The Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year contest has this year banned photographs from ‘hotspot’ locations. Top of their list is Glen Coe.
I wrote recently about cliche photography i.e. everyone taking pictures of the same things. I explained that you can go to Buttermere in the Lake District and put your tripod into the holes left by the many other photographers who have photographed the same view.
I really enjoyed travelling around Scotland photographing the beauty spots. Taking photographs that were not that unique but I enjoyed myself. This view of Glen Coe was taken from the layby on the A82 which winds through this wondrous valley.
I stood there with around twenty others who mostly had taken out their phones and captured the amazing scene in front of them. We should be delighted that photography is now one of the most popular pursuits in the world, whether you are photographing a selfy or a Scottish hotspot.