Sunday, October 05, 2008

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days..

... which occur more frequently in memory than in life. (P.D. James)

Well this wasn't England-it was Scotland, and this was definitely life and not memory. We started out early and arrived at Loch Ard in the Trossachs when it was still cold-about 3 degrees and the sun had not yet burnt off the mist that was rising from the surface of the loch. There is something special about this loch-it has the most amazing reflective qualities. There is never a time when the surface is not like a mirror, but this morning, early, with the mist rising from the mirrored surface-well it was pure beauty.

We walked up towards Ben Venue, and were able to take in the view down to the loch. We walked beside a burn with lots of waterfalls, and the most amazing moss covered boulders and trees. I love the first photo on the collage below-I took my camera off manual and by using a fast shutter speed was able to freeze the water somewhat. I also love the photo of the horse-is there a more idyllic rural scene than that?

When we came back down from the hill the mist had lifted from the loch, and although it was still beautiful, nothing compared to the mist we had seen earlier. Goes to show the importance of getting up and out early!


jo said...

Gorgeous photos - need to take my camera off auto!!

Sue said...

beautiful Pam, love the photos, this place looks gorgeous.

Angela said...

Wow your pics are amazing!!

Lisa said...

Pam these are amazing. I cannot wait to see what Lo's you come up with for these.

Stunning xx

Inspiration Alley said...

Stunning photos.

Jacqui said...

Stunning photos Pam. makes me really miss home!