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Dunnottar Rays
It was a rather grey and featureless August day at the Castle, when the clouds parted and allowed some beautiful rays to cascade around the castle ruins, The previously low-key scene was transformed by the sudden and brief interjection of quality light.
Dunnottar Rays
Milarrochy Tree
As a blustery autumn squall blew across the loch, I waited patiently in the rain for a gap to appear in the clouds. Fortunately it did and I was rewarded with a memorable view as a shaft of late sunlight illuminating the village of Luss on the west bank of the loch.
Milarrochy Tree
Ardvreck Dawn
Ardvreck Castle on the shores of Loch Assynt at dawn on a late October morning, with the mists swirling around the peak of Quinag in the background. It is said that, in 1590, MacLeod’s daughter Eimhir plunged into the caverns of the loch to hide from the devil, to whom she was promised, made her home there and became the elusive Mermaid of of Assynt!
Ardvreck Dawn
Elgol Sunset
One of the most spectacular rocky beaches in Scotland, with dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills across Loch Scavaig. It is a popular spot with photographers from all corners of the globe, and one of the best places to be at the end of the day as the sun goes down.
Elgol Sunset
Glen Etive Falls
These falls are on the River Etive about midway along the Glen and is popular with canoeists, who fearlessly fling themselves off and into the spume below. My preference is to sit and take in the splendid rock formations and admire the power of the cascade from a dry vantage point. The image was taken in December when the fire grass on the hillsides is at it’s most colourful.
Glen Etive Falls
Forth Bridge Dawn
The iconic Forth Rail Bridge at dawn from South Queensferry. Recently completed its long period of refurbishment, it now looks resplendent in its fresh coat of paint, and is once more free of all the tarpaulins and scaffolding which have marred photographic attempts over the last few years.
Forth Bridge Dawn
Aberdeen Peach Sunrise
December sunrise on the beach in Aberdeen. The reality was much colder than the warm peachy colour in the image may infer, but once again this popular spot throws up a memorable and gloriously colourful dawn. I am lucky to have such places on my doorstep.
Aberdeen Peach Sunrise
The Living and the Dead
Loch Bad a’Crotha, Gairloch, Sutherland. On an August day of changeable weather, my eye was drawn to the transposition of the dead tree stump in the foreground with the living tree in the background. I have selected a monochrome treatment for the print here, but it also works well in the original full colour version
The Living and the Dead
Girdleness Falls
Aberdeen Harbour on a late November day. The outer lighthouse from Greyhope Bay is a popular spot for me. This day I was drawn by the water cascading from the rocks in front of the lighthouse, appearing as it did to be waterfall like, a longish exposure retains enough detail in the water movement to reflect the turbulence of the sea.
Girdleness Falls
St Monans Mono
The zig-zag pier of the outer harbour at St Monans in Fife. The unusual pier formation creates an compelling composition, For this shot I opted to leave the foreground ladder in the frame to create a greater sense of depth and used a 10 stop neutral density filter to allow a long exposure to simplify the image by remove distraction from the waves. Taken late on a February morning.
St Monans Mono
Bow Fiddle Rocks!
One of Scotlands well known coastal landmarks, Bow Fiddle Rock at Portnockie, near Banff is an improbable rock formation which I like to visit. This image was taken on a late October morning, perched high up on the cliffs using a 10 stop neutral density filter to give a long exposure.
Bow Fiddle Rocks!
Marischal College
A dusting of winter snow covers the quadrangle of Marischal College. Originally the home of Aberdeen University, the buildings have now been completely refurbished and currently house the headquarters of Aberdeen City Council.
Marischal College
Loch Lomond Isle
A little island on the east shore of Loch Lomond on a calm October morning. The autumn colour is at its peak and all transpires to offer up a calm and tranquil scene. A beautiful place to spend a quiet hour or so.
Loch Lomond Isle
Ardvreck Castle Mono
The castle sits on the shores of Loch Assynt in Sutherland. The image was taken in the pre-dawn light - it was actually raining at the time! The clearing mist on the hillside works as a backdrop to the castle ruins evoking a somewhat spooky atmosphere as well as allowing the castle to stand out from the dark hillside. The long exposure and conversion to black and white adds to the ethereal mood
Ardvreck Castle Mono
Old Man of Storr
The climb up to the cliffs above the Pinnacle is a little strenuous, but the reward is clear in one of the finest views in Scotland. Taken on a late March morning
Old Man of Storr