ISO-320, 53mm, f/20, 1/60sec.
ISO-320, 53mm, f/20, 1/60sec.

Ballachulish

56°40’41″N, -5°7’33″W

24th -25th July 2017

Back on the road again and heading South once more, we were throwing around possibly destinations for the day. We were eager to get in one last good view, one last good campsite, desperate to not let the trip end. Whilst we were winding our way along the shores of Loch Ness, we decided to go and check out a space above the quarry in Ballachulish, that we’d explored 7 months prior on our trip to Glen Coe.

 

ISO-200, 40mm, f/7.1, 1/160sec.
ISO-200, 40mm, f/7.1, 1/160sec.
ISO-100, 28mm, f/7.1, 1/320sec.
ISO-100, 28mm, f/7.1, 1/320sec.
ISO-250, 29mm, f/11, 1/160sec.
ISO-250, 29mm, f/11, 1/160sec.

 

The area in question sat atop a hill in the centre of a wide valley, where Glen Coe meets the sea and opens into Loch Leven. The large slate quarry at Ballachulish is bored out of the mountainside which makes the approach to the top only accessible from one side – via a steep climb through heather. After parking up in a nearby carpark and making the ascent up the side of the hill, we found ourselves stood on a small flat area of grassland overlooking the lock, and mountains stretching out in front of us.

We pitched our tents, and after getting a small fire going, spent our last evening in Scotland laughing and chatting until late. The clear, warm weather of the day carried through into the evening and we were blessed with a beautiful sunset and full sky of stars to cap off an amazing week in style

 

ISO-8000, 53mm, f/5.6, 1/80sec.
ISO-8000, 53mm, f/5.6, 1/80sec.
ISO-64, 29mm, f/8, 1/125sec.
ISO-64, 29mm, f/8, 1/125sec.
ISO-64, 28mm, f/8, 1/160sec.
ISO-64, 28mm, f/8, 1/160sec.

Written By Jack Anstey

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