Rannoch Moor :: Glencoe, Scotland

While in Scotland in September I visited Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands. I had been there once before but it was during my earlier photography days and all I had was my old Canon Snappy point-and-shoot film camera. I had my new, beloved Nikon with me this time, and a tripod, and a polarizing filter…and a bit more skill and experience =) It was nice to get out for a day and just think about photography.

We stopped first in Rannoch Moor, the entrance to Glencoe. Rannoch Moor is beautiful and wild and will give you a serious case of wanderlust. You can walk for miles and miles and miles out into the open and over the hills. Parts of the landscape can be seen in the movies “Rob Roy” and “Trainspotting.”

Rannoch Moor B&W

The top photo and the black and white photo were taken right from the water’s edge (which you can sort of see in the third photo, below). I was actually sitting on a rock with my boots in the water for the black & white photo. A lot of the land in the foreground of the panorama is squishy and boggy. You really have to have boots (or possibly waders) on to safely traverse this landscape. I managed to miss the water-filled holes but my uncle stepped right into two of them and filled his boots – twice!

Rannoch Moor Panorama