Glencoe Trail into the green unknown.
Glencoe Road driving into the mountains at sunset. What a beautiful road to travel!
Mountain, Cottage, Reflection
Mountain, Cottage, Reflection: 3 elements combining in this cold photograph taken early dawn in Scotland.
Black Rock Cottage Sunrise
May 2016; Black Rock Cottage Sunrise. I had beginners luck in Scotland as this was my first sunrise. The clouds aligned perfectly within the mountain peaks just as the morning color materialized. Black Rock Cottage is such a beautiful icon of Scotland and the highlands. Buachaille Etive Mor stands in the purple distance.
Black Rock Cottage and Buachaille Etive Mor
Black Rock Cottage and Buachaille Etive Mor taken with a telephoto lens at sunrise. The massive rugged mountain glows in this purple morning light. The cottage is so lovely.
Sunrise on the Highlands
Sunrise on the Highlands of Scotland
Buachaille Etive Mor and White Flowers
Buachaille Etive Mor and White Flowers: tiny white flowers pop up here and there in the vast empty lands spread out below the rocky rugged massive mountain.
Buachaille Etive Mor and Riverbed
Buachaille Etive Mor and Riverbed photographed at sunrise. A tree and clump of reeds catch the lovely orange sunlight.
Tiny Cabin, Great Scotland in Black and White
Tiny Cabin, Great Scotland in Black and White: a different version of this great location.
Open Highlands of Scotland around Kilchurn Castle
Kilchurn castle and Lake
Kilchurn castle and Lake on a lovely blue day.
Kilchurn castle walls
Kilchurn castle walls stretch high and sometimes break before touching the sky.
Kilchurn Tower at the Northwest corner of the castle. A tree grows from the tower wall.
Kilchurn castle wide angle
Kilchurn castle wide angle shot taken from a low perspective.
Kilchurn Castle Windows and Shadow
Kilchurn Castle Windows and Shadow. A rectangular window of light comes down on the grass of this ruined fortress.
Skyfall Mountains and Valley
Skyfall Mountains and Valley in the glacial wonderland of Scotland.
Mountain Wall extends from the valley to the peak.
Chimney Lichen: an isolated shot of architectural detail
Cemetery on Loch Levan
Cemetery on Loch Levan with tall Celtic crosses
Three Boats on Loch Levan
Three Boats on Loch Levan : Sailboats at anchor on a calm lake. Each boat has a wonderful reflection in the still water.
Highland Cow with long red-orange hair covering its' eyes. They are so cute.
Between the Horns
Between the Horns of a Highland Cow
Hermitage Woods Trail
Hermitage Woods Trail is enchanting, mystical and inviting. I loved wandering on this easy and delightful trail. The tall trees are gorgeous!
Archibald Campbell Marquess of Argyll
Archibald Campbell Marquess of Argyll: This reads "beheaded near this cathedral AD 1661, Leader in council and in field for the reformed religion". This is a beautiful tomb in St. Giles Kirk in Edinburgh.
Saint Giles Kirk Ceiling
Saint Giles Kirk Ceiling: This is my favorite cathedral ceiling photograph. The brown stone and blue stained glass windows create an electric light inside the place of worship.
Saint Giles Kirk Stained Glass Window
Saint Giles Kirk Stained Glass Window showing Christ ascending to heaven as part of its' story of Christ's life.
Saint Giles Kirk is Empty
Saint Giles Kirk is Empty on this day of my visit and photography. The silence and peace here is wonderful. And it contrasts so well with the lively atmosphere on the Royal Mile of Edinburgh.
Saint Giles Kirk Interior
Saint Giles Kirk Interior at an oblique angle.
The Devil's Staircase
The Devil's Staircase on the West Highland Way in Scotland
Glencoe White House
Glencoe White House by the Lake
Glencoe Bridge and Mountains
Glencoe Bridge and Mountains in the morning light with glorious skies.
Glencoe Crossing on a wooden bridge in Scotland.
Bridge and House
Bridge and House in Glencoe, Scotland. The house sits under towering mountains and tiered waterfalls.
Skyfall Panorama taken on a sunny May day. The glacial valley is green and beautiful.
Skyfall Mountains and Valleys
Loch Levan Reflection
Loch Levan Reflection: Loch Levan stretches from Kinlochleven to Glencoe and then further west and north. The body of water is surrounded by high mountains and munros.
Glencoe Church and Cemetery
Glencoe Church and Cemetery in morning light. The tombstones leave long shadows.
Scotland Cemetery near Glencoe. Gaelic crosses and tombstones.
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