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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 41,327

    That's a beautiful pic - and a stunning location Chrissy. You'd never need to go anywhere else image

    Do you have a paddle now and again? image

    Thank you David - I always feel very honoured if you compliment any of my pix. image

    It doesn't really look it, but it was quite windy up there, although it's not particularly high - about 2,300 feet. The snow and ice make lovely patterns - a bit like sand. There was a bit of snowy spindrift at various points but I wasn't quick enough to take pix.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • No,no paddle FG it never comes any higher it drains into a river which flows through the village.

  • Apols for posting my red sweet pea pic for the second time image.....I know I've posted it before, albeit on the sweet pea thread.

  • Everything you ever wanted to know about photography:

    www.geofflawrence.com/photography_where_to_begin.html

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 41,327

    Gorgeous walk today up Tullich Hill in Glen Douglas. Bit further north than where I was last time.  Not big, but very steep. It's always worth it when you get these views.....

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1580_zpstoua4xcy.jpg

    buzzard - he refused to come nearer....image

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1540_zpslkv27lpy.jpg

     and then you reach a little, unassuming cairn....

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1571_zpsnwybvn1g.jpg

    which has this behind it........

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1572_zps2tghjjqv.jpg

    the Rest and be Thankful hills, all the Arrochar hills, with a few of the Crianlarich hills fro good measure image

    Turn round and you have these...

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1578_zpsi0boepkr.jpg

     could have stayed there all day image

    Looking down to Arrochar with the reflection of Beinn Narnain in Loch Long

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1594_zpsut0zxjii.jpg

     

    what's not to like  

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1589_zpsuy7zlyci.jpg

     

    Hurray!

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1599_zpskvkpbmbv.jpg

     

    Smashing!  image

     

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,192

    Looks like a beautiful day out and you have great photos there. I haven't been in Glen Douglas since I was a lad, we started up the Luss hills and came down into Glen Douglas "discovering" a secret military base. Came as a bit of a shock as we naively thought we were alone in the wilderness image. Your second panorama shot shows our route beautifully. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 41,327

    I've got one pic which shows the installations steephill, but it's quite dark with the direction of the sun and all the forestry.

     

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1554_zps13ihtlgi.jpg

     The Luss hills looked tremendous from that side too  image

    The Arrochar hills looked magnificent today - no matter how often I see them, or from what angle, they always look great. To be honest, the pic doesn't do them justice. They were so big and vibrant I felt I could have put my hands out and touched them.  It was 360 degree joy!  Weather was great - virtually no wind - and I had the hill to myself image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/d22edc9f-a9d7-452a-aee6-380f45110782_zpsupkaqjd9.jpg

     More stupendous landscapes, Fg. Hope you don't mind, I couldn't help trying to tickle a little bit more out of the last one.....the others were perfic!  image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 41,327

    Tickle away David  image

    and thanks for the compliment again re the pix. image

    I had a chance to take a better pic of the installations - they were quite clear earlier in the walk, but as the sun got higher they were thrown into deeper shade. Faslane is just 'round the corner' from these hills....always pays to be cautious when taking lots of photos ....image

    King sized icicles too - that's the bank I sat the camera on for my self portrait 

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1587_zpsypxyiqeo.jpg

    Ben More and Stob Binnein were looking brill - as befits their status of the biggest of the Crianlarich hills. Binnein has a very distinctive, and beautiful, sweeping whaleback fin from this angle 

    http://i1331.photobucket.com/albums/w595/fairygirl55/DSCF1592_zpsqggsshtp.jpg

     

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Absolutely stunning Fairyimage.

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