Lochan Mor reflections on a perfect early autumn day

Autumn Tranquility

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 […]

Scots Pine in heather bloom, rothiemurchus, Cairngorms National park, Scotland

Beauty and the Beast

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 […]

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 […]

Sunset Pine, Rothiemurchus

Sunset Pine, Rothiemurchus

Sunset Pine, Rothiemurchus Forest Its been a wee while since the last image email – I’ve been busy, and the weather this summer has been – well, I think its rained every single day since midsummer!  This was on one of the good days recently when the sun deigned to shine, giving us a glorious […]

Sunset on Braeriach reflected in a small loch

Reflection Pool

The Reflection Pool, Rothiemurchus Braeriach glinting in the distance in the sunset light, as the surrounding Caledonian Forest is reflected in a small loch.  I particularly like the glint of golden light on the crags to the right. Its not been a photographically inspiring month, it seems that most of the last month has been […]

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 […]

Beams of light over Strathspey from Ord Ban

Beams

Beams of light pour from storm-clouds over Strathspey, from Ord Ban Ord Ban is a great wee hill.  Its very steep, but the old Victorian-built path winds up gently, until the final section when there’s nothing for it but grit and determination!  Luckily its only a short steep section. Once on top, the views up […]

autmn beech, rothiemurchus, cairngorms national park

Autumn Beech

Autumn Beech wood, Rothiemurchus Autumn has been late this year, and its stayed warmer longer than usual.  In this last week the Highland woods have been glowing against deep blue skies with beautiful days of sunshine. Beech tree glowing in the light of the sinking sun Pheasants squawked and scattered as I wandered, and I […]

Cairngorms rainbow during violent storm

Sunshine and Showers

Rainbow over the Cairngorms Braeriach, seen through a rainbow from Craigellachie.  I can scarce remember such a stormy summer (???) week.  There has been fresh snow on the high tops every day this week, with constant gales and heavy showers. In a rash moment brought on by some in-between sunshine, I climbed Craigellachie in the […]