Ever since I first started taking photos of nature and Scotland's landscapes, I have searched for woodland floors carpeted with bluebells. I would see photos of hillsides weighed down by them and woods with seas of blue stretching as far as the eye could see.
My search for this holy grail started in the country park local to where I grew up.
Although the carpeting at Ballachulish was impressive and beautiful, and definitely the best example of an expanse of bluebells I had ever seen, it still didn't cut the mustard. I wanted a woodland scene. Beautiful, strong Scottish trees and bluebells reaching out as far as the eye could see.
Kinclaven woods, situated roughly half way between Perth and Blairgowrie is a modest wood of about 50 hectares. Made up mostly of oak, and some veteran beech trees, this wood is famous for it's bluebells. I began to scout the woods several weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed the quiet space. The sense of peace and beauty in small space felt special. But I was no where near prepared for the final show that was yet to be revealed.
The Kinclaven wood bluebells are just another gem in the crown of Perthshire, if not the entire Scottish landscape. As a landscape photographer it is the most abundant area of varied and spectacular locations. With every secret each new season reveals, I get a kick out of the fact that this place is my playground, my new stamping ground.