Another stunning sunset over Dundee today, this week has been fantastic with every evening producing an amazing array of warm yellows, oranges and reds in the skies.
A beautiful sunset, I remember this day.
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.
I have this shot in colour, which I captured on my mobile phone. I wanted to do a black and white version because I love the contrast that you get with snow, especially when the light is coming in from a low angle.
I remember seeing the gentleman as he approached me. He looked utterly exhausting. Walking through that deep snow really must take a lot out of the body.
It’s the time of the year again when the crops are out almost ready for harvesting and there are what looks like fields and fields of yellow flowers for as far as the eye can see.
I captured this photograph on my phone after a random drive. The great thing about Scotland is the countryside is so accessible. A short car or bike journey out of any city and you’re greeted by a very accessible and beautiful countryside.
While driving up the A9 in Scotland passed Dunkeld I saw this view in my rear view mirror and had to turn back to grab a quick photograph. The mist was rolling down the tree covered hillsides onto the road and behind this the sun was settings. It was a cold February day and it’s a great mix for these sorts of shots. Low lying cloud was everywhere.
A man walks along the riverside in Dundee during sunset with the Tay Rail bridge in the distance.
The sun sets over the Isle of May, taken while on a walk down the East Neuk of Fife.
Portknockie (Scottish Gaelic: Port Chnocaidh, the hilly port) is a coastal village on the Moray Firth in northeast Scotland, in Moray. (Family historians will note that this Banffshire village’s name is written as Portknockies in the Old Parish Registers. This would suggest that the port’s name referred to not one, but two rocky hills at the hythe – the Port Hill and the Greencastle.) Nearby towns include Banff, Buckie, Findochty and Cullen. The village maintains a very good website of local information .
The village was founded in 1677 and it became a significant herring fishing port during the nineteenth century, although today only a handful of commercial inshore boats remain.
The town was on the railway network, until this closed in 1968.
A popular site in Portknockie is Bow Fiddle Rock, a large rock about 50 feet high just off the coast. The quartzite rock has a large sea arch, which somewhat resembles the bow of a fiddle.
Another historical site within the village is the Green Castle, which is located on a coastal promontory. This ancient coastal fort was revealed to date from 1000 BC and was inhabited until 1000 AD. The castle foundations can be seen, although now covered in grass.
Small numbers of seabirds nest on the coastal cliffs. These include Fulmar, Black-legged Kittiwake, Common Gull, Razorbill and Shag. Additionally Common Eider can be seen in and around the harbour and coves during the summer months.