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Iceland On Fire

Iceland On Fire

Posted: 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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Autumn Angst

Autumn Angst

Posted: 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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Caledonia Colour

Caledonia Colour

Posted: Friday, November 4, 2016

In 18 years of tour guiding it’s never happened before. I never thought it would and now it has, I rather hope it happens again. The prospect of an all-female group held some trepidation if truth be told but in the event, it was a real pleasure. I’m stretching it a bit when I say “all female” because thanks to a late booking (cheers Will), the gender bias on our recent Caledonia Colour tour was balanced just a tad.

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It's all down to light.

It's all down to light.

Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2016

I've always loved backlighting. It doesn't work with everything but with crested tits, it most definitely does. That cheeky little mohican really stands out with late (or early) winter light filtering through the delicate feathers. Setting up our crested tit hide several years ago, we were at pains to ensure a backlit shot was possible

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