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Autumn Angst

Autumn Angst

By Peter Cairns
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Autumn is a frantic time. Rather than bathing in the splendour of a sensory seasonal overload, I find myself always wanting to be where I’m not. Acutely aware of the susceptibility of Scotland’s fickle autumn colour to frost, wind and in some years even snow, I imagine that no matter how spectacular a scene I’m photographing, there is another which is even better and I should be there photographing it before it withers and dies.

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Iceland On Fire

Iceland On Fire

By Peter Cairns
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

As the rain hammered relentlessly on the windscreen and the headlights barely penetrated the gloom, the sense of trepidation and dare I say it, helplessness, was palpable. After a long day of trains, planes and automobiles, this was not the Icelandic welcome our guests had in mind. I made an inadequate attempt to lift the mood but only as the lights of our hotel came into view with safety and sustenance assured, could I sense a collective sigh of relief.

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