The mountains look so small in this picture.

I finally made it up into the highlands for some wild camping. A few people inevitably pulled out which left me and Kaylie on our todd.

We did not get eaten alive by midges, despite all of the crazy warnings that were given online. That could be because we camped somewhere that had a bit of wind… or because of the 100% chemical DEET spray that I got.. but in all likelihood I think that a lot of people like to flap their gums about nothing.

I saw countless people online talking about how the midges had destroyed their holiday; would come and surround your tent and carry off your wife and children etc… One eBay seller even described “most of Scotland” as being unable to leave their houses for hours during the daytime due to ‘clouds of midges’. Crazy.

Gorbot’s also been kind enough to give me a loan of his Distagon 50mm, and for that, I am eternally grateful.

Oh, and this is the first picture to be shot (or uploaded at least), with my new -4 focussing hood diopter. I can see at last!

..just as well really, given the hassle that I had to go through to get the right parts.

Glen Etive, June 2010
Hasselblad 500CM – Distagon 50mm – expired Kodak Portra 400VC


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