Lonely Tree, Scotland

JULY 2005 – A single tree stands at the western shore of Little Loch Broom in Scotland. Its top has tilted over time due to the strong winds in the area. Photo © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

The story behind the image

Once you have left Ullapoool towards south on the A835, watch out for the A832 that goes off to the right after about 12 miles. On this short route you will encounter Lockmelm Gardens that invite for a beautiful walk in a park with some very old trees. But there are several car parks as well, strategically placed next to the stunning viewpoints.

On the A832, the attractions continue with the Falls of Measach, the Corrieshalloch Gorge Viewpoint, and even more stops offering nice views. It will be a mix of mountain views, forests, and the plains of the Highlands, before you hit the seaside again at Little Loch Broom where I took this photo for my Lonely Tree series.

Over time, the continously strong winds have slightly bowed the tree but it has withstood the weather. I like the afternoon sun that illuminates the tree. The seemingly endless water of Loch Broom shows tiny waves from the winds and becomes the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. Unspoilt beauty.

The high resolution image

Capture Date22-JUL-2005
LocationLittle Loch Broom, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6454 x 4178 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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