Black Woods of Rannoch

A few photos from a stroll around some of my favourite Highland Perthshire woodland, the Black Woods of Rannoch. A great way to spend the afternoon – chilling out with camera admiring the light and shadows among the pine trees

Falls of Bruar Revisited

With a couple of hours to spare on Sunday afternoon, I revisited the Falls of Bruar. Even¬† on a grotty wet day there were plenty of opportunities, around the lower bridge. It’s at least the 8th time I’ve been there – but the geology is impressive as always with the natural arch formed by the […]

Around Here

It’s been a lousy grey and wet day – definitely dreich – here, so here are a few photos of a walk I took down the road one evening a few weeks ago, on a lovely sunny day. Graveyards? Not exactly my usual photographic cup of tea, but OK then… Landscape is a bit more […]

Birnam Hill

I’m losing count of how many times I’ve been up Birnam Hill near Dunkeld, which is no bad thing. My favourite waterfall is still running and the scenery from Stair Bridge viewpoint, overlooking the line of the Highland Boundary Fault running past Rohallion Lodge is still beautiful. Herewith, a comparison of colour vs black-and-white renditions.

Monadhliath Memories

A long time ago I was privileged to own a small bolthole property with an IV2 postcode – my own little patch of the proper Highlands. I visited it every fortnight, tended it well, and eventually couldn’t spare the time to keep it up as base moved beyond a reasonable commute distance. A couple of […]

Buchanty Spout

Sedimentary conglomerate rocks, a bend in the River Almond and some nice late afternoon light. I’ve never explored this area particularly, but on a whim having passed through the hamlet of Buchanty the previous day, with a day to spare and remembering someone in the local photographic society having posted a nice photo of the […]

Birnam Hill: Details

A handful more photos from an afternoon stroll around Birnam Hill – little things that caught my eye. There was a small burn flowing down one of the paths, mostly covered in amazing semi-fractured ice crystals; patterns abound.

Cromwell’s Tree, Bridge of Earn

I took a long scenic detour home today, stopping in Bridge of Earn to search for¬†Cromwell’s Tree having read about it in a book. It’s easy to find – on the road heading south-west out of town, cross the railway bridge and it’s in the immediately adjacent field to the left. The tree looks dead, […]