Photos from the collection scotland autumn 2008

Dumbo rat!

(Didn’t get the chance to send this from Scotland last week.)

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Montrose Basin

A variety of different zones on the Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve ranges from mud, fresh water, sea water, brackish water, saltmarsh, reedbed, unimproved grassland and arable land. The Reserve is particularly noted for the birds that breed, feed and roost there, but it is also notable for its plant life (both in and out […]

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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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Four years on

The freezing cold beach at St. Andrews: one of the places Jo and I visited when I first came to Scotland at the start of October in 2004.

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St. Andrews beach

Just alongside the world famous golf course, where the Dunhill Masters are currently being played with fans and press in attendance.

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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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Flickr Friends

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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Dundee from The Law

The Law, which takes its name from the Gaelic word for hill or more likely, from Anglo-Saxon hlāw (modern Scots law) meaning a (grave-)mound or hill, is the basalt plug of an extinct volcano. The hill’s summit is 174 metres above sea level. Archaeological evidence of burials suggest that the law may have been used […]

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Photography is not a crime

Not a great photo, but I’m posting it in order to wind up a security guard and highlight the photographic policy in the Wellgate shopping centre in Dundee. Moments after taking this, I was accosted and asked what I was doing. This photo is dangerous material, as I could’ve been taking this shot of the […]

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