Wednesday, 11 April 2012

River Tay & Swans Gloaming

River Tay & Swans Gloaming by g crawford
River Tay & Swans Gloaming, a photo by g crawford on Flickr.

Bla Bheinn view, Isle of Skye, Scotland

"On the way back from the Isle of Uist, I stopped and stayed on the Isle of Skye for one night. Beautiful day and the promising sunset, made me visit a location near Loch Cill. By the time I left the scene, the mist you can see below the mountains was moving towards me."

Tree Light

Castle Semple Loch at Lochwinnoch.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Eilean Donan Castle and Venus

"Probably one of Scotland's most photographed landmarks. Eilean Donan Castle sits on a small island in Loch Duich in the western Highlands of Scotland. It is connected to the mainland by a footbridge and lies about half a mile from the village of Dornie.

It's a very picturesque castle which is widely familiar from many photographs and appearances in film and television. The castle was founded in the 13th century, but was destroyed in the 18th century. The present buildings are the result of 20th century reconstruction. Eilean Donan Castle is the home of the Clan Macrae.

The castle is usually illuminated at night so I was lucky to get this silhouette shot. The star (or planet??) was a pleasing bonus too. Got my feet a bit wet trying to get close to the calm waters and lose the weeds floating about in the foreground.

Edit - I have been reliably informed that the "star" is in fact Venus and the fainter one to the right and lower is Jupiter."

Spring Has Sprung

Knapps Morning

Knapps Morning... by ouldm01
Knapps Morning..., a photo by ouldm01 on Flickr.

Knapps Loch, Kilmacolm.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Mist Over Loch tay

"Just up from Killin is this lone pine tree and we were treated to a fabulous sunset over a misty loch."

Arthur's view

Arthur's view by Craig Usher
Arthur's view, a photo by Craig Usher on Flickr.

"Taken from Ben Arthur at sunrise. It was a great morning after being up most of the night taking pictures of the aurora. Had just enough battery left to catch the morning sun."

A' cur fàilte air grian na maidne (Welcoming the morning sun)

Isle of Skye.