Posts about Scotland

The cold north west

I’m back from an extended break over Christmas and the New Year, which I spent with family in Scotland. My photographic goal was to get out and capture the landscape no matter what the weather threw at me, and I’m quite pleased with the shots I achieved in the “dreich” (grey, wet and overcast) weather. […]

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Colour me impressed

OK, OK, I know: I’m a city boy at heart. But I defy anyone to be less than impressed when rounding a corner on a lonely road in the Scottish Highlands at dusk to be confronted with a hillside covered in wild red deer.

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Balchrick, Scotland

Although it doesn’t look much, this remote – really remote – hamlet was the turning point on our mammoth road trip last summer, from Switzerland to Scotland and back.

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Oldshoremore

Beyond Kinlochbervie lies one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Sutherland: Oldshoremore.

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Loch a’ Chàirn Bhàin

Clouds draw in over a remote sea loch in the far north west of Scotland, as we pass by on a long day’s round trip from Alness.

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Salmon Leap

Photographing salmon leaping isn’t as easy as it first appears.

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The Eighteenth Hole

Visiting the golf club at Carnoustie in Scotland brings back memories from the days when golf, not photography, was my driving passion.

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Alice and Chris

Jo and I travelled to Scotland over the weekend to attend the wedding of Jo’s friend Alice to her RAF sweetheart Chris.

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Tarbat Ness Lighthouse

The classic lighthouse of the children’s storybook is a tall white tower, banded with red and surrounded on most sides by the sea, looming above treacherous rocks and shining its light far and wide to tell people to stay away.

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Fun with timelapse photography

I’ve tinkered with timelapse photography at several points over the past few years, and have begun to refine my technique using a digital SLR over the past few weeks. This article explains how, with an example sequence of a cruise ship leaving Invergordon in Scotland.

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Near Kirkbuddo

Taken from the road to Letham on my second trip to see Jo, in spring 2005.

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The Big Freeze

On our way back to Edinburgh from Angus, we stopped off at Kinross to see the impressive expanse of Loch Leven, frozen and covered with snow.

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Inspiration vs. reason

A friend asked me over the Christmas break how I manage to retain my drive for taking photos. I gave it some thought over the past few days and thought that my answer might be useful or interesting to other photographers or artists and so here it is.

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Letham in the Snow

We spent much of the Christmas and New Year break in Letham, a small town in Angus, Scotland, where Jo grew up. Just after New Year, we took Archie, the family dog, for a walk around the town and Jo showed me places from her childhood as the evening set in and more snow fell.

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Diversion to Leadhills

We took a diversion off the motorway to explore the wintry countryside and came across the highest village in Scotland, buried in snow.

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