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

Sun setting

Day 1: John O’Groats to Lands End

The virtual version…. Well Day 1 went OK. I was on my feet all day teaching an analytical lab class (not … More


John O’ Groats to Lands End

This may seem like a ‘thing-you-must-do-at-some-point-in-your-life-but-probably-never-will-because-it’s-too-much-effort/been-done-before-anyway-so-what’s-the-point’ kind of challenge but tomorrow I embark on this adventure. If you can call … 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

Fresh strawberries

Strawberry Jammin’

I haven’t made much jam in the past – that which I have was either too solid or very runny. … More

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Another Vegan Brownie Recipe Tested

Doesn’t time fly? I have realised that since the beginning of August I have posted only six times – oops! … More

The intimate nature of a Gunnera leaf

Black and White Photo Study

Here are a few black and white photos I took last weekend. What do you think? Black and white photos … 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

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

Vegan rice paper, vegetable and herb rolls

Super Healthy Rice and Vegetable Rolls (Vegan)

Japanese-style food is always super tasty and usually super healthy too! These raw vegetable and herb rice paper rolls are … 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


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.


Loch Lomond in Black and White

Just thought I would share three black and white photographs of Loch Lomond.


Aberdeen Baker Hughes 10K – Race Report

Race report for the Aberdeen Baker Hughes 10k 2016.

Gooey, sweet, vegan chocolate brownies

Kris Holechek’s Ultimate Brownies (modified)

Next on my list of brownie delights was a recipe I found in the book “The 100 Best Vegan Baking … More


The silent field – Culloden

  A cold wind flaps the red and blue flags which provide a visual stand post of the locations whereupon two … More


Playing with fire..

Well, playing with smoke to be precise. I made these really fun images a while ago after seeing the technique in a photography magazine. What annoys me is I can’t remember how I did them.


Spectra – a night of light

Prepare yourself for wonder with a four night spectacular of art and light installations across Aberdeen city. Marischal College, St … More