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Loch Eil

If you saw yesterday's picture of Ben Nevis on a Saturday in June then this was almost the same scene taken two days later, again from a train window, further along the banks of Loch Eil.

You will note the heavy fall of snow on Ben Nevis that had happened overnight, and I still remember the national newspaper showing a picture of Derby cricket-ground heavily covered in snow also. Don't forget this was in June, our supposed summer.

Loch Eil

If you saw yesterday's picture of Ben Nevis on a Saturday in June then this was almost the same scene taken two days later, again from a train window, further along the banks of Loch Eil.

You will note the heavy fall of snow on Ben Nevis that had happened overnight, and I still remember the national newspaper showing a picture of Derby cricket-ground heavily covered in snow also. Don't forget this was in June, our supposed summer.

comments (13)

Very good shot of a mountain that is notoriously difficult to capture well. You wouldn't recognise Fort William now, it has been spoiled by inappropriate development.
Brian Walbey: We haven't been to Fort William since this holiday in the 70's David, unfortunately everywhere seems to get built upon these days. Thanks for your comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 18 Jun 2008, 02:07
Believe it or not, I think I have seen something close to this spot, Brian, if it's anywhere near Fort William. But as I recall, reading David's comment, I think the mountain was all socked in by fog! So, yes, you were lucky.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, despite the overnight snow I was really lucky with the glorious morning light on this shot and not the fog you seem to experienced.
What a superb landscape shot Brian. I like that the mountains and the clouds are melting each other!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, I rate this as one of my more lucky landscapes, everything seemed to work together.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jun 2008, 09:52
You have certainly captured the grandeur and majesty of the landscape. Having lived in Scotland, I can well imagine how it might snow in June! Although some of the nicest summers ever were spent there.
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid, I hope this picture has revived a few nice memories for you.
Simply Stunning!

Such a magnificent view. An incredible shot from a train window. It makes me want to go there now.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul, tell me when you leaving and I'll meet you there!
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 18 Jun 2008, 17:06
if i won the lottery tonight i think Scotland and the lakes would be my first destination, so scenic so peaceful, another remarkable image taking the age into consideration Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim, I am quite pleased with this one. I have been sorting a few more of these older scanned images out. The colours are so different to what we are used to.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Back form the buttie hills...rain!
  • 18 Jun 2008, 17:07
I remember it snowing on my birthday in June in the 70's so this must have been around the same time. I also remember snow stopped play....it was at Matlock I think. Lovely picture Brian.
Brian Walbey: Your memory is as good as mine Bill, it was about 1971/2 and I think the game was at Matlock. I'm glad you like the picture.
Seeing this one made me feel wistful to be walking the glens. smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alexandra, I agree the glens are nice if the weather's nice.
That's a stunning landscape - brilliant!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chris, I like the bright colours of this myself, lots of pictures this days have very rich tones.
  • Alan
  • Southampton.. sunny south coast of England
  • 18 Jun 2008, 21:27
I remember seeing that photo of the snow in Derbyshire as well! What a difference a few days make! Great view and well captured.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, it's nice to receive such nice remarks about such an old photo.
A fine landscape Brian, always liked this part of the world.
Brian Walbey: We haven't been this way since this was taken about 1971/2 Les, but it would be nice to go back. David says there has been a lot of building round this way over the years, no surprise there then.
I like your old pictures Brian.
It is very interesting for me because I just was born in the seventies. Good to see that the nature has an another time and it is imperishable unlike us.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Gabor, nature goes on with or without us. I'm glad you are enjoying my older pictures, I might do some more another time.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Jun 2008, 18:52
Just great, stunning (excuse the little words I use)
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, those three little words have made my day.

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