"1st of 2 photos from a beautiful August evening in the Outer Hebrides.
This is the slipway for the Barra ferry on the little island of Eriskay. This route is operated by Caledonian MacBrayne. The shots are looking towards the island of South Uist and the beach and houses to the right are on Eriskay.
Not much altered from the originals apart from some cropping and level adjustment. Foreground lighting provided by a handy halogen light at the top of the slipway. Cokin ND8 filter used."
"I wasn't sure whether to title this 'Northern Lights' or 'Town lights'. I have been planning a trip here for a while to capture the aurora but it is too close to Portknockie to escape the glow from the streetlights. The red does give a bit of unnatural drama however.
And of course the quirky....