I have seen a certain shot of Buachaille Etive Mòr on quite a few occasions and had wondered where it was taken? You might know it, it’s the place where you can get the waterfall and the mountain in frame? If like me you wanted to shoot your own version of this great natures scene then you might like to know the following…
Buachaille Etive Mòr (Scottish Gaelic: Buachaille Eite Mòr, meaning “the great herdsman of Etive”), generally known to climbers simply as The Buachaille or The Beuckle, is a mountain at the head of Glen Etive in the Highlands of Scotland. Its pyramidal form, as seen from the A82 road when travelling towards Glen Coe, makes it one of the most recognisable mountains in Scotland, and one of the most depicted on postcards and calendars. – Wikipedia
I was heading up this way and knew I wanted to find this place. I was thinking that I would have to trek a little to capture it? How wrong could I be. After doing a little research I had a rough idea where it must be. What I wasn’t expecting was it to be so darn close to the road! No trekking needed at all, just some sturdy shoes as it can be very wet!
Here is the map location for the waterfall…
And this is the shot I captured when here..
I also had a walk just a little further up the river and took this as well.
The area itself is just stunning and with the right light you could really get a good shot. It’s also a location that will produce a different picture every time you visit it, the seasons will help.
Also close by is another well photographed place, Black Rock Cottage. This is on the road to the Glencoe ski resort.