Winter at Last

Sgurr na Coire Coinnichean
What is it about snow that makes you want to grab the camera and start shooting. This winter promises more snow than we've seen for a while, so this week with about 2 feet of snow lying and light winds it was definately time to get the boots on and get going.
Part of the Knoydart road washed away back in October so all walks to the hills are now 1.5 hours longer than normal, so it had to be one of the closer hills.
At 796m, Sgurr na Coire Coinnichean is one of the smaller hills on Knoydart, but feels like a real mountain with a spectacular ridge up to it's double summit. The day started with heavy snowfall, but by late morning it stopped and the hills were wreathed in swirling mist. Patience was definately required but when there were gaps, the views were spectacular.
During the day, when in snow, I still prefer to imagine my images in black and white (as opposed to blue and white) and the lines and shapes in deep snow always excite me (please see the Latest Work gallery for more images).
No sunset shots this time because as I wasn't camping I wanted to be down before dark, which is very early at this time of year (4pm). But if the winter continues as it's started I hope to be out longer next time. Fingers crossed.