Gruinard Beach, Scotland

JULY 2005 – View across Gruinard Bay and Gruinard Beach in Scotland. Photo © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

From Little Loch Broom we continued on the A832 towards west and had to stop again at the Gruinard Bay. It has several untouched beaches that were (sadly) too cold to take a swim, even in July! But they invite for nice walks – and stunning wide angle shots!

It was getting late already, clouds were appearing in the distance, and we did not have an accomodation for the night. This should become an issue later on, as we were seeking a nice B&B or hotel in Aultbea.

You know, back then mobile coverage was bad, roaming costs were high, and mobile Internet was more a concept than the ubiquitous fast networks and services we have today. This meant that we had to visit each potential accomodation and inquire personally with them. It turned out that Aultbea was almost fully booked. I’m writing ‘almost’ because the Drumchork Lodge Hotel had a room for us with great views as well as tasty Malt Whiskey, but it was a bit over budget for us. We took it anyway.

The high resolution image

Capture Date22-JUL-2005
LocationGruinard Bay, Scotland
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
LensCanon FD 20 mm f/2.8
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions6340 x 2766 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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