Fol­low A Rain­drop

Pho­tog­ra­pher Tom Duf­fin races to cap­ture those mag­i­cal mo­ments when haar de­scends

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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

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