This has been a year of me cropping up. I mean that as an outdoor bloke, I’ve always cropped up as an engineer, often up through a hatch or out of a manhole door, occasionally the BBC as well now I come to think of it, but I digress. One way or another I’ve got about and been grinning at folk from all sorts of places and mediums, but this was a little different. It was at the start of the year when using one of my Dec ’09 Grey Corries photies came up as a possible for a cover shot. My immediate thought was that typical of a Scotsman and a chancer, of which I am both, that none of the shots were good enough, either technically (it’s a point-and-click LX3), or compositionally (me running around in front of the lens on a 10 second timer) .
The next I heard was earlier this month when I got an email asking if I had the original of the shot below, which I did at home , but reading the message while I was sitting in the chippy in Aveimore the day before the mag went to press didn’t help my chances. However, just in time is plenty of time.
I think it’s pretty cool, and I’m really rather chuffed.
I should really flag up my Trail stuff more often, the trips shown on here are properly described in there a lot of the time. This issue has the cracking Ben Challum trip I did with Joycee a few months back and I’ve got a wee bit about Gairich in the supplement with a nice wee shot of a sunset over the Cuillin.
But the pleasure and pain principal applies too, there’s a cracking Ben Lomond feature in there and every time someone writes about the Ben I can’t help but feel possesive about it!