A group of us had gone to Scotland for a very pleasant week at a ‘castle’ on the bank of Loch Long, and I’d done a bit of research to see if there was anything in the vicinity worth exploring. The only thing easily accessible was the abandoned Admiralty Torpedo Testing Station at the other end of the Loch, but recent reports suggested that it had been partly demolished and damaged by fire. Well there’s nothing like looking for yourself, so excusing myself for a couple of hours, I headed up the Loch. It didn’t look far on the map, but the roads are windy and narrow, which severely limited my speed and what I thought would take 20 minutes took over twice that.
Still, it was a nice day, and once I’d located it found it to be a pleasant mooch, although it was indeed fire damaged and half demolished – why they didn’t finish the job is anyone’s guess. I didn’t venture too far along the burnt out pier as the prospect of falling through into the water didn’t appeal, especially as I was on my own.
I didn’t get any competition winning photos, but shot of the day was probably this, it took a bit of straightening as there was a bit of lens distortion but I find it quite a satisfying shot nonetheless.
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A very striking image – I love the way the broken window disrupts the landscape image, but frames it at the same time.
Thanks, I did try it in black and white but I think the softness of the colours lends itself to colour.
Thanks, I liked the contrast between the natural beauty and the harshness of the semi-demolished buildings. I think this image encapsulated it best.