Up Kinnoull Hill: classic landscape

River Tay from Kinnoull Hill

It has to be done – the view from Kinnoull Hill, past the folly looking along the River Tay wending its way through the Carse of Gowrie. I made this photo partly because some scenes have to be done, and partly to test a new Carl Zeiss 50mm Tessar f/2.8 lens acquired for surprisingly-cheap on […]

Up Kinnoull Hill: Strange Trees

High-key haze

Two different views on trees in the woods on Kinnoull Hill. Both taken in bright sunny daylight; one tweaked to look more like dusk/night-time, the other processed for a high-key haze. Nice one, Darktable. Like this:Like Loading…

Up Kinnoull Hill: Nice Trees

Characterful tree

Three photos of trees, taken on a stroll up Kinnoull Hill in Perth. Like this:Like Loading…

Winter on the South Inch


It’s my favourite time of the year. Admittedly the snow, slush and ice on the pavements makes strolling a little difficult, but that’s OK – white stuff in strange light is just wonderful. Like this:Like Loading…

Perth by Night

Perth by Night

A handful of photos taken after dark from the Queen’s Bridge in town, waiting for the fireworks to happen. Like this:Like Loading…

Around Mull

Lismore Lighthouse, black and white

A small selection of photos from a weekend trip to Mull last September – a couple of views around Lochdon, Duart Castle from the ferry and Lismore Lighthouse basking in the sunlight  on the way back. Like this:Like Loading…

Around Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe

It seems a while ago now, but last September I spent a weekend trundling around Argyll. The light on the Saturday morning was absolutely beautiful – so I spent a happy couple of hours standing on the shores of Loch Awe admiring the sunlight and mist on Ben Cruachan and Kilchurn Castle, as one does. […]

Festive spirit


A carpark in central Leeds, one Sunday morning during Christmas 2014. Which serves the public better – a traffic warden ticketing cars or the gritting of road and pavement so folks could walk safely along? Like this:Like Loading…

Perth Street Stories: Cute (2)

Juvenile reindeer

The last batch of photos from the Perth winter street festival – fuzzy things – more reindeer and one of a pair of Husky dogs. Like this:Like Loading…

Perth Street Stories: Cute (1)

One Big Reindeer

Perhaps the biggest attraction of the Perth street winter festival – a handful of reindeer down from the Cairngorms. I can’t recall ever seeing them live and in the flesh before. Like this:Like Loading…