The moor in the late evening, the near-full moon glowing orange in the post-sunset, while the hills merge into an abstract haze.
After the daily pour had temporarily ceased. the sun obliged by granting me this lovely rainbow, and a beautiful reflection of the sunset rays on the hills.
The sun sets behind the Monadhliath mountains in the distance, through the branches of a lonesome pine, high above the main treeline.
Dramatic clouds filled the sky all around, while a spotlight shone down on my patch of hilltop, before moving on to pick out features on the hillside opposite.
Evening on the Glen Einich track, as the setting sun lit up these clouds from behind for a few short minutes, turning them to fire.
The rugged view from Balcoes, Ribeiro Frio, Madeira, looking down to Porto da Cruz and the ocean beyond.
Golden rays stream across Strathspey before sunset. A winter panorama of the frozen Cairngorms from Craigellachie.
An old pine standing in the bog in the (very) squelchy edge of Loch Mallachie, Strathspey, glowing in golden sunset colours.
Sunset glow across Strathspey – the clouds cleared and the setting sun streamed across the land, turning the autumn colours to gold.
Autumn Colour in the Findhorn Gorge Randolph’s Leap, on the gorge of the River Findhorn. The wooded hillside down to the gorge is mostly Beech, but there are some mighty spruce and cedar, which bring in an incredible energy and presence. You feel it from the road as soon as you drive through. Just being […]
Cloudscape above mist inversion, Cairngorms The forecast promised a classic September morning – early mist followed by bright sun. I was ready for it with an early start, and after an hour’s steep climb was on the ridge above the mist. I was rewarded with amazing views across the misty forest and into the Cairngorms, […]
Scots Pine in heather bloom The light was just incredible on this late evening, just before sunset, the heather glowing purple and giving off clouds of pollen. Unfortunately there was not even the slightest breeze, and thick clouds of midges were taking full advantage. Its an exercise in pure mental focus to concentrate on a […]