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Elgol Boulder FoundI’ve known about this round boulder since I saw it on the cover of the Joe Cornish book, A Landscape Photographers Art. I recognised the location in his photograph but didn’t find this rock on my first visit.On this visit however I wanted to get along the coast a bit to see if I could get a better view of a mountain called Bla Bheinn (Pronounced Blaven). Unfortunately the rising tide prevented me from rounding the headland which I hoped would give me the shore of Loch Scavaig to the peak at 928m view I was looking for.Anyway, on my way there I was quite chuffed to spot this distinctive boulder and planned to photograph it on the way back. This image was the best I could find given the dull day.Not long after this the rain came down, and down, and down. I don’t think I’ve ever been as scared as I was driving through Scotland as I was in this rain. Narrow roads with virtually nil visibility, white van men overtaking and articulated lorries thundering past in the other direction with inches to spare. I was so relieved to get to the hostel and get a dram down my neck.I’m already looking forward to going back to Elgol and this boulder.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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50
Aperture
f/22
Exposure
10"
Focal Length
21mm

finchleythompson:

Elgol Boulder Found
I’ve known about this round boulder since I saw it on the cover of the Joe Cornish book, A Landscape Photographers Art. I recognised the location in his photograph but didn’t find this rock on my first visit.

On this visit however I wanted to get along the coast a bit to see if I could get a better view of a mountain called Bla Bheinn (Pronounced Blaven). Unfortunately the rising tide prevented me from rounding the headland which I hoped would give me the shore of Loch Scavaig to the peak at 928m view I was looking for.

Anyway, on my way there I was quite chuffed to spot this distinctive boulder and planned to photograph it on the way back. This image was the best I could find given the dull day.

Not long after this the rain came down, and down, and down. I don’t think I’ve ever been as scared as I was driving through Scotland as I was in this rain. Narrow roads with virtually nil visibility, white van men overtaking and articulated lorries thundering past in the other direction with inches to spare. I was so relieved to get to the hostel and get a dram down my neck.

I’m already looking forward to going back to Elgol and this boulder.

Something else I’ve learned from being poly is that it requires the ability to talk about and process feelings quickly and efficiently. Of course, that skill will benefit any relationship, but when there are multiple people, each with their own needs and desires, as well as their feelings about each other, there are a lot of moving parts. If I could, I’d tell my younger self that the best way to learn how to process well would be to build social networks full of people who are dedicated to open-hearted, honest communication.
Dr. Charlie Glickman, 5 Lessons from Poly Relationships that Everyone Can Benefit from (via cleispress)
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