I used to drive to Fort William quite often and once I’d moved to Fife I would go up the A9 to Dalwhinnie, then through to the A86 and Spean Bridge and so to Fort William.
The drive along the A86 goes past Laggan Dam and on this day the reservoir was full and the dam was spilling water left, right and centre. It was an amazing sight and sound, and the plume of spray was visible from some distance away.
St Andrews is rightly very well known. It has the oldest University in Scotland (1413), it’s the self-proclaimed Home of Golf, it’s history goes back to the mid-1100’s and it has held a Royal Charter since 1620 and it’s Bishops have at times run Scotland more than the King did.
It also has many old buildings, including the now decaying Castle. This picture was taken looking west, from the start of the harbour wall.
I went exploreing some more of the Fife coastline, and stumbled across the delightful little port of Lower Largo. One of it’s main claims to fame is as the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, who inspired Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.
What particularly caught my eye here was the wonderful ripples formed in the sand.
OK, there are millions of images of the Grand Canyon taken from Yavapi Point on South Rim – but this is my image, and I think the colours are stunning. This was our last night camping – the next day we went to Las Vegas, the day after I flew home. Again this is composed from several 35mm frames.
Of course it is far more impressive in a larger size!
Part of my trip to the US in 2006 was a trip to many of the famous places in the south-west. I went with a trip that camped usually in a National Park and was deeply impressed with them. This is taken from one of our campsites at Squaw Flats, which is in Canyonlands National Park.
This image is another stitched one, this time of two 35mm frames.
The PPG Plaza is the most amazing building – a sort of gothic creation in black glass! I first saw when we popped out from a tunnel under the hills to the south of Pittsburgh and though the Houses of Parliament had been given a rather drastic makeover and moved a few thousand miles.
It does, however, make a great photographic subject. What I love about this image is the contrast between the hardness and geometry of the building and the lovely bright spring green in the potted trees.
Way back in 1999 I visited Nepal and walked part of the Annapurna Circuit. These pictures are of the first of many ‘interesting’ bridges we came to. The first picture was taken approaching it, the second after crossing it looking back. The dark-haired man in the foreground of the second picture was our Nepalese guide. We had a couple of porters as well.