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Scottish Landscape Photographic workshop led by Duncan McEwan
Date: 13th October 13 - 19th October 13
Location: Balnearn Guest House, Aberfeldy
Contact: Jane Black ARPS
Phone: 0191 252 2870
Sunday 13th - Saturday 19th OCTOBER 2013
Duncan McEwan the Scottish landscape wizard will again lead a small group of photographers to photograph the landscape around Aberfeldy. He has been photographing the country of his birth continuously for more than 40 years and is constantly motivated to find new locations or new angles on familiar ones. Not all Duncan’s images are sweeping landscapes he is also adept at the “small landscape” composed with the macro lens.
This is an opportunity to experience and capture the delights of Autumn in an area of the Highlands that undoubtedly ranks as one of the top locations in the whole of Scotland for autumnal colour. Accommodation will be in the Balnearn Guest House in Aberfeldy, which is about 30 miles north of Perth and 14 miles west of Pitlochry. There is easy access to some of the finest mountains, glens, woodlands, lochs, rivers and waterfalls in the Central Highlands. To the west lie Loch Tay, Kenmore village, Falls of Acharn, Taymouth Castle, Killin and the Falls of Dochart, although the most spectacular colour is often to be found around L.Tummel, L.Rannoch, L. Faskally, the wooded Pass of Killiecrankie and in Glen Lyon, which some rate as one of the finest glens in Scotland. The Queen’s View is one of Scotland’s most photographed scenes – a viewpoint that looks westwards along Loch Tummel, with the near perfect conical peak of Schiehallion as a focal point. Both Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch have roads on north and south shores, allowing for good circular tours and giving the best opportunities at different times of day. The eastern edge of Rannoch Moor provides a more wilderness location where the colour lies in the moorland grasses rather than in the trees. Within walking distance of the guest house, is the beautiful wooded gorge known as the Birks of Aberfeldy, made famous by the writings of Robert Burns and a favourite haunt of photographers at this time of year. An evening visit to the Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry will be considered for those wishing to attend this spectacular show of light, sound and colour (admission extra). Apart from wonderful colour, dramatic and varied moods are often experienced at this time of year – morning mist, stormy skies, rainbows and frost are highly likely and even the first snowfall of winter on the mountains is not uncommon. Travel during the trip will be on a car sharing basis. Although evening meals are not provided by the guest house, there are several good eating places in Aberfeldy.
Cost: £325 includes 6 nights en suite accommodation B&B, packed lunches, but excludes evening meals, insurance, contribution to travel, any admissions eg Enchanted Forest.