My Saturday Drive
Exploring beautiful Scotland!
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Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye
Fasnacloich Fairy Bridge
Forth Road Bridge
Eilean Donan Castle
Glencoe, Loch Ba
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Glencoe, Loch Ba at sunrise Here's another look at Loch Ba on a frosty morning in Glencoe. Wishing the weekend looked a bit nice in terms of weather but hopefully there will be something to shoot, even in the rain! What other places would you like to see? Comment below! It's not too late to get yourself some artisan Christmas cards for your loved ones. If you or your family and friends love Scotland, why not write them a message on something special? Check out my Christmas cards on mysaturdaydrive.com/shop or click the link in bio! They are selling quick and once they are gone they are gone! Thank you for your on going support of My Saturday Drive and hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Glencoe at sunrise, looking towards Black Mount Here's another shot from the morning I decided to head out into the cold in the middle of the night to catch a sunrise. This time, I moved away from my spot at Loch Ba, on the other side of the road looking towards the Black Mount. There's something to be said about the morning light. I never realised how good it was until I saw it with my own eyes. I am going to make it a early new years resolution that from now on, I want to capture just as many sunrises as sunsets, if not more! I loved this image and you folks loved it too so I put it on a nice little Christmas card for you! They have been selling well and cannot thank the ones who've already bought it enough! I love seeing my work printed and it means the world to have someone else enjoy it! If you haven't done so, head over to mysaturdaydrive.com/shop and grab yours while stock lasts. There are 9 left out of the 15. All proceeds will be going back into My Saturday Drive so I can create more amazing content for you!
Glencoe, Loch Ba A few days ago we had our first frost of the season so I thought this would make for amazing sunrise conditions. Without hesitation, I set the alarm for 4am, and headed towards a frosty Glencoe, totally unprepared. I was wearing normal office monkey clothes since it was a workday, had no torch and no idea what I was going to shoot or where to point the camera at! But I got there and luckily the moon was strong enough to provide some light so I could see some potential subjects. A few scared grouses later, a few bad steps into frozen bog and a few clicks of the shutter and came up with this! I loved it so much that I thought I could share this moment with you and your loved ones by putting it on a Christmas card. And it seems that you wonderful folks liked it too! So head over to mysaturdaydrive.com/shop or click the link in bio to get yours. Not only will you be giving your loved ones a unique Christmas card, that can be bought nowhere else and will never be made again, but you will also helping out a small Scottish business and will ensure there will be more amazing photos of Scotland for you to enjoy in my posts! For the full version of the image, check out My Saturday Drive on Facebook!
Glencoe We went in search of the Ralston Cairn a few weeks ago, in the hopes of getting a shot of the memorial overlooking the A82 and the Glencoe Valley. Sadly, we could not find it. Better luck next time! If manflu doesn't take complete hold I will venture into Glencoe tomorrow morning, this time hopefully not rushing to get back to work in the morning and hopefully goig to capture a good sunrise! What are you up to this weekend? Drop a comment! Thank you to those who have already bought some of the Christmas cards. As mentioned earlier in one of the stories, it's quite surreal holding those images in my own hands, knowing that I took them and it's even more amazing to know that there are folks out there who truly appreciate the work that goes into producing these images and soon they will be sharing them with their loved ones. There's still some left, so head over to the link in bio or to mysaturdaydrive.com/shop and grab yours!
Dawyck Botanic Garden, Dutch Bridge One of the main attractions from Dawyck Garden is the Dutch Bridge. Took a wee while to get it free of visitors but the wait was worth it. Still rubbing my eyes in awe of all the beautiful colours. A place definitely worth visiting in autumn, but I would venture a guess it's also amazing in spring! What do you think? Would you get lost here? We certainly did and made it back just before the staff left haha! Thank you @dawyck for having us! Just a quick reminder that I've come up with 2 lovely Christmas Cards with some beautiful wintery Scottish scenery. They are super high quality, limited in number and available at mysaturdaydrie.com/shop. Head over and grab yours before they go and help support your favourite Scotland photographer! Without you, none of these beautiful images would be possible!
Dawyck Botanic Garden, the Tree of Fire! Here's to the last set of autumnal images I have coming your way, starting off with this beautiful tree of red from @dawyck botanical garden from the Scottish Borders. This was probably one of the most vividly coloured places I had ever seen! Comment below if you like it and show the Scottish Borders some love! The tree was made of fire and you know what else is? The limited edition artisan Christmas cards on sale on mysaturdaydrive.com/shop (link in bio)! Please do check them out as they were the two most voted designs by you guys! There is a limited amount on either of them so if you want one, get your orders in!
Lomond Hill Regional Park I don't know whym but I was attracted by this look in the forest. Although I did not have a physical subject to shoot here, I like how my eyes are drawn to the dark end of the tunnel. Kinda expecting Slender Man to pop out of no where haha! What do you think? Do you like this kind of shot? Comment below! Otherwise, hope you have a fantastic week! Keep your eyes out on mysaturdaydrive.com for more Scotland travel blogs as well an up coming shop! If you are new here and enjoy my work, please smash that follow/like button to stay up to date with some wonderful shots around Scotland!
Fife Here's @maryannepugh_ looking absolutely fabulous in the autumn colours, somewhere in the heart of Lomond Hills Regional Park, in the beautiful kingdom of Fife! Whilst not in the same league as other high Scottish areas, Lomond Hills is the highest point in Fife and is also known as the Paps of Fife. It's a nice little forresty area which makes for some wonderful autumn walks through the leaves. If you are vegan or vegetarian, swipe right to see a shot of the @pillarsofherculesfife restaurant and farm shop which kindly warmed our bellies with a soup and our hearts with the most wonderful staff ever! What do ypu think? I just could not get enough of the autumn colours this year. Scotland has been absolutely beautiful👌. If you want to know more about traveling in Scotland, head over to mysaturdaydrive.com or just click the link in bio for my latest article. If you are new here and like my photos, please hit the follow button! It trully helps my make more amazing content for you!
The Hermitage, Pinecone Viewpoint If you're visiting the Hermitage and want to escape the crowds, why not go for a wee walk up to the pinecone viewpoint. It's about 30-40 min away from the Hermitage car park and you are blessed with wonderful views of the A9 looking north! Another one where @maryannepugh_ had to drag me down since it was so nice I did not want to leave! What do you think? Comment below! For the full blown image, check it out on my Facebook page - My Saturday Drive! For more amazing Scotland photos as well as travel blogs about Scotland, check out mysaturdaydrive.com or click the link in bio for the latest article! If you are new here and like what you see, please demolish that follow button so you can stay up to date with some of the most beautiful images of Scotland🙏
The Hermitage Here's another photo from the Hermitage. What do you do when you don't have a tripod with you? Why you leave your precious camera on a rock in front of a roaring waterfall holding it by the strap, praying it doesn't fall! Anyone else guilty of this? Comment below! For more Scotland photos and travel blogs, please check out mysaturdaydrive.com or head over to the link in bio for the latest article! If you are just finding your way here, please smash the follow button! It helps tremendeously to produce more conent for you!
The Hermitage Obligatory Hermitage stop for them awesome autumn colours. Quite lucky to have been there rigth after a decent amount of rain. The waterfalls were ROARING! Although it was very busy down there (was quite lucky to get this shot), a lot of people missed the good part. Can you have a guess at what it is? Hint: acorn. Comment down below! For more Scotland photography as well as travel blogs, please visit the good ole mysaturdaydrive.com or click the link in bio for the latest article! If you are new here and like my work, please consider following! It helps me tremendeously to produce more beautiful images for you to enjoy!
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!
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