Landscape Photography

The Land asks for a devotion of patience I am only too willing to give.

My landscape photography portfolio includes work from across Scotland. I have spent decades exploring our land to discover the nuanced differences between ordinary and extraordinary beauty. You can view some of my favourite images in the galleries below, and follow me on social media to see my latest work.

The Caledonian Forest

Dominated by the magnificent Scots Pine, the Caledonian Forest once extended across vast swathes of the Highlands. I’m lucky to live within a few minutes walk of some of the finest remaining sections of this incredibly beautiful habitat.

The Caledonian Forest is the habitat I thrive in, and I consider myself primarily a forest photographer. These images represent a tiny fraction of the number I have made.

The Cairngorms

The wildest and largest area of upland terrain in the United Kingdom, the Cairngorms are a testing but rewarding group of mountains that offer an arctic refuge for some of the rarest species in the country, as well as some of the finest views.

The Celtic Forest

Scotland’s ‘other’ ancient forest, sibling to the Caledonian, the Celtic Forest is the oak dominated rainforest of the west coast. These extraordinary fragments of ancient woodland are glorious places to explore.

Loch Maree

One of the most famous of all Highland Lochs, Loch Maree is one of the places in Scotland I love most. With its incredible mountains, ancient stones and rare woodland, it’s a place I always yearn to return to.

The Hebrides

Exposed to the Atlantic, haven for human and wildlife alike, the Hebrides are a photographer’s paradise, and are unlike anywhere else in the world. For the photographer they offer a pure experience of space, shape, and light.

Torridon

The glen that gave it’s name to stone – Torridonian Sandstone. Some of the oldest rocks in the world, some of Scotland’s most iconic mountains, home to rare forest and beautiful lochs.

Assynt

Incredible geology, extraordinary coastline, iconic mountains and light that just won’t quit. A landscape that inspired one of Scotland’s best loved and most eloquent poets.

Ardnamurchan

The land at the end of the road, the place where it all begins. The most westerly place in mainland Britain is also one of the most remote. Staggeringly beautiful, a place of the soul.

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From the Blog:

Meditative Photography
Very often landscape photography feels like a chase; trying to read the signals of weather, light and landscape to put yourself in the right place and time to see something …
My First Wild Camp of the Year
The recent spell of fine weather here in the Highlands was a great opportunity to enjoy a relatively easy night out in a tent. After several good hill days on …
Sunset on Cairngorm
I needed a moment to pause as I took in the ridge that I was about to climb. 'Oh boy. Here we go.' Sometimes I think it would be nice …
Walking at the Forest’s Edge
Despite having spent over a decade exploring the Caledonian Forests of the Rothiemurchus estate, there are some areas of these woods where I have very rarely set foot. The higher …
Thoughts on The Darkest Day
I've been trying to get my head in gear to write a new post for weeks now. This is the 5th draft I've started in ten minutes, but this is …
Today Was a Gift
A few days ago the first snows of winter arrived on the mountains. There was a hard edged clarity of light in the forest that I only know from winter …