This is the famous Jacobite Steam Train on the Fort William to Mallaig Line (also known to some as the Hogwart's Express from the Harry Potter Movies). Although the weather wasn't the best I was set up to include the mini Lighthouse on the right and Ben Nevis in the background - definately a good recce shot for a better day (works quite well in mono but we shall keep that for another day) enjoy.

This is the famous Jacobite Steam Train on the Fort William to Mallaig Line (also known to some as the Hogwart’s Express from the Harry Potter Movies). Although the weather wasn’t the best I was set up to include the mini Lighthouse on the right and Ben Nevis in the background – definitely a good recce shot for a better day (works quite well in mono but we shall keep that for another day) enjoy.

Coast, Historical, Landscape

The Jacobite Corpach

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Impending FindhornFindhorn Big Sky

 

These two shots were taken from the same location on the same beach within 10 mins of each other (one looks west and one looks east) but that is where the similarity ends as the light determines the rest – quiet simply why I love living on the magnificent “Moray Coast”

Coast, Landscape, Photography

Findhorn “Big Sky” and “Impending”

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This is a dark and foreboding Rothes Wind Farm near Glenlatterach. A fabulously  dark sky coupled with a slow shutter speed to display the movement of you love it or hate it wind farm. Renewable must be Scotland's future. BT has agreed a £300m deal to buy enough energy to meet the needs of all its Scottish operations for the next 20 years from a wind farm in the Borders. I dont want to be held to ransom by foreign energy markets

This is a dark and foreboding Rothes Wind Farm near Glenlatterach. A fabulously dark sky coupled with a slow shutter speed to display the movement of you love it or hate it wind farm. Renewable must be Scotland’s future. BT has agreed a £300m deal to buy enough energy to meet the needs of all its Scottish operations for the next 20 years from a wind farm in the Borders. Hopefully this will be a trend with more investment in wave power too. I for one don’t want to be held to ransom by foreign energy markets. Anyway enough politics – enjoy 

Landscape, Photography, Skyscape

A Whispering Wind

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I thought I would just quickly share this before abandoning the PC and telephone conversations with HMRC to spend 4-5 hours in the Lossiemouth sun. This was taken last night with a .6 ND Grad filter . According to all the magazine articles it is a landscape photographers bread and butter requirement. It certainly kept the sky under check and reduced post processing time which must be good.  Anyway as I said sunshine here I come.

I thought I would just quickly share this before abandoning the PC and telephone conversations with HMRC to spend 4-5 hours in the Lossiemouth sun. This was taken last night about 22:00 with a .6 ND Grad filter . According to all the magazine articles it is a landscape photographers bread and butter requirement. It certainly kept the sky under check and reduced post processing time which must be good. Anyway as I said sunshine here I come – enjoy!

Landscape, Skyscape, Sunset

My First ND grad image

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Well I have only managed 4 posts this month - in the past that would have phased me. I have been focussing on sorting out our home and carpeting has been the task of the moment. My thinking is if I can get our house how I want it then that will fre  my mind to be creative and get out and about. Meanwhile I continue to shoot property for a posh estate agent and I am enjoying that immensely much more than I thought II would. Anyway thank you for sticking with my sporadic appearances - as always - enjoy

Well I have only managed 4 posts this month – in the past that would have phased me. I have been focusing on sorting out our home and carpeting has been the task of the moment. My thinking is if I can get our house how I want it, then that will free my mind to be creative and get out and about. Meanwhile I continue to shoot property for a posh estate agent and I am enjoying that immensely, much more than I thought I would. Anyway thank you for sticking with my sporadic appearances – as always – enjoy

Landscape, Photography, Seascape

Tied Up ~ Inverpolly

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This is the second from my last trip out to Torridon - although rather than focusing on Beinn Alligin the view looks towards Torridon across the Loch Beag then Loch Sheildaig and finally just before the mountain range you see Upper Loch Torridon, it is quiet rare to see this view on such a clear day - enjoy

This is the second from my last trip out to Torridon – although rather than focusing on Beinn Alligin – the view looks towards Torridon across the Loch Beag then Loch Shieldaig and finally just before the mountain range you see Upper Loch Torridon, it is quiet rare to see this view on such a clear day – enjoy

Landscape, Photography

Three Lochs View

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Hopeman Panorama

A glorious day today on the Moray Coast, the shot I was composing was simply not going to happen with a standard 24mm lens – so I decided to take a panorama of 5 images – Hopeman beach is more than just the coloured huts it is a rock-pool extravaganza with the tidal pools flushed twice daily it is a lovely clean beach with great dunes and protected by wonderful yellow gorse.

The blog has also passed a couple of barriers recently with 80,000 views and 800 followers onwards towards 100K :-). I value all your support and encouragement and in return I love seeing your images too. Moreover I get to steal your ideas and destinations (at least in my dreams). Thanks for watching Scott

Coast, Landscape

Hopeman Panorama (5 images)

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