Glen Loyne Shower Clouds
Glen Loyne Storm Clouds

Glen Loyne Shower Clouds

I am a frequent visitor to this location, and the view rarely disappoints. Standing upon this exposed hillside at an elevation of 350 metres, one can expect to encounter difficult conditions on a winter's day when snow showers are hurried across the loch and open glen on a strong north-westerly breeze. Such were the conditions when I took this image.…

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Loch Garry Sunset
Loch Garry Sunset

Loch Garry Sunset

This image was one of a series taken over a period of 20 minutes as the sun disappeared over the horizon - in this case at almost that precise moment. This is a very well-known and visited viewpoint and there is nothing new or different here in its content or composition. Indeed, I have taken many images from this viewpoint…

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Loch Duich Sunset
Loch Duich Sunset

Loch Duich Sunset

This is another well-known and visited viewpoint and the type of conditions one encounters here are often down to chance. There are excellent opportunities for capturing a pleasing shot at either end of the day and, in my opinion, the elevation provides a more expansive composition than that which can be achieved down at shore level. With a very stable…

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Glencoe Sunrise
Glencoe Sunrise

Glencoe Sunrise

Glencoe sunrise was a shot which 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. It is a…

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Rannoch Moonset and Sunrise
Rannoch Moor Sunrise and Moonset

Rannoch Moonset and Sunrise

If I have a preference, it is for sunrise rather than sunset; I love watching the sun rise on a cold frosty morning and bathe the landscape in its warm yet delicate colours. I also enjoy the stillness and silence of the pre-dawn; a time when one can be at peace and feel at one with nature. On this occasion…

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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 Lochan Reflections
Glencoe Lochan Reflections

Glencoe Lochan Reflections

An almost windless day of soft and often transient light with some haze in the atmosphere produced by a slow incoming frontal system from the west. In the hunt for an image which would make best use of the stunning autumn colours I ended up on the north shore of the 'hospital lochan' in the grounds above Glencoe village. My attention was…

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

The Cuillins from Loch nan Eilean

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 Dawn
Ben Nevis Dawn

Ben Nevis Dawn

This study of Ben Nevis Dawn was one of many I had considered for that 'autumn window of light' when conditions both on the ground and in the sky can produce some very dramatic imagery. This was a cold morning; the overnight change in the prevailing winds from south-west to north-east had cleared the low level cloud to reveal an…

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Aonach Eagach Ridge and River Coe
The Aonach Eagach from the River Coe

Aonach Eagach Ridge and River Coe

On this visit to Glencoe the objective was to capture a shot of the River Coe with the backdrop of the Aonach Eagach Ridge. I had reconnoitred this view a few weeks earlier but there was little water in the river that day and the light was flat.  I have taken many shots of the ridge reflected in Loch Achtriochtan outwith…

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