This lighthouse stands directly across the Moray Firth from Covesea (which you have seen here many times) This was recce trip before I return for classic shot during the Spring - watch this space. The loss of sixteen vessels in the Moray Firth storm in November 1826 brought many applications for lights on Tarbat Ness or Covesea Skerries, and the former was given priority as it had been named in 1814, and was regarded by the Caledonian Canal Commissioners as important to that undertaking. Tarbat Ness Lighthouse was engineered by Robert Stevenson and the light was first exhibited on 26 January 1830. James Smith of Inverness was the contractor responsible for the building of the lighthouse. The lighthouse tower is the third tallest in Scotland (North Ronaldsay and Skerryvore being taller) and bears two distinguishing broad red bands. (Northern Lighthouse Board)

This lighthouse stands directly across the Moray Firth from Covesea Skerries (which you have seen on this blog many times) This was taken on a recce trip before I return for the classic shot during the Spring – watch this space. The loss of sixteen vessels in the Moray Firth storm in November 1826 brought many applications for lights on Tarbat Ness or Covesea Skerries, and the former was given priority as it had been named in 1814, and was regarded by the Caledonian Canal Commissioners as important to that undertaking.
Tarbat Ness Lighthouse was engineered by Robert Stevenson and the light was first exhibited on 26 January 1830. James Smith of Inverness was the contractor responsible for the building of the lighthouse. The lighthouse tower is the third tallest in Scotland (North Ronaldsay and Skerryvore being taller) and bears two distinguishing broad red bands. (Northern Lighthouse Board)

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Tarbat Ness Lighthouse 1830

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Well blogging should be fun - so can you?

Well blogging should be fun – so can you?

Beach, People, Photography, Seascape

Spot the Ball

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A Bridge too far (Kessock)

A Bridge to Far (Kessock)

The Beauly Firth becalmed, In the distance is the Kessock Bridge which replaced the ferry service back in 1982. Today’s traveller to the northern Highlands will often only see Inverness in passing. The A9 trunk road carrying traffic from Perth and all points south descends from the summit of Drumossie Muir and sweeps round the eastern side of Inverness. The roundabout close to the stands of Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club briefly interrupts progress, but beyond it you cross the Beauly Firth to the Black Isle via the Kessock Bridge. (Undiscovered Scotland). I loved the reflection but also the space and serenity.

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Crash landed a Hunters Moon

Well I though I would demonstarte the diversity of textures in the scottish landscape - even on adrich day contrasts can be found - less than 300 meters from my misty Loch Duich was this stark contrast - by avoiding the mist and dricht using along lens to isolate the reflection - I ended up with this. I was drawn to the circular shape and the title fell from that - enjoy

Well I though I would demonstrate the diversity of textures in the Scottish landscape – even on a dricht day contrasts can be found – less than 300 meters from my misty Loch Duich was this stark contrast – by avoiding the mist and dricht using along lens to isolate the reflection – I ended up with this. I was drawn to the circular shape and the title fell from that – admittedly the colour is a little flat but then that is how it was – notice also the tide draining out of this sea loch placing the seaweed just below the surface in nice lines :-)

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Sail with me – Clachnaharry Sea Lock

Okay some changes then I have changed the name of the blog - have no fears your subscriptions etc are all intact - I thought this particular photograph suitable for this change as it is the sea lock which is located at the junction where the Moray Firth and Beauly Firth merge and via this lock you can enter the Great Glen and ultimately on to Loch Ness the home of Nessie. In summary it is a crossroads just like me. One journey end and another begin's ...

Some changes then – I have altered the name of the blog – have no fears your subscriptions etc are all intact – in changing the name I am aiming to build my Google SEO. I thought this particular photograph suitable for this change as it is the sea lock which is located at the junction where the Moray Firth and Beauly Firth merge and you can enter the Great Glen onwards ultimately to Loch Ness (home of Nessie). In summary the lock is at a crossroads just like myself. One journey ends and another begin’s …

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Industrial Horizon

A becalmed view stretching across the Cromarty Firth from the Black Isle to Invergordon.     A mere 24 hours on from the Spring Tide storms.

A becalmed view stretching across the Cromarty Firth from the Black Isle to Invergordon. A mere 24 hours on from the Spring Tide storms.

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Burghead – Pinky Blue Hue

I have posted over 500 images here on WordPress most are dynamic wild Scotland with some fantastic light. This image however is probably at the other end of the spectrum - an underwhelming subtle hue of pink and blue on an abnormally calm summer's evening. Take time to look at the subtle hue and reflections within this almost Turner like effect.

I have posted over 500 images here on WordPress most are dynamic wild Scotland with some fantastic light. This image however is probably at the other end of the spectrum – an underwhelming subtle hue of pink and blue on an abnormally calm summer’s evening. Take time to look at the subtle hue and reflections within this almost Turner like effect.

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Bàgh Shanabhait – Wet n Wild

Sandwood Bay (Scottish Gaelic: Bàgh Shanabhait) is a natural bay in Sutherland, on the far north-west coast of mainland Scotland. It is best known for its mile-long beach and Am Buachaille, a sea stack, and lies about 5 miles south of Cape Wrath. Behind the bay’s large dunes, stretches Sandwood Loch – a freshwater loch full of brown and sea trout.
Though remote, and with no road access, the bay is easily reached by a 4-mile long, yet well-trodden and fairly flat, path leading from the gravel car park at the hamlet of Blairmore. Sandwood Bay is part of the Sandwood Estate which is run by the John Muir Trust. The beach is considered to be one of the cleanest and most unspoilt beaches in the whole of mainland Britain.

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Abstract, Coast, Landscape, Photography, postaday, Seascape, Shape, Texture

Watercolour in Light

On the whole I am about Landscape photography but I also love shape and texture in cityscapes. Anyway the bottom line is I felt it was about time for an abstract. On this occasion not using architectural texture but light – I hope you find it interesting and perhaps challenge your perception of my work in some small way.

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Arable Seasons

I wanted to brighten things up – I know you will be used to seeing reflections in my work – on this occasion however I have used farmland in varied state of being farmed. I like the collection of soft browns and autumn colours all being amplified by the depth of the reflection – but natural enough to display a range of surface textures – enjoy

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My most successful Instagram’s and why are you not following me :D

These are small snapshots of my most successful Instagram Images – I thought it might be interesting to share, couple of points to note – it is mainly my landscape work but not exclusively which is popular, wildlife on the whole struggles and people crash n burn – moody coastal scenes work every time but then I understand that. Anyway if you want to follow me on Instagram or Twitter just search @skm1963 – I find it fun and relaxing :D

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Dune Burst

I love capturing the light pre-sunrise especially when there is high clouds to catch the light, here the sun has actually risen above the horizon but I have rapidly withdrawn to use the dunes as filter, I hope you like the result as much as me.

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Toy Yacht

I thought it would be worth showing you the special piece of light I was referring to in my previous post. I have posted this image previously back in the spring but held my previous blog ‘Island Life’ back. Interestingly I often do this if I have managed to get 2/3 decent shots around the same subject, I will drip feed them in. This allows me to keep the subject’s I cover diverse and try not to bore my audience with too many similar posts (that’s the theory anyway). Another interesting point is this is landscape which has been isolated by a long lens as opposed to the more traditional wide-angle lens generally associated with landscape photography.

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Early One Morning

I hope you enjoy this – because I am no lark!

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A little puff of cloud

late autumn sun almost at the death lays artificial warm tones on the rocky eroded coastline of Moray – what you cant sense is how bitterly cold it is as the wind chill bites at me.

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Olympic Gold

Breaking the rules shooting straight in to the sun on Cullen Beach – there is a lot going on if you take your time and scour the beach scene.

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Dark Stalcaire

Castle Stalker – in the Gaelic, Stalcaire, meaning Hunter or Falconer – is believed originally to have been the site of a Fortalice (a small fortified building) belonging to the MacDougalls when they were Lords of Lorn, and built around 1320.
I attained my 200th follower today – thanks every one

 

 

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Seeking Reflection

I suppose this type of image is starting to define my style – large open spaces mottled by a variety of light. I do love those aftersun shots – for me more interesting than the big warm ball – thoughts

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Simply Torridon

The Torridon hills as viewed from near Ardheslaig ~ Liathach which dominates the skyline here is one of the most famous of the Torridon Hills. At a height of 3,140 feet (957 m), it lies to the north of the A896 road, in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland, and has two peaks of Munro status: Spidean a’ Choire Lèith at the east of the main ridge, and Mullach an Rathain at the western end of the mountain. The name Liathach is pronounced [ˈʎiə.əx] in Scottish Gaelic, and means ‘The grey one’. Liathach conveys an aura of impregnability when seen from the roadside below, as the slopes appear to rise up in a series of near vertical rocky terraces

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Dark and Lonely

Looking towards Skye from Applecross Pass in the foreground are the small Island’s of Scalpay and Raasay

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Mediterranean Udrigle

tomorrow I will stand here again and feel the cold sand between my toes

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Bow Fiddle Rock

Bow Fiddle Rock, a large rock about 50 feet high just off the coast. The quartzite rock has a large sea arch, which somewhat resembles the bow of a fiddle, which has crashed into the Moray Firth.

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I Walk Alone

peace and tranquillity on the Moray Coast

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Dark Lossiemouth West

A celebration of a Lossiemouth sunset – I love the subtle reflection in the foreground

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Night Descends Covesea

the thing that gets you is – the almost perfection you are witnessing, the thing that define’s it is the fact you are experiencing it alone.

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