Jun 262010

Smiling on the Aonach Eagach ridge as the cloud clears

On our first full day in Scotland, Steve and I ascended and traversed the Aonach Eagach ridge in Glencoe.

The Aonach Eagach is regarded as the narrowest ridge in mainland Britain and it certainly has some airy sections.

So, what camera did I choose to take? My nice and light Canon D10 point and shoot? No, I actually took my heavy D3x!

The reason was that I suspected we’d see the cloud clearing and that we’d get some great photos.

The view along the Aonach Eagach ridge

The camera didn’t seem too heavy because I no longer use zoom lenses (except for the 17-35mm f2.8). I took a 28mm f2.8 and an 85mm f1.8 and was happy with choice. These two lenses are much lighter than taking a 24-70 f2.8 zoom. I also used my Winer front loading camera bag so that the camera was handy and had a polarizing filter (which I didn’t need) and a graduated ND filter which I did need.

We had a great day and I was certainly glad to have the D3X.

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