Just up the road from Bridge of Orchy and the hotel where I was staying is a beautiful lochan on the South Eastern edge of Rannoch Moor. Lochan na h-Achlaise has been photographed by many photographers in many conditions and is probably most known for the small islands and little rocks that are dotted along its foreshore. I myself have been there numerous times over the years but I’ve always wanted a snowy or icy photograph. This year I was lucky enough to capture a snowy photograph.
Whether it was just pure chance or that the A82 was still being cleared by ploughs I’m not sure but I found myself alone on the shore of the lochan one morning with snow all around. I must have wandered along the whole of it’s Southern shore making photographs, but the one in this post is my favourite. It’s a composite of several images captured using my trusty EOS 5DSR using a Sigma 50mm Art lens.
I started printing my own photographs in early 2019 and have since become a total convert to the print as the output medium. Seeing photographs on small mobile phones, tablets, even large computer monitors just doesn’t do them justice. Modern photographs can be packed full of detail and when printed in large format they can simply blow your mind! This is certainly the case with the above photograph and several of the others from my Bridge of Orchy trip. Seen large there is just so much more for the eye to see; trees change from simple dark shapes to something that recognisably has branches and leaves; even ducks on the distant water start to appear.
Since last year the largest I’ve been able to print is A2 sheet media. However, all that is about to change as the guys at Fotospeed are about to deliver a shiny new Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2100 printer. This 24″ roll printer will dramatically change my output as it will then possible to produce much larger panoramic prints! I’m really excited and looking forward to it’s delivery as soon as the coronavirus lock-down comes to an end.
So, keep an eye on my shop; larger prints will be arrving there in a few weeks. Coronavirus willing. 🙂