Saturday, February 28, 2009 


Waaaaaa, originally uploaded by Defqon.

Botanic Garden Railway Station Platform. August 2008.

Friday, February 27, 2009 

Lick of Death

Lick of Death, originally uploaded by bassqee.

for embraced vampire LARP

Thursday, February 26, 2009 

Coloured Reflections

Coloured Reflections, originally uploaded by Scott Young.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 

Loch Ard

Loch Ard, originally uploaded by Stuart Stevenson.

"Jetty at Loch Ard on a cold and misty September morning. First attempt at HDR photography."

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 

Waterfall, Glen Coe, Scotland

Monday, February 23, 2009 

, originally uploaded by Red 10.

Sunday, February 22, 2009 

Waiting for a lift off a supertanker

"The marine pilot waiting to be picked up from the super tanker Samco America which was taking part in a ship to ship oil transfer, Scapa Flow, Orkney."

Saturday, February 21, 2009 

Snowman Rally 3

Snowman Rally 3, originally uploaded by paulcampbellphotography.

David & John Wilson in their Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 4 lose it on stage 1 of the Snowman Rally

Friday, February 20, 2009 

Loch Ness

Loch Ness, originally uploaded by Craig Robertson.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 


Glencoe, originally uploaded by ouldm01.

"I have been avoiding this shot for almost a year, taken in March 08, it was so covered in water drops it has taken an hour to process.. using clone tool in CS4... glad I did..."

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 

Line of Trees - Simple Winter Scene - Tayside - Scotland

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 

Scottish Borders

Scottish Borders, originally uploaded by alex scott Photography.

Monday, February 16, 2009 


Photo-6047a, originally uploaded by smiscandlon.

Sunday, February 15, 2009 

The Rock

The Rock, originally uploaded by 4eyes1lens.

"When I was a child, the family came every summer to the same guest house overlooking this rock in the middle of North Berwick's east beach. I never ventured much beyond this 'big rock' and probably know every foothold and way of clambering up it. When the tide is out a large area of rock is exposed along with freshly filled rock pools to explore or to sail a wee wooden yacht in.

Sadly, almost all the big houses along the seafront here that were once filled all summer long with holidaymakers are now private residences. North Berwick fills up instead with day-trippers looking for car parking spaces and kids aren't allowed the freedom to explore and discover for themselves the magic of The Rock."

Saturday, February 14, 2009 


portobello, originally uploaded by martybell.

Friday, February 13, 2009 

Carrbridge Snow

Carrbridge Snow, originally uploaded by carrhighlander.

Thursday, February 12, 2009 

inner light

inner light, originally uploaded by agsfp67.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 

Essich kiteboarding

Essich kiteboardin, originally uploaded by bruiach1.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 

Gulls On Ice

Gulls On Ice, originally uploaded by Mac ind Óg.

Monday, February 09, 2009 

(Dont) Take the high road ...

(Dont) Take the high road ...
Originally uploaded by Nicolas Valentin

not mine !

Sunday, February 08, 2009 

Three Sisters

Three Sisterse, originally uploaded by philip mack.

Saturday, February 07, 2009 

Climbing on Skye

Climbing on Skye, originally uploaded by darensmith88.

"Some old scanned film shots from this beautiful part of the world. Taken at least 15 years ago, I used to get up here at least twice a year to climb on the Cullin ridge. Although sometimes a week would pass without a successful attempt because of the weather!"

Friday, February 06, 2009 

goynes of findhorn

goynes of findhorn, originally uploaded by uniB.

"Thought I'd offer something up a bit more clichéd. I do like the movement in the water though."

Thursday, February 05, 2009 

Seafield Sunrise

Seafield Sunrise, originally uploaded by Caraisla.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 

Cairngorm from Loch Morlich

Cairngorm from Loch Morlich, originally uploaded by freeskiing.

"This is shot shortly after the previous upload and you can see the magenta lighting up on Cairngorm and the ice of Loch Morlich."

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 

Hit the surf

Hit the surf, originally uploaded by Manus Gallagher.

Monday, February 02, 2009 

Old Aberdeen High Street - Portrait Photostitch

"Canon 5D w/ 17-40 f4L portrait view. @ f16 - correct shutter speed = 15s - 17mm
4 images each with 3x, 2 stop + & - and one correct exposure. HDR'd & Tone mapped in Photomatix Pro and Joined manually in Photoshop."

Sunday, February 01, 2009 

My Guitar Hero

My Guitar Hero, originally uploaded by Kenny Maths.

"On Thursday Morning, John Martyn died.

I've already said much of what I wanted to on my previous posting:

Go Down Easy (John Martyn 1948-2009 R.I.P.)

I spent parts of last night listening to his music, and getting more than a little misty-eyed.

In my experience, the world is divided into two types of people, those who had never heard of John Martyn, and those who absolutely loved him and his music.

There are only two musicians who I've ever seen "cold", and come away from that first concert as a total fan. John Martyn was the first, and Amanda Palmer was the second.

A couple of nights ago, I was asked if Amanda could make use of my concert shots of her. I said "Yes" and also mentioned her membership of this elite group of two.

Less than 12 hours after typing those words, I learned John Martyn was dead.


For some years, each time I've gone to see John, I've been prepared that it might be for the last time.

On November 17th in Glasgow, that day came.

Thanks to John Hillarby, I was able to photograph the entire show from the edge of the stage. I was really keen to make that happen this time, as I had a sense of the ticking clock.

The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow is a lovely venue...but awkward for photography, in that the stage is very low. You have to squat or kneel, to avoid getting in the way of the audience.

It wasn't exactly comfortable, but I wouldn't have been anywhere else. I loved every minute of the music...and of being able to photograph one of my heroes. He was recreating one of my favourite albums...and I was close enough that I could see a tear or two rolling down his cheeks as he sang songs written almost thirty years ago about the breakup of his first marriage.

Those are the kind of powerful songs he wrote...and that's the kind of performer he was.

Head and heart.

There's a line from "It's a Wonderful Life" which sums up how I'm feeling right now:

Clarence: "Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?"

Aye...that he does."

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