turns the big lakes in to big ripples and not the reflection perfect loving stillness that can produce a wonderful image. On a cloudly morning for the "hell of it" i walk up Snowdon, doing a return journey via the Watkins Way path in five and a half hours. But has all things change so did the weather to rain! and lots of it, which did in turn make the streams in to roaring lanes of white fluid quickly filling the deep lakes. Over the two months i was there even with the weather changes i managed to travel most of the park from Bangor at the north to Mawddach estaury to the south, Bala Lake to the east. With the big plan of things i must move on and move on to.....

The Lake Disrict, where it rains apparently! I've been here before along time ago before i took up photography. Now i can "see a picture and know abit how to get it" (as I put it) i'm hoping it's like a all new experience. I spend my time around the town Keswick and scouting for images involving The Derwent and Ullswater lakes. The weather is not bad but it is August so I managed to get those lovely reflections on such large lakes. Happy with the project so far I decide to get supplies and head up to Scotland.

Scotland all new to me, and I head for Loch Lomond National Park and spend a week or so scouting and getting my general bearings of the place. With the weather a constant cloudiness and thinking I can use this info on my way back for the autumn change i take the long but so wonderful drive up to Isle of Skye. I stop of at Glen Coe for a couple of days and manage to get the camera out for a few exposures of the beautiful surroundings as the weather brightens up. I get the best weather they have ever had on
Isle of Skye two weeks of perfect weather, little misty for a couple days in between but i'm told it's very good. And it's good, I travel the whole of the isle but do i go further up, island hopping or travel back down again? I travel back down through the Black mountains and make my way over to Rannock Moor with the weather turning wet i hold on for five days hoping it's going to change due to finding a nice scout but the weather's doesn't change good enough. So i head over to Pitlochry/Aberfeldy and start scouting for the autumn colours. There's plenty of woods with mixed tree species here with rivers, streams and waterfalls inbetween them. If it dosen't get to cold in the longer evening nights I should be able to stay long enough.

I'm guessing that your now saying, yep but where are the images of these wonderful places you keep on mentioning. The laptop screen isn't a good one so i'm keeping the images for when i can process them on my desktop pc, but looking to travel back home in three weeks time or so, not a long wait folks.

Thanks for looking at the website and reading my news blog. Rich