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Inverpolly Mountains in Autumn

Inverpolly, National Nature Reserve, Assynt, Scotland

This must be one of the my favourite locations in Scotland. From the slopes of Stac Polly, this panorama of mountains is shown in all its splendour, aided by the glowing autumn colours. The mountains are, from left to right, Quinag (just a glimpse), Suilven, Canisp and Cul Mor. These isolated mountains, rise steeply from a landscape of peat bogs and lochs, a fact which I complemented by using the foreground boulders perched on the rock slabs. Although it looks a tranquil scene, in reality it was blowing a gale and was bitterly cold. I was going through contortions to shield my camera and tripod with my open jacket from the buffeting winds. Photo © copyright by Graham Chalmers.

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