Woods in Stirlingshire
A couple of weeks ago I went on an impromptu short jaunt to Craigieburn woods in Stirlingshire with a couple of friends. The woods are near Bannockburn, not far from the M9. It’s a wonderful area of mixed deciduous woodland, on a hill overlooking Stirling to the north. It’s a fairly small area of woodland, which has recently been split into several plots for individual private sale.
It was a beautiful sunny February day – perfect for meandering through the trees with my camera. The light was beautiful, filtering through the trees!
This woodland photo is available to buy as a print through the website shop.
I was staying in Sleat at the South end of Skye a couple of weeks ago – it’s the first time I’ve been up there in the bluebell season (albeit at the tail end). I had no idea there would be so many!
I loved the light in the woods at the Clan Donald Centre.
The farmer was burning some stubble just up the hill from here as we passed through Fife. It gave a lovely hazy effect behind these trees. I couldn’t resist stopping to take a few pictures.
You can buy this photo as a card or print through the landscapes section of the Photography Scotland website shop
There was a completely clear sky last night, and a superb sunset in Newtyle, Perthshire. These trees made a lovely silhouette as the sun went down.
This photo is available to buy as a card or print through the website shop.
A photo taken in St Cuthbert’s churchyard, on Lothian Road.
Trees silhouetted on the horizon at dusk on the island of Lismore
Autumn photos from around Scotland
A few more sunny autumn shots to warm you on a dreich Scottish day.
Trees reflected in Loch Tummel, Perthshire
Woods reflected in the water
Blue skies over Loch Tummel forests
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I spent an afternoon along the south shores of Loch Tummel a couple of weekends ago. It was superb weather, and the trees were just turning nicely autumnal. I didn’t manage to cycle very far. It seemed as if every corner I turned revealed another spot for a great landscape photo.
I got wet feet taking this one!
Autumnal trees reflected in Loch Tummel near Pitlochry, Scotland
Autumn is just starting to show its face in the North East
Autumnal trees in the Scottish Highlands
There was some wild weather over the weekend that I took this photo back in May…and some lovely light in between the storms.
Bridge over the River Tay at Aberfeldy
This photo is now for sale in the lochs and rivers section of the website shop
I’ve come home with a hoard of ’Lismore tree’ pictures. Here’s some of my favourites – all gnarled and twisted.
This tree is perched high up on a wall at the back of the bay in Sailean
Tree growing from a wall at Sailean, on the island of Lismore
Trees on the North West coast of Lismore island
I’m just back home from a trip up to the North East – lots of photos taken, good fiddle tunes and good company – thanks Steve!
Here’s the first one
Tree silhouette, Aberdeenshire
Moss covered trees in a Perthshire forest, Scotland
Here’s a photo from the lovely Perthshire woodland walks last weekend…in between the sunny spells there were plenty of rain showers. This one’s turned out looking somewhat tropical.
Woodland in Perthshire, Scotland
Thanks to Corinne for this suggestion for a photo title for the Moving Red Gallery!
The woods are beautiful at this time of year – fresh bright leaves on the trees, and dappled sunshine are a great combination.
Beech trees in a Perthshire forest in the spring
We spent a lot of our first day on Billy Currie‘s weekend workshop around the shores of Loch Ard in the Trossachs. It has some very photogenic spots.
Colourful boathouses on the edge of Loch Ard in theTrossachs, Scotland
I spent this weekend on a photography workshop – 2 days with Billy Currie, learning about all sorts of photography-related things. It was a great weekend, and I certainly learnt a huge amount. On Saturday we were out taking photos around the Forth and the Trossachs. Sunday was a day learning about using Photoshop and Lightroom.
I’ve tended to be pretty dubious about the benefits of playing around with photos after they’ve been taken. I suspect it’s easy to get into the habit of altering them just because you can, and dressing them up to look very different to reality. But there are plenty of occasions when a photo doesn’t bear much resemblance to the original view. So here’s a picture from the weekend that I’ve been experimenting on tonight – I’ve tried to use Photoshop to get the image as close as possible to what I saw when we were out photographing.
Fallen tree in a forest in the Trossachs, Scotland
I still can’t decide if I prefer it dressed or undressed!
Late afternoon sun on the Meadows in Edinburgh, Scotland
Tree silhouette, Lismore island
A photo from the island of Lismore, off the West coast of Scotland. The island has loads of interesting trees. I love all the gnarled shapes. This is one of my favourites, beside the track which runs from the centre of the island, down to the bay at Salean.