Saturday, 29 December 2007

Lower Largo 061007

Lower Largo 061007, originally uploaded by Vivid Image.

From the Isle of Glencoe Hotel (looking south over Loch Levan)

Friday, 28 December 2007


Glencoe, originally uploaded by Straubo.

Morning star

Morning star, originally uploaded by ßlϋeωãvε.

Thursday, 27 December 2007


ben1, originally uploaded by caledonian_images.

Sunset behind Ben Lomond, viewed from the Glenniffer Braes Paisley, August 2007.

Another day, another dawn 2

Another day, another dawn 2, originally uploaded by Traigh Mhor.

Monday, 24 December 2007

Skye Bridge from Kyle of Lochalsh

Taken today, post-sunset, with my fave long lens, Canon of course !
This is where I live.
The Isle of Skye viewed from the Kyle of Lochalsh.

I spy the mainland

I spy the mainland, originally uploaded by ßlϋeωãvε.

The mainland hills were starkly silhouetted in the beautiful morning gloaming. And yes, I do seem to have an affinity with seagulls to capture them at the right moment.

Saturday, 22 December 2007


Dawn, originally uploaded by ccgd.

After the longest night of the year. Ten past Nine, and the sun will not rise for another few minutes yet.

The Sutors of Cromarty and the Emigration stone.

Greenan Castle

Greenan Castle, originally uploaded by mark ferrier.

Friday, 21 December 2007

Sunrise Lothian Farm

Sunrise Lothian Farm, originally uploaded by ouldm01.

Loch Ard

Loch Ard, originally uploaded by ouldm01.

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Little Loch Roag, Isle of Lewis

, originally uploaded by tarmachan.

Greenan Castle

Greenan Castle, originally uploaded by Aldoskipi.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Traprain dawn

Traprain dawn, originally uploaded by blue fin art.

Buchanan Street, Glasgow

I know....., originally uploaded by Aldoskipi.

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Through the Layers

Through the Layers, originally uploaded by Ally Mac.

Edinburgh at Dusk

Edinburgh at Dusk, originally uploaded by Ally Mac.

Monday, 17 December 2007

Stag silhouette

Stag silhouette, originally uploaded by cjdolfin.

Drymen HDR

Drymen HDR, originally uploaded by ouldm01.

Sunday, 16 December 2007


P1010007a, originally uploaded by Im_over_here!.

Two Trees @ Twiliight

Two Trees @ Twiliight, originally uploaded by ericwyllie.

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Eric Wyllie - 'King of the Gloaming' for November 2007

I am very pleased to announce the most blogged member of Scotland in the Gloaming for the month of November 2007 is…

Eric Wyllie
- November's 'King of the Gloaming'.

Well done Eric - a third time King of the Gloaming now. Thank you very much for your contribution to the outstanding standard of imagery that makes up the group pool.

I asked Eric to share a little of the background on his photography.

1. Below is his personal favourite gloaming photo which was featured on the blog in October.

Out & About

2. Tell us a little about how you shot the photograph, the location, what particular aspects attracted you, anything special you did to get the shot and any comments about the Scotland In The Gloaming group.

Life is busy and the days so short at this time of year, that I have hardly been able to get the camera out at all ( Although it still travels with me wherever I go ). So one evening, when I got an early finish on the bus run, and the sun was setting rather colourfully. I whipped out my camera at the first scenic opportunity.

I ran and ran around the tail of this wee loch shooting from every possible angle. Fortunately the colour lasted a fair wee while and I got a few decent shots.

So what did I do that was special?

1. I had my camera
2. I rushed to the nearest scenic spot.
3. I ran ( Honestly! ) from position to position, before I lost the light.
4. I kept shooting to the last minute.
5. As I had to use a very wide aperture I picked my points of focus, and locked the exposure to those points. ( I usually shoot on aperture priority ).
6. Pressed the button on the top of the camera and the camera did the rest.

Nothing special there!
Trouble is…I am back to not being able to get out and shoot again but, if the chance arrives, you can bet I'll be ready to get another burst of shots.

Thanks again for letting me waffle on Islandboy. I'm sure we'll see a different person doing this next month. The standard is amazing in the pool recently, and a lot of those shots are from people I don't recognize. I think the old timers like us can learn a lot from these new, young, hotshots.

I am mortified I have somehow missed posting this until now Eric. Please forgive me. That shot is quite sublime and your technique sounds pretty much like mine usually is too :o) Those magic moment opportunities usually go like that though, you need to act fast and you obviously got your money's worth that day. The composition is the stand out factor for me in this shot. You have the curve of the clouds mirrored in the loch and perfectly in line with the curve of the fence which is balanced against the opposing curve to the left of the silhouetted trees at left. Brilliant. There's a real dynamic interplay going on within the calming landscape format frame that lifts this from being simply a placid scene.

Colin Campbell

Cumbrae Sunset

Cumbrae Sunset, originally uploaded by edowds.

The sun setting over the Isle of Cumbrae as viewed from Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland.


Edinburgh, originally uploaded by mark ferrier.

Friday, 14 December 2007


"BOIDHEACH...", originally uploaded by Derek....

Chanonry point Lighthouse

Chanonry point Lighthouse, originally uploaded by Craig Robertson.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

cloud break

cloud break, originally uploaded by Scottish Nomad.


sunsetflexion, originally uploaded by DonMique.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

anstruther harbour

anstruther harbour, originally uploaded by cherrycol@.


"CRAOBH...", originally uploaded by Derek....

Monday, 10 December 2007

Frosty Morning

Frosty Morning, originally uploaded by davidqueenan.

Cromarty sunrise

Cromarty sunrise, originally uploaded by ccgd.

Looking back over the town, as I walk along the beach.

Last month - the past few weeks have been quite grey.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

After The Rain.

After The Rain., originally uploaded by stonefaction.

Gorgeous sunset sky that followed a very blustery day in Dundee. This is the view towards Errol looking up the Tay. (Try to ignore the camera reflection in the dirty double glazed window this was shot through).


Breaking, originally uploaded by Talkinawheenapish.

Arran is barely visible melting in between the sea and the clouds.

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Daviot woods

Daviot woods, originally uploaded by Craig Robertson.

palacerigg moor

palacerigg moor, originally uploaded by neiljbarr.

A misty calm twilight at fannyside Loch