November in Scotland, usually cold and nasty, wet and yucky. However this time is was warm and fairly dry. On such a day I had a shoot with the ever lovely Keira Lavelle, so we took a chance on a well known and busy location at the Hermitage near Dunkeld. At first I intended to do mainly portrait with portable lighting, however as things turned out circumstances changed and we adapted accordingly. The main river that runs through the Hermitage is the River Braan and we used the rocks and the river as a backdrop..
There were far too members the public to do much more art nude…but we managed to snatch a cheeky couple of images anyway….
By this time the forest was extremely busy so went for some portraits as originally planned..
We did manage to find a very quiet spot for at least 4 minutes before someone unexpectedly happened upon us…
Then onwards to the hermitage itself….a solitary hovel than was allegedly a home for a holy man….a combination of rock and stone structure, dark and moody…
At this point we decided that we had scared the local population enough so we headed back to the car and drove (via the wine shop) to Port Allen reed beds…where we hardly saw a soul….
Sadly we spent far to long there and ended up way over time and by the time we got back it was quite dark indeed. I had promised Keira I’d take her to the local tea/coffee shop..but by the time we got there the shop had closed early due to Covid. A disappointment to be sure but I did post her some tea once I got back to the shop a couple of days later.
And so ended another photographic adventure, perhaps the locals have recovered from our visit!!