Glencoe

Glencoe

The first day of my roadtrip up the West coast of Scotland brought me to the iconic wee white house of Glencoe, the Lagangarbh Hut. While it's certainly not worth the trip just to see the cottage, it's a good place to stop for a brew.

Photograph of Glencoe, Scotland

The landscape, much like the weather in this part of the world, is dramatic and changeable, but looks beautiful in any light. It's the only part of the United Kingdom that makes me feel like I'm on another planet when I drive through it.

Photograph of Glencoe, Scotland

It's also worth stopping off at Etive Mor Waterfall just down the road. I used my Lee Big Stopper 10-stop Neutral Density filter to blur the water out with a 6-second exposure.

Photograph of Glencoe, Scotland

The sun soon disappeared behind the horizon, and I had to find somewhere to park my van for the night.

Photograph of Glencoe, Scotland

Thankfully, wild-campers are spoiled for choice in these parts, as there is no shortage of stopping places along the roadside, and the views are spectacular from everywhere.

Photograph of Glencoe, Scotland

These pictures were taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the extraordinary Canon 35 mm f/1.4 L II USM .

Alex Nichol

About the photographer

Alex Nichol is an amateur photographer based in the UK dabbling with landscape, travel and documentary in medium format, 35mm film and digital.