You don’t need a fancy camera – photo quiz!

Hopefully this is proof that you don’t need a fancy camera to take great photos – I get fed up … More

Sands of Forvie

Days 5,6 and 7: 50 miles in!

Walking and/or running 50 miles in 7 days isn’t too bad! I must say that my legs are feeling it … More


Day 4: A Day of Discovery

After yesterday’s very wet rather rushed walk, I decided to venture back again along the Forvie NNR coastal path. Initially … More

A stylised photo looking out to see at Forvie NNR. Looks like it could be a lovely summers day!

Day 3 on the Virtual Challenge

I’m certainly racking up a few miles more than normal the last few days. Today’s big adventure took the form … More

The Ythan at Newburgh

Day 2: John O’Groats to Lands End

I’m making some progress on this one! Despite having a fairly sedentary day in the office doing data analysis I … More

Black and white photo of Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond in Black and White

It was a pretty grey uninspiring day when I took these black and white photographs of Loch Lomond on Saturday. … More

Astrantia peering over a log

7 More Ways to Change How You Take Photos: Part 3

With Part 1 and Part 2 out the way, this is my final post on how to change the way … More

Digitalis purpurea - the common foxglove

What’s Looking Hot in Gardens in July (UK)?

Gorgeous things in full flower at the moment (mid July) in Scotland, UK (or is it….)?     There are of … More

Grass heads in front of a rose

Seaton Park, Aberdeen – As Beautiful as Ever

Despite there being lots of works on at the moment to improve the park, which at first glance may seem … More

White-edged leaf hosta in black and white

9 Ways to Help Change How You Photograph: Part 1

As I mentioned previously some friends and I recently went on an evening after work taking photos. I thought I would … More


Plant Focus: Meconopsis (Blue Poppies)

On a recent visit to the Scottish Plant Hunter’s Garden (The Explorers Garden) in Pitlochry I was lucky enough to … More


Photo Club Walkabout

We have a group of us at work who are all keen on photography. We went on a walkabout last … More


Brexit and Scotch Eggxit?

I think a lot of the readers of this blog are from the great US of A so I thought … More

Vaccinium myrtillus and Calluna vulgaris undergrowth (Heather and Blaeberries)

Visit: Glen Tanar NNR

I think that everyone has a list of favourite places to go or be. Glen Tanar NNR, near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, … More

Candelabra Primulas

Visit: The Scottish Plant Hunter’s Garden

I have been wanting to visit The Explorer’s Garden (aka The Scottish Plant Hunter’s Garden) for many years but have never … More


Why do you Blog? Blogerative.

In the last few months I have written more than I ever have in my life. I’m writing a Master’s … More


A beautiful evening in Fort William

Thought I would continue with the Scottish walk photographs after Loch Lomond last night. I captured these images on a beautiful summer evening a few years ago.