Beautiful Seacliff

I had another opportunity to visit one of my favourite locations here on the East Lothian coast and that is the small sandy beach at Seacliff. The beach is reached via a private road (there is a £3 charge to access the road)  and it leads...

Scott’s View

Scott's View is a viewpoint in the Scottish Borders, overlooking the valley of the River Tweed, just 3-miles from Melrose off the A68.   It is reputed to be one of the favourite views of Scotland's famous poet, playwright and novelist Sir Walter Scott, hence...

Belhaven Bay by Moonlight

Fujifilm X-T2 + XF10-24mm f4 + Manfrotto 190 Tripod (Zoom 10mm) - 105s @ f4 ISO200Yesterday evening I walked across the road to the cliffs above Belhaven Bay near my home in Dunbar to see if I could spot the Aurora Borealis which had made a brief appearance two...

Exmoor Ponies on Traprain Law

Today we decided to take a hike up to the top of Traprain Law near East Linton to take in the views across East Lothian. Traprain is a significant area of natural grassland amidst an industrialised agricultural landscape. In consequence it contains specimens of wild flowers...

Snowy Landscapes in the Scottish Borders

Fujifilm X-T2 + XF100-400mm f4.5/5.6 - 1/800 @ f8 ISO200On Wednesday I spent the day in the Scottish Borders, primarily to recce the area for the up coming Borders Rally on the 18th March and to also meet with a workshop client who wanted some advice.  It...

Review: Testing the X-T2 and XF100-400mm at International Rugby

Scotland's Captain John Barclay is tackled by Welsh Fly Half Dan Biggar Fujifilm X-T2 + XF100-400mm f4.5/5.6 - 1/800mm @ f5.6 ISO2000 (zoom 400mm)For the past month I have photographed three top flight rugby matches to put the Fujifilm X-T2 and the Fujinon XF100-400mm f4.5/5.6 through their paces....

Tarbert Castle

Tarbert is a small fishing town on the main route down to Campeltown at the end of the Kintyre peninsula. Sitting high above the pretty harbour is the ruin of Tarbert Castle, one of the most important castles in Scotland at the time of...

Calm before the Storm

Living on the Scottish coast provides a great variety in the weather. This evening the clouds were gathering to the south west as a new weather front came across East Lothian with the forecast predicting high winds and heavy rain. ...

Rainbow over Loch Fyne

Landscape photography is mostly about planning to be in the right location and waiting for the right light.  However sometimes you just 'luck in' and this happened to me yesterday on the shore of Loch Fyne in the Highlands of Scotland. We were traveling back up...

Natural Colours and Shapes on a Wet Day

As a landscape photographer I am often asked what do I do when the clouds gather and it starts to rain?  Well I certainly don't pack up and go home if that is what you are thinking.  Up here in Scotland the weather can change...