Moody Monday…. After the Storms

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Stoer Head Lighthouse, Assynt, West Coast of Scotland

We have certainly ‘enjoyed’ some very bad weather…..  Gales, Rains and in places Snow.  It is hoped that Monday, the storms will have passed, the weather will be calm over the UK.  Indeed it has become calm here in the Midlands, not sure it will have passed completely on the  West Coast of Scotland.

Stoer Head above is exposed to the worst of the elements…..  but after a summer storm, as on the above occasion,  calm can return quickly.

I love this remote location.  Steep cliffs, a sea view to the Outer Islands and the wild Atlantic,  behind you the mountain peaks that make up the Assynt Range…  wild even when all else is quiet.   A very favourite wild location.

Whatever the weather and wherever you are this Moody Monday….

Please Remember to ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

15th March

(C) David Oakes 2021

A Mountain Memory……… Slioch

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Loch Maree and Slioch

Whilst in CV19 mode, of searching through old files and boxes, I came across this old Postcard.

It is a shot I took back in 1964 when I worked for Valentines of Dundee, assigned to capture images in colour for their Postcard range and for travel books and posters.  It was at the time when colour printing technology changed, becoming easier and cheaper and for once able to compete with the Black and White printing on low cost items.  This image was shot on a 5″x4″ MPP Technical Camera, on Ektachrome Sheet Film, with an ISO speed equivalent of 10 ASA, yes 10 ASA/ISO…..  I recall the joy when a little while later we had film that was rated at 25ASA.

Loch Maree and Slioch, located in the Torridon region of the Scottish Highlands, has always remained a favourite location for me.  Many visits have followed and always the Loch and Mountain demand that the camera is pressed to record the view… a view that hardly changes….. here is one taken in 2017..

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I had long forgotten just where I had ‘stored’  this and other Postcards….so I guess CV19 had some unexpected benefits

We still though have to live with this virus so…

Please Remember to ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

6th March

(C) David Oakes 2021

Wordless Wednesday….. Another Favourite Place

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Location:-  Loch Morar, Western Highlands of Scotland

No matter where you are….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

13th January

(C) David Oakes 2021

Wordless Wednesday…… Another Favourite Place

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Location:-  A rare glimpse of the summit of Ben Nevis, UK’s highest Mountain as it overshadows Fort William and Loch Linnhe. West Highlands of Scotland

As always, wherever you are….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

9th December

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wordless Wednesday…… Another Favourite Place

Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich, Morvich, Scotland

Location:-  Dawn. Eilean Donan Castle, standing at the head of Loch Duich where it joins Loch Alsh.  In the misty far distance, the mountains of the Isle of Skye.  Scotland’s Road to the Isles.

Whatever road you travel…..

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

2nd December

(C) David Oakes 2020