Nature’s Free Light Show

Subtle greens and pinks from tonight's aurora show that has been visible all over Skye.  Tripod already packed for trip away so just propped the camera against a stone and kept my fingers crossed.

Subtle greens and pinks from tonight’s aurora show that has been visible all over Skye. Tripod already packed for trip away so just propped the camera against a stone and kept my fingers crossed.

GAJ23349 - Version 2

GAJ23350 - Version 2

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Tranquility and Reflection

2015 - Trip to Leeds 2

For over 62 years the three commandos, sculpted by Scott Sutherland, have looked across to Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor from they raised position just North of Spean Bridge.

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Simply Sleat – Simply Stormy

The beach is just a throttling mass of foam and kelp that has been ripped up from the sea bed

The beach is just a mass of foam and kelp that has been ripped up from the sea bed.  Waves are breaking each and every way and it is like walking in cloud there is so much spray being thrown at the camera lens.

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For 100m or so from the foreshore the sea is just a boiling cauldron as wave after wave rushes in.

For 100m or so from the foreshore the sea is just a boiling cauldron as wave after wave rushes in.

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Friday Night Traffic Chaos

A long journey South to North with Sally Traffic announcing the typical litany of road congestion – “M3 junctions 2 to 4, M6 junctions 12 – 19, M62 closed between 5 & 6″ etc etc.  Fortunately that was all behind but after Rannoch Moor I had a hold up of my own.

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The snow on the hills had brought these youngsters down to the road to forage and graze.

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Diamonds on Loch Garry

Glenn Garry

Morning sun back lights the trees around and on Loch Garry that are still covered with tiny drops of water left by the earlier mist in the Glen.  If you look at the trees in to the sun they sparkle as if covered by diamonds and almost look frost covered.  It remains one of natures great sights.

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Sheep Dip!

Guilty as charge. It is always the men that forget to rinse the inside of the bath.

Guilty as charged. It is always the men that forget to rinse the inside of the bath.

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Irresistible Force meet Unmovable Object

 

Where land meet sea

Where land meet sea

The Sleat peninsula is formed of some of the oldest rock in Europe.  Outcrops of Lewisian gneiss, Torridonian sandstone and  Moine sediments are to be found with the oldest over 2500 million years old.  And throughout that time they have been subjected to the constant erosion forces of water.  A gentle stroll along the foreshore with a low sun making the day feel very spring like was accompanied by the background symphony of the waters of the Sound of Sleat beating up against the rock of the peninsula.  Where they met the plume of spray from breaking waves was lit by sunshine for that split second before the water retreated ready for another wave to flow in.

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Textures of Cloud

The last of the clouds given lovely texture from the evening sun which each day is setting that bit further to the West as the day lengthen.

The last of the clouds given lovely texture from the evening sun which each day is setting that bit further to the West as the days lengthen.  As can be seen it is now setting behind Rum rather than between Eigg and Rhum as in January.

A hand held shot with a small Canon G7X which still gives excellent colour rendition when shooting raw files.  Also easy to keep in the pocket on those days when you don’t wish to carry a bulky SLR.

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Tranquility @ Sleat

The calm waters of the Sound of Sleat reflect the tranquility of the sunset with only the gentle lapping of water on the foreshore to break the silence

The calm waters of the Sound of Sleat reflect the tranquility of the pastel sunset colours with only the gentle lapping of water on the foreshore to break the silence – plus the pop of the cork on the red wine bottle.

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Textures of Eigg

Textures of Eigg - low light and a scattering of snow gives the island of Eigg quite a different mood.

Textures of Eigg – low light and a scattering of snow gives the island of Eigg quite a different mood.

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