Beinn Aodainn dawn

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At last, a good forecast for the Knoydart hills. My bag packed for a windy and damp walk up onto Luinne Bheinn, off I set. Unfortunately the hoped for break in the weather didn't arrive until after dark, so no sunset shots of the Rough Bounds, but a stunning starlit night camped next to the infinity pool above Coire Odhar resulted in a sunrise to remember. The glen all the way down to Loch Quoich and Kingie was filled with a river of cloud, pouring out into the Carnoch Glen like a glacier of ice. It's not often I fill an entire memory card with landscape images, but this was one of those days. Early on though condensation was a real problem, continually forming on the Lee ND filters I was using and rendering over 50% of the images unusable. However, images or not it was still a memorable morning.
As the day then continued bright and sunny it was a day more for walking than photography, so after an hour exploring Coire Odhar it was over the snowy top of Meall Buidhe and down into Glen Meadail where I spent a pleasant 1/2 hour with a very hungry badger rooting for worms.
I'll be updating the Latest Work Gallery with a couple more shots of the trip shortly.