It soon becomes clear that access to the loch is down steep and unstable terrain so I leave that for another day when I can come prepared with the right footwear and scrambling gear. However, there are plenty of opportunities to capture the reeds from relatively short distances and a higher viewpoint. As I set up my tripod, I take in the scene. . .
The loch is extremely tranquil and serene, a quite different sense from the often frantic and chaotic movement on Loch Cill Chriosd. The reeds are less prolific too so provide an opportunity to take in the individual shapes of the grasses. The bright light provides for areas of shadows and intense highlights, and the sunlight is bouncing off some of the reeds as they move gently in the breeze. The heat is intense, and the sun’s rays make it difficult to see through the viewfinder, but I recognise the opportunities today and for future visits. Here is a sneak peek at a possible new location for my work.