Lighting of the gods indeed Richard! That second one is one of those images that even if you missed it, you're glad you were there to experience it! It feels wonderful, just looking at the image! Thanks for sharing that one!
Nice images ... I particularly like the second one
Thanks JR. It was one of those days where the light was in the lap of the gods. With the first shot, I waited around twenty minutes for the sun to light the mountains in the distance, but ended up with this one, taken soon after I'd set up, yet when we climbed the hill, it didn't look that promising, only to get the lighitng on the second.
Was wondering also, not exactly sure the whereabouts of this area, are you in England or Scotland? I have long unseen family in Newcastle and that area...
Thanks Ken. I actually live in the southwest of England, but I visit Scotland fairly regularly. The first two shots were taken in Strathconon, which is in the northeast of Scotland, around two thirds of the way up. The last was taken near to Glencoe, around half way up, near the west coast.
I also usually stop off in the Lake District, on the way up, which is on the northwest coast of England, in Cumbria. Cumbria is the northernmost county on the western half of England, before you end up in Scotland. It is also almost level with Newcastle, but on the other side of the Pennines. As a bit of trivia, Cumbria comes from the same root as the Welsh word for Wales, Cymru. They are taken from cymbrogi or compatriots in English.