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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.

Dusk light over Edinburgh with Arthurs Seat in the distance.

Edinburgh, Arthurs Seat and Inverleith at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Coastal slippage on the Isle of Wight.

Coastal slippage on the Isle of Wight © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Arthurs Seat and Holyrood Palace from Calton Hill, at dusk.

Arthurs Seat and Holyrood Palace from Calton Hill, at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Wintry dusk in Edinburgh, Inverleith.

Wintry dusk in Edinburgh, Inverleith © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Evening light on Skye; Loch Slapin and the 'Red Cuillin'.

Evening light on Skye; Loch Slapin and the 'Red Cuillin' © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Edinburgh, wintry dusk; the castle is catching the last of the evening light.

Edinburgh, wintry dusk; the castle is catching the last of the evening light © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

The Cuillin Ridge, Skye, seen from Bla Bheinn at dusk.

The Cuillin Ridge, Skye, seen from Bla Bheinn at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Pentland Hills and Edinburgh at dusk.

Pentland Hills and Edinburgh at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Compositionally inept, but nonetheless a moody view of Torridon in the rain.

Torridon in the rain © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Edinburgh postbox reflecting the dusk light, New Town.

Edinburgh New Town postbox © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Loch Lochy at dawn.

Loch Lochy at dawn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Suilven from Cul Mor.

Suilven from Cul Mor, Inverpolly © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Suilven from Cul Mor. A gathering of 3 rocks, parting company after admiring the view!

Suilven from Cul Mor, Inverpolly © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Stac Pollaidh illuminated by the setting sun amidst rain showers. I liked the way the cloud hugged the top of Sgorr Tuath (the peak to the left of Stac Pollaidh).

Stac Pollaidh illuminated by the setting sun amidst rain showers © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Soft Autumnal light over Loch Awe on a November dawn.

Soft Autumnal light over Loch Awe on a November dawn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

The Paps of Jura (and Rhuvaal lighthouse on Islay) as the sun goes down, mid Summer, from Beinn Eibhne on the Isle of Colonsay.

The Paps of Jura (and Rhuvall lighthouse on Islay) as the sun goes down, mid Summer, from Beinn Eibhne on the Isle of Colonsay) © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Panorama of Suilven, Quinaig (middle far distance behind a shower) and Canisp, from Cul Mor, Inverpolly. Such a wonderful part of the world. In this case, the near perfect forecast was replaced by torrential rain, and I was very lucky indeed to see this view - unfortunately I was more rushed than I would have liked as the weather closed in again.

Suilven panorama from Cul Mor, Inverpolly © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Barrisdale Bay at dusk, Knoydart.

Barrisdale Bay, Knoydart at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Panorama of Knoydart hills from Ladhar Bheinn, with Barrisdale Bay on the left.

Panorama of Knoydart hills from Ladhar Bheinn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Luinne Bheinn at dusk, Knoydart.

Luinne Bheinn, Knoydart at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Summer flowers at moonrise, Isle of Wight.

Summer flowers moonrise, Isle of Wight © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Barrisdale Bay, Knoydart, Mid Summer stormy dusk.

Barrisdale Bay, Knoydart at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

River Spey and flowers blowing in the wind at dusk.

River Spey at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

River Spey at dusk.

River Spey at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Pebbles on Spey Bay.

Pebbles on Spey Bay © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Slioch and snow showers.

Slioch and snow showers © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Edinburgh from Inverleith at dusk.

Edinburgh from Inverleith at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

The needles with bad weather approaching, Isle of Wight.

The needles, Isle of Wight © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Dusk and heavy rain over the Solent from the Isle of Wight.

Dusk and heavy rain over the Solent, Isle of Wight © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Scots pine by Loch Hourn. A beautiful place, and at this time of year, full of throngs of.....midges.

Scots pine by Loch Hourn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Curves, wildflowers, and dusk tones near Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Clifftops near Ventnor, Isle of Wight © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Barrisdale Bay and Loch Hourn from near the top of Ladhar Bheinn, Knoydart. I am so taken by this part of the country. Just beautiful. The walk in (and back!) is beyond the end of Loch Hourn that you can see in the far distance in this image! And the walk along the loch is not flat. Ladhar Bheinn itself is one of the most spectacular munros, but it's quite a brute to ascend (that's an understatement), especially with a full set of large format equipment. Next time I will bring just one lens, because this really is a long walk.

Knoydart from Ladhar Bheinn© Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Barrisdale Bay, Knoydart, mid Summer dusk and rain showers (and midges!)

Barrisdale Bay, Knoydart © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Barrisdale Bay from the slopes of Ladhar Bheinn, mid Summer dawn, Knoydart. While to many viewers, this will be no more than another 'pretty image', to me this is a record of one of the single most beautiful places I have been - in the world. The walk in is long, but the area is spectacular, and remote, and it has a feel - almost a soul - like no other I have experienced. It is magical beyond description.

Barrisdale Bay, Knoydart © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Portobello beach, Edinburgh, at dusk in Winter. The foreground sand is, in places, reflecting the warm colours from the setting sun (the colours are reflecting off the clouds).

Portobello Bay, Edinburgh Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Another shot of a tree in Glen Lyon.

Scots Pine in Glen Lyon © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Rum from Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan, in typical Scottish weather!

Rum from Sanna Bay, Ardnamurchan © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Torrential rain, Allt Mheuran looking towards the River Etive. This is a great picnic spot on the route up Ben Starav, and also a stretch of water frequently used by canoeists. It has also been well photographed over the last 10 years or so, and much better than by me.

Allt Mheuran, Glen Etive © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Liathach (Torridon) from the North in September.

Liathach © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

The islands of Eigg and Rum in very unScottish conditions!

Eigg and Rum © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

The hills of Moidart (far left) and the Ardnish peninsula from South Morar at dusk.

The hills of Moidart (far left) and the Arnish peninsula from South Morar © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Bidean nam Biam, Glen Coe.

Bidean nam Bian, Glen Coe © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Cliffs near Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Lashing rain, strong winds and low light made this shot with a long lens on a view camera challenging. I'm not a fan of using umbrellas for photography (most of my work is up North in the hills so it just adds more weight and most of the time in the hills above a reasonable altitute - when it's raining - it's too windy anyway - because rain is usually accompanied by a low pressure system). I've found that a waterproof darkcloth (available from Linhof & Studio) works brilliantly to keep the camera etc dry, but it won't keep water off the lens once the lens is exposed to the elements.

Isle of Wight near Ventnor © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

A fallen tree that has been caught up in the heather burning, looking towards the hills of Moidart with the broad shoulder of Rois-Bheinn most prominent.

Hills of Moidart © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Ben More on the Isle of Mull from the Isle of Colonsay; a longer lens with tilt has been used here. Colonsay is a fabulous island - so remote and so beautiful.

Isle of Mull from Isle of Colonsay © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

The Road to the Isles (which happens to be one of my favourite tunes on the pipes). Rum (left) and Skye (right) at dusk from South Morar.

Rum and Skye from above Morar © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Slioch in very soft light.

Slioch © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Ardtoe beach (near Acharacle) in the rain.

Ardtoe Beach © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Disused boat near Ullapool

Disused boat near Ullapool © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

By the Priory on the Isle of Oronsay with Isla and Jura in the distance.

Celtic cross by the priory on the Isle of Oronsay © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

The Cuillins from South Morar at dusk. It may not be obvious to the viewer but technically this is quite a challenging image for a number of reasons, not helped by very strong winds, and the surface area of a view camera which acts like a mini sail.

Cuillins from South Morar © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Ardnish peninsula (right) and Arisaig (far distance) with Loch Ailort in the foreground at dusk on a very windy evening.

Ardnish and Arisaig at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

The Cuillins from Morar.

The Cuillins from Morar © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Loch Beoraid looking towards the Glenfinnan Hills, with heavy showers approaching. This part of Scotland is stunningly beautiful, even in relatively flat light.

Loch Beoraid © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Skye and Moidart at dusk.

Skye and Moidart at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

The Isles of Eigg and Rum.

Eigg and Rum © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Glen Moidart on a stormy dusk. Just visible in the rain in the distance are (parts of) Rois-bheinn and Sgurr na Ba Glaise.

Glen Moidart, stormy dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Beinn Eighe, North West Highlands, seen from the North. The signs of Spring are just starting to appear as the landscape shifts (in parts) towards a hint of green.

Beinn Eighe, North West Highlands © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Beinn Eighe, North West Highlands, seen from the North. Very flat light, but nonetheless such a stunning part of the world, and sometimes it is hard to believe that you are actually in Britain.

Beinn Eighe, North West Highlands © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Slioch, North West Highlands. I became well acquainted with this rock as I lost track of time under the dark cloth. It took a long time to align the crack in the rock with the Westerly edge of Slioch (the left edge), and even longer to adjust the focal plane so that the image is sharp throughout. If there had been any midges.......

Slioch, North West Highlands © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Slioch amidst snow showers. This was supposed to be a fine day. I'm glad it wasn't!

Slioch, North West Highlands © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Central Highlands from Ben Ledi, shortly before dusk. In the middle distance are Stob Binnean and Ben More.

Central Highlands from Ben Ledi © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

Loch Lubnaig at dusk.

Loch Lubnaig from Ben Ledi © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

Spring view towards Ben Ledi.

Daffodils and view towards Ben Ledi © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

Loch Achall at dusk in September.

Loch Achall at dusk © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

Isla from Colonsay. I've deliberately used tilt to make the bottom of the wall out of focus.

Colonsay © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

While walking up Ben Ledi from Callander this was the view of Loch Lubnaig, and the Lawers hills in the distance, on a fine March day with a cold, clear, North Easterly wind.

Loch Lubnaig from Ben Ledi © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

Sidelight during a shower, Glen Lyon.

Glen Lyon © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

St Cyrus beach at dawn.

St Cyrus beach, Angus, before dawn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

Panorama of Beinn Alligin and beyond in showery conditions, Torridon. As always, a low resolution screen image doesn't do this justice in a number of respects.

Torridon panorama with rain showers © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Panorama looking towards Canisp (left) and Cul Mor at dusk on a moody September evening.

Canisp (left) and Cul Mor © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

The magnificent outline of Suilven. It is remarkable that there is a stone wall going over the top of this mountain!

Suilven in Autumn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

Mid Summer dusk over the Atlantic from the Isle of Colonsay.

Atlantic dusk from Colonsay © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2012

A tree! Glen Lyon, Perthshire.

Tree gesture, Glen Lyon © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

Forth rail bridge before dawn.

Forth rail bridge at dawn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

Loch Coire na Caime on Liathach, Torridon. The mountain was shrouded in mist which partially lifted as a shaft of light burst through, giving life to the Autumn colours and the ridiculous number of erratic boulders.

Loch Coire na Caime on Liathach, Torridon © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

Beinn an Eoin and Beinn a'Chearcaill, Torridon, at dusk. This is a sister image to one previously posted on this website. After a day of lashing rain and wind, this light burst through as the sun went down.

Beinn Eighe and Liathach, Torridon © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

Dusk light hits Liathach, Torridon.

Beinn Eighe and Liathach, Torridon © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

Edinburgh in Winter at dusk. This is unusual in that it is the first time that I have ever used lens tilt to make the focal plane go from the top of the scene (the branches) down towards the horizon. Had there been anything in the immediate foreground at the bottom of the secene, it would have been out of focus.

Edinburgh © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

Dusk at Portobello beach, Edinburgh

Dusk at Portobello beach, Edinburgh © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

St Cyrus beach, Angus, before dawn. Looking South towards Montrose and Dundee.

St Cyrus beach, Angus, before dawn © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

Forth rail bridge, Edinburgh.

Forth Rail Bridge, Edinburgh © Copyright Michael Stirling-Aird 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

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