"This shot is from January 2008, four of us hired touring skis and skinned up Carn Aosda from the valley. Fantastic day, no crwods, which there were on the other side of the mountain. Glen Shee had seen the busiest day in years with people taking advantage of the great snow, which is quite rare in Scotland most of the time."
"Captured whilst waiting for the ferry back to the mainland.
Brodick bay, Arran, Scotland."
"It was fairly unique conditions, I scrambled down there during a hailstorm on the off chance it would pass, and it did about 5 minutes before the sun went down. I think the wet rock and low sun combined to really bring out the red in the sandstone. I also forgot the quick release for my tripod so I had to balance the camera on a rock for the 4 second exposure. I took photos until another hailstorm hit then had to find my way back to Rackwick in the dark whilst being pelted by hail with no headtorch!"
"Finally. I've been planning this photo for years now. I first shot it about ten years ago on film, using my trusty, tiny Pentax P3. I've still got that film somewhere but no real desire to go looking for it and, for that matter, no film scanner. I've always wanted to revisit it and do it better.
Ever since I started on the traffic shots, this was the shot that I most wanted to take. I tried it a few weeks ago, but the sun was still too high. It wasn't until the clocks went back that the timing worked out. I'm quite pleased.
Now I need to have a very quick think about whether to end on a high or keep plugging away. After all, it's a good reason to get out of the house."
And of course the quirky....