Admiring the Universe - a fine-art photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland, with interests in landscape, nature and astrophotography

Caledonian Forest in Autumn, Glen Lyon

Caledonian Forest in Autumn, Glen Lyon
Calling this road "single lane" would be a bit grandiose. But I remember the first couple of times I drove it, particularly from the distance heading closer, as it went through this line of Scots Pine - being somewhat entranced at the way the trees draped across the landscape like a fur coat down the hill into the bottom of the glen.

It took an excessive time to collate thoughts - life took me further west for a decade or more between visits - but eventually, on reading a small book on the distribution of Caledonian Forest around the Highlands, I saw mention of a large expanse of the forest in Glen Lyon - and with a bit of work on maps & streetview, I realised it was talking about the same stretch of road and forest I knew and wanted to revisit.

Now we have technology - from the drone, the glacial form of the bottom of the glen is even more apparent with psammite and semipelite showing through the glacial till/diamicton.

A splash of light on the distant hillside and remnants of a rainbow above it all just set it all off beautifully.


Camera: Hasselblad L1D-20c ISO: 100
Focal Length: 10.3mm (28mm-e) Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 0.008333333333s


GPS location: 56.575464, -4.387335