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InverPolly hills at dusk, NW Scotland, © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2007

 

Below are the most recent images. Images removed from this gallery have either been uploaded to the end of the 'all images' in my portfolio, or deleted.

Beinn an Eoin, Baosbheinn and Beinn A' Chearcaill at dusk. This part of the world is magical beyond description. It has the feel of a timeless landscape; almost as if it had been created as a set for Lord of the Rings. In reality, there is clear evidence of the powerful and relatively rapid forces of Nature at play - the last ice age has deposited huge blocks of sandstone and quartz. In some respects, areas of this landscape look similar to the Roman Forum. Use of lens movements was essential to control perspective in this image, with the 'lines' of the foreground steps mirriring the shape of Beinn A'Chearcaill (the mountain on the right).

Beinn an Eoin, Baosbheinn and Beinn A' Chearcaill Summer dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

Soft Summer dawn light looking towards Baosbheinn and Beinn an Eoin.

Evening light on Sail Mhor and Tripple Buttress on Beinn Eighe © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

Evening light on Sail Mhor and Tripple Buttress on Beinn Eighe.

Evening light on Sail Mhor and Tripple Buttress on Beinn Eighe © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

Cul Mor, Stac Pollaidh and Cul Beag at dusk. The red on the rock is from the sun just as it slips below the sea - you can see a hint of red in the distance too.

Cul Mor, Stac Pollaidh and Cul Beag at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

Loch Hourn, Ladhar-Bheinn, Stob A' Chearcaill, Luinne Bheinn and Barrisdale Bay about 40 minutes before sunset.

Loch Hourn, Ladhar-Bheinn, Stob A' Chearcaill, Luinne Bheinn and Barrisdale Bay at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

Loch Hourn, Ladhar-Bheinn, Stob A' Chearcaill, Luinne Bheinn and Barrisdale Bay at dusk.

Loch Hourn, Ladhar-Bheinn, Stob A' Chearcaill, Luinne Bheinn and Barrisdale Bay at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

View towards Glen Etive, and some of the Glen Coe hills beyond. This image was made about half an hour before sunset, and the appeal to me was the reflected light in the beautiful foreground stream.

View towards Glen Etive, and some of the Glen Coe hills beyond © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

Waterfall below Glas Bheinn Mhor.

Waterfall below Glas Bheinn Mhor  © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

South Glen Shiel Ridge looking towards Sgurr Coire na Feinne. The light had become very overcast in the West, but the sun popped out to accentuate the snake-like curve of the ridge.

South Glen Shiel Ridge looking towards Sgurr Coire na Feinne © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

South Glen Shiel Ridge looking towards Maol Chinn dearg and (far distance) Ladhar Bheinn. Lovely soft, overcast, light, late afternoon, October.

South Glen Shiel Ridge looking towards Maol Chinn dearg and (far distance) Ladhar Bheinn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

The foreground rock looked like a fossilised lobster claw. View towards Skye at dusk.

View to Skye at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

View at dusk in spectacular light looking towards Loch Etive, Ben Starav and (the big lump in the distance) Ben Nevis.

View at dusk towards Loch Etive, Ben Starav and (big lump in distance) Ben Nevis © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

View at dusk in spectacular light looking towards Loch Etive, Ben Starav and (the big lump in the distance) Ben Nevis. The lack of snow for mid January was quite remarkable, but the freezing wind meant that it was deceptively cold (and somewhat difficult using a view camera).

View at dusk towards Loch Etive, Ben Starav and (big lump in distance) Ben Nevis © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

View towards Loch Etive, Ben Starav and (the big lump in the distance) Ben Nevis. The cloud formations were beautiful.

View towards Loch Etive, Ben Starav and (big lump in distance) Ben Nevis © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

Looking towards Beinn Eighe, Torridon. This was on a freezing dawn, just as the sun was rising.

Looking towards Beinn Eighe, Torridon © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

Beinn Tulaichean from Cruach Ardrain, Central Highlands.

Beinn Tulaichean from Cruach Ardrain, Central Highlands  © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

Dusk, looking towards Tyndrum and Black Mount.

Dusk, looking towards Tyndrum and Black Mount  © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

Dusk, looking towards Tyndrum and Black Mount.

Dusk, looking towards Tyndrum and Black Mount  © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2017

Dawn over An Teallach and the hills of Wester Ross.

Dawn over An Teallach and the hills of Wester Ross,  © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Beinn an Eoin, Stac Pollaidh, Cul Beag and Cul Mor on a glorious October day. Careful use of a view camera has allowed perspective to be controlled, as well as keeping all the key elements of the scene sharp.

Beinn an Eoin, Stac Pollaidh, Cul Beag and Cul Mor on a glorious October day,  © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Shortly after sunset; lovely soft light looking towards Beinn an Eoin, with Stac Pollaidh and Suilven in the distance.

Stac Pollaidh and Suilven © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Late October afternoon, looking towards Stac Pollaidh and Suilven.

Stac Pollaidh and Suilven, late afternoon in October © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Rock formation and last light over Stac Pollaidh, Suilven, Cul Mor and Beinn an Eoin.

Stac Pollaidh, Suilven, Canisp, Quinaig, Cul Mor and Cul Beag at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Rock formation and stunning dusk light over Stac Pollaidh, Suilven, Cul Mor and Beinn an Eoin.

Stac Pollaidh, Suilven, Canisp, Quinaig, Cul Mor and Cul Beag at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Stac Pollaidh, Suilven, Canisp, Quinaig, Cul Mor and Cul Beag at dusk, late October.

Stac Pollaidh, Suilven, Canisp, Quinaig, Cul Mor and Cul Beag at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Summer Isles and An Teallach (far distance) at dusk - whilst viewing the groundglass under the dark cloth, I noticed a red glow- the sun had made an appearance just as it slipped below the horizon; this light only lasted 30 seconds or so.

Summer Isles and An Teallach (far distance) at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Summer Isles and An Teallach (far distance) at dusk.

Summer Isles and An Teallach (far distance) at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Glen Quoich with Ladhar Bheinn in the middle distance - seen from the South Glen Shiel ridge.

Glen Quoich and Ladhar Bheinn in the distance © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

North Glen Shiel and Kintail Hills, dappled light as dusk approaches.

North Glen Shiel and Kintail Hills, dappled light as dusk approaches © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Melvich Bay at dusk after a shower had passed.

Melvich Bay © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Melvich Bay.

Melvich Bay © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Melvich Bay after dusk on a stormy evening.

Melvich Bay © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Dunstanburgh Castle at dusk.

Dunstanburgh Castle © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Dunstanburgh Castle at dusk.

Dunstanburgh Castle © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2016

Heavy showers over Liathach, Torridon.

Liathach, Torridon © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Beinn Alligin and Stob Dearg, Torridon.

Beinn Alligin and Stob Dearg © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Isles of Skye and Rasaay from Applecross; shower at dusk.

Isles of Skye and Rasaay from Applecross © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Isles of Skye and Rasaay from Applecross; shower at dusk.

Isles of Skye and Rasaay from Applecross © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Sunset over Ben More, Mull, and view towards Loch Etive.

Sunset over Ben More, Mull, and view towards Loch Etive © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Ben Starav (left), Loch Etive and (in the far distance on the right) Ben More on Mull, at dusk. This was made on a very still October evening in gloriously clear conditions. With a view like this, and the noise of rutting stags booming from the valleys below, one couldn't get closer to the treasures that Nature provides us.

Ben Starav (left), Loch Etive and (in the far distance on the right) Ben More on Mull, at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Ben Starav and Loch Etive panorama; mid afternoon in colder light.

Ben Starav and Loch Etive © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Ben Starav and Loch Etive.

Ben Starav and Loch Etive © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Isle of Skye from Applecross, at dusk. This was made just after a blizzard had blown through - a very eerie experience as clouds suddenly appeared from the West and swept rapidly up the hill from the sea - almost ghostly in appearance, and incredibly fast. The winds went from almost nothing to very strong, and after 10 minutes or so - the squall vanished and the wind dropped.

Isle of Skye at dusk, from Applecross © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Isle of Skye at dusk, from near Plockton.

Isle of Skye at dusk, from near Plockton © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Torridon at dawn.

Torridon at dawn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Loch Rannoch and many of the West Highlands on an exceptionally clear mid Summer's evening.

Loch Rannoch and many of the West Highlands (including Glen Coe and Ben Nevis) at dusk on an exceptionally clear mid Summer's evening © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Loch Rannoch and many of the West Highlands (including Glen Coe and Ben Nevis) at dusk on an exceptionally clear mid Summer's evening.

Loch Rannoch and many of the West Highlands (including Glen Coe and Ben Nevis) at dusk on an exceptionally clear mid Summer's evening © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Shapes in the landscape (part of Stac Pollaidh is visible on the left).

Shapes in the landscape, Inverpolly © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Enard Bay and Stac Pollaidh at dusk.

Stac Pollaidh © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Applecross from near Plockton.

Applecross from near Plockton © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Isle of Skye at dusk.

Isle of Skye at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Unusual, almost ethereal light, at dusk after heavy rain. Looking towards Beinn Eighe with part of Liathach and Beinn Dearg also visible. This part of the world inspires me in many ways. It is utterly magnificent.

Beinn Eighe, Liathach and Beinn Dearg at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Beinn an Eoin (right) and Beinn Alligin (far left) at dawn, with Trotternish (Isle of Skye) in the very far distance. The tripod was level!

Beinn an Eoin and Beinn Alligin at daw, Torridon © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Just for fun - a great summit campsite in Torridon!

Torridon summit campsite © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

View towards Isle of Skye and Isle of Raasay (with the flat topped hill Dun Caan visible) in glorious light at dusk.

View towards Isle of Skye and Isle of Raasay (with the flat topped hill Dun Caan visible) in glorious light at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Beinn Eighe with (unless a very strong person has been lifting rocks in the middle of nowhere!) erratic boulders in the foreground.

Beinn Eighe © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

View towards Isle of Skye and Isle of Raasay in passing showers.

View towards Isle of Skye and Isle of Raasay in passing showers © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Beinn Dearg and Beinn Alligin.

Beinn Dearg and Beinn Alligin © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Beinn Dearg and Beinn Alligin, dawn alpenglow.

Beinn Dearg and Beinn Alligin at dawn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Liathach

Liathach © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Beinn Dearg and Beinn Alligin at dawn.

Beinn Dearg and Beinn Alligin at dawn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Liathach at dawn. Crisp, clear, still, stunning and utterly inspirational to be there.

Liathach at dawn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

River Talladale, Loch Maree and Beinn Airigh Charr at dawn.

River Talladale, Loch Maree and Beinn Airigh Charr at dawn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

First light illuminating Torridonian erratic boulders and the top of Beinn Eighe (left) and Liathach.

Beinn Eighe and Liathach at dawn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Dusk, looking towards Slioch and the Great Wilderness. The foreground was illuminated for just a few seconds.

Dusk, looking towards Slioch and the Great Wilderness © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Liathach and Beinn Alligin at dawn.

Liathach and Beinn Alligin at dawn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Beinn Eighe and Liathach at dawn. This landscape is magnificent, and every step reveals something of beauty. It is like being in another world.

Beinn Eighe and Liathach at dawn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

Lunar Torridonian landscape looking towards Beinn Eighe.

Lunar Torridonian landscape looking towards Beinn Eighe © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2015

 

 

 

 

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