Buachaille Etive Mor

If there's one thing this shot taught me, it's that preparation is everything. 

This is one of my favorite shots from our Scotland trip and it almost didn't happen. I arrived at this spot in pouring rain, and given I had a very limited time in the Highlands, my choices were either a) wait it out or b) walk away. Of course, with a view like this, you wait it out. So, having researched this location before, I set up my gear exactly where I wanted, with exactly the settings I needed, and proceeded to wait for almost an hour in the cold rain with my jacket protecting the camera and midges proclaiming open season on any exposed skin. 

I got about a 10 minute window where the skies above me parted and I was able to fire off some quick shots before the rain returned with a vengeance and I had to run back to the car to avoid losing my precious gear to the elements.

Shot on a Canon 5D Mark II with a 17-40mm f/4 L lens at 19mm, f/11, 6s, ISO100

Processed in +Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and +Nik Collection by Google's Viveza Suite

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