Water-lily, Lochan Mor, Rothiemurchus, Aviemore Its the start of the water-lily season at Lochan Mor (otherwise known locally as ‘The Lily Loch’)  as the loch becomes surfaced with lily-pads and white blossom (and if you’re quick, a whizz of  bright blue, yellow, and green dragonflies).  As we approach midsummer we have such incredible light evenings […]

Evening Waterlilies

Water Lilies, in evening light. Back to the place of water-lilies, with a rare glint of sun!  I liked the coppery, metallic look of the texture here, with the low evening light. Recognising ourselves: “A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognise it?” […]


At Lochan Mor (otherwise known as The Lily Loch), Rothiemurchus, Strathspey. The water lilies are out again – it seems a little early.  Once again the photographer  ventured in as far as he could – water and fancy lenses don’t mix too well!  The lilies like to be in about 1 metre deep. Photographically speaking, […]

Water Lilies

Water Lilies, Lochan Mor, Strathspey. Another week of dull light, rain, and humidity.  However on the one good afternoon I took myself up to the Lily loch for another go at getting close to the lilies – I went as deep as I dared whilst holding an expensive camera! I love the geometric star shape […]


Water Lily, Lochan Mor. Its been a hot, hot week, feeling very humid.  It stayed dry though all week, until about 5 minutes after this photo this morning, when the clouds opened…  I waded in well over the knees to get photograph the water lilies… dedication to the task! Although there is a botanical distinction, […]