Portknockie (Scottish Gaelic: Port Chnocaidh, the hilly port) is a coastal village on the Moray Firth in northeast Scotland, in Moray. (Family historians will note that this Banffshire village’s name is written as Portknockies in the Old Parish Registers. This would suggest that the port’s name referred to not one, but two rocky hills at [...]
Portknockie and Bow Fiddle Rock
The Tay Bridge (sometimes unofficially the Tay Rail Bridge) is a railway bridge approximately two and a quarter miles (three and a half kilometres) long that spans the Firth of Tay in Scotland, between the city of Dundee and the suburb of Wormit in Fife. As with the Forth Bridge, the Tay Bridge has also [...]
This photograph was taken on Tentsmuir Beach looking towards the city of Dundee. In the distance you can see the legs of one of the jack-up oil rigs currently in the city for maintenance works.
The weekend was fantastic so this evening I headed out to Tentsmuir Beach and Forest to have a look around and see what I could find. Gorgeous sunset and deserted beaches.
I had a couple of friends volunteer to be models for me this weekend for my first time shooting with off camera flash. I consider myself to be pretty comfortable with my photography but at the same time aware that I’ve a lot to learn and it’s a continuous process. One area that terrifies me [...]
Dunnottar Castle (from Scottish Gaelic Dùn Fhoithear, “fort on the shelving slope”) is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland on the north-east coast of Scotland, about two miles (3 km) south of Stonehaven. The surviving buildings are largely of the 15th–16th centuries, but the site is believed to have been an early [...]
The amazing thing about stopping in a street or in the middle of the city and taking 20 seconds to look around you is that there is history everywhere. Most people don’t even know it. You could be walking to lunch one day during your break and be walking past some of the most significant [...]