Ben Starav

Ben Starav at Loch Etive

Last weekend a couple of friends and I were up in the Highlands getting some photos in the area around Glen Coe. After a long drive down Glen Etive, we discovered the water was completely still, great for brilliant reflections! So I thought I would get a panorama. The Munro Ben Starav on the other side of the water made for the perfect subject!

Ben Starav, (the “hill of rustling”) is the 63rd highest mountain in Scotland at 1078m above sea level. As it rises from the shores of the sea loch that is Loch Etive, that 1078m rise is directly from sea level. Ben Starav is an impressive mountain and a difficult ascent. For more info about Ben Starav check out the Walk Highlands info page.

Ben Starav at Loch Etive panorama

This panorama is composed of 12 different original images and was stitched together to make this final image. I really liked the symmetry that the reflections of the mountain in the Loch made. If you want to view it bigger then click on the image and it should be available in a larger size! Hope you enjoy!

Also if you want to purchase a print of this then it can be found here!

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  • Ohh that’s a difficult qeotsiun to answer.Location wise: this was the first time I had been to Dublin, loved it and will be going back to do the touristy stuff rather than running. Chester, I have been there loads of times for both work and pleasure, I love the place.Pro’s and cons:Dublin has fantastic support all the way round the course, there are only a few bits where there is no crowd support. In Chester the support in the town it’s self and the towns you run through is great but a lot of the race is on rural lanes.Chester starts and finishes in the racecourse, last year it was quite wet, my feet got wet and I got my first ever blister through running! Next time I’ll be much more careful where I’m walking and possibly carry dry socks to the start line! There is also a cobbled section just before you return into the racecourse which was murder on my ankles.Dublin, with a much busier start (well organised) took ages to get going, the toilets were VERY busy you need to schedule that.I still can’t choose: both are friendly and well organised; Dublin larger, busier city based; Chester more countryside and scenic.Let me know which you choose!