Nairn Beach WM

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

Coast, Photography, Scotland

Simplicity – Nairn

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Yesnaby Castle

One of the highlights of Orkney was this cracking Sea-Stack called Yesnaby Castle. The

blow hole in the bottom left combined with the fact it is made of Old Red Sandstone means the stack wont be like this for ever so worth a trip if you can. I have been a little heavy on the post processing as it was such a bland day – also as I was on honeymoon thought I would be pushing it to hang around for the light to improve – enjoy

Landscape, Orkney, Scotland

Yesnaby Castle – Sea Stack – Orkney

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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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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.

Landscape, Photography, Scotland

Ring of Brodgar Silhouette

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Postcard from Morvern

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

Landscape, Photography, Scotland

Postcard from Morvern

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Embo Beach near Dornoch

So back to reality, Honeymoon over back to the day job, gorgeous traditional fisherman’s cottage with a modern twist – and after that hardship I had to struggle around this mundane coastline seeking some appealing location shots – simply cant think why Madonna and Guy Ritchie choose to get married near here. :-)

Coast, Landscape, Photography

Embo Beach nr Dornoch

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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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