Mosey sometimes beats me out to the garden for a morning shoot. This can be anything from 5.00am - 10.00am depending on my non-existent sleep pattern.
The soft feathers of the young starlings are an almost indescribably beautiful shade of grey. In a few weeks they will be half grey and half spotted which is my favourite stage of their growth. Adulthood brings it's own shining beauty with the spots appearing as little hearts all over their bodies.
This crow doesn't realise that the closer he gets to my house the easier it is to shoot him......in the nicest way, of course. I love the grip he had on the branch, and those armour covered feet. Fierce!
What would I do without my nephew, Gordon, who whisks me off to places in Shetland I've never been. This time it was Ness of Burgi down at Scatness in the south end of Shetland. The sun had been shining all day (yayyy!!!) and continued until the end of the evening. The sky was continually changing and we arrived home at 1.00 am and, at this time of year, it doesn't get dark in Shetland. It's called the Simmer Dim.
On leaving the Ness of Burgi we noticed the sunset reflecting in the stillness of a loch.
"Let's go up that hill" said Gordon. "Ok" I replied. Another place I'd never been. I was really surprised to find that we could see the island of Foula (link) plus St. Ninian's Isle (link).Two of the most photographed scenes in Shetland.
At a recent car boot sale a couple of weeks ago I purchased a pile of 'Black and White Photography' Magazines. Having been interested in B&W photography for some time, this stack of magazines has spurred me on to try something different.
I hope you like what I bring here from the Shetland Islands. It will not only be landscapes but other images I hope you will find enjoyable. Thank you!
Some images I have so far made available to purchase on