Loch Mallachie Sunset Reflections, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Sunset Pine Reflections

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 […]

Reflection Pool (two)

Sunset clouds reflected in a lochan, Rothiemurchus This week, summer has come to Scotland, and we’ve been basking in the heat. The heather is coming now into full bloom, covering the land in a rich scented purple. In the cool of the evening the moorland scents are exquisite, heather primarily, with a sweetly strong note […]

Loch an Eilein Reflections in ice, March 2016, Cairngorms National Park

Morning Reflection

Perfect Morning Reflections, Loch an Eilein We’d been having a pattern of misty frosty nights, quickly clearing to perfect blue skies.  I love these early spring days, feeling the warm intensity in the direct sun but crisp in the shade.  With the strong light it quickly becomes too harsh and the contrast too great for […]

September morning reflections, Loch an Eilein, Strathspey

September Morning

Golden September Morning, Loch an Eilein We often have the best ‘summer’ weather late on, in September.  Its the classic time of early morning mist, golden sunny warmth, and chill evenings.  Here in Scotland we’ve enjoyed a few such days this week. This is early morning at one of my favourite places. The thick mist […]

Lily Loch reflections

Lily Loch

Evening reflections at the Lily Loch Inspirational Image has been a bit quiet recently – three weeks seem to have gone by in the space of one! A summer evening at one of my favourite places, Lochan Mor in Rothiemurchus, otherwise known as the Lily Loch.  Regular readers may notice that the loch and its […]

Winter Birch reflections, Craigellachie Lochan

Stillness

Calm reflections, Craigellachie lochan, Aviemore There’s been a bit of a gap in the Inspirational Image since December.  Partly down to the seemingly endless stormy weather – I haven’t been out at all with the camera in weeks – partly I’ve just had my head down!  Its been unseasonally warm (I’m using warm here in […]

Loch Morlich and wintry Cairngorm Mountains, November

Moon, Loch, Duck

Loch Morlich and Cairngorm Mountains at dusk, Cairngorms National Park After a beautiful day of sun and frost enjoying the late autumn colours, I stopped off at Loch Morlich to enjoy the afterglow reflections on the calm water (calm in contrast to the biting wind up on the mountains!)  I love the colours of the […]

autumn mist and golden birch, craigellachie national nature reserve

Craigellachie Mist

Autumn colours on a misty morning, Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Aviemore This was taken last year on a stunning autumn day of early mist clearing to crisp sunshine.  The woods are just as beautifully orange now, but so far there has been an absence of crisp mornings! I’m hoping we do get some good days […]

Myriad reflections

Myriads

Myriad Reflections, Craigellachie Lochan, Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Aviemore The birch trees on the lochan’s edge were just coming into leaf.  Although it was an overcast day the sun was showing enough to create a bright spot which combined with the size of the ripples to create this multitude of fragmented reflections. “He showed me […]

The Perfect Mirror

Ice and branch, Loch an Eilein Thankfully it has been a much warmer weekend after the severely cold start – Spring may be properly on her way at last. Here though is another image from the  icy days at Loch an Eilein a couple of weeks ago.  Overnight ice held within a floating branch. Reflection, […]

Loch Vaa Reflection

A moment of reflection at Loch Vaa, Strathspey Its been a very dull week – snow, sleet, rain, dark cloud… This weekend especially has been rather dreich with heavy rain down here, although snowing on the hills…  However, the walk around Loch Vaa was very peaceful, with a multitude of reflections.  I find the colours […]