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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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A.M.A.N.D.A. Jan '16

A.M.A.N.D.A. Jan '16

Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

This sounds very prissy but it’s usually a young girl on the phone. It often goes something like this: “I’m from the BBC (other Production Companies do exist) and we’re making a programme on red squirrels. I understand from just about everyone that you guys know lots about red squirrels and will put our cameraman straight in front of one. We have no money and just one hour. Can you help?”

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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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Nature's disco!

Nature's disco!

Posted: Friday, March 10, 2017

The northern lights are one of the great wonders of the natural world. If you’ve never witnessed this other-worldly phenomenon, then find the time and information to do so! Fluorescent green curtains pierce the dark night sky, sometimes accompanied by deep reds; it’s a sight you won’t forget quickly.

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What makes a great image?

What makes a great image?

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

It’s a tricky question and one that I’ve been pondering for many years. It was only recently however, when I was asked by a tour guest, that I tried to articulate a meaningful answer.

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