SCOTLAND in motion

Experience a beautiful timelapse journey through the amazing landscapes of Scotland.

In this film about the Scottish Highlands you will experience places like Glencoe, The Storr, Quiraing, Fairy Pools and many other places on the Isle of Skye.

The shots are made in May 2019 where I had the pleasure to travel around the Scottish Highlands for two weeks. I had the pleasure to experience the spectacular Isle of Skye with a sunrise at the Storr, a long hike and lot of mist at the Quiraing and the beautiful Fairy Pools. In Glencoe I experienced the lakes Glencoe Lochan and Lochan Urr, Glen Etive with amazing still water, had an interesting and demanding climb to the top of Ben Nevis which is the highest mountain in UK and finally made a timelapse at the Glenfinnan Viaduct with the steam train known from Harry Potter.


Photographer, editor and sounddesigner: Casper Rolsted

Music: Peter Nanasi

0:00 Eilean Donan Castle. Shot at sunrise. The rising and falling tide reveals that the water here is connected to the sea.
0:14 The Storr. View over the Isle of Skye.
0:18 Elgol. View to the mountains from the harbour.
0:23 Quiraing. The wind-blasted tree is a particular favourite of photographers.
0:28 Quiraing. The walk is a 7 km circuit with an ascent of 374 meters. Allow approximately 3 – 4 hours for this hike.
0:32 The Fairy Glen. The Fairy Glen is one of the Isle of Skye’s most enchanting attractions. It is a delightful miniature landscape of grassy, cone-shaped hills.
0:37 Ben Nevis. The view from half way to the top. The trip to the top and back is 17 km and takes 7 to 9 hours. There is 1352 metres of ascent. Be very careful in misty weather and bring a map since the route is not very clearly marked.
0:42 Quiraing. Misty weather is not unusually in the Highlands.
1:05 Fairy Pools. Beautiful rock pools of crystal clear spring water fed by a series of waterfalls from the Cuillin Mountains.
1:15 The Storr. Sunrise from the top with view over the Isle of Skye and to the Old Man of Storr.
1:28 The Storr. The view after a short walk towards the top. The round trip is about 4.5km and 288 metres of ascent. It takes about 2 hours to walk.
1:37 Buachaille Etive Mòr. Pyramidal formed mountain at the head of Glen Etive. Shot in the morning from the Buachaille Etive Mòr Waterfalls.
1:41 Glencoe Lochan. Beautiful waymarked trails through ornamental woodland. The picturesque and serene woods contrasts with the wild and dramatic mountains.
1:45 Kilchurn Castle. The castle which today is a ruined structure was constructed in the mid-15th century. It is open to the public in summer.
1:50 Lochan Urr, Glen Etive. Beautiful small loch. The two mountains in the background are Buachaille Etive Mor and Buachaille Etive Beag.
1:58 Skyfall scene. This location is know from the James Bond movie Skyfall (2012). But instead of shooting towards Loch Etive I have made this timelapse towards south.
2:07 Mountains at Loch Lochy
2:12 Mountains at Lochan na h-Achlaise
2:16 Glenfinnan Viaduct. The viaduct is features in several of the Harry Potter movies.
2:25 Portree. The capital town on the Isle of Skye. I have here shot the rising tide which is over 3 meters.
2:33 Eilean Donan Castle. The same castle as the first shot in the film. Here it is shot at sunset from the hill.

Sony A6300 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body
Samyang 12mm f/2.0 NCS CS lens
Samyang 21mm F1.4 ED AS UMC CS lens
Samyang 50mm F1.2 AS UMC CS lens
Samyang 100mm F2.8 ED UMC MACRO lens
Carl-Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS
Edelkrone SliderPLUS Medium with Action & Target Module
Digislider 2 Axis Auto-Pan Video, Time Lapse & Stop Motion Camera Slider

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