In the foreground are the croft fields of the township of Ormsaigbeg, running in strips from the common grazing at the back, on which we were standing, to the shore. Most crofts have their house almost on the road, with the more fertile fields in front.
The buildings in the middle of the picture are clustered round the village's only shop, The Ferry Stores. To the right of the shop is the public jetty giving boating access to Kilchoan Bay.
The next five crofts past the shop form the township of Ormsaigmore, while all the houses beyond are in Kilchoan township. The only road out of the village, a 45-mile run to Corran ferry, mainly along single-track roads, leaves between the hill to the left and the pine-covered hill on the horizon. A few days before this picture was taken, the road was closed by snow.
The only other access to the village is by ferry from Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. The houses below the mountain to the right, Ben Hiant (the blessed mountain), line the road that leads to the CalMac pier.
The area is shown on this map, the arrow marking where the photographer stood.