This project documents ‘Glas-allt-Sheil’ and its surrounding landscape over the four seasons. Glas-allt-Sheil is a bothy based on the shores of Loch Muick in the Balmoral Estate (Cairngorms, Scottish Highlands). This bothy is owned by Queen Elizabeth II, however was built by Queen Victoria in 1868. She called it ‘Glassalt’, translating to ‘widow’s house’ where she would escape following the death of her husband, Albert, Prince Consort.
Being intrigued by the impact Scotland’s seasonal changes have on the landscape, this project is simply about curiosity. It focusses on subjects that represent Scotland: bothy culture, atmospheric weather and beautiful landscape. Furthermore, trees were of significant importance for the project as they demonstrate these changes.
The project was achieved by revisiting the same location once a season. A recognisable rock protrudes from the long grass and boasts an incredible and direct viewpoint of the bothy which made for an excellent marker for this project. I waited for the ideal conditions each season - low light - to capture the vivid atmosphere of the Cairngorms and quintessential Scotland.
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The series begins with Autumn.