About The Hermitage The path at The Hermitage (near Dunkeld) leads you through stunning Perthshire woodland alongside the River Braan. After a short walk you approach the very pretty Ossian’s Hall. You can enter the hall and overlook the amazing Black Linn Falls of the River Braan, or you can continue along the path and… Read More The Hermitage Woodland Walk, Dunkeld
There is a patch of woodland near our house – a lovely little escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s a popular spot for dog walkers and is somewhere I go when I need a break but don’t fancy driving out of the village. Autumn seems to be arriving early this year… Read More Early Autumn in Scone Woods
Yesterday I went for a wander in the local woods with my macro lens to hunt for fungi. I found loads! I’ll be writing up a blog post about them soon, but in the mean time, here’s an unexpected gem. I’ve called it “Ferns and Daydreams”. I’m actually kinda tempted to print this one! If… Read More Ferns and Daydreams
Today’s photo is of a rather magical snowy hike around the woodland and hills near Kingussie. We had SO much snow that day! I was wearing my winter mountaineering boots and full waterproofs. The snow came up to my knees in places! A very hard work hike, but worth it for the incredible views. … Read More A Magic Winter
It’s been quite a long time since I visited Syke. It’s always so beautiful in summer, with the heather and lush green landscape. However summer also brings two things I’m not so fond of: midges, and huge crowds of tourists. There’s been quite a lot of talk about how the crowds are affecting Skye. I’m… Read More Summer on Syke
I just learned that today is National Wildlife Day! Which means today’s photo had to be of something adorable from the Scottish Highlands. I encountered a few of these beautiful tiny rabbits at the edge of a small woodland near Loch Ness a few months ago. I spent a good hour with them (and the… Read More Spring Rabbit
Dunnottar Castle on a chilly December day. Since it’s Open Studios this week, I can’t go out taking new photos, which means I’m digging through the murky depths of my Lightroom catalog for old favourites to re-edit and share with you! Amidst the dust and cobwebs there are a few gems! I took… Read More Dunnottar Castle In December
Today’s image is one I shot a few years ago, near the Moray Coast of Scotland. I recently went back to this spot to see what the scene was like and the little cabin has since given-way quite a lot. Also, since it was summer, the scene was incredibly lush and green. I definitely preferred… Read More The Cabin Of Loch Oire
Hi everyone! Today was the first day of Perthshire Open Studios 2018 and I’m just about to close up for the day. Huge thanks to those who visited today. Everyone was so lovely and I really enjoyed chatting with you all. And special thanks to my friend Tim who brought delicious homemade vegetarian food for… Read More Perthshire Open Studios 2018 is GO!
Todays photo is of the stunning Glamis Castle – a place which needs little introduction! My favourite thing about this image is the snow on the hills behind. I can’t wait for winter to return and sugar-coat the hills again!
Somewhere in the woods beneath the tower of Kinnoull Hill is a cave known as The Dragon Hole. Local legend tells of it being home to, obviously, a dragon, but that it also used to be a hiding spot for William Wallace and the site of pagan rituals. These days the cave is apparently quite… Read More The Folly On The Hill
Today’s photograph is of a magnificent wild stag in the Scottish Highlands during a chilly winter morning last December. Photographed with the Sony A7ii and the 100-400mm lens (at 114mm, f7.1, 1/100sec).
This photo has been my wallpaper on my phone since I first edited it. I can’t remember if I ever shared it at the time, but it never made it onto my portfolio due to focussing purely on my fine art works. It’s nice to be able to finally share this beauty of a fox… Read More A Portrait Of A Fox
This photo of a lovely little blackbird was taken a couple of months ago in parkland near Loch Ness. I was visiting the area as a friend had commissioned me to create 3 photographs to illustrate their short story. During my walk, I took a bit of a detour through some woodland and when I… Read More A Spring Blackbird
A friend once told me that when robins stare at you, they’re not watching you out of interest, more sizing you up to see if they could beat you in a territorial fight. That’s pretty badass. I’m not sure if it’s true, but I like to think these cute little critters are actually _very_ kickass… Read More Cooler Days
Did you know there are estimated to be only 300 wildcats left in the wild in Scotland? Thankfully, conservation groups and animal welfare charities are helping this beautiful endangered species. Earlier this year, some adorable wildcat kittens were born at the RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. They’ve had an amazing year for newborns, having welcomed Hamish… Read More The Scottish Wildcat
I love photographing animals. I generally photograph a mix of wildlife, pets/farm animals and those at refuges and wildlife centres. This lovely little fox is at the Scottish Deer Centre in Fife. I have a kinda ruleset for where I’ll visit to see animals: if the organisation does good work, I’ll support them – usually… Read More A Fox In Autumn
About Loch Con Loch Con is a small body of water that lies in the hills to the west of Blair Atholl in Perthshire. At its edge is a small boat house which seems to now be a bothy. The walk to the loch is via moorland which has a variety of wildlife and views… Read More Loch Con, Perthshire
Today’s image is of the well-known Kinnoull Hill tower here in Perth. While my favourite places to be with my camera are out in the wilderness, I make sure to try and have my camera with me if I pop into town because you never know what you’ll see, or what light you’ll get.… Read More Letting Go Of Perfection
When looking through my photo library to see which photos I should edit to share with you today, this one caught my eye. I think it’s because I’m very much looking forward to autumn and winter. Summer is lovely, but I am a big fan of the cooler days, fewer midges, and quieter countryside. Autumn… Read More Changing Seasons