Finnich Glen, Scotland

The Devil’s Pulpit

Finnich Glen, Scotland

Finnich Glen, Scotland

I discovered Finnich Glen while searching online for places to photograph in Scotland and was immediately attracted to it. Here a small river cuts through the sandstone bedrock to form a deep gully that is completely hidden from view by a copse of trees. Even from the road bridge that crosses the water it is all but invisible.

One has to know how to find the entrance and then descend a series of steps that were put there in the 1800’s but are now almost worn out. The effort is absolutely worth it, because once inside, one discovers a magical place where the river, colored red from the eroded rock, is surrounded by high walls completely covered in green moss.

I would not have been surprised to see elves and fairies down there!

Equipment: Fujifilm X-E2, Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR.

Exposure data: Three exposures between 5s and 20s at f/11, 320 ISO. Merged into HDR using Adobe Lightroom CC.

Comments 3

  1. Ugo, how endeared I am by the mysteries of Faeries.
    Exquisite photo.
    I hope to return someday to Scotland, a Land of Enchantment •~♡

  2. I have lived in Scotland all my life and only recently discovered this location to photograph.Ceratianly a magical place,I intend to return on a nice crisp winter day,Hopefully navigating the steps without injury.

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