Photos from the collection central scotland

Whisky Water, Cairngorm

I love the water in the Scottish highlands. It looks as though the whisky, which is made from this water, comes straight from the ground and into the glass. Eagle-eyed viewers will also notice my new logo embedded into this photo, which has been professionally designed for me and which forms a part of the […]

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Glenmore Forest from Cairngorm

I’m returning to photos from our road trip this summer at last. This shot is less than sharp at full resolution (despite the use of a weighted tripod) due to the sheer power of the wind at this viewing point near the top of the road to the Cairngorm ski lift in Scotland. This was […]

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Royal Scotsman, Aviemore, Scotland

We had the luck of the devil while we were in Scotland; not only did the weather hold sufficiently long enough for me to get good photos every day we were there, but we also had a couple of great chance encounters. The best was at Aviemore, a tourist town in the Cairngorm mountain area, […]

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Loch Garten, Cairngorm, Scotland

A wind strong enough to make the tripod wobble and cause big waves on the surface of the lake, in the middle of the Abernethey Forest in the Cairngorm area of Scotland. We were there to visit the Osprey Centre, which was just as interesting but the birds were too far away to photograph with […]

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Loch Garry, Scotland

The drive up the A9 main road from Perth to the north of Scotland is a great experience, although one which demands much patience as progress can be slow. Despite being the main route between northern and southern Scotland, the main road remains a single carriageway for much of its length. Reaching the Drumochter Pass, […]

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Dalguise Viaduct

This grade A listed railway viaduct, just north of Dunkeld near the A9 main road between Perth and Inverness, was designed by Joseph Mitchell to carry the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway across the River Tay and opened on 9 September 1863 at a cost of £20,395; it remains in use. It is of lattice […]

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Queen’s View, Pitlochry

Heavy rain at the far end of the glen. On a clear day, you can see through the hills all the way to Glencoe. The view is named for Queen Victoria, who visited on 3rd October 1866.

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Dunkeld Cathedral

One of the short-listed places we considered for our wedding, before deciding on Rosslyn Chapel.

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Experiments in Strobism

This scene was completely dark when we were there; all illumination was achieved with flash guns and running around in the dark.

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Strobist info: flashes behind the tree stump and off-camera right. Optically triggered unit to illuminate tree stump.

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Waterfall at The Hermitage

Strobist info: thirty second exposure with two full power flashes on the main rock in the river and one on the rocks in the foreground. More info on the location here.

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On my first ever trip to Scotland, to visit Jo for the first time, I had to suffer a day without her while she worked. Jo’s parents took me to a local beauty spot and I tried to distract myself by taking landscape photos whilst they walked their dogs. The peaty, dark brown river, running […]

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I clambered off through the forest from the obelisk in the picture to get to this point. I balanced my camera in a mossy, cleft rock and hoped for the best, while spray flew.

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