Sunrise over Loch Affric
       
     
Alpen Glow on Beinn Alligin and Liathach
       
     
Arrochar Alps Sunset
       
     
Autumn Haze Loch Affric
       
     
Autumnal Sunrise over Glasgow
       
     
Early Morning Mist and Trees
       
     
Edinburgh in Pastels
       
     
Fionn Ghleann
       
     
Glen Sligachan and The Black Cuillin
       
     
Loch Lomond Orange Sky
       
     
Mist Through the Caledonian Forest
       
     
Neist Point
       
     
Red Deer Fawn
       
     
Rum and Eigg
       
     
Scots Pine
       
     
Storm Clouds South West
       
     
Sunbeams over the Trossachs
       
     
Sunrise on the Inner Sound
       
     
Sunset over Loch Katrine
       
     
Sunset over Loch Lomond
       
     
Sunset over the Arrochar Alps 1
       
     
Sunset over the Arrochar Alps 5
       
     
Sunset over the Trossachs
       
     
The Cuillin from Camusteel
       
     
Sunrise over Loch Affric
       
     
Sunrise over Loch Affric

A beautiful morning down Glen Affric with the mist hanging low across the Caledonian Forest surrounding Loch Affric.

Alpen Glow on Beinn Alligin and Liathach
       
     
Alpen Glow on Beinn Alligin and Liathach

The Torridon mountains are a paradise for hillwalkers and photographers.  The drive around the top of the Applecross Peninsula to Shieldaig and then Torridon is one of my favourites.  It had been a sparkling day jumping in and out of the car to enjoy the view and we arrived in Torridon late afternoon.  I hadn't got much hope for a good sunset as there was no cloud so after a shower, we set off from our B&B in search of somewhere to grab dinner.  The temperature had really dropped and lots of mist had started to form in Abhainn Coire Mhic Nobuil and across Upper Loch Torridon.  We stopped beside the road and just as the sun was about to drop behind the mountains, it created a beautiful alpen glow across the tops of Beinn Alligin, Beinn Dearg and Liathach.

Arrochar Alps Sunset
       
     
Arrochar Alps Sunset

Looking west from the top of Ben A’an out to the Arrochar Alps with The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) clearly visible. Scotland.

Autumn Haze Loch Affric
       
     
Autumn Haze Loch Affric

Glen Affric is known for being the most beautiful glen in Scotland and Autumn is the best time to see it.  I drove up through the glen late afternoon with the sunshine hitting pockets of mist and creating a warm hazy glow through the trees.  The viewpoint at Am Meallan was deserted and the perfect spot to catch the last rays of light across Loch Affric.

Autumnal Sunrise over Glasgow
       
     
Autumnal Sunrise over Glasgow

A sunrise in late summer, early autumn over Strathbungo in the Southside and the West End of Glasgow with Dumgoyne and the Campsie Fells in the distance.

Early Morning Mist and Trees
       
     
Early Morning Mist and Trees

A cold misty morning down Glen Affric looking out across the Caledonian Pine Forest.

Edinburgh in Pastels
       
     
Edinburgh in Pastels

Edinburgh at dusk as fog and mist start to roll in shrouding the city in a pastel blue. The lights of the castle briefly matched the sky before turning a deeper red.

Fionn Ghleann
       
     
Fionn Ghleann

Looking up Fionn Ghleann towards Beinn Maol Chaluim as the sun briefly breaks through the clouds showing off the Autumnal colours on the hillside. Glencoe, Scotland.

Glen Sligachan and The Black Cuillin
       
     
Glen Sligachan and The Black Cuillin

The day’s last rays of light pink up the moody sky and mountains. Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Loch Lomond Orange Sky
       
     
Loch Lomond Orange Sky

A beautiful orange sky sillouettes the peaks surrounding Loch Lomond with The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) on the West side of the loch and Ben Lomond on the East.

Mist Through the Caledonian Forest
       
     
Mist Through the Caledonian Forest

Glen Affric is home to one of the largest areas of Caledonian Pine Forest still left in the Highlands of Scotland.  I woke up to a very misty morning and ventured into the glen for sunrise.  After spending some time photographing Loch Affric, I turned my attention to the forest where there was still some mist swirling across the tree tops before the light got too harsh.

Neist Point
       
     
Neist Point

Duirinish, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Red Deer Fawn
       
     
Red Deer Fawn

Glen Etive, Scotland.

Rum and Eigg
       
     
Rum and Eigg

This is one of my favourite spots in Scotland. I’ve visited the beaches at Arisaig many times but never had the pleasure of seeing Rum and Eigg look quite so painterly. I got lucky with some fantastic clouds and when that beam of light broke through it pretty much topped off the photo for me!

Scots Pine
       
     
Scots Pine

A lone Scots Pine stands proud in amongst the early morning mist down Glen Affric.

Storm Clouds South West
       
     
Storm Clouds South West

Stormy showers and gusty winds roll in from the South West as viewed from Ben Donich, Scotland.

Sunbeams over the Trossachs
       
     
Sunbeams over the Trossachs

Beams from the setting sun cast a warm glow through the mountains. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland.

Sunrise on the Inner Sound
       
     
Sunrise on the Inner Sound

The infamous Bealach na Bà pass (pass of the cattle) that winds its way through the hills on the Applecross Peninsula is said to be one of the UK's best drives.  With steep hairpin bends and stunning views, I can certainly vouch for that.  There's a carpark where the road reaches it's highest point at 2054ft and the views across the Inner Sound to the Western Isles are fantastic!  I was only visiting Applecross for a couple of days and it was blowing a hoolie up at the pass on the first day.  I reccied a good spot and decided to make my way back up there for sunrise the following morning with the hope of some mist and the sun's first rays hitting the Cuillin on Skye.  The weather was favourable in the morning with just a slight breeze and although it was dark, I even managed to find the exact spot amongst the boulders that I'd been to the day before.  Autumn sees the start of the rutting season and all I could hear as I was setting up were stags roaring at each other for miles around.  I got a bit more sea mist than i'd bargained for but the light was lovely and as the sun got higher I could see more and more of the Cuillins on Skye and even Rum in the distance.  I stayed up there shooting images for 2 and half hours and it was the very last shot that I liked the best.  The Cuillin mountains of Skye dominate the island view in this photograph with Rum just peeping out behind to the left.  The Isles of Scalpay, Raasay, Pabay, Longay, Eilean Mòr and Eilean Meadhonach can also be seen and I believe Eigg is faintly visible too.

Sunset over Loch Katrine
       
     
Sunset over Loch Katrine

Looking west from the top of Ben A’an over Loch Katrine and the surrounding mountains as the sun slowly sets. Scotland.

Sunset over Loch Lomond
       
     
Sunset over Loch Lomond

Beams from the setting sun cast a warm glow through the mountains. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland.

Sunset over the Arrochar Alps 1
       
     
Sunset over the Arrochar Alps 1

Looking west from the top of Ben A’an out to the Arrochar Alps with The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) clearly visible. Scotland.

Sunset over the Arrochar Alps 5
       
     
Sunset over the Arrochar Alps 5

Looking west from the top of Ben A’an out to the Arrochar Alps with The Cobbler (Ben Arthur) clearly visible. Scotland.

Sunset over the Trossachs
       
     
Sunset over the Trossachs

Beams from the setting sun cast a warm glow through the mountains. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Scotland.

The Cuillin from Camusteel
       
     
The Cuillin from Camusteel

The Applecross Peninsula offers incredible views over to the Isle of Skye.  On my first evening there in over 20 years I enjoyed arguably the best fish and chips I've ever had from the beer garden of the Applecross Inn, provided by their retro take away 'Inn-Side Out' food truck.  Despite Autumn being well under way, it was a beautiful warm evening with the promise of a lazy sunset.  I headed off down the coast with a full belly and found a nice spot with clear views out across the Sound.  There wasn't a cloud in the sky as I was setting up but I persevered anyway and as the sun got lower, more cloud started to form on the horizon and move across the Cuillin mountains of Skye.  Rarely does a photograph come together so easily.