Orkney ~ Broch of Gurness

To truly appreciate this wonder it has to be an aerial perspective

Archaeological excavations in the early 20th century showed that the village began between 500 and 200BC
(Historical detail copyright Historic Scotland)

Brochs are unique to Scotland. There are over 500 of them, the vast majority spread throughout the northern and western Highlands and the islands. Many of these tall circular towers stood alone, but in Orkney they were generally surrounded by sizeable villages. The broch village at Gurness is one of the most impressive. It has also been archaeologically excavated, thus providing a more vivid impression of life in the Scottish Iron Age than other comparable sites.
(Historical detail copyright Historic Scotland)

architecture, Historical, Scotland

Orkney ~ Broch of Gurness

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Skara Brae a Honeymoon View

Three posts in March and only one April is hardly prolific blogging but I had a really good excuse – I got married earlier this month which you have probably worked out from the title. We had a very low key wedding as simple as we could make it, then dashed off to Orkney for a week. So I am afraid you will have to suffer a few Orkney views as I try to get back in to the swing of blogging. Many thanks for the positive response to my last sunset post I am glad you liked it.

Skara Brae /ˈskærə ˈbr/ is a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland, the largest island in the Orkney archipelago of Scotland. It consists of eight clustered houses, and was occupied from roughly 3180 BCE2500 BCE. Europe’s most complete Neolithic village, Skara Brae gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status as one of four sites making up “The Heart of Neolithic Orkney.”aOlder than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids, it has been called the “Scottish Pompeii” because of its excellent preservation.[1] (Wikipedia)

Signed A Newly Wed :-)

Historical, Landscape, Scotland

Skara Brae a Honeymoon View

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Scurdie Ness Distance Mono

I thought it was about time I posted another from the Scottish Lighthouse Series – this is Scurdie Ness, Ferryden near Montrose. As you will see I am trying to place the lighthouses in their landscape versus close up detail so this is a few miles down the coast – hopefully you will walk through the gate and along the coast to the lighthouse :-) enjoy

Landscape, Lighthouse, Scotland

Scurdie Ness – Scottish Lighthouse Series

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So I have been promising some of my fellow bloggers an update on my new career path with an insight to my day job. For the last year I have almost blogged about the day job, then the day job got in the way. Recently I have been extracting some of the more interesting rooms and locations so I could blog all about it. Well here is the result – feel free to ask anything you fancy and I will try my best to answer them. The following images should give you a good taster for my property work.

The featured image was selected as I am very proud of it – I was in this stunning £750K new build and I was shooting the kitchen diner – it was causing me all sort of challenges due to the placement of the cooker area. Photographically I wanted an image that would say buy me and this is what I came up with. I don’t think I could have delivered that 6 months ago, but my confidence and experience is growing rapidly – so I got arty. I hope you will agree this is an eclectic bunch of shots – which I hope gives you a taster for the world of property. If you have enjoyed the images you may find the links below of interest.

Here are a couple of links that show you the service we provide Waverley and 75 Gray Street also take a look at a schedule  

Finally if you are planning on taking your house to the market let me know – I am confident we can make you very proud of your home – enjoy

Freshly Pressed, Photography, Property

Property Photography – a guide for the uninitiated

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Buchan Ness WM

 

This is the rather magnificent Buchan Ness Lighthouse just outside Peterhead – it was late in the day and the light was about to fade I was searching around the lighthouse to see if I could get anything of interest with the remaining light and I was spawny enough to get a brief sunburst to make the lighthouse stand out strong against the dark sky. There are other lighthouses available in this series all are for sale just follow the link

Historical, Landscape, Lighthouse

Buchan Ness – Scottish Lighthouse Series

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This a blast from the past - originally taken in 2010 at the time I was very pleased with the results and published it to a successful 18 likes. Today I tracked down the master file and decided to re-edit - I have adjusted the alignment by rotating the image removing several dust scratches and applying a yellow filter which offers some strong definition on the domes detail. In summary I felt this was well worth a second viewing - enjoy

This a blast from the past – originally taken in 2010 – at the time I was very pleased with the results and published it to a successful 18 likes. Today I tracked down the master file and decided to re-edit – I have adjusted the alignment by rotating the image removing several dust scratches and applying a yellow filter which offers some strong definition on the domes detail. In summary I felt this was well worth a second viewing – enjoy

Digital Art, Historical

Chatsworth Dome

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The magnificent Chapter House of Elgin Cathedral "The Lantern of the North" - boy what I would have paid to see this in it's day - certainly prior to the sacking by the "Wolf of Badenoch" in 1390 where it was not simply a Cathedral but entire community nestled behind a huge curtain wall. The Chapter House which you see in the middle of the shot is the only completely intact part of the Cathedral. I have some  shots of that room under editing. I had reccied this angle several weeks ago but the light was bland. Today spoiled us with some cracking late winter sunshine generating some fantastic shadows and offering real detail in the stonework. Anyway I am really pleased by the shot - I think it punches you with colour - enjoy

The magnificent Chapter House of Elgin Cathedral “The Lantern of the North” – boy what I would have paid to see this in it’s day – certainly prior to the sacking by the “Wolf of Badenoch” in 1390 when it was not simply a Cathedral but an entire community nestled behind a huge curtain wall. The Chapter House which you see in the middle of the shot is the only completely intact part of the Cathedral. I have some shots of that room under editing. I had reccied this angle several weeks ago but the light was bland. Today spoiled us with some cracking late winter sunshine generating some fantastic shadows and offering real detail in the stonework. Anyway I am really pleased by the shot – I think it punches you with colour – enjoy

Historical, Landscape, Travel

Chapter House – Elgin Cathedral

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