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.
Intense Autumn colours near Killiecrankie in heavy rain and low light, which required a reasonably long exposure.
Summer sunset from the summit of Ben Lui, Central Highlands, looking North East.
Suilven in October. I liked the feeling of movement in the sky, and the grass.
Stormy dusk, Isle of Wight.
Suilven, Quinaig and Canisp before sunrise on a decidedly chilly dawn.
The Trossachs at dusk in a gentle breeze (Ben Lomond is on the far left in the distance) seen from the North, late July. The moon was nearly full, so I was able to walk back to the car without using the headtorch.
The Trossachs at dusk (Ben Lomond is on the far left in the distance) seen from the North.
St Stephen's Church, Stockbridge, Edinbugh, at dusk.
Summer dusk from the summit of Ben Lui with the unmistakable shape of Ben Nevis in the far distance (just over 27 miles as the crow flies). Getting up here was extremely hard work - I took the large format kit plus 3 lenses. The temperature when I set off at 4pm was 28 degrees centigrade in the shade. I've never experienced anything like it in Scotland, and had it not been for a wonderful, crisp, clear spring I found at 700 metres, there's no way I could have safely made it up. Even after the sun had set and with a breeze, it was still very warm on top. Unbelievable!
Alpenglow over Ben Ledi at dawn.
The Bass Rock (in the distance), East Lothian.
I liked the energy of the foreground, and the line of rocks. East Lothian, at dusk.
Tranquil dusk tones, East Lothian. Beautiful soft light after the sun had set, and just as the full moon was rising.
Cul Mor and Stac Pollaidh at dusk. I liked the way the tussock of grass mirrored the shape of Stac Pollaidh.
Moonrise over Cul Mor.
Looking North West towards Suilven, just as the sun is appearing over the horizon.
Panorama of Forth rail bridge at dawn.
Last light near Ventnor.
Mist covered mountains at dusk from Sgurr an Fhidhleir.
Stormy Atlantic dusk, Isle of Colonsay.
Unusual light after dusk, Isle of Colonsay.
Cul Beag, Ben More Coigach, Sgurr an Fhidhleir and Stac Pollaidh.
Ben More Coigach, Sgurr an Fhidhleir and Stac Pollaidh amidst (an unresolved!) jumble of rocks.
Panorama of Stac Pollaidh, Loch Sionasgaig and the Outer Hebrides on a stunningly clear, cold day.
Hills of Assynt with sandstone slabs in the foreground.
Suilven and Quinaig at dawn. This was made with a standard lens and a reasonable amount of tilt, and stitching 3 images together.
Cul Mor and Stac Pollaidh at moonrise.
Panorama of part of Assynt, with Fionn Loch (far left), Loch Veyatie (main loch in the foreground, which is connected to Fionn Loch), Suilven, Quinaig and Canisp. This was made on a bitterly cold day (largely due to the stronger than forecast East wind) just as the sun began to appear over the horizon.
Loch Lurgainn and Sgorr Tuath, Coigach, after dusk.
Quinaig, Suilven and Canisp at dusk.
Nothing more than a pretty picture of Suilven, Quinaig, Ben More Assynt (parts of!) and Canisp on the right.
Loch Lurgainn, Coigach, well after dusk. The colours and tones that mother nature provided on this evening were wonderful.
Stac Pollaidh, with the Summer Isles just beyond, and in the far distance, the Isles of Harris and Lewis.
Water of Leith, Edinburgh, as the last light fades.
Beinn Eighe, Torridon.
Suilven on a freezing dawn, with Quinaig and Canisp in the distance.
River by Beinn Eighe at dusk. This place was inspiring - so full of character - of soul, almost.
Slioch and Loch Maree from the slopes of Beinn Eighe, late afternoon. I love these 'atmospheric' conditions.
Loch Maree well before sunrise (not that the sun appeared, as it was raining). And no midges!
Liathach, Torridon, from the slopes of Beinn Eighe just after (and before!) lashing rain.
Stac Pollaidh and Suilven on a cloudy evening - this image was made after spending quite a few hours on top in the mist, which suddenly cleared at dusk. I have to admit to feeling slightly uncomfortable about this image, as I have seen these rocks photographed before (not in precisely the same way, I should add, and much better than this). I've posted it because it's far too beautiful a view to sit permanently on a hard drive.
Beinn Alligin after the sun has gone down. Such a beautiful time of day to see a place like this.
Dawn near Bridge of Allan.
By Loch Garry in glorious light at dawn, just as the mist evaporated.
River Garry in the rain.
Scots pine in soft light at dusk, Perthshire.
Rain at dusk.
Bails, Fife, at dusk.
The beautiful Summer Isles just after moonrise, from Ben More Coigach.
Stac Pollaidh and Suilven from Ben More Coigach, after sunset.
By Loch Garry in glorious light at dawn.
Ardnish and Arisaig at dusk.
River Garry study 1.
River Garry study 2.
River Garry in the rain.
Soft light at dawn, with a layer of mist behind the tree, near Bridge of Allan.
Lovely soft light at dawn, Bass Rock, East Lothian.
The horns of Beinn Alligin and (beyond) Beinn Dearg, Slioch and Beinn Eighe are visible. This was at dawn on a very wild day and this intense light lasted just a minute or so. A part of the world that appears timeless, though a cursory glance at the landscape reveals plenty of evidence of relatively rapid change during the recent ice age.
A snow capped Ben Lomond (in the distance) at dawn.
Old stone wall, Perthshire. The heavy rain and soft light help to bring out the colours. I'm yet to find a solution to the challenges of composing using a ground glass in very wet and misty conditions - one breath and the ground glass, loupe (and if you're not careful, the lens) are covered in condensation!
Lone tree and alpenglow before dawn - the snow capped peak to the right of centre is Stuc a' Chroin (Central Highlands)
Panorama of mossy woodland in heavy rain, Perthshire. This was made with a standard lens and the branches were very close, and too chaotic to benefit from lens tilt, so this image is not sharp throughout.
Suilven and Canisp appearing through the mist, from Cul Mor; a layer of mist has dampened the colours of the light on the slopes of Suilven in the distance.
Forth rail bridge as the moon sets, and well before dawn.
Ben Ledi (Central Highlands) on a cold misty dawn.
An unoriginal image of Queen's View.....but I loved the gentle tones after dusk, and the wisps of mist that appeared.
Bla Bheinn from the slopes of Sgurr na Stri.
View towards Loch Torridon from Beinn Dearg.
A rock on Beinn Alligin, and some soft sidelight.
River Runie towards Beinn Ghobhlach. This image was made in the rain as the tail end of a front passed at dusk.
An old image from a day on the Cuillin Ridge with Mike Lates from Skye Guides. Mike is a fantastic guide, and we'd planned to do the whole ridge in a day. He laid down the ground rules - minimal kit, and strictly no cameras above point and shoot size. Despite torrential rain, we set of at the North end of the ridge and shot up the pinnacles of Sgurr nan Gillean in what was one of the most exhilirating experiences I've had. We had to abort plans (before the Inaccessible Pinnacle) to do the whole ridge as the wind made it hard to stand up. I felt that was an opportune moment to show Mike that I had managed to smuggle a camera and 2 lenses into my rucksack, and take a few photos without him noticing. He saw the funny side! This is looking towards Sligachan which (most unusually!) is hidden by the mist. I think this is from Bruach na Frithe.
Wintry scene not long before dusk, Glen Lyon. This is similar to the image below, though made using a wider lens and from a slightly different point, and it was about 15 minutes later. This set of images illustrates how quickly the conditions can change and what an impact this has on the mood of the landscape.
Moody, wintry scene not long before dusk, Glen Lyon.
Isle of Skye at dusk.
Kiloran beach, Isle of Colonsay.
Water droplets catching the soft light in the rain, by the River Garry, portrait version.
Looking East from Cul Mor towards Glen Oykel.
Dusk tones over the Eastern hills of Glen Coe from the summit of Sgurr Eilde Mor in the Mamores.
Shadows at dusk at the Quiraing, Isle of Skye, with Staffin Bay in the distance.
Water droplets catching the soft light in the rain, by the River Garry.
Edinburgh Botanic Gardens, Autumn medley.
River Garry, in the rain.
Veins, River Garry, in the rain.
The River Garry flowing in the rain - perfect conditions to capture the Autumnal colours.
Draping branches over the River Garry in heavy rain. This was made with a good pocket camera (the rain was just too heavy to use a tripod). Memo to self - next Autumn - wait for persistent lashing rain, and go out with a tiny point and shoot (and keep fingers crossed that it doesn't pack in)!
Autumn colours by the River Garry. I was captivated by the way the foreground tree glistened in the rain - enough so to stand in the rain for quitre a while faffing around changing the bellows and putting on a longer lens.
Autumn colours by the River Garry in the rain. This was a long exposure just before dusk.
Autumn colours by the River Garry in the rain, which gives the tree in the foreground its 'sheen'.