Tag Archives: Scotland

Scottish Reflections

I was so inspired with the photos I took in Scotland that I created a series of these mirror image photos. To get one of these photos for your wall, just comment on the one you’re interested in. Would you like to see large versions of these in a gallery show? Watch my Scottish Reflections iMovie View higher resolution […]

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Bean-shìdh

Bean-shìdh is Gaelic for Fairy. This composite image is from a photo I took while hiking to the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye. It’s about a forty minute walk from the car park to the main pools and well worth the effort. Bring a lunch, I did, and sat on one of these amazing rocks looking down […]

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Pillboxes Roseisle Beach

Along the northeast coast of Scotland many of the beaches are covered in so many pebbles and empty muscle shells that you can’t really layout on the sand. Roseisle Beach just a few miles east of Findhorn Village is a lovely sandy haven. The Germans must have noticed this sandy shore too. To prevent foreign […]

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Ruda

Ruda is the Gaelic for Ram. This rock cliff overlooks Neist Point Lighthouse on the Isle of Skye off the western coast of Scotland. The day I was there I saw goats and sheep grazing on the hillside. I also discovered a yogi sitting in the lotus position at the base of the ram horned […]

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Lupin Castles

You can find these lovely lupins blooming at the Boath House, a Georgian Mansion thirty minutes east of Inverness. The eight room hotel has been completely restored and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. But for a real treat save room for afternoon tea and a walk through the 22-acre estate.  

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Claigeann

Claigeann is the Gaelic word for skull. This mirror image of a photo from my hike to the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Sky. I initially saw the scull with a grassy mohawk but when I look closer I see a woman’s head where the scull’s nose is. What do you see in this image?  

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Findhorn Bluffs

I rented a room in a flat in Findhorn Village so I often walked around the horn, past the bay to the open ocean. This is the view looking back at the marina from the bluffs. The bluffs provided a wind break and a nice place to set up my easel to paint.

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Keyll

Keyll is Gaelic for forest. This photo was taken at the Findhorn Foundation. The Foundation is an ego village on the Northeast coast of Scotland.  

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Abandoned Bridge

This abandoned bridge was off to the side A82 on my way to Oban. The road ran over it before they upgraded to a steal bridge.  

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Findhorn Marina – Plein Air

In September we had the first day of sun with no rain so I gathered up my  easel and headed down to the Marina. I walked around to the far side of the horn so I could capture the marina behind the mored boats. I had a few visitors walk by. All were very respectful […]

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Findhorn Bay

The view from the bluffs back toward Findhorn Village and the Marina.

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Upland Stream

This is a small painted sketch I did in preparation for a larger painting, Badlands. In some ways I prefer this looser rendition to the more details version. Which painting would you rather look at; Badlands or Upland Stream?

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Suidheachan

Suidheachan is Gaelic for Bench. This bench is outside the walled garden at the Boath House in Nairn, Scotland. Gardens were originally enclosed by high walls to protect plants from animal and human intruders. But just as important the also protect sensitive plants from wind and frost.

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Lone Tree

The country roads of Scotland are full of photo opportunities. The only problem is finding a safe place to pullover. Usually by the time I did the view I wanted to capture was a hike back in the opposite direction. I tried to take some while driving but those never turned out. It was tempting […]

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Badlands

I was on my way from Aberdeen to Forres, in the middle of the Scottish Uplands, a hundred miles from the coast, but there were seagulls flying above. The hills on either side of the single track road were dark, barren and round like coastal dunes. When I saw this stream cutting through the jagged mountains, I […]

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Feamainn Tràigh

Feamainn is Gaelic for Seaweed and Tràigh is Gaelic for Beach. I found near deserted Coral Beach on the Isle of Skye. It’s a 25 minute hike in from the carpark but as you can see, worth every step. The sand here is crushed Maërl, skeletons of Red Coralline seaweed.

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