So back at the start of the year i took a trip to Scotland with my father to see Glencoe and the surrounding area, i had seen many photographs of how beautiful the highlands are and, for a long time i had wanted to whiteness this for myself. The day before we left i picked up a Pentax 67, with a 105mm f2.4 and took with me some rolls of kodak to capture what i found!
My plan was to drive up through Glencoe to Fort William and stay there overnight, we quickly checked in, and from there headed over to the train station to catch the Jacobite steam train which travels through the highlands up to the fishing village of Mallaig.
The train journey was brilliant, the smells and atmosphere of travelling through the highlands via steam train are wonderful, you could almost imagine yourself back in the early 1900’s and i fully recommend anyone visiting to take the Jacobite! The train leaves Fort William on the edge of Loch Linnhe, passing by Ben Nevis, and traveling along Loch Eil up to Glennfinan Viaduct which features in the Harry Potter Films, this was a great way to scout for places to photograph and i decided to come back the following day to capture the train passing over! We arrived at Mallaig and had a look around, saw the beautiful blue water, and had some fish and chips before returning to Fort William on the Jacobite.
The following day we returned to Glennfinan Viaduct by car, got into position and waited for the steam train to pass over, from there we traveled back to Glencoe. In the valley we came across a heard of friendly deer which a group of passers by were feeding with some carrots, and the famous white cottage at the foot of Buchaille Etive Mor before returning home.
In all it was a great trip, and we were lucky with the weather considering it was january, and the temperature at home was colder than what we had in Scotland! i cant wait to return with more time and explore the peaks on foot!