Mountains of Kerry in dawn light, from the Beara Peninsula, Ireland I was lucky last spring to have the opportunity to spend considerable time in the Beara Peninsula, where the far south-west tip of Ireland pushes out into the wild Atlantic. Its a spectacular, wild landscape. From a distance the land looks rugged, bare rocky […]
In the Cloud Forest, Cocora valley, Colombia September 2018. I don’t know where time has gone since the last post – it seems to be racing past at a faster and faster rate. So, here follows a belated follow-on from my previous Colombia post last autumn. Time does give perspective and a heightened appreciation, however. […]
A ferry passes the headlands of Mull, in the glow of a peachy sunset. From the island of Easdale, on Scotland’s west coast. A few days enjoying the tranquility and peace on the tiny island of Easdale, days spent just watching the endlessly changing sea, the constant interplay between sea, clouds, the light and the […]
Sunset colours on Braeriach from Glen Einich I love this time of year, when spring days come full of light, crisp frosty air sharply warm in the sun. At the end of one such day I took myself to this viewpoint in Glen Einich, a high steep point on the track, and watched while the […]
Pine reflections at sunset, Loch Mallachie I love the quality of light at this time of year, especially on frosty, clear days like this. Rare, sparkling days that illuminate the gloom of a Scottish December. Sunset comes mid-afternoon, but beautiful sunsets with rich, warm rays striking horizontally for a graphic effect; cold air contracting into […]
Lochan Mor, Rothiemurchus Lochan Mor in the golden hour before sunset, on a perfect early autumn day of complete calm, and incredible clarity of light. This was a few weeks ago at the end of September – we haven’t had any days like this since! Its wonderful to experience such colour and clarity, a feeling […]
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.