There’s Something About Suilven – Shooting Notes:
It took 3 attempts hiking up Cul Mor to get this moody shot of Suilven, the two previous attempts were thwarted by low cloud which only seemed to affect the summit of Cul Mor and not the rest of Assynt, such are the vagaries of west coast Scottish weather.
I’m not alone in finding this part of Scotland one of the most atmospheric and evocative landscapes in a part of the World which is rich in both, but it has held a special place in my heart since I first hitch-hiked up to Inchnadamph from Ullapool in 1989, with 3 friends, a tent and not much else. In the same year I also (briefly) met Norman MacCaig, one of Scotland’s greatest poets, and also a great lover of Assynt, who describes this place like few others.
There’s something about the coastal light, mixed with a range of monolithic Corbetts and interspersed with a patchwork of lochans which always draws me there.
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Camera: Sony SLT-A65V
Lens: Tokina 11-16mm f2.8
Exposure: 1/80 at f/13
Focal Length: 11mm