Photographs of the stunning scenery of the Scottish West Highlands. This collection of my images shows the area in many lights and all seasons of the year - as I like to remember it when I'm away from the mountains, lochs and seascapes.
Many of the photographs are taken around my home village of Benderloch but I've extended the selection through the mainly coastal areas of the east side of Loch Linnhe. This includes images from the Loch Etive area in the south, northwards through Glencoe and on to the slopes around Ben Nevis.
"I think mountains are addictive and Scotland's mountains particularly so - the sheer variety of shapes, size and contour - get the camera out and snap a few pictures - enjoy the scenery; enjoy the mountains; enjoy the life" - Steve Eccles speaking about his photography in the award winning film "Ben".
I have been photographing the scenery of the Scottish West Highlands since first coming here on holiday as a child. I've been lucky enough to live here since 1979 and am still enjoying finding new vistas and photographing the landscapes and seascapes from fresh angles. My career in diagnostic haematology took me to the English Lake District then northwards to Benderloch in the Scottish West Highlands, where I've been able to combine my love of mountains, hill walking and sailing with my photography. My photos have appeared in a number of publications, local history exhibitions and illustrate websites relating to Scottish tourism. These include my local village website and a Scottish Government site promoting outdoor pursuits. Prints sell online and my postcards are popular with visitors to Benderloch. I'm a past president of Oban Camera Club and in 2010 was featured in the documentary 'Ben', a film about people whose lives interact with Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.