My Saturday Drive
Exploring beautiful Scotland!
The Hermitage Funnily enough, we had no idea how popular this place would be in autumn. We saw why! The whole place was covered in wonderful autuman colours. I just found it difficult to get good compositions. What would you suggest when shooting in the woods? In this case, it definitely helped having a beautiful model hehe! For more photos of Scotland as well as travel blogs, please visit mysaturdaydrive.com or just head over to the link in bio for my latest article. One last thank you to everyone who voted in the @kingshouseglencoe photo competition! As af now, the winnder hasn't been announced, but fingers are being crossed!
Loch Kinord Panorama Here's one more shot from Loch Kinord, this time a nice wee panorama of one of its shores showing off its autumn colours in the beautiful sunset light! Swipe here for the pano, or head over to My Saturday Drive on Facebook for the full image! It was funny to see a lot of people heading back looking at us as if we have just missed everything. We were like, naw man, we came here for the cherry on top! 😅 So what do you think? Leave a comment down below! There are a few more autumnal shots from other locations I would like to share for the rest of November, and then we're gonna rock it with some wintery shots👌. For more Scotland photos and travel blogs please visit mysaturdaydrive.com. There's still a bit of time left to vote in the photo competition so by all means, if you haven't head over the link in bio and smash that love icon!
Loch Kinord This is a small fresh water loch just a few miles away from Ballater. It's about a mile long and is formed in a glacier kettle hole. What's more important is that during autumn, the surrounding areas are an absolute colourfest! What do you think? Leave a comment down below! For more Scotland photography and more, check out my website at mysaturdaydrive.com. The @kingshouseglencoe photo competition is still on so if you haven't done so already, please please please head over to the link in bio and gees a vote! As promised, if I win, I'll buy you a drink if you vote!
Coosday Well, just because they aren't highland cows, doesn't mean they are not fit for a Tuesday Coosday! I tried getting close to these cuties but their mothers were either very friendly/inquisitive or very protective. I didn't want to find out so I kept a distance! They are very sweet though! The second the farmer came by to move a tractor they were all at the gate following his every move! Aren't they adorable??? Leave a wee comment! For more like this, head over to mysaturdaydrive.com. There's now (finally) an automotive section, where I'll upload some of my favorite car shots! And speaking of my favorite shots, the shot of Maryanne up in Glencoe which is on @kingshouseglencoe competition is now nearly at 120 likes! Thank you all who have voted! There's nearly 1k of us here, so for those of you who haven't done so already, please head over and give my photo a vote! Would be forever in your debt, or at least, I will buy you a drink if I win! Link in bio!
Cars & Coffee Here's a little something different. Scotland is a beautiful place, fantastic for its scenery and culture and the keen photographer is spoiled for choice when it comes to nature photography! One of the best ways to explore it is by car and, as many of you may know, I am quite the car guy. So when I saw that @modern_classics_cc were doing a cars and coffee nearby, I had to pack my camera and visit! Here are some of my favorite shots I took! Swipe away to see them! Thank you @modern_classics_cc for letting me shoot and for the hospitality! To see the full crops of these images (Instagram won't let me upload them the way I cropped them) head over to my Facebook page My Saturday Drive or to the website at mysaturdaydrive.com
Loch Kinord Well, not quite haha! Just a little pond on the side of the path that takes you to the loch! The whole area is labelled Scottish Natural Heritage on Google Maps and as you can see, it's quite a beautiful place, especially in autumn colours and delicious sunset light! I've been using a preset I created for autumn looking photos lately, to make the reds, oranges and yellows pop, as well as mute the greens and give my images a more autumnal look. It needs tweeking with every image, as there would be different lighting conditions for each shot! Let me know what you think down below! Do you like it? Is it too much? If you do, and you want to try it out, hit me up and I can send the preset to you! For more Scotland photography and travel blogs please visit mysaturdaydrive.com. Right now the link in bio will take you to a little contest I entered! Would love it if you could show your support and like my photo! If I win and you are local and you voted, I'll buy you a drink!
Loch Kinord Apologies for not posting yesterday! Sometimes, being there for family is more important than a post! But now that we are back on track, I'd like to introduce you to our next series of autumn shots from Loch Kinord, in the Cairngorms! It was probably one of the most idyllic autumnal drives and wonders! This was taken on the way to the loch! Comment if you agree Scotland does some amazing autumns! For more awesome photos of Scotland as well as travel articles for Scotland, please check out my website via the link in bio. My latest one is a top 5 of some of the best day trips/drives you can do in Scotland! Check it out! If you like my photos and my rambling, please hit that follow button to not only never miss a post, but also to have a chance to win a print of your favourite Scottish landscape when we cross the 1k mark!
The Brave Ram When we were coming back to the @themhorcollection from our little walk to the Lookout, we saw a group of sheep running scared in circles around the little fenced area in front of the hotel. A wee doggo was barking away on the other side of the fence causing the sheep to run for dear life. One brave ram, however, rose above his peers and challenged the measly mut with a stirn stare! Who do you think won? Leave a comment! For more Scotland photos and travel articles around Scotland, please check out the link in bio for the latest and greatest or just head over to mysaturdaydrive.com. If you are new here, please consider following! If you like anything Scotland, there will be a little giveaway of a print of your choice when hit 1k followers!
Motivation I don't know why, but while looking for my next photo to post, I saw this one and though it represents something significant to me. It's @maryannepugh_ and the Lookout at loch Voil/loch Doine on a typical miserable autumn day. Why are we out there? Maryanne saw a photo of it on a Facebook group and thought it would be interesting to see. In reality, yes, it's interesting, but it's just a weird polished stainless steel box in the middle of nowhere. It's interesting enough on its own, but what made that day special, was the company and the memories we created while travelling to and visiting this random place in Scotland - which, for the majority of the time, can summarise any of our weekend trips. So don't just not do anything, not go out, simply because "there aren't any interesting places to go to". If you want to travel, you can just get in your car (if you're lucky), or hop on a train and create memories! Even if it's just to a McDonalds in a different town! Comment below with your thoughts! I am curious to see what you all think! And, if you made it this far down, why not check out mysaturdaydrive.com (link in bio) for the latest travel blogs around Scotland! If you are new here, smash that follow button! It really helps me create more amazing content for you!
Loch Doine Swipe↔️ Probably not the most ideal conditions water wise, as it wasn't perfectly still, but I still walked away with a decent set of shots from the Lookout. This was the Loch Doine side and I took 3 portraits shots and stitched them together in post to make for a mahoosive file and an awesome wallapper. Let me know what you think down below, as always! Scotland has been beautiful this autumn, hasn't it? For more amazing Scotland photography and travem blogs around Scotland, check out the link in bio or just head to mysaturdaydrive.com. If you've just come across my account, smash that follow button for more amazing photos of Scotland and exclusive banter!
The Lookout, Loch Voil Right well, couldn't help but be a bit playful here haha! A bit tongue in cheek, playing with the reflections at The Lookout, featuring the stunning @maryannepugh_ ! Please tell me I am not the only one who would do this with a relfective surface like a mirror or a window? Leave a comment! For more beautful Scotland photography as well as travel blogs with tips and tricks, check out the link in bio or head over to mysaturdaydrive.com! If you are new here, consider following if you enjouy my photos! Seeing this little community grow inspires me every day to make more interesting content for you all!
The Lookout, Loch Voil Here's another angle from the Lookout, Loch Voil. Because of its mirror finish, it seems to appear out of nowhere. It's kinda hard to spot it from a distance as it blends in quite nicely. In a way, it kinda reminds of the cloak used by the Alien in Alien vs Predator. Let me know if you get it haha! Or heck, just let me know what you think down below! Always appreciate your comments. Also, if you look at the bottom left of the image you can see the dents from a ram fight haha! For more Scotland photography and travel blogs, please visit the link in bio for my latest article, or head over to mysaturdaydrive.com. If you like my photos, please smash that follow button! It helps me create more amazing content for you!
The Lookout Well, here it is, The Lookout, Loch Voil. It's a mirrored cabin, built out of wood and polished stainless steel and it has benches built in so you can sit in and admire the beautiful views around you! It's located right between Loch Voil and Loch Doine. To get to it is relatively straight forward. Just drive to @themhorcollection and park in their visitor car park and then make your way through the field to the Lookout. Be aware of sheep. If you look closely, you will see some dents in the lower part of the structure, where I presume a certain ram met his arch nemesis, who for some reason, would mimic every single thing he would do. Undoubtedly, heads have been butted and egos bruised! Safe to say, @maryannepugh_ had to drag me back to the car as it was just so peaceful and poetic. I could have stayed there forever, just looking in the distance at the loch! Wouldn't you? Drop a comment! Otherwise, check out mysaturdaydrive.com or the link in bio, for my latest article, top 5 drives around Scotland! If you need some solid 1 day trip ideas, give it a read! If you enjoy my photography, please hit the follow button! Let's bunch up together and get this little community to 1k!
Loch Voil A nice moody autumn shot from the little slice of land that separates Loch Voil and Loch Doine! I know I'm teasing, but I'll post a photo of the actual "Look Out" on my next post. Though I'd share this one too as it seemed very picturesque! Let me know what your thoughts are below! Also, slight correction fro yesterday's post: that wee cabin is actually a fire hut, no room for a bed! Still would make for an amazing night during weather like this! I can only imagine how beautiful it must be during winter when it's all snowed in! For more Scotland photography and travel blogs around Scotland, check out my website via link in bio or just head over to mysaturdaydrive.com. If you like my photos, smash that follow button! It helps me tremendously make more amazing content for you!
The Lookout A few weeks ago we went to an interesting place at Loch Voil, called the Look Out! We parked at Monachyle Mhor Hotel and could not help but admire this beautiful hut they had outside of their main quarters. What do you think? Would you stay there for a night or two? Also how Halloween does it look? Leave a comment! For more Scotland photography and travel blogs, please check out mysaturdaydrive.com or click the link in bio for the latest article - top 5 drives around Scotland - drives/trip you can do in one day! If you enjoy my photos, please smash the follow button!
Happy #wcw everyone! Here's my partner in crime, my amazing travel companion, my beautiful @maryannepugh_ , edited a little bit to reflect the current season! What do you think? Tag your travel partner below, or just drop a comment letting me know how lucky I am haha! For more Scotland photography and travel blogs, check out the link in bio or mysaturdaydrive.com. My latest article is about my top 5 drives around Scotland - some good travel inspo so check it out! If you enjoy my photos, please smash that follow button!
Happy Coosday! Feels like we haven't had one of these beauties in a while! On a recent drive alongside the Argyll and Bute Coastal Route, we happened to stop at a place called Arduaine Garden where we could see towards Luing and Lunga. Of course I was snap happy when the scenery was enriched by a highland coo! Let me know what you think in the comments below! Name the wee isle in the distance and I'll give you a shout out in the stories! For more Scotland photography and travel blogs please hit the link in bio or head over to mysaturdaydrive.com! If you enjoy my articles and my photography, smash that follow button! It helps me tremendously in creating more content for you!
Robin Let's start the week off a bit slow, with probably what isn't the most high res image but I had to share it. This is a shot of a Robin, highly cropped in. It's just so difficult to get these buggers to stand still while you get close enough to them. I do love them though. I think they are really pretty! What do you think? Drop a comment! For more Scotland photos and travel blogs with tips and trips around Scotland, don't forget to check out mysaturdaydrive.com or the link in bio. If you are new here, consider smashing that follow button!
Carron Valley Reservoir Here's another angle from that sunset. This time I thought I'd be awesome and also have a little light trail from a car. Didn't work out exactly as I'd hoped haha (you can kinda see it in the right hand corner). You a sunset or a sunrise person? Drop a comment! Otherwise, have a fantastic weekend! If you're going on a drive, tag #mysaturdaydrive! If you aren't doing anything fancy, or you want some Saturday morning light readin, check out my latest article, Top 5 Drives Around Scotland for some inspo if you fancy a little trip! You can find it at the link in bio or at mysaturdaydrive.com/articles. If you enjoy my photos, smash that follow button! I'll be doing a cheeky print giveaway at 1k followers!
Carron Vally Reservoir I had no idea this place existed, until I went for a drive around the country roads around Glasgow. It was a beautiful sunset, and when I saw this paddler I knew I had to grab a snap! What do you think? Leave a comment down below! Also check out mysaturdaydrive.com or the link in bio for Scotland travel tips and tricks as well as more photography. If you are new here, smash that follow button! It helps me tremendously to create more amazing content for you!
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