I'm reluctant to tell people where this image was taken as currently it's not well visited and as such it's pretty much unspoiled. I will tell you it's in East Lothian but no more!
Today I went there with Jan, who is no stranger to posing, to get some photos for his collection. This one immediately stood out. The light was great, the colours of the kilt, the sky, the sea and the rocks all compliment each other. This is one image of many, the views around the area and the beach are stunning.
Not had many portrait opportunities lately so it was good to blow the cobwebs off the camera.
Finally got the cameras out in celebration of my oldest son's engagement. The area around St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh is one of my favourites. This is one of many, a bit different but I like it!
2022 has now gone and I realise I made my way through it barely raising my real camera (s) in anger. My new job has seen to it that though I've visited many stunning places I have had little chance to take any photos. I need to sort that out for 2023.
Most of my shots therefore have been on the iPhone and here's another. The Donald Dewar statue seen through the Hipstamatic app,
Culross in the Kingdom of Fife has always been of interest to those who like some history but in recent years its popularity has somewhat exploded due to "Outlander" using parts of the town for filming.
It's a great place to visit despite the numbers there, the streets and many of the houses have been left as they were hundreds of years ago and the "Palace" is an incredible insight into Scotland in the 1700's and earlier.
Again I failed to take my camera there last week and ended up with an iPhone image edited in the "Hipstamatic" app, I think it works.
It seems every visitor to Scotland wants to see our Highland Cows, and why not. They look a little different, have nice hair and may even be quite cuddly...
They do however, at times, prove to be quite elusive and not really keen to be photographed. I did however find two recently which bucked the trend. They were well groomed, clean and happy and came right up to the roadway to have their photos taken.
Only issue was, I didn't have a camera. So here's another iPhone image until I can get a proper one.
Their location however is being kept secret by me until that happens...or can perhaps be revealed for payment.
Luskentyre Beach on the island of Harris has to be one of the most incredible sites in Scotland. The sand seems to reach for miles, the views over to the island of Taransay change regularly with the light and , though I never tried going in, the water seems perfectly clear, blue and inviting.
The last time I was there we had the beach to ourselves, this week it was a little busier but not to the towels over sun lounger stage.
It's easier than you think to get to Harris, give it a go.