Each month, I feature my best Instagram shot, as chosen by the likes and comments of my followers.
This month’s image was taken on the way home from a commercial photography shoot near Aviemore and it is one I’ve been planning to take, for a wee while.
As I began packing my gear up on the shoot, it started to snow really hard, so I figured this shot wouldn’t work out, but as I drove down to Carrbridge there was a small break in the clouds encouraging me to make the detour and park up. By the time I had climbed down onto the river bank and got set up, it was snowing hard again and you could hardly see the bridge. But by using a 10 stop neutral density filter, not only do we get the silky smooth effect of the water, but snowflakes don’t register on the final image.
The old packhorse bridge, in Carrbridge, spans the River Dulnain before it flows into the famous River Spey. The bridge was built in 1717 despite being severely damaged in the “muckle spate” of 1829, is reportedly the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands. In my mind the best composition is looking down the river, unfortunately, this view is now spoilt by the modern concrete bridge, which appears through the arch.
The old packhorse bridge, in Carrbridge. The bridge, built in 1717 and is the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands. It was severely damaged in the “muckle spate” of 1829 which left it in the condition seen today. ⠀ I stopped to take this shot earlier in the week, when I was working in the Cairngorms, by the time I was set up it was chucking it down with snow and you could barely see the bridge. #Carrbridge @visitscotland #Cairngorms #water #10StopND⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #RiverDulnain #fb #GOexplore #photooftheday #anywherethatswild #dreamoutloud #liveoutdoors #exploreeverything #keepitwild #adventuretime #picoftheday #wanderlust #adventureisoutthere #neverstopexploring #lifeofadventure #adventure #optoutside #GetOutside #adventurephotography #nature #exploremore #outdoors #GOadventure