Hi All - I went for a walk the other day, climbing up the path to The Merrick. The Merrick is the highest peak in South West Scotland, but at just over 700 metres it is not exactly an Alp or a Rocky. However, it does have its challenges and I have to confess that I did not make it to the top, primarily because of snow and clouds. Here are some shots.
As you can see, I had a nice sunny day for my walk, with this rushing burn to keep me company.
The Merrick is now in view, the peak in the centre distance. The one to the left is called Ben Yellary.
I'm now nearly at the summit of Ben Yellary, looking back over the Glen Trool range. The fence is used to keep the wild haggis out of the lowland heather.
Just short of the Ben Yellary summit, the clouds rolled in and the snow started. I would like to say that I saw this shot in my mind's eye, the wall depicting the long weary struggle to get here and the longer more wearisome struggle of the Scots to throw off English domination in the increasing gloom and harshness of an economic winter. But, I can't. It's just a snap. And here's another.
Bleak or what? Conditions were by then rather treacherous so I retreated.
Camera: Canon 40D with 24-205 mm EF lens, plus monopod support. Post-processing via Canon's DPP, and the Gimp.
Comments and crits are welcome as usual.