Mull report

Basalt rock formations, Staffa

This year our workshop on Mull had mixed weather – two glorious days, two rather wet and windy days and two days with a bit of each, but we found plenty to photograph, as usual, and on days when photography was not possible we held Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials, largely thanks to Alex Hyde, who came along as a third tutor this year.

Puffin on Lunga, Treshnish Isles

Puffin on Lunga, Treshnish Isles

As usual, we had a full day on the water photographing a white-tailed sea eagle and a long day on Lunga, with everyone’s favourites, the puffins.  Other activities included visits to the standing stones on the Glengorm Estate, within walking distance of our accommodation in two of the estate’s comfortable and well-equipped cottages, a couple of seashore visits and an attempt to photograph orchids, although the late spring made them more difficult to find this year.  The outstanding display of thrift, however, more than made up for this, as did the bluebells at several locations, the first time we have been on Mull when these were at their peak.

Sea ivory, a lichen, growing on the rocks at Grass Point

Sea ivory, a lichen, growing on the rocks at Grass Point

Feedback from the participants has been favourable and we will be running a similar event in June 2015.  Please contact me or Nick Garbutt to register an interest or to leave a deposit for a firm booking.  We look forward to seeing you!

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