Sailing into the sunset

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 […]

Braeriach Alpenglow

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 […]

cy sunset silhouette on frozen Loch Vaa, cairngorms National Park

Icy Sunset Silhouette

Icy sunset silhouette on frozen Loch Vaa The setting sun projected its rays onto the icy surface of Loch Vaa, before an atmospheric walk home in the growing dark.  The way goes through a mysterious woodland, low-hanging branches thick with mosses, seemingly meaningful ancient stones, and occasional wandering cattle which overwinter in the shelter of […]

Clava midwinter solstice sunset, near Inverness, Scottish Highlands

Clava Solstice

Midwinter sunset at Clava Cairns, near Inverness Solstice greetings!  I’m repeating myself, as this image was taken a full 10 years ago and I used an image from this day in a post from that time.  Circles within circles of universal time, as the cairns of Clava symbolise.  Although I’ve certainly developed as a photographer […]

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 […]

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 […]