Walking the Old Military Road

Tentsmuir Forest and Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve are in north east Fife, Scotland. Covering some 50 square miles (130 km2), the forest was originally sand dunes and moorland before acquisition by the Forestry Commission in the 1920s. The forest consists mainly of Scots Pine and Corsican Pine.

Read more on Wikipedia.


An image from my archives. This was taken in April 2011. Particularly beautiful skies and silence in the air I remember well. You really do get some beautiful light on the east coast of Scotland.


Tried to capture this in the summer but the trees were full of leaves then. Now that it’s winter the leaves have gone and there is a more foreboding feel about the place, especially when the light is overcast.

Stand Up Guys (The Trees)

I love the forest and spend a lot of time in there. It’s like my studio, which is nice in itself because I don’t have a studio. Winter mornings and Summer evenings are great for the light coming through the trees to give interesting shadows and features.