Warm tones flood this perfect photograph of Glen Coe in the Scottish Highlands. Taken one early November morning as the sun began to rise behind the majestic mountains, this print has a wonderful balance of colour and detail with the deep tones of the sky reflected in the cool waters of the stream as it runs down from the mountains and through the boulders and rocks of the landscape.
Glencoe is unquestionably one of Scotland's most historic and scenic glens. Visitors come here from all over the world, inspired by the sheer scale and grandeur of its surrounding mountains and fascinated by the intrigue of its turbulent past.
The name Glen Coe is often said to mean “Glen of Weeping”, perhaps with some reference to the infamous Massacre of Glencoe which took place there in 1692. However, 'Gleann Comhann' does not translate as 'Glen of Weeping'. In fact the Glen is named for the River Coe which runs through it, and bore this name long prior to the 1692 incident.
The mountains of Glencoe are built from some of the oldest sedimentary and volcanic strata in the world. They were subsequently moulded, sheared and repositioned by a geological event known as a 'cauldron subsidence' which took place 380 million years ago.
Photography by Graham Cormie.