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...

REVIEW: Fujinon Wide Angle Primes

14mm f2.8 - 16mm f1.4 - 18mm f2You often see on Fujifilm forums and groups questions about which wide angle lenses are the best for landscapes and travel and I see a lot of different answers from people of varying expertise. It is really...

A Highland Photo Trip: Part 6 Kylesku to Drumbeg

The Quinag Ridge  from Loch a Chairn Bhain with Sail Gharbh on left and Sail Ghorm on right Fujifilm X-T2 + XF16-55mm f2.8 - 60s @ f18 ISO200 (zoom16mm) - Point A on the map belowAfter leaving Loch Assynt we headed north to Kylesku and parking up...

2017 Sporting Challenges: At The Races

No8 Sophie Olivia jumps the last but one fence from home Fujifilm X-T2 + XF100-400mm f4.5/5.6 - 1/500 @ f5.6 ISO2000 (zoom 211mm)New Year Resolutions, we all have made them - get fit, lose weight, no alcohol for a month - but, like many others, I usually fall...