2011 begins as 2010 did; cold, wintry and with snow on the ground. I’ve had a lovely week with my parents over Christmas and am now catching up on a wealth of things, as Jo is at work and I’ve had enough of touring around the country for the time being. On my list of things to do is my annual look back at the past year. I’ve tried a number of times over the past few weeks to make a start on this review, but it’s just too difficult to write in detail, due to the terrible loss of my sister in March. Instead, I have collated some of my favourite images of the past twelve months and will show, through them, my happier memories of the year.
And finally: the biggest thanks I can muster must go to my lovely, tolerant, patient and supportive wife Jo, without whom the unbearableness of some moments of the past year have been made bearable. A fuller set of photographs which summarize my year is now online in my Flickr photostream.
Living in a land-locked, mountainous country can be hard when you love the seaside, beaches, caves and coastal nature. Luckily, Scotland abounds in such things, and we took the opportunity to spend a couple of hours at Lunan Bay when we visited Angus in July.
Last of the swallows for this year, I suspect. I haven’t seen them around much this year at home, but there were dozens out yesterday, feeding their young before their long journey. (We have a perfectly-positioned telephone wire near our balcony, so it’s a great spot to watch and to photograph them.)
Until I moved to Switzerland, my interest in photography was mainly confined to recording what I was up to; from time with friends and family, to documentary photography on the streets of London and capturing scenes when I was on holiday. I had begun getting interested in landscape photography after a few visits to the […]
Even after the many miles of road travel to the populated north of Scotland, the next stage out into the northern Highlands, delineated by the huge Great Glen between Oban and Inverness, is something else entirely. Leaving dual carriageways behind on the Black Isle and heading west, especially during inclement weather, both the roads and the landscape become increasingly […]