On this week’s blog, I decided to make a return to the holiday photography series. However, alternatively to advice on actually capturing the image, I thought I could share with you some of the best locations to set up and apply your skills. Specifically in and around Killin and Loch Tay.
Cooper Cottages offers a wide range of holiday accommodation within Killin and Loch Tay. So if you’re staying with us, you may be wondering where the best spots to capture some great holiday photos are. So this week, I’m going to break down the Top 3 Best Photography Locations!
LOCATION 1: THE FALLS OF DOCHART
The Falls of Dochart, located in the village of Killin, can be best seen from the Bridge of Dochart. Which was first constructed in 1760. Being one of Scotland’s most impressive waterfalls, its rapids colliding with the rocks below and spraying water into the air, this is truly a fantastic opportunity to capture amazing photographs. This would be a prime location to utilise some previous tips I have talked about such as the ‘golden hour’. When upon the bridge you will notice a small island in the middle of the river. This is the island of Innes Bhuidhe. It is known as the burial ground for the Clan McNab. With a total of 15 graves and one thought to be dated back to medieval times, there is plenty of history for you to discover.
LOCATION 2: SRON A’ CHALACHIN
Located on the western side of Killin and what has been described as the nose of the village, Sron a’ Chalachin is a short but steep climb covered in far-reaching moorland. If you decide to take on the challenge and reach the peak, you will be rewarded with the chance to see wonderful wildlife and beautiful views of Loch Tay, Killin, Ben Lawers, Glen Dochart and Glen Lochay. Offering another fantastic opportunity to capture a stunning and memorable picture. As seen on the picture to the right, try to capture the intesity and depth of the shadows cast upon the hill sides. See the lighting section of our previous blog to read more on this. The climb is around 3km/400 meters and may take between 1.5 – 2.5 hours so please prepare accordingly. Bringing along a pair of sturdy walking boots and a lunch box would set you up nicely.
LOCATION 3: DRUMMOND HILL
Drummond Hill is located on the North-East of Loch Tay within the Tay Forest Park. In the 17th century, the head of the Clan Campbell; Sir Duncan Campbell, planted the hill with oak, birch and scots pine. Making it the thriving habitat it is today. There is a plethora of tracks and paths laid out by the Forestry Commission which can appeal to many walkers and bikers. If you choose to follow the trails leading to the Northern summit of the hill, you will be met with breathtaking views of Loch Tay and the village of Kenmore. Providing another brilliant photography opportunity.
While some of these photography spots are hard work to reach, I guarantee you will not regret it when you’re scrolling through your camera roll. So if you’re ever visiting or staying with us at Cooper Cottages in the Killin/Loch Tay area, give these fantastic locations a shot.