Loch Callater by Richard Gaston in Loch Callater, Cairngorms, Scotland

We walked for hours through the Cairngorms in Scotland and came across this Loch, Loch Callater which was almost frozen over. A real nice peaceful place, one of my favourite adventures.

Name:Richard Gaston

Place you live: Near Glasgow, Scotland

Place your photo was taken: frozen Loch Callater, Cairngorms, Scotland

Can you sum up the place you live in a short paragraph? Where I live is a small remote village near Glasgow. Everyone knows one another. Its a friendly environment full of pubs, local markets and parks. Overall, Scotland has such a diverse combination of land in such a short space. You can be looking at a beautiful remote loch and in half an hours drive, you can be in a vibrant city full of people. It’s a perfect combination for myself.

Occupation: Sales Associate at American Apparel.

A perfect day? Weather is the initial day maker. If it’s nice, I don’t sit in. I would go a walk, hill walk, drive, explore new places. Then grab some food with some friends and find a sweet spot to chill or go out to a club in town.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Visit Loch Lomand, rent a log cabin, a boat and trail around the loch. On the next day, climb Ben Arthur (The Cobbler). Then go down to the local pub and have a fish n chips.

A perfect meal? Deep fried fish and chips, topped with salt and vinegar. My mum and dad go visiting chippies (fish and chip shops) every Sunday all over Scotland. Once they told me that they had travelled 7 hours in total to get a chippy.

What is the best thing about your spot? The views and the people.

What is the worst? The weather can be unpredictable, however when it’s nice it is not taken for granted.

A little known fact about where you live? Loch Lomand has the largest lake/loch in Great Britain, by surface area.

Where is your favorite place in the world? Norway, specifically in amongst the fjords.

Who are your favorite photographers? Specifically, Luke Byrne form Australia. He always traveling, adventuring, visiting new places and documents them online. That’s all it takes to inspire me.