Saturday 17 September 2016

Southerness Lighthouse, Beach and Barrel Jellyfish

A walk along Southerness beach on a sunny day with a dramatic sky lent itself to plenty of HDR images. I also discovered a few Barrel Jellyfish washed up.

Wednesday 24 August 2016

Red Haven (Reid Ha'en) near Auchencairn

Taking advantage of the sunshine I parked in Auchencairn took a walk past the first bird hide to a small bay called Red Haven (or Reid Ha'en), so named because of the lovely colour of the sand on the beach.

The bay also has great views of Heston Island.

Walking back from the bay there is a nice vista of the hills beyond and the sky had some interesting clouds too - which is a bonus.

Both these images use HDR techniques.

Looking back from Red Haven across a very green field and some stunning clouds.

Red Haven bay looking out towards Heston Island.

Sunday 31 July 2016

Old Buittle Church

Visited Old Buittle Church for the first time and managed to get these atmospheric HDR shots of the West gable with the sun on it and stormy clouds in the background. More information about the old kirk can be found here:

Friday 6 May 2016

New Local Scenes Added to Etsy Shop

I have added 4 new designs to my Etsy shop product range of photo greetings cards this week. Check them out below or visit the shop:

Mill on the Fleet with reflection in the Fleet river.

Southerness Lighthouse

Sweetheart Abbey.

Waterloo Monument near New Abbey

Monday 18 April 2016

New Etsy Store Launch with Photographic Greetings Cards and Prints for sale

Check out my new Etsy store at which boasts some of my best photographs taken in Dumfries and Galloway, currently all available in large A5 greetings card format but also available as prints upon request. The image below shows the pictures currently available:

New greetings card prints available to buy on Etsy!

Sunday 20 March 2016

Kirkconnell Flow in the Spring

A couple of HDR shots of Kirkconnell Flow looking up one of the main paths:

Saturday 19 March 2016

Powillimount Rock Formation HDRs and Fossils

Powillimount beach is a geologist's paradise because it has a lot of interesting rock formations and there are massive slabs of rock just lying on the beach packed with fossils, all on my doorstep practically.

Fossil packed rock!
Rock Formations

Some sort of ancient shells?

Another interesting fossil

Quite long large fossils

These look like fairy bones to me! 20p for scale!

Rock formations and 'cave'

More interesting geological features.

Friday 18 March 2016

Red Squirrel on my Window Sill

Just had to share this one. I recently put a window feeder on my kitchen window (so I could watch the birds while I do the washing up!), and the red squirrels in my garden have started using it. I am now carefully creeping up on them while they feed so I can get some pictures. Here's one of the better one's I took:

Red Squirrel on a Window Sill

Tuesday 15 March 2016

BBC Use My Photo of Mull of Galloway Lighthouse for Story Promoting Dumfries and Galloway!

Today, the BBC had a story entitled Dumfries and Galloway: Selling Scotland's 'overlooked corner' talking about Dumfrie's and Galloway's new tourism strategy.
The best part was that they decided to use my photo of the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse to illustrate the story:
BBC News site using my image!