Follow A Raindrop
Photographer Tom Duffin races to capture those magical moments when haar descends
ARAINDROP falling on the east side of Ben Lomond’s summit will trickle, tumble and glide its way down the River Forth into the North Sea. In May I found myself unexpectedly retracing that raindrop’s journey.
My photographic mission to capture the east coast haar found me chasing it west from Edinburgh up the Forth valley to Aberfoyle in the Trossachs, only 20 metres (65ft) above sea level.
At Lake of Menteith I had drawn level with the haar and caught a sunrise shot, just as the cloud wafted through. The race was on to try and get above the advancing tide and into the highest bluebell fields of Aberfoyle Golf Club. Barely above the cloud, I watched as it swept through the village, filled the valley basin of Loch Ard, and lapped at the feet of Ben Lomond.
Edinburgh Castle shrouded in cloud
Mist falls on the capital