This was the day I was waiting for as soon as I got to Scotland, and despite the cloudy, dull week so far (including today because I’m writing this one day after), there was a dazzling 40km visibility, which is just about far enough to see Ben Nevis. It was the busiest the shuttle bus had ever been, probably because of the sun, and I can see why: I don’t think I’ve ever seen views as good as this in my entire life.
It was incredibly windy up there and even with a ski jacket and lots of other things it still got into me, but it was worth it. I think I’m getting a lot better at manual settings – all of these were taken in manual.
It was one of those times when you really get a sense of how small you are, which reminded me of last years project on “The Sublime”. As soon as I got up there and looked out I just forgot everything apart from what I was seeing, it was a sort of encapsulating experience, and just what I needed to put into the perspective all the niggling problems I have in my life. I took 250ish photos during the day, and I still which I’d taken more
If you ever get a chance to go and see something like this then take it, because I’ll definitely remember this for a long while…