Having contemplated the role of water in the landscape, the second aspect by which to contemplate Glen Affric is the trees. Home to the largest Caledonian Forest reserve, the place boasts beautiful naturally-seeded old Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) trees, their orange-brown bark full of gnarly character; there are also birch and juniper to be seen. […]
I had a short holiday at the start of last November, a few days spent in Glen Affric. There are several aspects why it’s my favourite part of the planet, but for the purposes of this post, we consider the role of water in shaping a landscape, eroding its way through rocks to form river, […]
At the end of November I spent a happy Saturday afternoon driving out to the Black Mount area in Rannoch Moor, with photos in mind. Didn’t help that I left the main camera battery at home in the charger, so was limited to the spare. Well, it makes one think when even turning the camera […]
I spent a lunchtime recently with a friend from the Photo Society, strolling in leisurely fashion around the South Inch in Perth, mostly admiring the shapes and colours of trees. Well, why not… especially in Autumn!
I can never remember whether these are thistles or teasels. Either way, it’s quite an impressive ball of spikes. Go on, say it: you don’t want to be sitting on that…
Filling the frame: blobs, lines and spaces. Subtle yellow/orange/green-coloured autumn leaves and branches.
Nothing beats a silhouette of shapely trees against a clear blue sky, tinged with glimpses of warm autumn light.
Low autumn light and undulating landscape
Joys of big-tree country
The last remnants of warm yellow-orange colours in the sky as night falls