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Photographing Buachaille Etive Mor Glen Etive Scotland


Buachaille Etive Mor is an iconic mountain located in the Scottish Highlands, and it's one of the most photographed landscapes in the UK. As a photographer, I find this mountain to be absolutely stunning and incredibly photogenic. The sheer size of the mountain provides a breathtaking backdrop to any composition, and the surrounding landscape is equally as impressive.




One of the best times to photograph Buachaille Etive Mor is at sunrise or sunset, when the mountain is bathed in warm light and the surrounding landscape is beautifully lit. At these times of day, the mountain takes on a whole new character, with the light and colours changing rapidly as the sun rises or sets. This is also a great time to capture the atmospheric mist and clouds that often hang around the peak of the mountain, which can add a sense of drama and mood to your images.




When photographing Buachaille Etive Mor, I love to incorporate the surrounding landscape into my compositions. There are plenty of options for foreground interest, such as streams, waterfalls, and rocks, which can add depth and interest to your images. The surrounding hills and valleys also make for great subjects, as they provide a sense of scale and perspective to the mountain. To make the most of the landscape, I like to use a wide-angle lens, which allows me to capture as much of the scene as possible.




Lastly, it's important to remember that Buachaille Etive Mor is a popular tourist destination, so you may need to be patient and wait for people to move out of your shot. It's also worth noting that the weather in the Scottish Highlands can be unpredictable, so be prepared for all conditions. Despite these challenges, however, photographing Buachaille Etive Mor is an incredibly rewarding experience, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves landscape photography.




Below is a list of images from Buachaille Etive Mor, Glen Etive and all are available to purchase as prints by following the link immediately below.





















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