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Loch Kinord (The Return Visit) - Photographing Your Local Area

My last post was about how I was looking for new locations - it's something I've been struggling with for a while - other commitments and a fair helping of laziness has had me lamenting about the lack of places to go and visit in Aberdeenshire. This is patently not true and I really just need to go out and explore the countryside. One thing that seems to be fairly obvious is the lack of well known locations (beyond the obvious - Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeen Beach, Lochnagar) in the north east of Scotland. You can't generally pick up a photography book of Scotland and expect to see lots of images from Aberdeenshire, Angus, Moray etc The likes of Glencoe, Skye, Assynt etc tend to dominate these types of book (and rightly so, they are world renowned).

After my last trip to Loch Kinord I have to say that I was extremely pleased to find this location - it's one that I have passed by on many an occasion but never stopped to explore. Now that I have made a few trips to the area I know it's a place I will return to in the future.

With landscape photography we can be guilty of ignoring the locality in pursuit of the more famous and well known locations. While I love a camping trip - the adventure as you explore further afield - it is usually at the expense of becoming familiar with what is closer to home, what is in within easy reach and doesn't require huge time commitments.

This video is the second instalment of my exploration of Loch Kinord at Muir of Dinnet in Aberdeenshire. I return to further explore the locale and try to seek out new compositions in what I think is a lovely area of Scotland's north east.