Falls of Acharn (31 Dec 2015)

Falls of Acharn
Falls of Acharn

I visited these Falls after torrential rain in the previous couple of days – almost an inch at home on Boxing Day, the 26th.  Roads had been closed and there were still deep pools of water and lots of gravel had been washed over the road.

  • Aperture :ƒ/8
  • Camera :PENTAX K-5 II
  • Taken :31 December, 2015
  • Focal length :18mm
  • ISO :100
  • Shutter speed :1/1.3s

Pitlochry (25 Dec 2014)

Christmas day 2014 was beautiful, so I drive to Pitlochry and walked up past Black Spout waterfall to Eradour Distillery, across the fields to Moulin, back down to the town and along the river back to the car.  Then I drove home via the south side of Loch Tummel and Aberfeldy, with a short diversion along the Shiehallion car park road.

Black Spout Falls
Black Spout Falls
The Abyss above the Falls
The Abyss above the Falls
Ben Vrackie
Ben Vrackie
Wall at Eradour Distillery
Wall at Eradour Distillery
Empty Barrels at Eradour Distillery
Empty Barrels at Eradour Distillery
Spring is on it's way!
Spring is on it’s way!
Bonskeid House
Bonskeid House
Braes of Foss
Braes of Foss
Schiehallion
Schiehallion
  • Aperture :ƒ/6.3
  • Camera :PENTAX K-5 II
  • Taken :25 December, 2014
  • Focal length :55mm
  • ISO :800
  • Shutter speed :1/2000s

Chest of Dee (02 Jan 2014)

Chest of Dee
Chest of Dee
Chest of Dee
Chest of Dee

The day after the night before is great for walking as there are so few people about.  I saw less than a handful on the track from the car park at Linn of Dee on my way to and from the Chest of Dee.  The roads were pleasantly empty as well.  Apparently this is also a wonderful wild swimming spot, but not in the middle of winter on a none-to-warm day!

  • Aperture :ƒ/8
  • Camera :PENTAX K-5 II
  • Taken :2 January, 2014
  • Focal length :50mm
  • ISO :400
  • Shutter speed :1/200s

Linn of Tummel (26 Dec 2012)

Linn of Tummel
Linn of Tummel

Another wonderful set of falls in Scotland, though apparently not as dramatic as before Loch Faskelly was created to hold water for the hydro power station at Pitlochry.  I parked at the Garry Bridge and it’s a very attractive walk alongside the Garry to the north side of the falls.

  • Aperture :ƒ/16
  • Camera :PENTAX K-7
  • Taken :26 December, 2012
  • Focal length :55mm
  • ISO :100
  • Shutter speed :1/6s