Buachaille Etive Mor

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This is the very famous and very beautiful Buachaille Etive Mor overlooking the Rannoch Moor and guarding the entrance to Glencoe from the south. It is one of Scotland’s most famous “Munro classified” 3000ft mountains and probably the most photographed of all of them. This was another dip into my Lightroom archive from 2007 and I had discounted this image at the time due to a lack of a decent foreground. (The classic view from this side is usually from the river at Kings House hotel). I was just grabbing this shot quickly in passing and wasn’t near the river. Tonight I realised that I could simply crop and treat it as a postcard style panorama. It is a bit of a cheap trick to make something of an incomplete composition, but the light was beautiful. Apropos of nothing, this is the “Munro” that I climbed more than any other in my hill climbing days. I also climbed one of the simpler rock climbs, “Agag’s Groove” on the Rannoch Wall on the right of the cleft that drops straight down from the summit. “Curved Ridge” is the finger of rock to the left again and between the two clefts straight down from the summit. Just in case anyone cares:-)

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This is from the lochan a little further on at Rannoch Moor. I posted one from the same shoot a few days ago but spent some more time looking tonight. (sadly I have corrupt files in the folder – a real worry and a reminder to backup).

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A different format of the recently posted shot and a different treatment. A bit darker.

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And finally, a black and white take on the Black Mount from a different part of the lochan.

It really is fun to go back to old images but with more advanced software and more processing experience.

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