Glen Torridon Rainbow, Scotland

The Story Behind the Image - Glen Torridon Rainbow

This is one of my favourite photos from a wonderful autumn week I spent photographing in the Torridon region of Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands.

I was based for the week in a holiday cottage near Torridon village and most days I started by getting up before dawn and driving into Glen Torridon where I would hike around with my camera gear exploring the landscape and waiting to see what the light o day would bring.

What it usually brought was incredible scenery and extremely changeable weather. On this occasion, I was simply exploring the north slopes of the glen when the weather turned suddenly wet and windy.

I considered heading back to the shelter of my car but just as quickly as the weather had turned unpleasant the clouds parted and a glorious rainbow appeared at the far end of the glen.

I quickly grabbed my camera and took this photo showing the rainbow arcing through the clouds over the peak of Liathach. Wow.


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