My Saturday Drive
Exploring beautiful Scotland!
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Glencoe, Loch Ba
Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye
Fasnacloich Fairy Bridge
Forth Road Bridge
Eilean Donan Castle
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The Quiraing Well, on our way back from the needle we couldn't help but notice this little guy standing just perfectly at the edge of the cliff with a stunning backdrop of the Quiraing! It's almost like he is an instagram star and he knew exactly where to place himself, don't you agree? Drop me a comment down below! For more amazing Scotland photography as well as travel blogs with tips and tricks around Scotland please visit mysaturdaydrive.com. Prints will become available soon! In the meantime, if you enjoy my work, please smash that follow button!
The Needle Arguably, the best part about going to the Quiraing is seeing the Needle and ascending the very steep hill to get to it. I don't know about everybody else that was with me on that trip, but to me this was the highlight of our trip to Skye. For me anyways, it was a demanding climb and the fact that the "path" was lose rubble made it that much more challenging with 2 steps forward and one step sliding back. In all honestly, I had no idea how these photos were going to come out and frankly, I am not too bothered. I am just happy I made it up there, so high I was looking down on the birds and the distant villages looked the same way they look from an airplane window. I hope anyone who sees this gets to experience this place one day. Let me know in the comments below if you have visited already or if you would like to give it a go! In the meantime, I still need to declare a winner. Unfortunately, working from home is turning into replying to emails till 9 in the evening but hay ho, things could be worse! Stay tuned and of course, smash that follow button!
The Quiraing Hope you enjoyed the photos from Neist Point. I know I had a blast shooting and hope I took you there through my shots! On the same day, we also went to the Quiraing, which culminated in one of the most amazing things I've ever done so far with regards to photography and hiking. The path to the Needle was easy with wonderful views to the right, views like the ones in these images. I hope you enjoy them and if you do, drop me a comment! Thank you all who signed up to my newsletter so far and entered the print giveaway! I will pick a winner tomorrow hopefully as I'll have a bit of spare time and I'll be contacting the winner directly.
Weather the Storm Let's stick together, I mean keep as far apart from each other as possible haha, so we can weather this storm! This was taken on Skye a couple of weeks back with a bunch of like minded people. I remember when we got there (Neist Point) and we were running about left and right chasing the light. I managed to break away from the group at some point and found this little spot. It kinda looks like the Faroe Islands, doesn't it? Drop a comment with your thoughts! Remember to sign up to my newsletter via link in bio for a chance to win a print of Scotland! Entries close tomorrow! Thank you again to all who signed up, all who are following, liking and commenting! Stay safe!
Neist Point The more I stay at home, the more I realize my computer is not fit for Lightroom and Photoshop work. The following image took about an hour to process 😭. Swipe the hell out of it and let me know at least if you like it! Question of the day: is it ethical to order stuff from online retailers now? I was thinking to do a few upgrades to the laptop in the hopes to make it faster. Debate below! If you would like this image or any other on your wall for free, sign up to my newsletter (link in bio) to enter a little prize draw! Cannot express how much I appreciate each and everyone of you! Hope you're all safe, stocked up and following @mysaturdaydrive 😅👌.
Baaaaasterd ...This stay at home thing. But, I am finally getting a wee routine going. breakfast, ease into work, lunch, more work, quick workout in the back garden and then a wee walk around the block and that's me set. I know I am lucky to live in an area with parks just around the corner and a garden to work out in, but if you aren't hit me up and let's see how you can get into a wee routine and still get outside for a wee bit. as per government rules! How are you all coping? Drop a comment or message! If you want to make things better, why not sign up to my newsletter for a chance to win a print of Scotland! Link in bio! And if you are new here, smash that follow button while you're at it! Stay safe, stay healthy and god bless!
Test Every now and then we get a test thrown in our way by life, karma, the universe or whatever you want to call it. Today, my ability to retain my current employment was put to the test. I am passed it now and still in the green.. for now. I'll be damn sure I am making the best of it as much as I can. Just like the above was a test, so was being there, at Neist Point, a test. It was a test to see whether I truly enjoyed the moment. Looking back now, I have a smile on my face, a smile that it happened and not a frown that I missed something. Live everything to the fullest and appreciate every moment you have! While this is guaranteed to bring you joy, another thing that might just do the same is a print of a beautiful scene in Scotland. Sign up to my newsletter via the link in bio to enter a giveaway of a print fo Scotland! Thank you to all who already have! Your ongoing support means a million, especially in these strange times we live in! Smash that follow button while you're at it!
Brighter Days Here's a shot from day 2 from our trip to Skye, taken on our way to Neist point in the morning. The sun was shining bright, the birdies war chirping and all was right with the world. Now things are not as good. But we did have a nice day here in Glasgow and I went for a walk around the park at work. Tell you what, with the lingering thought of having the country in lockdown and the potential to not be allowed out the house other than for absolute necessities such as work or food, I developed an intense appreciation and enjoyed every single minute I was out. I urge you, if you are feeling down because of the current global situation, go outdoors, away from people as much as you can of course (park, forest, mountain, whatever your possibilities) and enjoy the freedom you have. Times like this make us appreciate what we have a bit more! You know what else you can do to feel better? Sign up to my giveaway of an a3 print of Scotland via the link in bio! I want you to have a bit o Scotland in your home to brighten up your day! If you're new here and enjoy my work, please hit the follow button!
Social Distancing (please read) We are going through some dark times at the moment. It seems that everyone on the internet with a bit of audience is making a statement about the current situation, so I felt like I should do the same. Ideally, I live my life by playing to win, by investing in my self and my business as much as I can to hedge against future downturns. I wish I started doing this earlier but it is what it is. I now have to play not to lose, and I feel like the consensus is that everyone is doing the same. By playing not to lose I mean, trying my best to avoid myself and others getting infected and to maintain my sanity. My advice to you (if you care to at least take it into consideration) is social distancing, physical from your closed ones IF you believe you're infected, but most importantly from all the crap that is being shared on social media right now (social distancing, see what I did there?). All the information you need will most likely be found on your country's government website, not tabloids and other "news" sources with hidden agendas or the meme that someone shared with various statistics that are most likely created to increase click-through rate rather than awareness. Most importantly, the best thing for you to do right now, be it in self-isolation or not, eat as healthy as you can and don't touch anything that you know has no benefit to your body other than a boost in dopamine. DO any sort of exercise as much as you can! Do NOT smoke! Do NOT drink! Maintain good hygiene! Inform yourself what you and your loved ones can do so that in the future when this kind of shit happens again, you are in a better position! One other thing you can do is smash the like and follow buttons! You'll see I'm giving away an A3 print of your choice to celebrate more than 1k of us coming together with Scotland as our mutual interest! Head over to the link in bio to sign up! If you love Scotland, a wee print of your favourite place on your wall might brighten up your day during these crazy times.
Portree This is a sleeping Portree at night! It was a good decision to go out and take some shots during the night. The town was quiet and peaceful and all you could hear was the sound of the camera shutter. ...Until I went back to the pub, where a full-blown condiment sachet warfare broke loose, ending with a massive waste of beer and glass! Skye is such a beautiful place with so many corners to explore. We loved it so much we booked another long weekend there towards the end of the year. I will have probably finished sharing images of this trip by then, and with what I come up with from the next trip I'll have enough content for a few years haha! As always your thoughts and comments are well appreciated. I hope you are all doing well and not buying into all the panic and fear being spread around at the moment. Stay safe, stay strong, but most importantly, stay mindful! Keep an eye out on this space as I'll be organising a giveaway of a print, and who doesn't want a free photo of a beautiful place in Scotland to hang on their wall? Smash that follow button!
Sligachan Bridge Here's a classic tourist shot of the old Sligachan Bridge with Sligachan River running under it. Rumour has it the water under it is enchanted and if you were to wash your face with it you shall be granted eternal beauty! So which one of you is up for it? I'm going for a dunk haha! Drop a comment if you like and please check out My Saturday Drive on Facebook for a different perspective of the bridge which I quite like! If you are new here, please smash that follow button and enable notifications. It doesn't cost you a thing but it helps me a lot in producing more amazing Scotland content for you!
Blackhill Waterfall I could not find the proper name for this waterfall, but type this into Google Maps and you'll find it. This was our first official stop on Skye. It had been raining all day but that doesn't mean poor photo conditions! Quite the contrary when we're talking waterfalls, as this means loads of water haha! Here we have @lukeschillaci_photography at the top. This should add an extra 100 likes as it's a more instagrammy shot as opposed to the waterfall on its own. What do you think? Drop a comment down below! Please stay tuned by smashing the follow button and turn post notifications on! This tells Instagram that my content is actually any good and it will display it to more of you! This helps me enormously to produce more amazing content for you and to bring Scotland to your screens! www.mysaturdaydrive.com
Skye Bridge As part of our trip to Skye we had a little photo challenge. The task was to capture an image with the Skye Bridge that evoked adventure. Here's my take on it featuring @sg_photography94 @jrstaddon @ashrcharlton and @jessicajane.photo embracing the elements and admiring the view over the bridge!The wind was howling and the rain was horizontal making it quite a challenging environment to shoot in. It defo got the creative juices flowing however and gave us a warm up for the rest of the trip ahead! How would you have done it differently or what do you think would make you feel the spirit of adventure more? Drop a comment down below! Please keep an eye on mysaturdaydrive.com or the link in bio as there will be a wee blog coming out about our trip to Skye! If you are new here and enjoy my posts, please smash the follow button! It helps me a lot to make more amazing content for you!
Eilean Donan Castle Kicking things off with some images from day 1 from my recent trip to Skye. The weather was particularly Scottish that day, but as you'll see later on, we lucked out big time! The first major mandatory stop on your way to Skye, has to be Eilean Donan Castle. Given that there were quite a few of us, I tried as hard as I could to get some fresh perspectives on the subjects we all shot. I think that worked out really well because it pushed each of us to come up with creative ways to photograph something. I hope you like it! If you do, please let me know in the comments down below. I always appreciate and read all of them! Please stay tuned and hit follow and turn notifications on to never miss a post. I promised a giveaway when we reached 1k so I am currently working on that.
Hi As you've seen from the stories, I've been away for the last few days. As much as I would have loved to post throughout the trip like the unstoppable machine that @andyxplores is, I thought I would rather use the time I had on the Isle of Skye as much as I could taking images and relaxing and being thankful for some of the most spectacular views I had ever seen. Please enjoy this last image I have from a most recent trip to Glencoe at sunrise. Although I have loads more from other trips before I went to Skye, I am too keen to start posting these images so make sure to follow/turn notifications on to not miss a post over the next few days as I'll be sharing some really amazing photos with you guys. Can any of you guess the mountain in this shot? Hint: I always go on about how it is my favorite in Scotland! Guess right and you get a shoutout!
Peaks and Valleys **Please please please check out facebook.com/mysaturdaydrive for a better crop of this image. I just don't think Instagram's format is good enough to convey the scenery over the screen.** If you haven't figured it out already, I absolutely adore this area of Scotland, even more so when it's covered in snow! For today's image, I picked this angle, looking up River Coupall making its way into the Glencoe Valley under the watchful eyes of the Buachaille Etive Mor to the Left and the Buachaille Etive Beag to the right. My eyes were naturally drawn to it so let me know what you think down below! I wrote a little blog post about how I took this series of images in Glencoe. Check it out via the link in bio or mysaturdaydrive.com/articles. Hopefully, you get some inspiration from it! If you are new here and enjoy my posts, please smash that follow button!
Glencoe Hi all! Hope you all had a great weekend! As you probably saw from the videos in the stories, we were out in search of snow! Needless to say, there was a bit, but not enough to satisfy us haha! So here's another image from above the Glencoe Valley, looking north, with the A82 winding it's way into the distance when snow was in more abundance, and probably the most I will have seen this year. Please check out My Saturday Drive on Facebook for the full widescreen image! I really like the way the morning light was radiating through the snowy mist and hope you like it too! Drop a comment down below! I am not a huge fan of the way the road winds out of the image, leading your eyes away from the main point of interest. But hay ho, we can't bend nature, we can only change our perspective (not as easy to do when you are on top of a mountain with the light changing by the minute). I wrote a quick blog about how I got up there! If you would like to read it head over to mysaturdaydrive.com/articles or just click the link in bio. If you are new here and like what you see, please hit the "Follow" button to never miss a post! I would like to share the beauty of Scotland with as many people as possible and the greater a community we are, the more amazing content I can bring to you!
Buachaille Etive Mor Thank you all for the amazing support of my previous post and for reading my wee blog post! I had to share it with the world that one. Such an incredible day of shooting! I probably captured some of my favourite mountain shots ever up there! This one was right as the snowstorm was coming in through the Glencoe Valley, eating up the Buachaille! Luckily, I was sheltered behind a smaller peak so wasn't getting blasted. As you will find out in later posts, patience is a must in environments like this as soon after these crazy conditions, the exact opposite was happening! Anyways, if you haven't already, please have a wee read of my blog post (link in bio) or mysaturdaydrive.com/articles. If you love this image, let me know that in the comments! Have a nice weekend and please smash that follow button! It helps me tremendously to produce more amazing content for you!
Buachaille Etive Mor I wrote a blog about what I think is Scotland's best photography spot. Check out the link in bio and read and let me know what you think! This is an image of Buachaille Etive Mor, shot on the way up Beinn A'Chrulaiste on one of my favourite days ever when I got to do a sunrise shoot in the snow in Glencoe (basically a bucket list item). My torch fell and stopped working but luckily the moon provided ample light. Also bumped into @jmcsporran for the second time on the same mountain! What were the odds?!! Please check out the blog post and do let me know what you think!
Isle of Arran Here's one more shot of one of my first sunset shoots of 2020, somewhere in Argyll and Bute, right above Isle of Arran. We were cold, wet and covered in mud at the end of that day but we were damn happy we got to experience another amazing sunset in this beautiful country we call home! Nothing good comes from sitting on the couch and being comfortable, so get out there, take risks and enjoy the rewards! As always, your thoughts are highly appreciated in the comments down below. Anything from compliments, criticism, random thoughts and even an update on your weekend adventures are all welcome! For my best work and for Scotland travel blogs, please check out mysaturdaydrive.com or just click the link in bio. If you are new here and enjoy my photos please smash that follow button! The reason why I am asking is because it helps me produce more amazing content for you!
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