Posts about Scotland

The Glory Days

Alness, on the shores of the Cromarty Firth in northern Scotland, has a heritage of floral displays and the town won many awards between 1997 and 2007. Winter is certainly not the most picturesque time to visit, yet the small town has its charms and is a pleasant place to visit. It’s a slight anachronism, […]

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Dornoch Firth

As the A9 main road winds its way north, along the eastern coast of the north of Scotland, it crosses the Cromarty Firth before winding along to the Dornoch Firth, right at the head of the estuary as the river runs out to the sea. Dark, brooding weather is a common feature of the northern […]

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Wild red stags

Driving back from Tongue, on the far north coast of Scotland, our journey through part of the most remote areas of the Highlands coincided with dusk. Wild deer come down from the hills at this time of night to make their way to the water of the lochs.

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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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