Thursday, 31 January 2008


Dundee, originally uploaded by garry.mackay.

Aberdour Dusk 1

Aberdour Dusk 1, originally uploaded by Vivid Image.

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Loch Duich Sunset

Loch Duich Sunset, originally uploaded by davgil.

Blaven reflected in Loch Cill Chriosd

Taken just before sunset.

Loving Clouds

How I love to watch the clouds
Peacefully, peacefully drifting by
Silently upon the breeze
They ease across the clear blue sky.

How they build and roll and tumble
Just like angels out to play
Dancing with the sylphs and fairies
Head o'er heels along the way.

Each new shape is quite amusing:
Puffs to great majestic towers
Building for their loving gift
To bless the earth with vital showers

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Auchmithie Sunset

Auchmithie Sunset, originally uploaded by Stone.Mayson.

Friday, 25 January 2008

Dawn at Barns Ness

Dawn at Barns Ness, originally uploaded by blue fin art.

Auchmithie Beach

Auchmithie Beach, originally uploaded by Stone.Mayson.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Sunrise, Loch Ba

Sunrise, Loch Ba, originally uploaded by The Flying Pig.

Bridge of Dreams~ Dundee ~ Scotland

Bridge of Dreams~ Dundee ~ Scotland, originally uploaded by idg.

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Mark Ferrier & David mould - Joint 'Kings of the Gloaming' for December 2007

I am very pleased to announce the most blogged member of Scotland in the Gloaming for the month of December 2007 is…a tie:

Mark Ferrier
& ouldm01 - both December's 'Kings of the Gloaming'.

Well done gents - a double feature this month. Thank you very much for your contribution to the outstanding standard of imagery that makes up the group pool.

I asked Mark & David to share a little of the background on their favourite gloaming shots from December.

Mark Ferrier

Christmas Eve Sunset

Well folks looks like we need to cut the crown in half this month!

Well done ouldm01 though mind am not sitting on your knee so I reckon Colin might need to buy two Gloaming throne's

I would like to take this chance to thank all those that have supported and inspired me here on flickr land!

This is one of my favourite shots from last year!

The shoot on Christmas Eve was down at my usual haunt on Troon's shoreline just me a couple of beers supplied by my good lady and my camera! The tide was just heading out leaving the rocks with that nice wet look I wandered round a bit looking for some good stones and waiting for the sun to get lower finally I set up with my trusty Benbo Tripod. I shot with a Sigma 10-20mm which is fantastic for this type of photography I also used a Cokin ND Grad to help balance out the exposure. I shot this at a high aperture so that I could bump the shutter speed up to capture the movement of the water timing my shots with the incoming waves shooting as the water was heading back out to sea.

Colin Campbell: I figured I'd just let you both fight it out Mark…you'll just have to take turns and share like good boys. *wags finger*

And David, not many people get to say they're on a par with Mr Ferrier, so… ;o)

Mark I can appreciate that shot being your favourite. It's the result of many hours of refining and distilling superb technique and there's not a weak spot across the whole span of technical and aesthetic check boxes; there are no slack areas in the composition, timing is well considered, the field of focus is sharp from foreground to background, tonal range is delicate enough to reveal the detail and maintain the atmosphere of the shot. Thanks for continuing to push the Scotland in the Gloaming quality bar higher - we're privileged to get to enjoy your photography.

David Mould (ouldm01)

Sunrise  Lothian Farm

Thanks problem sharing the throne.. honoured, in fact!

This shot was the taken on a trip to Forth Rail Bridge, I decided to try the back roads on the way home.. it is on a back road out of Linlithgow, and just at the back of this farm is the main railway line between Edinburgh / Glasgow,
timing was important as I wanted 3 exposures as i had recently purchased photomatix, and dont understand how to bracket yet.. the weather was changing and the clouds pretty fast.. as was the odd train.. f4.. and 1/6th.1/8th, 1nd 1/15th.. combined subtly developed into this capture... I am pleased with it because it was not planned and an unexpected bonus that turns up on days that may be slow.. the stuble in the fields leads the eye very well, and looks like waves on a sea...
I am very proud to be part of the Scotland in the gloaming blog as I think the quality and high standard of the work shows how beautiful our country looks, it is one of the best blogs on flickr... keep shooting guys and gals, Scotland is at its best early... and late!!

Colin Campbell: David the stand out shots often turn up when you least expect them it's true. You took a brave decision compositionally and it works really well. The field dominating the foreground is completely engaging. The undulating contours within the portrait frame increase the tension leading to the ominous background and lends a pensive mood to the shot.

Perhaps you don't realise but what you were doing was bracketing. The HDR technique achieves a uniformity of tone that a filtered shot would not execute quite so subtly in this case and the flourish of golden orange increasing to the right is balanced by the increasing silhouette of the buildings to the right as well which maintains an even emphasis over the whole shot. A well composed and subtly executed piece. First rate gloaming. The blog's only as good as those who contribute so thank you for being a part of it. Well done both.

Arisaig sunset

Arisaig sunset, originally uploaded by skyenocturnus.


Dusk, originally uploaded by quicksilver5001.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Ballast Bank Shoot (revisited)

Cromarty firth

Cromarty firth, originally uploaded by garry.mackay.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Traigh Luskentyre, Isle of Harris

Cill Chriosd Graveyard at Sunset, Winter

Monday, 14 January 2008

Loch Rannoch (sunset 3-320mm)

loch rannoch (sunset 3-320mm), originally uploaded by Melnikovi.

St Fillans

st fillans, originally uploaded by cherrycol@.

Loch Earn, towards St Fillans.

Thursday, 10 January 2008

, originally uploaded by ballisticvole.


Harboured, originally uploaded by ßlϋeωãvε.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Black Mount after sunset

Black Mount after sunset, originally uploaded by tomgardner.

Loch Leven

Loch Leven, originally uploaded by mikej1981.

Taken during the decent of the Pap of Glencoe. Although not a Munro itself, the Pap provides amazing views of the surrounding Munros in the area. This was around 3.30pm a few days before the winter solstice shortest day of the year. We slipped a lot on ice coming back down as it got dark so quick. Bruised bums the next day but all good fun :-)

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Arisaig sunset

Arisaig sunset, originally uploaded by skyenocturnus.

Look at Myra

Look at Myra, originally uploaded by howbeg.

Monday, 7 January 2008


Sunset, originally uploaded by Viche.


"BLIADHNA MHATH UR...!", originally uploaded by Derek....

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Good Mornin !

Good Mornin !, originally uploaded by Gary_Brown.

Sunrise over Torridon...from Quirang ,Isle of Skye,Scotland

Sunset Silhouette

Sunset Silhouette, originally uploaded by Paul Cook Photography.

The sun setting over the South Braes above Lennoxtown, with a glimpse of the treetops over the hill.

Friday, 4 January 2008

Peninirine sunset

Peninirine sunset, originally uploaded by howbeg.

Loch Ard sunset hdrx2

Loch Ard sunset hdrx2, originally uploaded by ouldm01.

Thursday, 3 January 2008

October sunrise in Armadale, Highland.

Wednesday, 2 January 2008


hope, originally uploaded by Harry Willis.

Sunset over Ben Hope in late December 2007. Slight correction in Photoshop for underexposure of foreground but reflects true colour of water and sky on a very cold December evening.

Christmas Eve Sunset

Christmas Eve Sunset, originally uploaded by mark ferrier.