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)

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Orkney ~ Broch of Gurness

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Brodgar Silhouette WM

Unbelievably still working through Orkney images probably due to the fact if you have edited 80 property shots there is not too much motivation to work any more images that evening – I took several shots at the Ring of Brodgar trying to deliver something fresh – not easy nowadays. Anyway the light was fading fast and rather uninspiring but I liked the fading sky against the shape of the stones – what an intriguing place btw well worth a visit and quite affordable from the mainland.

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Ring of Brodgar Silhouette

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Postcard from Morvern

Well promised posts and weeks later just this …. :-)

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Postcard from Morvern

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From the Darkness
My
 favorite sunset beach at low tide on Easter Sunday – nothing else to add really :-)

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From the Darkness

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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

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Scurdie Ness – Scottish Lighthouse Series

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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 :-)

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Intriguing Calm Cromarty

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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

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