Some trees seem to struggle to survive in this rather bleak and exposed part of Scotland. These trees seem to be doing better than some others.
After travelling round the north west corner of Scotland and heading back to our overnight base at Scourie, I looked in the rear view mirror and saw some wonderful evening light on Ben Stack. I pulled over as soon as I could to take this shot. Ben Stack looks a bit like the mountain used in the opening sequence of Paramount films.
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These are the olive trees found in Renoir’s garden at Les Collettes in Cagnes sur Mer near Nice in France. The estate, with its picturesque farmhouse, its groves of olive and orange trees, and the views it afforded of the hilly countryside, provided the artist with inspiration for his later landscapes. This image has been softened and looks quite painterly when printed on a textured watercolour paper.
Taken in Central France. I like the recession and the different layers giving a real feeling of distance in this shot. It’s a little unfortunate that the pastel colours are overpowered a little by the foreground hill.
Out in the loch there is a little island with a small clump of trees that seemed desperate to hang onto life. I particularly like the white trunks standing out against the blue/green waters of the loch even though I had to wait a while for the light to be right.