“Glen Coe Trails”
Off The Beaten Track!
This location is Wild. Untamed. Brilliant. A firm favorite of mine.
James Bond Skyfall was filmed here, and you can see why.
Your jaw will unhinge at this most dramatic of glens. Glen Coe Pass, Scotland, is a totally awe-inspiring place, with Buachaille Etive Mòr (another one of my photos), prominently and proudly showing its best side from this position.
After a series of razor-sharp, dangerous, bends, the directions changing suddenly and constantly, a waterfall and jagged, majestic, frozen peaks, I arrive at my eerily quiet location. Darkness is descending rapidly. The air is icy cold. I am cocooned in layers of clothing.
The Winter air has a sharp, heavy, chill, crisp smell of snow having blown down from the mountains and then frozen again. It tastes like menthol on my tongue. Wind is biting cruelly at my exposed face and hands, turning them red. The snow hangs in marbled, sleepy and swollen, pleasantly intoxicating, clouds. Zapped of energy, my mission is to capture the whole majesty of this area and to include some hypnotic light trails.
The fabulous Three Sisters mountains stand on my left with Aonach Eagach’s ridge on my right. In the foreground there are rocky outcrops, and irregular boulders, scattered around, which have sheared off the mountain and thundered, free-falling, bouncing, sliding, down the mountainsides. Like ballistic missiles, their trajectories have flown off them, breaking into smaller rocks. These fragments, unmoving, frozen solid to the valley floor, now having found their new resting places.
Standing here, I realize that only the craziest or bravest of people venture to this remote location in the dark. Driving through the Pass, after nightfall is treacherous at any time of the year, and especially now, in the snowy and frozen Winter months.
This is a very narrow pass. I need to capture its grandeur, and uninterrupted views. I want my image to show the downwards path of the valley, highlighting the road, winding and sweeping, its way down, gracefully, into the distance.
There is no movement. No bird, no red deer. Nothing. The only sound is the wind whipping up. It feels like I am the last man standing on the Earth. Then! At the very moment of giving up, I see headlights in the distance. I am so excited! Far off, in the distance, low humming, muffled, engine sounds, can be heard, with the grumble getting distinctly louder as they come towards me.
I am like a frozen peak myself now. However, I manage to move my numb hands into action, feeling for my cold camera, fixed to its tripod. Here was my one and only chance to capture this stunning photo.
Vivid light trails, draw you into this mesmerizing image, leading you downhill through this stunning, iconic, valley.
There are 3 ways to print these images.
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You'll feel like you're there.
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This option is available in 8x10 inches, 11x14 inches or 16x20 inches.
They are designed to be placed in a glass frame, which can be purchased separately (starting at a few dollars at your local Target or online).
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Canvas Prints are a well-known, high-end way of displaying photographs.
1.5 inch thick wooden stretcher-bars that give it shape, in the same way an oil painting is traditionally assembled. There are no staples or ugly lines visible on the sides (very important).
Estimated delivery time for printing, assembling, packing and shipping is around 10 days.
3) Ready to Hang Canvas (split into 3 panels)
This is for larger pieces, and the photograph is split into 3 even panels, 3 separate canvas panels which put together make a single large image.
This gives a modern look, and allows spectacularly large sizes on your wall!