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Photographer's Note

Yesterday was a wonderful day! A very special day for me because, at long last and after almost ten years on TE, I eventually met our great TE friend, Lisa (delpeoples). Our meeting was to be on the Ardnamurchan peninsula on Scotland's far west coast.

But, driving up through the magnificent glen of Glen Coe on this lovely spring morning, I couldn't resist stopping and admiring the view and couldn't understand the attitude of so many other motorists who drove through this place at top speed concentrating only on the road in front of them and having apparently no interest in their beautiful surroundings.

You can see from where I took this picture if you click on Map: view. Here, on the right of the picture is the road heading northwest toward the little village of Glencoe while the imposing conical mountain on the left is the much photographed Buachaille Etive M犡.

Actually, Buachaille Etive M犡 takes the form of a ridge nearly five miles (8 km) in length, almost entirely encircled by the River Etive and its tributaries. The ridge contains four principal tops: from north-east to south-west these are Stob Dearg (1022 m), Stob na Doire (1011 m), Stob Coire Altruim (941 m) and Stob na Br爌ge (956 m). "Buachaille Etive M犡" actually means (in Gaelic) "The Great Herdsman of Glen Etive" while its smaller sister mountain next to it, Buachaille Etive Beag, is the "Small Herdsman of Glen Etive".

ISO 100, focal length 17mm, 1/160 sec at f/9.

Please click here for a larger version of this photograph on "beta" TE.

ChrisJ, snunney, gervaso, Royaldevon, delpeoples, jean113, jhm, macjake has marked this note useful

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