Milarrochy Bay

This is Milarrochy Bay on Loch Lomond, which is outside of Glasgow, Scotland. It kicks ass.  I loved this spot.  It’s so beautiful.  I had seen some pics online before my trip, and knew I wanted to try and stop by here.

The afternoon had been wet, and I was concerned that my shooting would be rained out...which would have been a real drag.  I mean, I was in Scotland for crying out loud...I HAD To go shoot the place!

Luckily, the rain eased up while I was here and I was able to wander around and get some shots.  It was truly a magical place, and I had it all to myself.  That’s one good thing about drives the tourists away!

Milarrochy magic

Milarrochy Bay, along the Eastern shores of Loch Lomond, is a magical place.  I arrived late one winter afternoon, and had it entirely to myself.  I had seen some photos online and knew that it was a site I would be interested in photographing.  It did not disappoint.

There are a few of these trees anchored in shallow water, and with the pebbles underfoot I was very confident that the HDR process would help me bring the scene to life.  That did not disappoint either.

There was no wind, and the water was like a big sheet of glass - perfectly still.  I was in heaven.  I could shoot this stuff all day!

For those interested, here is a single tree that I captured here that same afternoon: 

The lone tree at Milarrochy Bay

I loved being here.  I was driving along the Eastern shore of Loch Lomond, in Scotland.  I had been out for a while, having already shot quite a bit and was heading back towards the small town of Drymen, where my hotel was located.  En route, I saw this little park area called Milarrochy Bay, so I pulled over in case there was anything interesting to shoot here.  Um...well, there was quite a bit.  Before I even got out of the car, I could see this tree standing there in the shallow water, and I already was envisioning this shot.  I was totally alone - there was just the sound of water hitting the shore, and I hadn't seen another person in hours.  It was awesome.