Original Post Date - 3rd July 2014
After the success of Daniel Tyler and Angus Ritchie's reflective metal box I thought I'd post some of the other images that I have been photographing for Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park Authority. I've been having a love hate relationship with the locations of these new installations as the surroundings are stunning, but they have their own micro-climate! Whenever I check the weather for the area its never quite what the weather is like at The Falls of Falloch and Loch Lubnaig...
The new additions to the park were officially revealed last week by the Park Authority but are still bedding in to their new environments. The installation at The Falls of Falloch, Woven Sound, is beside a beautiful fast flowing waterfall near Killin and is an intricate yet industrial woven tunnel leading to an open view of the falls.
It's integration with the dense green landscape allows for the installation to be discovered, which then leads to the final reveal of the falls which it has been designed to frame. Along with the other installations commissioned by the National Park Authority, the projects reflect some of the inspiration between these creations and the site itself; the final reveal sitting above a diary entry from Dorothy Wordsworth recalling the numerous Romantic writers and painters who visited the Falls in the early 19th century.
Finally, I've returned to Loch Lubnaig a few times to it's 'unique' micro-climate to visit a new viewpoint called Sloc nan Sitheanach or Faerie Hollow created by Ruairidh Campbell Moir. It has proved to be my meteorological nemesis having visited 3 times in 2 weeks to be thwarted by the rain. Even on one of the nicest days everywhere else in Scotland, it was dreach and dull.
Slightly longer blog today as these have been the focus of my time in the park over the recent weeks. More information can be found regarding the Scenic Routes initiative by visiting this link.Some of my and the National Park's images can also been seen with more information about each project here on the National Park Website.