winter sunset at findhorn beach

Findhorn Beach at Sunset

Findhorn Beach at sunset, the Moray Firth. While the far southwest of England continued to be battered by storms, the last week was mostly very calm and bright here in the North.  This was sunset at Findhorn beach, close by the Findhorn community.  The beach faces North, but the clouds were reflecting the orange sunset […]

Skaill bay, orkney

Skaill bay, Orkney

Skaill bay, Orkney, at sunset. An image from my last trip to Orkney a couple of years ago.  This was an experimental image with an exposure time of 2 seconds to slightly blur the wave motion.  I’ll leave you to imagine the biting cold wind – but I love the colours. I liked this quote […]

Findhorn Beach

Findhorn Beach, toned black-and-white A photo from the summer, and another experiment in black-and-white toning.  I love how it brings out the clouds above the sweep of the beach. This week’s quote – don’t worry about how things seem! “What we’re beginning to learn is that we are cells in a larger organism. At this […]

Tarskavaig sparkle

Tarskavaig bay, Skye One from the fiddle trip to Skye last month, looking out to the Atlantic with the island of Canna on the horizon. Loving the sunshine and sparkle! This week: its all about light… “We know today that man is essentially a being of light.  And the modern science of photobiology is presently […]

Cuillins from Tokavaig

Cuillin Mountains from Tokavaig, Isle of Skye I had an amazing week, on a fiddle camp with master fiddler Alasdair Fraser, hosted at the gaelic college on Skye (Alasdair Fraser week at Sabhal Mor Ostaig).  Not only was the tuition amazing, but to have 9 days of such continuous sunshine on Skye is almost unheard […]

Life’s a Beach

Sunshine and clouds, Findhorn Beach, the Moray coast It poured all day on Midsummer’s day and its been a chilly week, but yesterday was summertime at Findhorn beach.  Well, it was warm enough not to need a jacket all the time…  I loved the expanse of sea and sky with the cloudscape. “A friend is […]

Skaill Bay, Orkney

Skaill Bay on the West Mainland of orkney, experiencing a sparkly moment… it was even quite warm for a while! “My life is like a stroll on the beach…as near to the edge as I can go.” – Thoreau. “Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.” – Unknown.

Famara beach, Lanzarote

Famara beach, Lanzarote, Canary Islands. As I write this, wet snow hurtles past my window – the first of the winter.  Its rather bitter out!  So here’s some sunshine instead from two weeks ago in Lanzarote. “… I realised that most thoughts are impersonal happenings, like self-assembling machines.  Unless we train ourselves, the thoughts passing […]

Birsay Snowstorm

Birsay, Orkney Here’s one from this time last year.  Birsay “beach” with a snowstorm coming in from the North.  I’m amazed these photos came out, with trying to stand upright on slippery rocks in a snowstorm with flying sea-spray.  The camera certainly needed some TLC afterwards! The island of Rousay in the distance, catching a […]