SWIPEY SWIPEY! ——>
I’m feeling in the mood for some west coast grandeur today, so where better to go than Torridon? I know I won’t pick up any points for the originality of the composition or location, but I have to say that the view of the Torridon hills just looked especially magnificent that evening.
The hills of Scotland are not that big compared to many other mountains in the world - there are only a few that rise beyond 4000ft, and yet there is a physicality and presence to them that goes way beyond their stature.
I think this is my favourite shot I’ve ever taken in Torridon as it captures that incredible quality of light for which Scotland is famous. Maybe it’s precisely because it rains here so much - the moisture in the air magnifying the sun’s rays, the rain itself cleaning and purifying the air so you can see for 60 miles from a mountaintop without difficulty. I’ve often described it as liquid gold. When the light comes out to play there’s nowhere on earth that beats Scotland.