Aug 17, 2008 at 5:33 pm #1230697Aug 17, 2008 at 5:53 pm #1447472
Your photos are stunning! What do you use for a camera?Aug 18, 2008 at 12:39 am #1447504
Thanks, I use a Nikon Coolpix point-and-click and I get lucky with the weather!
The only problem is that I can't blow the photies up too big as the quality just isn't there.Aug 18, 2008 at 4:40 am #1447519
@jcarter1Locale: Pacific Northwest
Outstanding photos, really, and welcome to the forums. Actually, I'm impressed with how similar a feel for the North American Pacific Northwest some of those shots have (minus the trees, of course). Here's two photos from Mt. Hood in Oregon to show you what I mean:
I love it when the evening clouds roll in, a fairly common occurrence here, and fairly rare in most of the states. There's a certain 'moisture content' similarity with Scotland that you don't find in most other parts of the states. I am of Scottish descent, and my mother told me our ancestors moved to Eugene, OR in part because of the similar climate.
I look forward to learning more about your wet-weather techniques above timberline; much of what is discussed around here revolves around the drier parts of the American West.Aug 18, 2008 at 4:47 am #1447520
You're spot on there, so much of the techniques and equipment we import from the US aren't quite right for the UK.
Wet weather is never far away, even our winters are wet with increasingly high temperatures and slushy snow.
It can be a challenge, but it's all part of the fun. I'm working my way through the site, I'll have lots of questions to ask and lots to say, it's good stuff.
Brilliant shot there, it looks just like home but with proper mountains!Sep 7, 2008 at 6:55 pm #1450377
Tom ClarkBPL Member
@tomclarkLocale: East Coast
Yes, welcome and thanks for sharing the great photos. Looking forward to more of your thoughts on what works in your wet Scotland and what doesn't.
TomSep 12, 2008 at 10:20 pm #1451010
@pecosLocale: baba yaga's porch
nice photos. could have been in the cascades. id suggest you visit, but it might be a little too much like home to be worth crossing the globe for. wait… new mountains not worth visiting… what was i thinking. come, have fun, you wont need a new kit!!Sep 15, 2008 at 2:43 am #1451157
Chris JonesBPL Member
Great pics, Peter.
Where in Scotland were they taken?Sep 16, 2008 at 11:26 am #1451298
When I think of hiking trips abroad my mind doesn't race to Scotland. But the pictures sell it well. Very nice. Thanks!Jan 18, 2009 at 8:20 am #1470978
@vja4himLocale: Central Valley
What kind of tent do you use? I'm trying to decide which tent to carry on my Electra Townie … I need a tent that will keep the water out, lightweight, compact, and very durable.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
— vja4Him * Riding 4 Life
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