Mar 23

Braes of Achnahaird, the Far North West of Scotland

Posted by peter | Posted in Landscape, Nature Photos | Posted on 23-03-2010

One I prepared earlier as the saying goes .. from our holiday back in September, in the far North, near Achiltibuie, by the Summer Isles.

This region has many Artist’s studios, and small wonder, because the light here is pretty outstanding, ….. on a good day, like when I captured this. There are many hues in the grasses and mosses on the extremely wet moorland, and in September, the purple of the heather is in contrast to the reds, golds and greens. Blue skies can be elusive…..but they don’t compliment this region, where austerity becomes the attraction. You need mood to compliment the savagery of the weather and primeval landscape here with some drama, as here with the sunbeams breaking through, and a few patches of light, acting as a spotlight upon the scene.
Watch the wind in the grasses and experience poetry in motion.
Mix in the sound of Curlew and Golden Plover and you have food for the Gods !!

ON EXPLORE FRONT PAGE 20th March 2010 Highest position Explore # 6.

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