Blue and red
I liked how the blue tones in the clouds and the red colours of the rocks work together. I found that using a long exposure gave this photograph that calm and tranquil feeling I was after.
Golden hour, An Teallach
Fiery sky over An Teallach. Typical of Scottish autumnal light, this spectacle in warm golden light as sunset was approaching was over before I knew it. I was glad I got a shot at all, even though I had hoped to squeeze in some compositions with a wider angle!
Dark clouds above Liathach
Liathach, meaning "the grey one" in Gaelic, is on of the three Torridon giants. It looks imposing even in the best sunny weather, let alone on a hazy day with a dark clouds brooding above it.
Tom na Gruagaich
Two peaks with munro status can be found on the ridge of Beinn Alligin: Sgurr Mor and Tom na Gruagaich, with the latter being the higher summit. Both offer amazing views over the surrounding landscape including the nearby peaks of Baosbheinn, Beinn Eighe and Liathach. Here Tom na Gruagaich can be seen from Sgurr Mor during one of the few brief moments were visibility was decent.
Stob Dearg in clouds
Clouds shroud the summit of Stob Dearg (Buachaille Etive Mor) at sunrise
Dusk arrives in Arnisdale
Some wonderful textures in the snowdrifts in the foreground with the Arnisdale hills and the Black Cuillin as backdrop
Layered distant mountain massifs in the Fisherfield Forest and beyond.
Sunrise, Lochan na Stainge
Soft morning light over a frozen Lochan na Stainge and snow-covered Black Mount mountains
Soay, St Kilda
The island of Soay as seen from the Cambir on Hirta, in the remote archipelago of St Kilda. Soay is home to a flock of around 300 feral Soay sheep.
Retreating waves blurred by using a long exposure, Seacliff beach at dawn.
A wintry Buachaille Etive Mor at sunrise
The Buachaille Etive mor must be one of the most photographed mountains in Scotland, and it's easy to see why. It looks every bit as impressive from higher up as it does from the most frequented photo locations at the River Coupal.
A burn flowing out of Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair below the steep slopes of Sail Mhor (Beinn Eighe)
The light is on
Lighthouse at St Abbs Head Nature reserve at sunset
St Monans sunrise
The sun rose perpendicular to the zigzag, leading to wonderfully soft directional light on the breakwater behind the St Monans harbour.
Dawn in Torridon
Layered hills in Torridon at dawn.
A band of low hanging clouds at the foot of a snowcapped Slioch
Torridonian winter landscape
The impressively shaped snowy mountains of Torridon at sunset
The imposing massif of Beinn Eighe at sunrise from Beinn na Eoin.
The snow-covered meandering ridge of the Mamore range
Some interesting rocks found on Dunbar East beach, East Lothian.
Late afternoon sidelight on the craggy ridge of the Aonach Eagach in winter
A log in the shallow waters of Buttermere at dawn
Where autumn and winter meet
Birches in autumnal colours with the Bidean nam Bian as a backdrop
Storm clouds above the ferocious North Sea
Dail Mor beach, Isle of Lewis
Strong waves hit the shores of Dail Mor beach as the tide comes in on Lewis and Harris.
The ridge of Buachaille Etive Beag
View from the Buachaille Etive Beag after some recent snow in early spring. The Bidean Nam Bian (aka the Three Sisters) can be seen on the right.
Sky on fire (Stac Pollaidh)
A spectacular interplay betwee warm and cool tones in the clouds at dawn, Stac Pollaidh.
Reflection of Lairig Gartain separating the Buachaille Etive beag from the Buachaille Etive Mor in Lochan Urr, Glen Etive
Pastel Beinn Sgritheall
Part of Beinn Sgritheall at dawn
Golden light over Cul Beag
Cul Beag in the warm first light of the morning. The little lochan just below Cul Beag is Lochan Dearg, while Beinn an Eoin can be seen behind the larger loch behind Cul Beag (Loch Lurgainn).
Cove harbour, Scottish Borders
Pap of Glen Coe at sunset
The Pap of Glen Coe (Sgorr na Ciche) with Sgorr Dhearg rising behind it at sunset
Lone plant in rippled Saharan desert in soft golden morning light as the sun rises. What extreme conditions for a plant to withstand!
Dun and Ruaival
Dun and Ruaival are separated by a narrow sea strait, limiting the access to Dun. Seen from across the Village Bay, St Kilda.
This stream immediately caught my eye as it served as a perfect meandering lead in. Here the Buachaille Etive Beag, one of the most iconic hills near Glen Coe, can be seen at dusk.
The island of Fidra in the Firth of forth as seen from Yellowcraigs beach.
Sunset above Beinn Dearg (Torridon) in winter
A frozen lochan lies in front of the snow-covered Buachaille Etive Beag, partly obscured by low hanging cloiuds.
Eroded rocks on Cul Mor
White lichen adds that little bit extra contrast to the sandstone rocks in the foreground. This view was what I had been waiting for, and I was glad the light was great after a disappointing sunset the night before, making me forget the freezing night in my tent on the bealach just below the summit.
Torridonian sandstone formations on Sgorr Tuath
Large rock pillar on Sgorr Tuath during dramatic evening light. Stac Pollaidh can be seen behind it with very persistent cloud sitting above its summit.
The blizzard is here
Liathach partially shrouded in clouds in between blizzards.
Sgurr Eilde Mor from Coire an Lochain as clouds shroud its summit in very moody conditions
Baosbheinn in evening light
Baosbheinn is a prominent mountain in Torridon, but because it lacks Munro status is not as popular as the three Torridon "giants". Here it is partly obscured by low hanging clouds in soft evening light, just before sunset.
Shades of blue and purple
Wonderfully coloured clouds at sunset, Seacliff beach on the Scottish east coast. I liked the reflection of the sky in the wet sand as the tide was going out.
Rock pool visible at low tide at Seacliff beach near North Berwick on the East Lothian coast, with the Bass Rock visible in the distance.
Twilight on An Teallach
This is just another take of the classic view over the impressive ridge of Sgurr Fiona and An Teallach. Unfortunately the cloud cover prevented an explosion of colours at sunset, but visibility remained decent, so no complaining from me. I would have loved to get lower to emphasize the sandstone rocks a little more, but this would have concealed Loch Toll an Lochain.
A new day in Knoydart
Overlooking the rugged mountains of the Knoydart peninsula at dawn
Seaweed on the sandy beach at Sango Bay, near Durness. As this was taken during a sort dry spell in between heavy rain showers, the clouds were still very moody.
The meandering ridge of Sgurr nan Saighead (Five Sisters of Kintail)
Village Bay on Hirta, St Kilda archipelago
At low tide beautiful boulders are visible in Village Bay, St Kilda. The broody sky gave rise to showers not long after taking this photograph.
The summit of the Saddle slowly turning red as the sun rises
Red sandstone pinnacles on Sgorr Tuath
Beautiful Torridonian sandstone rock formations glowing in red evening light with Suilven and Cul Mor in Assynt in the background. Not long after this spectacle the clouds reappeared and all views were gone.
Thorn Crag and Harrison Stickle sidelit by soft morning light
Dramatic sky over a snow-capped Beinn Damh from Maol Chean-dearg, Torridon, Scotland
Sea stacks at St Abb's Head at dusk.
Belhaven bridge on a foggy day. The Bass rock is normally prominently visible from this angle, but here remains well hidden by the ethereal foggy conditions.
Red and blue
Early morning at Crummock Water
Liathach looming behind the impressive ridge of Beinn Eighe. While it was very hazy, this worked quite well in combination with the backlight and the rays of light cutting trough the clouds.
Dawn at the Aletsch glacier, Valais
Early morning at the Aletsch Glacier, the longest glacier in the Alps. The famous peaks of the Monch and the Eiger can be seen in the background.
Showers over the North Sea at dawn, Berwickshire coast
Binnein Beag (left) and Sgurr Eilde Mor as the setting sun pierces through the clouds.
Large waves hit the reef during the blue hour, at the East Lothian coast near Dunbar. More through luck than anything else, my camera and I managed to stay dry.
Sea stack, Isle of Lewis
Sunset over the Atlantic Ocean seen from the west coast on the Isle of Lewis
The Rodel salt marsh on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.
Loch Clair at dusk.
The rugged ridge of Beinn Alligin, Torridon, at sunset
Spidean a' Choire Leith
Spidean a' Choire Leith behind Carn na Feola sidelit by soft afternoon light
The causeway to Cramond island just before it got flooded by the rising tide.
The Bass rock at sunrise (Seacliff Beach)
Beautiful golden light on a beach near North Berwick. No matter how often I visit this beach, I never tire of it.
An inversion rolling over a saddle in between two hills at dawn
High above Fionn Loch: The view from A' Mhaighdean at twilight
Blurred backwash at the shingle beach at Seaton Sluice