Insh Island and Mull from Seil Island, Argyll

Sound of Insh

Insh Island and Mull, from Seil, Argyll, listening to ‘the ancient conversation between the chorus of the ocean and the silence of the stone’

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 […]



Plockton, West Coast, near Skye The famously-picturesque village of Plockton on the West coast, one of Scotland’s most fjord-like locations – perfect reflections on a perfect summer’s day.  This particular image looks slightly surreal, as it combines two exposures (one exposed for the highlights, one for the shadows) to form a ‘High Dynamic Range’ image. […]

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 […]

Sound of Luing

Rock outcrops and distant Argyll landscape, Sound of Luing, West Coast of Scotland I find it bizarre that, as snow covers the UK, here in my part of the Highlands there is hardly any, just an occasional snowflake – although it has been bitterly cold.  As an alternative to this week’s big freeze, here’s an […]

Sunset over Mull

Sunset over the headlands of Mull. Scotland can be one of the most amazingly beautiful places on Earth.  When we get day after day of deep blue skies and perfect sunshine (albeit with a chilly sea breeze at times) for several days in a row, its almost unheard of and worth writing home about, especially […]

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 […]

Kintail and the Sound of Sleat

The mountains of Kintail across the Sound of Sleat, from Skye In beautiful sunshine and hardly any wind, with a  flat calm sea showing the tide patterns.    The mountains and the sea were quite a  ‘study in blue’. I’ve had a full-on busy weekend, so its good to look at this image, and feel […]

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 […]

Sunset, Easdale island, Scotland

Equinox greetings – spring starts here! We’ve certainly had some west coast gales this week, but its a lot warmer, the snow has stripped off the mountains and suddenly bulbs are springing up everywhere. “There is no rushing a river.  When you go there, you go at the pace of the water and that pace […]