It has been an extremely busy week. Due to lockdown conditions in certain parts of the country, I have been hindered in getting pricing sorted out for my forthcoming Clanlands Photography Tour. I hope to be in a position to launch the new tour, here on my website as soon as possible. Congratulations to Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish for their incredible success with the book. Well done lads!

Okay, here is the preamble to this shot (I think it may be my best shot of all time, because it gave me a thrill when I made it).
As you may know, I’m launching a new photography tour that will be known as the Clanlands Photography Tour, inspired by the newly published book by the two Scottish actors Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish. So I set aside today (Thursday, November 5)  to get some promotional shots for the tour and to get shots of places that I’ve been to before, but didn’t get shots that were related to the new tour.
I left Edinburgh at 5.20am this morning and headed north to Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands. I went to the Glencoe Mountain Resort (There really is nothing there, but hey – it gets a mention in the book!) and then continuing into Glencoe – some 300 yards/metres along the road, I took a right to photograph the “new” Kingshouse Hotel. My next stop would be to photograph the outside of the Clachaig Inn at the other end of Glencoe.
So, after I get my shots,  I drive to the top of the Kingshouse Hotel driveway to turn right (about 8am) and off I go! But just 30 yards along the road I spot some deer on my right hand side. This is the only road that goes through Glencoe, but due to Scottish Lockdown conditions the road was empty – just me. I stop the car, engine still running, and this magnificent beast comes up from the moor on the other side of the road and he’s just looking at me. I lower my window and grab the camera and get this shot! To the left, you’ll see two of his lady friends and he’s telling me…..on your way mucker, they belong to me.
A surreal moment! Man, Nature, Geography, Transportation, Technology and Respect. I’ll remember this moment for the rest of my life. You have to admit, he’s a handsome brute!
Glencoe Stag

Glencoe Stag

Clanlands Photography Tour

Kilchurn Castle

 

I am delighted and excited to announce that I will be offering a new tour, imminently. The new tour is entitled “Clanlands Photography Tour” and is inspired by the book written by the actors Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish. Graham is 6 months older than I am and like him, I have a great interest in the Scottish Clans. This tour will be a departure from my other photography tours. I am hoping to have the full details and booking availability here on my website by next weekend (November 14, 2020).

 

James Christie