Stepping Back in Time at House of Dun

Last week, my family and I headed up to St Cyrus, near Montrose for a well earned holiday. It was our first time in this area and I can say, we weren’t disappointed. It’s a very beautiful part of the Scottish coastline with stunning views and a crazy amount of stately homes and castles as…

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Skyes the Limit

The island of Skye is a bucket list location for so many people, myself included and this summer I was fortunate enough to visit this magestic place. Primarily, I’m a landscape photographer so you can imagine my excitement, however, when I’m out exploring with the family I find proper photography quite difficult, by the time…

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Newshot Island, a Window into the Past

On a very wet and extremely grey looking day in September 2020, I chose to explore the old ships graveyard at Newshot Island, near Erskine. With Scotland just coming out of her first lockdown caused by Covid, I was excited to be out exploring once again and I was determined not to let a little…

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On a Cold & Frosty Morning.

There is nothing quite like photographing on a cold and frosty morning, literally nothing like it, as its bloody freezing! One morning last week I sat in work looking out of the window and everything was slowly being whitewashed, there was a freezing fog, low cloud cover and a light dusting of snow. As I…

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Exploring Taymouth Castle

In 2017, I had the privilege of receiving an invite to attend a private group tour of the magnificent Taymouth Castle. All doors were open, no restrictions made and photos were allowed anywhere we chose, how could I possibly say no! Well of course I didn’t, I spent nearly the whole day there and what…

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Detour

The sunsets recently have been beautiful, some of the best that I’ve seen in a long time. Each night as I look out of my front window I think, I need to get out and capture one of these. I’m always full of good intentions. So last night, there I was heading to the supermarket…

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Time poor 

Aside from my family, there are three things in my life that I feel extremely passionate about, photography, walking and history. Any one of the three can cause me to lose hours from my day. Regardless of the weather there is nothing I enjoy more than to be out wandering around the countryside. Generally before…

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The Wider View. 

Well it happened again! Once more I’ve fallen into a lull and I’ve been neglecting my photography. The reason? Well, part of its time, part of it’s the stress of being a parent, a husband and working full time too. How do other people manage and still fit in a social life? Anyway, I recently…

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Death of the Point and Shoot? 

OK so my title is maybe a little over dramatic but I believe there is becoming less and less need for a pocket point and shoot camera. Most of us carry our mobiles everywhere these days and therefore we always have something at hand to shoot with and the quality on phones is getting better…

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A World Without Colour

When looking through my galleries on Instagram, Flickr or Google+ you’ll see a pattern emerge. My pictures are mainly landscape, sometimes with old churches, castles or houses included but landscape all the same. There is another common recurring theme, the vast majority of my pictures are in colour. Colour always seems easier, it is after…

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The “Wild Life” of Photography

This post is a little late, 6 months late to be exact. Back in October 2015, I spent a long weekend up at Inverness. Whilst there I spent the day at the Highland Wildlife Park near Kingussie. It’s a really great place to spend a day, one of the most enjoyable zoos I’ve had the…

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An Early Rise

On Saturday I managed my first trip out alone with the camera in quite some time. I was aiming to catch the sunrise however I slept in a little and almost missed it.   I had decided the night before that I would go to Blackhill. It’s one of the highest hills in the area…

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Photo Opportunities & Walks, in and Around Lanarkshire

Updated on the 10th of May 2021 Anyone who knows me will know that I love the outdoors, I love exploring and finding places to walk and to take photographs. I’m always on the lookout for new places to explore and capture and I am happy to share my knowledge with others in the hope…

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RAW Around the Ages. A Day at Loch Leven.

Before I start, I’ll apologise for the lower resolution images used on this post. In this trip out I used only my mobile phone (LG G2) for photos. I recently unlocked my phone and have since installed a custom camera that allows manual settings and Adobe DNG RAW files. So all photos were taken as…

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The Festival

For years now I’ve been saying that I will go to the Edinburgh Festival, every year I say it. Do I go? Well no, never or at least I haven’t been in the last 12 years, that was until last year when I finally managed to fit it in. Although it was quite a while…

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Chloes Baptism

Its been a long while now since I posted, far too long in fact. So much has happened since my last post, so many days out, places visited and tales to tell. Where to start really. Well I felt a good place to start would be my nieces christening, as this site was supposed to be…

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A Walk Through History

First of all let me apologise as its been weeks between posts, I just can’t seem to find the time to keep this site going, however I am determined I’m not giving up. Most weekends I have been out somewhere and I do have photos to post. I think though I am going to have to start…

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