Sky Falls
I went to Glen Etive and it rained, good Scottish Rain. There was drizzle, vertical rain, horizontal rain, sleet and torrential rain. What to do - replicate the James Bond Skyfall image. OK so its not an Aston Martin DB5 and I'm certainly not Daniel Craig - but I like the shot anyway. It was the only good shot I got in two days.
The Ridge Walker
Sunset from the Wee Boochle
Rob Stevens
Stob Coire Raineach
BEB Pano
Buchlyvie Road
Neist Point Aurora
Neist Point
Neist Point sunset
Neist Point morning
Milky Way over the Wee Boochle
Two shot composite image of the Milky Way over Buachaille Etive Beag, Glencoe.
For 15 minutes about 0600 on two or three days each year this happens in Finnich Gorge. Too early in the year and the sun is not high enough, too late and it has moved round out of view. The photo was taken standing knee deep in the freezing water. Am I nuts?
Aurora over Assynt
Milky Way over The Fiddler
The Milky Way over my tent on Sgurr an Fhidhleir.
Fiddler Sunrise
The Fiddler's Sunrise
Sunrise over the mountains of Assynt from Sgurr an Fhidhleir (the Fiddler). I wild camped on the peak of the Fiddler to catch dawn over the North West Highlands. I didn't get much sleep as the tent was battered by 40mph winds, gusting to 60mph, but it was worth it.
The Fiddler Rocks
Stac Pollaidh
Dukes Pass sunrise
Sunrise over The Trossachs from The Dukes Pass with Loch Drunkie below.
Taking a break at The Hermitage
The Praying Hands of Mary
Fionn's Rock, Glenn Dà-Eigg or by its alternative name, 'The Praying Hands of Mary'. The rock was said to have been split by Fingal's arrow in the 5th Century.
Stob Dubh and Beyond
Rannoch Moor Layers
I placed myself in shot for this sunrise from Buachaille Etive Beag in Glencoe. Sometimes there is a debate whether adding a person to a shot give a sense of scale or a focal point.
Sunrise from the Wee Boochle
I raced up the mountain to catch the dawn over the Highlands. Buachaille Etive Mor is the mountain to the right, with Beinn a'Chrulaiste centre and Rannoch Moor in the distance.
The Drama Queen
A storm swirling round Sgurr na Stri on the Isle of Skye, shot from Elgol.
South from Cul Mor
The view south from Cul Mor in Assynt in the North West Highlands as a rain storm blows over Stac Pollaidh. Cul Beag is the mountain the the left with the pointed peak of the Fiddler in the distance.
Quiraing Layers
The layers of The Quiraing, Isle of Skye.
Kravica Waterfalls
Kravica Waterfalls, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Driftwood Rebellion
I visited the Glenfinnan Monument at Loch Shiel in the West Highland which commemorates the rebellion of Bonnie Prince Charle in 1745, when I noticed this driftwood sitting in the loch providing a perfect focal point for the photograph.
An Stòr
An Stòr (The Storr) on The Isle of Skye. I climbed to the cliffs behind the Old Man of Storr (centre) to capture the morning sun as it emerged over the top of the rock pinnacle. The cliff face is unstable with a lot of rock falls (see in photo) as a result of the Trotternich Landslip - an ancient landslide.
Moon over Eilean Donan Castle
The Moon in the Belt of Venus (anti-twilight arch) over Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich.
The Storr & Loch Leathan
The view of The Storr across Loch Leathan on The Isle of Skye, the small boats added some interest to the photo.
Na Tròisichean
Na Tròisichean (The Trossachs). To the left is Ben Venue (the mountain of the Goblins), Loch Katrine below and the Arrochar Alps in the distance. Taken from Ben A'an.
The Peak of Darkness
Stob Dubh - the dark peak of Buachaille Etive Beag, Glencoe. I love the way the first light of the sun picks out the ripples in the snow.
The Dark Night Rises
Stob Dubh (the Dark Peak) of Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe, as the first light of sunrise strikes the summit. Shot from Stob Coire Raineach. I climb in the dark to capture sights like this, makes the world feel special.
The Black Belt
The Belt of Venus above Stob Dubh (the black peak) of Buachaille Etive Beag, Glencoe. I climbed the mountain in the dark before dawn to catch sunrise over the Highlands. It was a spectacular morning.
The Easains (vertical)
I keep returning to this image I took of the Easains. I love the contrast between the warm pink light of the early morning sun and the cool blue tone of the snow covered glens.
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