Glen Loyne Shower Clouds
Glen Loyne Shower Clouds

Glen Loyne Shower Clouds

Glen Loyne Shower Clouds is an image that I could probably have captured many times before. I am a frequent visitor to this stunning location, and the view rarely disappoints. One is profoundly aware of the vast emptiness that lies beyond the lonely glen and loch that stretches deep into the wilderness that is Knoydart. It is the very character…

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Loch Garry Sunset
Loch Garry Sunset

Loch Garry Sunset

Loch Garry Sunset was one of a series of images that I captured over a period of some twenty minutes or more as the sun disappeared over the horizon - in this case at almost that precise moment. This is a very popular and visited viewpoint, being immediately visible and accessible from the main road to the Isle of Skye…

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Loch Duich Sunset
Loch Duich Sunset

Loch Duich Sunset

I hold firmly in the belief that Loch Duich is one of the most magnificent lochs in all of the Highlands. Stretching out to sea from its eastern shores in Glen Shiel, it is surrounded on all sides by stunning mountains including the famous Five Sisters of Kintail. From the point where it is joined by Loch Long near Dornie,…

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Glencoe Autumn Sunrise
Glencoe Sunrise

Glencoe Autumn Sunrise

Glencoe Autumn Sunrise was a shot that I had attempted two years earlier, planned well in advance by calculation of the sun's azimuth and altitude when seen from this location, so it was just a matter of patience - and good fortune - that the right conditions would prevail during the window of opportunity that I had identified. This is…

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Rannoch Moor Moonset and Sunrise
Rannoch Moor Moonset and Sunrise

Rannoch Moor Moonset and Sunrise

Rannoch Moor Sunrise was an image that I probably would not have taken had the choice of location had been in my control on this particular morning. I have been here many, many times before and the number of other photographers all lined up alongside the Loch na h'Achlaise was due testament to its now over-popularity. If I have a…

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First Light on An Teallach
First Light on An Teallach

First Light on An Teallach

An Teallach is one of the most distinctive and popular mountains of the Scottish Highlands; its distant and jagged ridge is a familiar sight to those travelling between Inverness and Ullapool. In translation An Teallach appropriately means ‘The Forge’, a name fully justified if one is fortunate enough to witness the first rays of the morning sun light up its…

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Glencoe Autumn Reflections
Glencoe Autumn Reflections

Glencoe Autumn Reflections

Glencoe Autumn Reflections was captured on an almost windless day of soft and often transient light. There was some haze in the atmosphere produced by a slow incoming frontal system from the west. I had carried out some photography on Rannoch Moor and also higher up Glencoe but the light did not have any real impact on the mountains and…

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Loch nan Eilean and The Cuillins
The Cuillins of Skye from Lochan nan Eilean

Loch nan Eilean and The Cuillins

I had captured an image from Loch nan Eilean in the early spring of 1985; the loch was still and clear of vegetation and provided an almost perfect reflection of the Cuillins beyond. However, it was too early in the day to light the scene to perfection and the intervening moor was uniformly coloured an uninteresting shade of brown. I…

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Ben Nevis at Dawn
Ben Nevis Dawn

Ben Nevis at Dawn

This view of Ben Nevis at Dawn is from Corpach Pier across Loch Eil. Corpach Pier is one of the most popular and productive viewpoints of Ben Nevis and many hundreds of images of Ben Nevis have been taken here of which my own, Ben Nevis in Winter Raiment, was a best seller. In the circumstances I felt that the…

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