Boat of Brig WM

The word Boat in this bridges name should be enough to identify that it is on the site of a historic ferry crossing of the Spey. What is perhaps more surprising, however, is that there was a Medieval Bridge on the site, later replaced by a ferry. The medieval bridge here was built by Muriel de Polloc, and seems to have served for many years, with the tolls supporting a local hospital. It seems most likely that the bridge was replaced by a ferry only after floodwater from a storm washed it away, although the date is not known at present.
In 1830, however, a bridge replaced the ferry once more. The structure was a Suspension Bridge designed and built by Captain Samuel Brown RN, and believed to be his only bridge. Due to the type of light traffic that used the roads at the time, it is probable that the bridge was a fairly lightweight structure. The tollhouse for this bridge still survives on the eastern shore. (The focus of my photograph)
The modern bridge was constructed in 1952 to replace the old Suspension Bridge. It consists of a single arch-topped steel truss through which a single file of traffic can pass. The abutments are stone, the one to the west bank considerably back from the river channel to allow for floodwater. The bridge sits next to the railway line from Aberdeen to Inverness, with the steel truss bridge showing a trapezoid outline next door.The other point of interest is that the bridge has its name cast into the small truss sections over the roadway at each end. (Historical from Sabre Wiki)

Some background for my mono capture – enjoy.

Landscape, Photography, Scotland

Boat of Brig


Break on Through WM

Not my usual type of shot but I was at the Run for Colour with my wife at the weekend and got drawn to the colour stations – might even try this in the Camera Club this season
I have a few thoughts about cropping and composition but would welcome any feedback.

The Run for Colour was a fund raising vehicle for the Highland Hospice – you can still donate if you wish here is the link

People, Photography

Break on Through (for the Highland Hospice)


Nairn Beach WM

The simplicity of the Moray Coast at Nairn stunning empty beaches – no more than that

Coast, Photography, Scotland

Simplicity – Nairn


Intriguing Calm Cromarty

I try not to repeat a subject for a few posts but I got this shot today again on the way to a job in Invergordon – anyway this is the result – I wanted to wait another 45 mins or so until the mist would fully reveal the Deep Energy (see previous post) in the background of the Oil Rig but instead you will have to look closely. Enjoy Spring :-)

Landscape, Photography, Scotland

Intriguing Calm Cromarty


Deep Energy - Technip

What a sight moored in early morning mist at very low tide in the Cromarty Firth
en route to a property shoot – simply had to stop

Landscape, Photography, Scotland

Deep Energy


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 Рfeel 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


Corran Lighthouse

I hadn’t been on this ferry for years and all of a sudden it has become a regular crossing, so I thought I would share it. This particular shot was taken with a Nikon VR 300mm lens handheld at F8 – I think you agree it is reasonably sharp – I will publish shots of the lighthouse in it’s situation but I am waiting for certain combination of weather before I do. I had intended to publish some of my property work but that will have to wait as I am out and about too early tomorrow – enjoy

Landscape, Lighthouse, Photography

Corran – Scottish Lighthouse Series