Just when it was starting to look like Spring was with us, we've had 24 hour periods of rain and wind. However, ever optimistic, the days are gradually growing longer, even here at 58 degrees North.
I've been reviewing my list of locations to revisit. Places where I've been but didn't have the right kit with me (shame on you I hear you say), the light wasn't quite right, or perhaps just one of those days when it just didn't come together.
Towards the top of the list is Fyrish Monument. This curious structure can be seen from the A9 high on the skyline above Evanton. I have a monochrome print of this in the gallery and it's a frequent topic of conversation with visitors. The monument was built (or rather commissioned) in 1783 by Sir Hector Munro who had been commander of British Forces in India. On his return to the Highlands the 'Clearances' were underway and many people were starving. He decided that the building a replica of 'The Gates of Negapatam', a relic which he had come across on his travels, would be a good job creation scheme for local people in an effort to help them avoid destitution.
Looking through the files from my last visit, I remember not quite being able to achieve the composition I was wanting and then having to descend before it became dark!
What better time to revisit now that I have a new lens to play with. More Canon 'L' Series glass to my collection, the Canon EF 17-40 mm f/4.0 L USM Ultra-Wide Angle Canon EF Zoom Lens might just do the job.
So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for some decent weather and a good day on the hill doing what I enjoy most.