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Aurora over Scotland (50 files)

Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights displays photographed taken over Aberdeeshire in Scotland since 1989 covering some 350 events with arc, rays, coronas with a wide rnage of shapes and colours
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61714jhp 
 Scottish Northern Lights Cairn O’Mount rays red winter clouds December 22nd 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the fourth display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed slightly shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road but it must have been a short lived event as I only took four exposures. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, 22nd, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61713jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis display Cairn O’Mount rays red winter December 22nd 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the fourth display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road but it must have been a short lived event as I only took four exposures. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, 22nd, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au61041jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis underexposed grainy rays red 645 medium format autumn 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RHP 400asa 6.4.5cm format film and it became visible just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa medium format transparency film of which this photo is an underexposed example while bracketing exposures near the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. In this case I used the 40mm f4 Zenzanon on my Bronica ETRS. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure as in this case. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji film, usually Velvia or RAP, I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, slide, transparency, film, Fuji, RHP, 400asa, pushed, development, 1600asa, 645mm, time, exposure, Bronica, ETRS, wide, angle, lens, Zenzanon, 40mm, f4, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610415jhp 
 Scottish Aurora display Glen Dye rays red 645 medium format autumn 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RHP 400asa 6.4.5cm format film and it became visible just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa medium format transparency film of which this photo is an example with an exposure near the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. In this case I used the 40mm f4 Zenzanon on my Bronica ETRS. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain as in this case. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji film, usually Velvia or RAP, I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, slide, transparency, film, Fuji, RHP, 400asa, pushed, development, 1600asa, 645mm, time, exposure, Bronica, ETRS, wide, angle, lens, Zenzanon, 40mm, f4, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610410jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis Glen Dye rays red 645 medium format autumn 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RHP 400asa 6.4.5cm format film and it became visible just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa medium format transparency film of which this photo is an example and bracketing exposures near the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. In this case I used the 40mm f4 Zenzanon on my Bronica ETRS. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure as in this case. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji film, usually Velvia or RAP, I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, slide, transparency, film, Fuji, RHP, 400asa, pushed, development, 1600asa, 645mm, time, exposure, Bronica, ETRS, wide, angle, lens, Zenzanon, 40mm, f4, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61709jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis lights Cairn O’Mount rays red yellow green winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61708jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis display Cairn O’Mount rays red winter active 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61706jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis quiet display Cairn O’Mount arc winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61705jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis display Cairn O’Mount rays red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61704jhp 
 Scotland Northern Lights early stage display winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61703jhp 
 Scottish low grade Aurora Borealis display Cairn O’Mount arc active winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617023jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis dying phase Northern sky faint rays yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617020jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis rays bundle colours ray purple yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au61701jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis arc north Cairn O’Mount winter December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT on the 11th December. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617018jhp 
 Scotrish Aurora Borealis northwards night sky bright multiple rays yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617017jhp 
 British Aurora Borealis Cairn O’Mount Ursa Major bright rays yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, Plough, constellation, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617016jhp 
 Scotland British Aurora Borealis Plough stars Cairn O’Mount rays yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617015jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis active phase Cairn O’Mount bright ray yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617013jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis active phase colourful bright rays yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617012jhp 
 Scottisah Northern Lights active phase Cairn O’Mount rays stars yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617011jhp 
 Scottish Aberdeenshire Aurora Borealis colours active phase Cairn O’Mount bright ray yellow red winter 11th December 1989 taken on the north face of the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the early ones, I think the third display, I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji RSP 11 35mm slide film rated by Fuji at 1600asa and possibly exposed shorter than the 20 seconds I later settled on and hence the darker and slightly stronger grain effect but actually far more accurate in terms of the human eye perception of a display. It was active around 22.30 to about 23.45 GMT/UT. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about my first display of the 23 September and probably about the one captured here. The large dark post is one of the snow poles that line the side of the Cairn road. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, December, slide, film, Fuji, RSP11, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au61058jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis display ray single Plough Aberdeenshire autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au61054jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis display Glen Dye faint multiple rays red autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610536jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis rays red clouds moving shapes Aberdeenshire autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film, the end of my first film, and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610535jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis Glen Dye strong rays red clouds patterns autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610533jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis Northern Lights display rays red clouds stars autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610531jhp 
 Scotland photo Aurora Borealis display rays pink clouds windy shapes autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au61052jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis display Glen Dye overexposed rays trailing stars red autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610527jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis night sky strong multiple rays red Arc autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610526jhp 
 Scotland Northern Lights Glen Dye many strong bright rays red autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, upright, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610525jhp 
 Scottish active Aurora Borealis Glen Dye rays large red clouds autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610524jhp 
 Scotland Merry Dancers display rays red stars several Aurora autumn September 26th & 27th 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610523jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis Glen Dye rays red long exposure clouds 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610521jhp 
 Scotland Northern Lights Clachnaben hill rays mulitple red autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610520jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis display rays red clouds Jim Henderson Photo autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film, the first film I tried out, and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au61051jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis display Glen Dye rays clouds first photo autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo was the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible and some rays visible through the gaps. This was probably an underexposure, maybe 10 seconds or so. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610517jhp 
 Aberdeenshire Aurora Borealis display Glen Dye faint rays clouds gaps autumn 26th & 27th September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display using the Fuji 400asa slide film and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible although the large brown patches are moving cloud. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I photographed using Fuji RHP 400asa, used in this photo, and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than 20 seconds incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the 400asa slide film at the lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. I found that the pushed 400asa stock was finer grained than the RSP11 which was rated at 1600asa-it was later dropped by Fuji when Provia was introduced. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617120jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis maximum bright strong display winter hills Boxing Day December Cairn O’Mount 1989 taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617119jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis Boxing Day December rays bright Cairn O’Mount 1989 taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617118jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis display Boxing Day west rays Cairn O’Mount 1989 taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, multiple, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617117jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis moving ray red headlights Boxing Day Aberdeenshire December Cairn O’Mount 1989 taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617115jhp 
 Scotland Northern Lights multiple rays arc red yellow display 1989 Boxing Day December Cairn O’Mount taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617114jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis several rays moving arc hill starting display Boxing Day December Cairn O’Mount 1989 taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617113jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis early stage arc active Cairn O'Mount rays display Boxing Day December 1989 taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Cairn O Mount au617111jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis arc start display Aberdeenshire Jim Henderson Photograph Boxing Day December Cairn O’Mount 1989 taken from just below the Cairn O’Mount on its North face and which looks northwards towards Deeside. This photo is from the fourth Aurora Display I photographed after my first one in September and the arc started to develop from 22.00 hrs UT onwards. I felt that the summit of the Cairn would be a good vantage point and offer uncluttered views northwards. It was a good light pollution free viewpoint but apart from an occasional passing car, headlights a headache during an exposure, I soon realised that it was along way to go and of course further south of and way from any displays. In some of the photos there are two small lights on the horizon which I reckoned were from a farm on the Hill of Fare several miles to the north. The single dark pole is a snow pole and on the side of the nearby hillside are snow fences. This display was a classic in terms of an Arc, waxing and waning until it reached a point of no return when single and then multiple burst upwards from the arc as well as moving quite rapidly from right to left; East to West. Generally the colour was a pale whitish/yellow colour with a hint of red in some of the rays.

The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the first display I saw. Later tips helped until I started to park at a favourite viewpoint every clear night over the forthcoming years, the days before the Internet, and just watch the night sky.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet and aware that exposures much longer than that incurred the affect of star trail so instead of sharp dots for stars they became lines. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au61065jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis display Clachnaben hill torr Glen Dye autumn September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, upright, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610615jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis Glen Dye red purple gas September 1989 slide film taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610613jhp 
 Scotland Aurora Borealis red display Glen Dye earliest first autumn September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610612jhp 
 Scottish Aurora Borealis display Plough stars Glen Dye Aberdeenshire first autumn September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured
Aurora Glen Dye au610611jhp 
 Scotland Northern Lights Ursa Major red rays display Glen Dye earliest first autumn September 1989 taken from Heatheryhaugh just above steep climb out of Glen Dye on the road to the Cairn O’Mount and which looks across to Clachnaben, the notable hill with a tor rocky outcrop which makes it visible from much of Deeside when looking south. This photo is one of the first I took of an Aurora display and came just after midnight when clouds cleared and made the stars and night sky visible. The project to photograph an Aurora came after a missed opportunity earlier in the year in March with what became known as the Big Aurora, a full Corona over Deeside. I had got the idea of trying to photograph a display following on from my success in 1986 of capturing Halley’s Comet thanks to the support of the Astronomy Ian Shepherd at the Edinburgh Observatory. I had heard about the Big Aurora but had missed the display buried away in my darkroom processing B&W photos for the local newspaper. Ian suggested I contact John MacNicol, President of the Aberdeen Astronomy Society and he eventually tipped me off about the display captured here.

I took Fuji RHP 400asa and RSP 11, rated at 1600ASA, the fastest available at the time in 35mm slide film of which this photo is an example and I tried both as well as bracketing exposures around the 20 second mark based on my experiences with photographing the Comet. Instead of a telephoto lens as per the Comet, for Aurora I used my widest lens, a Nikkor 28mm with a f2.8 widest aperture. Push processing the slide film at the Fuji lab by two stops to the equivalent of 1600asa I found that an exposure around 20 second eventually gave the best results for best colour saturation and exposure and giving the maximum control of grain without it appearing washed out from underexposure. This basic arrangement eventually worked best when I moved to a DSLR Fuji S2 in 2003 with an ISO of 1600 giving comparable results to the ASA equivalent and the noise factor was akin to the grain of slide film. As I shot my general landscape work using Fuji I stayed with it for the Aurora although Kodak film was acceptable in quality and results. I felt that the Fuji film handled the reds and greens better anyway and these are in practice the primary colours of Aurora displays when oxygen is excited by the incoming electrons. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, British, North, Northern, East, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Heatheryhaugh, Clachnaben, Aurora, Borealis, Arc, Rays, Northern, Lights, Merry Dancers, landscape, photos, photographs, sunspots, solar, flares, CME, electrons, photons, storms, energy, sun, stars, oxygen, gas, Van, Allen, belt, ionosphere, flares, space, molecules, magnetic, disturbance, magnetometers, belts, radiation, purple, red, green, yellow, pink, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, colours, colors, moon, whirls, celestial, clouds, nature, dark, nights, night-time, forest, 1989, September, December, Boxing, Day, slide, film, Fuji, RHP, RSP11, 400asa, 1600asa, 35mm, time, exposure, Nikon, FM2, wide, angle, lens, 28mm, 24mm, f2.8, scanned, scan, earliest, first, captured

Scotland > Aberdeenshire (46 files)

This gallery includes rural, scenic and landscape subjects of the Shire, including Kincardineshire, Mearns, Garioch, Buchan Strathbogie and Mar.
Glen Dye bnm4248jhp 
 July heather boulder granite Scottish Aberdeenshire moorland Clachnaben hill shade taken by the roadside between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland, below the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking northwards to Clachnaben with its distinctive tor near the Spital Bridge in Glen Dye. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, hill, tor, distinct, shape, summit, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, hills, landscape, upright, summer, bell, heather, flora, flowers, moorland, grass, granite, boulders, lichen, July, 2016, Nikon, camera, DSLR, D700, digital, photograph
Glen Dye bnm4247jhp 
 Summer heather Cairn O'Mount Scotland Aberdeenshire moorland Clachnaben taken by the roadside between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland, below the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking northwards to Clachnaben with its distinctive tor near the Spital Bridge in Glen Dye. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, hill, tor, distinct, shape, summit, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, hills, landscape, summer, bell, heather, flora, flowers, moorland, grass, granite, boulders, lichen, July, 2016, Nikon, camera, DSLR, D700, digital, photograph
Glen Dye bnm4243jhp 
 Summer purple bell heather Glen Dye Scotland Aberdeenshire moor Clachnaben hill taken by the roadside between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland, below the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking northwards to Clachnaben with its distinctive tor near the Spital Bridge in Glen Dye. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, hill, tor, distinct, shape, summit, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, hills, landscape, summer, bell, heather, flora, flowers, moorland, grass, granite, boulders, lichen, July, 2016, Nikon, camera, DSLR, D700, digital, photograph
Cairn View bnm4229jhp 
 Clouds front Cairn O'Mount Wooden Fence Scottish granite boulder Aberdeenshire moorland Lochnagar clouds taken by roadside between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland at the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking westwards to Lochnagar with its distinctive distant shape dominating Royal Deeside. Cloud formations are from a westerly front moving eastwards during the morning and heralding heavy thunder storms in the afternoon. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, Lochnagar, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, snow, fences, eroded, weathered, hills, landscape, upright, summer, moorland, grass, walking, granite, boulders, lichen, heather, July, 2016, Nikon, camera, DSLR, D700, digital, photograph
Cairn View bnm4227jhp 
 Summer Cairn O'Mount Wooden Fence Scotland Aberdeenshire moorland Lochnagar clouds taken by roadside between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland at the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking westwards to Lochnagar with its distinctive distant shape dominating Royal Deeside. Cloud formations are from a westerly front moving eastwards during the morning and heralding heavy thunder storms in the afternoon. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, Lochnagar, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, snow, fences, eroded, weathered, hills, landscape, summer, moorland, grass, walking, granite, boulders, lichen, heather, July, 2016, Nikon, camera, DSLR, D700, digital, photograph
Cairn Snow Fence bnm3011jhp 
 Cairn Wooden Fence road Scotland spring eroded shiny moorland Aberdeenshire taken by roadside between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland and near the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking northwards to Clachnaben with its distinctive tor and towards Royal Deeside past roadside snow fences showing a beautiful quality with an almost satin finish caused by years of sunshine, wind, rain, ice and snow erosion and maybe helped by passing wasps getting wood pulp for their nests. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, snow, fences, eroded, weathered, hills, landscape, spring, moorland, grass, walking, granite, boulders, lichen, heather, May, 2016, Nikon, camera, DSLR, D700, digital, photograph
Cairn Snow Fence bnm3010jhp 
 Spring Cairn O'Mount Wooden Fence Scotland eroded pitted satin moorland Clachnaben eroded taken by roadside between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland and near the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking northwards to Clachnaben with its distinctive tor and towards Royal Deeside past roadside snow fences showing a beautiful quality with an almost satin finish caused by years of sunshine, wind, rain, ice and snow erosion and maybe helped by passing wasps getting wood pulp for their nests. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, snow, fences, eroded, weathered, hills, landscape, spring, moorland, grass, walking, granite, boulders, lichen, heather, May, 2016, Nikon, camera, DSLR, D700, digital, photograph
Cairn Snow Fence bnm3009jhp 
 Spring Cairn O'Mount Wooden Fence Scotland eroded Clachnaben hills moorland Clachnaben eroded taken by roadside between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland and near the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking northwards to Clachnaben with its distinctive tor and towards Royal Deeside past roadside snow fences showing a beautiful quality with an almost satin finish caused by years of sunshine, wind, rain, ice and snow erosion and maybe helped by passing wasps getting wood pulp for their nests. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, snow, fences, eroded, weathered, hills, landscape, spring, moorland, grass, walking, granite, boulders, lichen, heather, May, 2016, Nikon, camera, DSLR, D700, digital, photograph
Cairn Snow Fence bnm3007jhp 
 Cairn O'Mount Wooden Fence Scottish eroded Clachnaben hill shiny moorland May taken by roadside between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland and near the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking northwards to Clachnaben with its distinctive tor and towards Royal Deeside past roadside snow fences showing a beautiful quality with an almost satin finish caused by years of sunshine, wind, rain, ice and snow erosion and maybe helped by passing wasps getting wood pulp for their nests. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, snow, fences, eroded, weathered, hills, landscape, upright, spring, moorland, grass, walking, granite, boulders, lichen, heather, May, 2016, Nikon, camera, DSLR, D700, digital, photograph
Cairn Snow Fence bnm3006jhp 
 Cairn Wooden Fence post Scottish spring eroded Clachnaben hill shiny moorland taken by roadside between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland and near the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking northwards to Clachnaben with its distinctive tor and towards Royal Deeside past roadside snow fences showing a beautiful quality with an almost satin finish caused by years of sunshine, wind, rain, ice and snow erosion and maybe helped by passing wasps getting wood pulp for their nests. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, snow, fences, eroded, weathered, hills, landscape, spring, moorland, grass, walking, granite, boulders, lichen, heather, May, 2016, Nikon, camera, DSLR, D700, digital, photograph
Cairn Boulders bnm3004jhp 
 Cairn O'Mount Scottish Aberdeenshire moorland granite boulders lichen heather taken in a gully near the roadside between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking northwards to Clachnaben with its distinctive tor and towards Royal Deeside past roadside snow fences showing a beautiful quality with an almost satin finish caused by years of sunshine, wind, rain, ice and snow erosion and maybe helped by passing wasps getting wood pulp for their nests. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, snow, fences, eroded, weathered, hills, landscape, upright, spring, moorland, grass, walking, granite, boulders, lichen, heather, May, 2016, Nikon, camera, DSLR, D700, digital, photograph
Cairn Boulders bnm3003jhp 
 Spring Cairn O'Mount Scotland Aberdeenshire moorland granite boulders heather taken in a gully near the roadside between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking northwards to Clachnaben with its distinctive tor and towards Royal Deeside past roadside snow fences showing a beautiful quality with an almost satin finish caused by years of sunshine, wind, rain, ice and snow erosion and maybe helped by passing wasps getting wood pulp for their nests. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, Glen, Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, snow, fences, eroded, weathered, hills, landscape, spring, moorland, grass, walking, granite, boulders, lichen, heather, May, 2016, Nikon, camera, DSLR, D700, digital, photograph
Cairn O Mount Spring bnm2321jhp 
 April spring snow Mearns moorland stormy Cairn O'Mount Aberdeenshire clouds taken from the public viewpoint and the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland above the Clatterinbrig Restaurant and the junction to Glensaugh and the road northwards to Auchenblae. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, viewpoint, panorama, sea, coast, North, hills, landscape, upright, fields, moorland, grass, walking, clouds, cumulus, snow, stormy, 2016, April, spring, Nikon, D700, DSLR, digital
Cairn O Mount Spring bnm2320jhp 
 Panorama spring snow Mearns View Cairn O'Mount Scotland clouds Aberdeenshire Photograph taken from the public viewpoint and the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland above the Clatterinbrig Restaurant and the junction to Glensaugh and the road northwards to Auchenblae. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, viewpoint, panorama, sea, coast, North, hills, landscape, fields, moorland, grass, walking, clouds, cumulus, snow, stormy, 2016, April, spring, Nikon, D700, DSLR, digital
Cairn O Mount Spring bnm2319jhp 
 April spring snow Mearns Viewpoint dyke Cairn O'Mount Scotland clouds Aberdeenshire Photograph taken from the public viewpoint and the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland above the Clatterinbrig Restaurant and the junction to Glensaugh and the road northwards to Auchenblae. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, viewpoint, wall, dyke, stone, panorama, sea, coast, North, hills, landscape, fields, moorland, grass, walking, clouds, cumulus, snow, stormy, 2016, April, spring, Nikon, D700, DSLR, digital
Cairn O Mount Spring bnm2318jhp 
 April spring snow Mearns Viewpoint stone wall Cairn O'Mount Scottish clouds Aberdeenshire Photograph taken from the public viewpoint and the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland above the Clatterinbrig Restaurant and the junction to Glensaugh and the road northwards to Auchenblae. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, viewpoint, panorama, sea, coast, North, hills, landscape, upright, fields, moorland, grass, walking, clouds, cumulus, snow, stormy, 2016, April, spring, Nikon, D700, DSLR, digital
Scolty Glen Dye up643408jhp 
 Glen Dye Scolty Hill tower north Kincardineshire Scottish summer view a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Scolty, hill, tower, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Charr, burn, ruin, bracken, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild, 2007, September, camera, Fuji, S5Pro
Scolty Glen Dye up643406jhp 
 Glen Dye north Deeside summer view trees Scottish Aberdeenshire Scotland heather a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Scolty, hill, tower, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Charr, burn, ruin, bracken, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild, 2007, September, camera, Fuji, S5Pro
Clachnaben Glen Dye up643422jhp 
 Glen Dye summer evening heather Clachnaben Scottish Kincardineshire purple Charr a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Scolty, hill, tower, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Charr, burn, ruin, bracken, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild, 2007, September, camera, Fuji, S5Pro
Charr Glen Dye up643425jhp 
 Glen Dye Water Charr burn heather sunset summer Scotland Aberdeenshire Clachnaben hill rocks tumbling through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Scolty, hill, tower, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Charr, burn, ruin, bracken, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild, 2007, September, camera, Fuji, S5Pro
Cairn O Mount View zxc3036jhp 
 Panorama Summer Mearns Sea View Cairn O'Mount Scottish cumulus clouds Aberdeenshire photo taken from the public viewpoint and the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland above the Clatterinbrig Restaurant and the junction to Glensaugh and the road northwards to Auchenblae. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, viewpoint, panorama, sea, coast, North, hills, landscape, summer, fields, moorland, grass, walking, clouds, cumulus, cirrus
Cairn O Mount View zxc3042jhp 
 Scottish Summer Cairn O'Mount cumulus stormy dramatic dark clouds Aberdeenshire Photograph taken from the public viewpoint and the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland above the Clatterinbrig Restaurant and the junction to Glensaugh and the road northwards to Auchenblae. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, viewpoint, panorama, sea, coast, North, hills, landscape, summer, fields, moorland, grass, walking, clouds, cumulus, stormy, dramatic
Cairn O Mount View zxc3039jhp 
 Clachnaben hills 2014 July Summer Cairn O'Mount Scotland clouds Aberdeenshire Photograph taken from the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland above the Clatterinbrig Restaurant and the junction to Glensaugh and the road northwards to Auchenblae. Thsi view is looking northwards towards Deeside with the disnctive tor on Clachnaben setting off these dramatic cloud formations. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, tor, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, viewpoint, panorama, sea, coast, North, hills, landscape, summer, fields, moorland, grass, walking, clouds, cumulus
Cairn O Mount View zxc3034jhp 
 Panorama Summer Mearns Sea coastal Cairn O'Mount Scotland cumulus clouds Aberdeenshire photo taken from the public viewpoint and the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland above the Clatterinbrig Restaurant and the junction to Glensaugh and the road northwards to Auchenblae. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, viewpoint, panorama, sea, coast, North, hills, landscape, summer, fields, moorland, grass, walking, clouds, cumulus
Clachnaben Glen Dye zxc3275jhp 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben tor hilltop trees Scottish Kincardineshire Aberdeenshire Scotland taken from Heatheryhaugh part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Charr, burn, ruin, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, heather, bell, purple, grass, walking, wild
Glen Dye Road fgh2213jhp 
 Scotland Glen Dye road larch forest Cairn Aberdeenshire sun shadows on this popular road which links Banchory on Royal Deeside via the summit of the Cairn O’Mount hill before descending past the Clatterin Brig to Fettercairn, the Mearns and main route south to Dundee and Perth. This commercial forest lies along the Water of Dye, in Glen Dye and across from this point lies Clachnaben the distinctive hill with its prominent tor outcrop of rock visible from much of lower Deeside near this part of Glen Dye Estate before it reaches the single track Spital Bridge the bane of many a lorry and coach drivers life. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, 2013, Nikon, D700, DSLR, landscape, upright, northwards, summer, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, road, bridge, estate, moorland, forest, larch, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, grass, walking, green
Glen Dye Road fgh2211jhp 
 Scotland Glen Dye road larch trees forest Cairn O’Mount Aberdeenshire sunshine on this popular road which links Banchory on Royal Deeside via the summit of the Cairn O’Mount hill before descending past the Clatterin Brig to Fettercairn, the Mearns and main route south to Dundee and Perth. This commercial forest lies along the Water of Dye, in Glen Dye and across from this point lies Clachnaben the distinctive hill with its prominent tor outcrop of rock visible from much of lower Deeside near this part of Glen Dye Estate before it reaches the single track Spital Bridge the bane of many a lorry and coach drivers life. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, 2013, Nikon, D700, DSLR, landscape, landscape, summer, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, road, bridge, estate, moorland, forest, larch, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, grass, walking, green
Glen Dye Road fgh2210jhp 
 Scottish Glen Dye road north larch trees dappled Aberdeenshire sunshine on this popular road which links Banchory on Royal Deeside via the summit of the Cairn O’Mount hill before descending past the Clatterin Brig to Fettercairn, the Mearns and main route south to Dundee and Perth. This commercial forest lies along the Water of Dye, in Glen Dye and across from this point lies Clachnaben the distinctive hill with its prominent tor outcrop of rock visible from much of lower Deeside near this part of Glen Dye Estate before it reaches the single track Spital Bridge the bane of many a lorry and coach drivers life. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, 2013, Nikon, D700, DSLR, landscape, northwards, landscape, summer, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, road, bridge, estate, moorland, forest, larch, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, grass, walking, green
Cairn O Mount Heather fgh2190jhp 
 Cairn O’Mount Aberdeenshire heather hills rocky forest plantations summer Scottish estate taken from the roadside on this busy and popular road from Banchory on Royal Deeside near the summit of the Cairn O’Mount hill before descending past the Clatterin Brig to Fettercairn, the Mearns and main route south to Dundee and Perth. Clachnaben is the distinctive hill with its prominent tor outcrop of rock is visible from much of lower Deeside and overlooking the road winding through the larch forest of Glen Dye Estate before reaching the single track Spital Bridge the bane of many a lorry and coach drivers life. The photograph shows young new plantations to north which caused much controversy at the time of planting becuase of the possible destruction of the habitat of wildlife especially hen harriers. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, rocks, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, road, heather, purple, bell, summer, snow, fences, wooden, weathered, estate, moorland, forest, new, planting, plantations, controversy, harriers, owls, shooting, grouse, summer, wildlife, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, floral, flowers, grass, walking, conservation, green, blue, sky, wild
Cairn O Mount Heather fgh2186jhp 
 Cairn O’Mount Aberdeenshire heather bell Clachnaben tor summer Scottish moorland purple taken by the roadside on this busy and popular road from Banchory on Royal Deeside near the summit of the Cairn O’Mount hill before descending past the Clatterin Brig to Fettercairn, the Mearns and main route south to Dundee and Perth. Clachnaben is the distinctive hill with its prominent tor outcrop of rock is visible from much of lower Deeside and overlooking the road winding through the larch forest of Glen Dye Estate before reaching the single track Spital Bridge the bane of many a lorry and coach drivers life. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, upright, rocks, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, road, heather, purple, bell, summer, snow, fences, wooden, weathered, estate, moorland, forest, shooting, grouse, summer, wildlife, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, floral, flowers, grass, walking, conservation, green, blue, sky, wild
Cairn O Mount Heather fgh2192jhp 
 Cairn O’Mount road Dye Fence wooden heather bell hills Clachnaben Scotland summer taken by the roadside on this busy and popular road from Banchory on Royal Deeside near the summit of the Cairn O’Mount hill before descending past the Clatterin Brig to Fettercairn, the Mearns and main route south to Dundee and Perth. Clachnaben is the distinctive hill with its prominent tor outcrop of rock is visible from much of lower Deeside and overlooking the road winding through the larch forest of Glen Dye Estate before reaching the single track Spital Bridge the bane of many a lorry and coach drivers life. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, rocks, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, road, heather, purple, bell, summer, snow, fences, wooden, weathered, estate, moorland, forest, shooting, grouse, summer, wildlife, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, floral, flowers, grass, walking, conservation, green, blue, sky, wild
Cairn O Mount Heather fgh2191jhp 
 Cairn O’Mount road Aberdeenshire heather bell hills Clachnaben fence snow tor summer Scotland taken by the roadside on this busy and popular road from Banchory on Royal Deeside near the summit of the Cairn O’Mount hill before descending past the Clatterin Brig to Fettercairn, the Mearns and main route south to Dundee and Perth. Clachnaben is the distinctive hill with its prominent tor outcrop of rock is visible from much of lower Deeside and overlooking the road winding through the larch forest of Glen Dye Estate before reaching the single track Spital Bridge the bane of many a lorry and coach drivers life. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, rocks, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, road, heather, purple, bell, summer, snow, fences, wooden, weathered, estate, moorland, forest, shooting, grouse, summer, wildlife, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, floral, flowers, grass, walking, conservation, green, blue, sky, wild
Cairn O Mount Heather fgh2187jhp 
 Cairn O’Mount road Glen Dye heather bell Clachnaben rocky outcrop tor summer Scotland taken by the roadside on this busy and popular road from Banchory on Royal Deeside near the summit of the Cairn O’Mount hill before descending past the Clatterin Brig to Fettercairn, the Mearns and main route south to Dundee and Perth. Clachnaben is the distinctive hill with its prominent tor outcrop of rock is visible from much of lower Deeside and overlooking the road winding through the larch forest of Glen Dye Estate before reaching the single track Spital Bridge the bane of many a lorry and coach drivers life. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, rocks, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, road, heather, purple, bell, summer, snow, fences, wooden, weathered, estate, moorland, forest, shooting, grouse, summer, wildlife, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, floral, flowers, grass, walking, conservation, green, blue, sky, wild
Cairn O Mount Heather fgh2185jhp 
 Cairn O’Mount road Aberdeenshire moor heather bell hills Clachnaben tor summer Scotland taken by the roadside on this busy and popular road from Banchory on Royal Deeside near the summit of the Cairn O’Mount hill before descending past the Clatterin Brig to Fettercairn, the Mearns and main route south to Dundee and Perth. Clachnaben is the distinctive hill with its prominent tor outcrop of rock is visible from much of lower Deeside and overlooking the road winding through the larch forest of Glen Dye Estate before reaching the single track Spital Bridge the bane of many a lorry and coach drivers life. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, rocks, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, road, heather, purple, bell, summer, snow, fences, wooden, weathered, estate, moorland, forest, shooting, grouse, summer, wildlife, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, floral, flowers, grass, walking, conservation, green, blue, sky, wild
Mearns from Cairn UP673907JHP 
 Coast Summer Mearns Sea Stones Cairn O'Mount Scotland Aberdeenshire Library Photos taken near public viewpoint and the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland above the Clatterinbrig Restaurant and the junction to Glensaugh and the road northwards to Auchenblae. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, viewpoint, panorama, cairn, stones, pile, sea, coast, North, Clatterinbrig, cafe, restaurant, heather, purple, hills, landscape, summer, fields, moorland, grass, walking
Lochnagar Sunset UP643435JHP 
 Mountain Lochnagar Clouds Summer Evening Cairn O'Mount Scotland Aberdeenshire Photograoh taken near road between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenhire in North East Scotland and the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Lochnagar, mountain, hill, landscape, summer, clouds, dramatic, sun, rays, beams, moorland, grass, walking, wild
Lochnagar Sun Rays UP643450JHP 
 Mountain Lochnagar Dramatic Summer Evening Cairn O'Mount Scotland Aberdeenshire Photo taken near road between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenhire in North East Scotland and the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Lochnagar, mountain, hill, landscape, summer, clouds, dramatic, sun, rays, beams, moorland, grass, walking, wild
Cairn over Mearns UP673910JHP 
 Stone Pile Summer Mearns Sea Coast Cairn O'Mount Scottish Aberdeenshire Photo taken near public viewpoint and the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland above the Clatterinbrig Restaurant and the junction to Glensaugh and the road northwards to Auchenblae. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, viewpoint, panorama, cairn, stones, pile, sea, coast, North, Clatterinbrig, cafe, restaurant, heather, purple, hills, upright, summer, fields, moorland, grass, walking
Cairn on Mount UP673906JHP 
 Panorama Summer Mearns Sea View Cairn O'Mount Scotland Aberdeenshire Photograph taken near public viewpoint and the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland above the Clatterinbrig Restaurant and the junction to Glensaugh and the road northwards to Auchenblae. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, viewpoint, panorama, cairn, stones, pile, sea, coast, North, Clatterinbrig, cafe, restaurant, heather, purple, hills, landscape, summer, fields, moorland, grass, walking
Cairn Spital Tree UP673913JHP 
 Scottish Heather Hills Summer Mearns Cairn O'Mount Aberdeenshire Rowan Tree taken near road near the old spital hostelry ruin between Banchory on Royal Deeside and towards Fettercairn direction and the sea in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland and below the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount just before reaching the Clatterinbrig Restaurant and the junction to Glensaugh and the road northwards to Auchenblae. On the right hand hill can be seen remains of the old Royal Deer Park from the times of King Robert the Bruce of Scotland. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, spital, ruin, Clatterinbrig, cafe, restaurant, heather, purple, hills, upright, summer, fields, moorland, grass, walking, teee, rowan
Cairn Spital Heathers UP673922JHP 
 Heather Purple Bell Summer Mearns Cairn O'Mount Scotland Aberdeenshire Photo taken near road by old spital hostelry ruin between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland and below the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount just before reaching the Clatterinbrig Restaurant and the junction to Glensaugh and the road northwards to Auchenblae. On the right hand hill can be seen remains of the old Royal Deer Park from the times of King Robert the Bruce of Scotland. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, spital, ruin, hotel, Clatterinbrig, cafe, restaurant, heather, purple, hills, upright, summer, fields, moorland, grass, walking
Cairn OMount Sunset UP643433JHP 
 Summer Evening Cairn O'Mount Clachnaben Fence Scottish Aberdeenshire Photo taken near road between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland and near the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking northwards to Clachnaben and towards Royal Deeside past roadside snow fences. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, sunset, evening, snow, fences, hills, upright, summer, fields, moorland, grass, walking
Cairn OMount Fence UP643440JHP 
 Heather Summer Evening Cairn O'Mount Fence Scotland Aberdeenshire Library Photograph taken near road between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland and near the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking northwards to Clachnaben and towards Royal Deeside past roadside snow fences. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, sunset, evening, snow, fences, hills, landscape, summer, fields, moorland, grass, walking
Cairn Evening Fence UP643432JHP 
 Summer Evening Cairn O'Mount Wooden Fence Scotland Aberdeenshire Library Panorama taken near road between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland and near the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount looking northwards to Clachnaben and towards Royal Deeside past roadside snow fences. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, northwards, Kincardineshire, Clachnaben, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, sunset, evening, snow, fences, hills, landscape, summer, fields, moorland, grass, walking
Above Clatterinbrig UP673912JHP 
 Clatterinbrig Heather Summer Mearns Cairn O'Mount Scotland Aberdeenshire Photograph taken near road between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland and below the summit of the hill called Cairn O'Mount just before reaching the Clatterinbrig Restaurant and the junction to Glensaugh and the road northwards to Auchenblae. On the right hand hill can be seen remains of the old Royal Deer Park from the times of King Robert the Bruce of Scotland. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Fettercairn, Mearns, Glen Dye, Cairn, O'Mount, Clatterinbrig, cafe, restaurant, heather, purple, hills, landscape, summer, fields, moorland, grass, walking
Lochnagar Cairn O Mount Scotland UP643458JHP 
 Mountain Lochnagar Dramatic Summer Evening Cairn O'Mount Scotland Aberdeenshire Photo taken near road between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenhire in North East Scotland and the summir of the hill called Cairn O'Mount. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn O'Mount, hill, Lochnagar, mountain, Cairngorms, landscape, summer, dramatic, light, clouds, moorland, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, sun, sunshine,

Scotland > Clouds, Sunsets, Dawns and Weather (5 files)

The gallery has images of weather related subjects from clouds to dawns and sunrises, NLC or noctilucent clouds nights, moon to sun rings, rainbows, double rainbows, meteors, shooting stars, Perseids. The range of clouds includes cirrus, storm clouds, white puffy fair weather clouds, monster cloud formations, haar, sun beams, lenticular, mama, a wide range of different meteorological structures and types.
Clouds Cairn OMount vbn0786jhp 
 Scottish autumn Cairn O’Mount hill clouds Mearns Drumtochy Saugh high view road taken from this high point around 1400ft between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland. This popular route through the picturesque Glen Dye, passing the most recognisable hill shape of Clachnaben with its tor rocky outcrop and climbing up through heather moorland and new forest plantations and then offering spectacular views of the Mearns and south eastern Aberdeenshire to the North Sea and southwards to Montrose and almost to Dundee and beyond on a clear day from the layby and viewpoint just over the Cairn summit. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, autumn, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, bridge, water, sheep, estate, moorland, forest, shooting, grouse, summer, wild, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, grass, walking, conservation, green, blue, farming, agriculture, wild, white, cumulus, clouds, panorama, southwards, viewpoint, layby, view, vista, B974, September, 2015, Nikon, D700, DSLR, digital, camera
Clouds Cairn OMount vbn0784jhp 
 Scotland Aberdeenshire Cairn O’Mount hill clouds Mearns sea view Inverbervie north taken from this high point around 1400ft between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland. This popular route through the picturesque Glen Dye, passing the most recognisable hill shape of Clachnaben with its tor rocky outcrop and climbing up through heather moorland and new forest plantations and then offering spectacular views of the Mearns and south eastern Aberdeenshire to the North Sea and southwards to Montrose and almost to Dundee and beyond on a clear day from the layby and viewpoint just over the Cairn summit. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, autumn, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, bridge, water, sheep, estate, moorland, forest, shooting, grouse, summer, wild, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, grass, walking, conservation, green, blue, farming, agriculture, wild, white, cumulus, clouds, panorama, southwards, viewpoint, layby, view, vista, B974, September, 2015, Nikon, D700, DSLR, digital, camera
Clouds Cairn OMount vbn0783jhp 
 Scottish autumn squall Cairn O’Mount hill clouds Mearns sea viewpoint road taken from this high point around 1400ft between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland. This popular route through the picturesque Glen Dye, passing the most recognisable hill shape of Clachnaben with its tor rocky outcrop and climbing up through heather moorland and new forest plantations and then offering spectacular views of the Mearns and south eastern Aberdeenshire to the North Sea and southwards to Montrose and almost to Dundee and beyond on a clear day from the layby and viewpoint just over the Cairn summit. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, squall, autumn, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, bridge, water, sheep, estate, moorland, forest, shooting, grouse, summer, wild, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, grass, walking, conservation, green, blue, farming, agriculture, wild, white, cumulus, clouds, panorama, southwards, viewpoint, layby, view, vista, B974, September, 2015, Nikon, D700, DSLR, digital, camera
Clouds Cairn OMount vbn0782jhp 
 Scottish autumn Cairn O’Mount hill Mearns Drumtochy Saugh Strathfinella vista high view road taken from this high point around 1400ft between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland. This popular route through the picturesque Glen Dye, passing the most recognisable hill shape of Clachnaben with its tor rocky outcrop and climbing up through heather moorland and new forest plantations and then offering spectacular views of the Mearns and south eastern Aberdeenshire to the North Sea and southwards to Montrose and almost to Dundee and beyond on a clear day from the layby and viewpoint just over the Cairn summit. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, upright, autumn, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, Drumtochty, Strathfinella, Saugh, bridge, water, sheep, estate, moorland, forest, shooting, grouse, summer, wild, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, grass, walking, conservation, green, blue, farming, agriculture, wild, white, cumulus, clouds, panorama, southwards, viewpoint, layby, view, vista, B974, September, 2015, Nikon, D700, DSLR, digital, camera
Clouds Cairn OMount vbn0781jhp 
 Scotland Aberdeenshire Cairn O’Mount hill clouds Mearns Drumtochy Saugh high view road taken from this high point around 1400ft between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns areas of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland. This popular route through the picturesque Glen Dye, passing the most recognisable hill shape of Clachnaben with its tor rocky outcrop and climbing up through heather moorland and new forest plantations and then offering spectacular views of the Mearns and south eastern Aberdeenshire to the North Sea and southwards to Montrose and almost to Dundee and beyond on a clear day from the layby and viewpoint just over the Cairn summit. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, Drumtochty, Glen, Saugh, autumn, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, bridge, water, sheep, estate, moorland, forest, shooting, grouse, summer, wild, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, grass, walking, conservation, green, blue, farming, agriculture, wild, white, cumulus, clouds, panorama, southwards, viewpoint, layby, view, vista, B974, September, 2015, Nikon, D700, DSLR, digital, camera

Scotland > Rivers, Glens & Lochs (67 files)

The gallery has photographs of Scottish lochs, glens and pictures associated directly with particular rivers in Scotland such as the River Dee, Don, Feugh, Urie, Deveron, Tanar, Dye, and Glen of Dee, Glen Muick and Glenbuchat.
Glen Dye Spring bnm7010jhp 
 Glen Dye Charr Burn gorse yellow spring Scottish Aberdeenshire summer May taken on the Cairn O’Mount stretch of road just before the steep hill down to the Spital Brig, looking across to the Charr Burn and a very typical part of the grouse and deer moorland and forestry Glen Dye estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns. The road crosses over the moorlands peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with a viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile Howe of Mearns plain south as far as Dundee. Looking over the very narrow single lane Spital Brig is an old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. The small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, B974, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, upright spring, summer, gorse, yellow, flowers, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2017, 3rd, May, sunshine, sunny, blue, sky, bright, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Spring bnm7008jhp 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben tor hill gorse summer heather Scotland cirrus Aberdeenshire Charr taken on the Cairn O’Mount stretch of road just before the steep hill down to the Spital Brig, looking across to the Charr Burn and a very typical part of the grouse and deer moorland and forestry Glen Dye estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns. The road crosses over the moorlands peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with a viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile Howe of Mearns plain south as far as Dundee. Looking over the very narrow single lane Spital Brig is an old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. The small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, B974, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, spring, summer, gorse, yellow, flowers, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2017, 3rd, May, sunshine, sunny, blue, sky, cirrus, clouds, bright, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Spring bnm7006jhp 
 Glen Dye Charr spring Cairn O'Mount road gorse moorland hills trees Scottish Aberdeenshire summer Charr taken on the Cairn O’Mount stretch of road just before the steep hill down to the Spital Brig, looking across to the Charr Burn and a very typical part of the grouse and deer moorland and forestry Glen Dye estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns. The road crosses over the moorlands peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with a viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile Howe of Mearns plain south as far as Dundee. Looking over the very narrow single lane Spital Brig is an old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. The small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, B974, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, spring, summer, gorse, yellow, flowers, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2017, 3rd, May, sunshine, sunny, blue, sky, bright, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Spring bnm7005jhp 
 Clachnaben tor hilltop trees Scottish Aberdeenshire spring summer Charr taken on the Cairn O’Mount stretch of road just before the steep hill down to the Spital Brig, looking across to the Charr Burn and a very typical part of the grouse and deer moorland and forestry Glen Dye estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns. The road crosses over the moorlands peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with a viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile Howe of Mearns plain south as far as Dundee. Looking over the very narrow single lane Spital Brig is an old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. The small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, road, B974, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, spring, summer, gorse, yellow, flowers, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, track, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2017, 3rd, May, sunshine, sunny, blue, sky, bright, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye bnm4257jhp 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben Heatheryhaugh hilltop larch pine trees Scotland Aberdeenshire summer part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking through the mature larch and pine forest to the snow covered Clachnaben with its distinctive tor and is the famous skyline marker for many views from Deeside or the Mearns. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, upright, cropped, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2016, July, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye bnm4256jhp 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben tor hilltop larch pine trees Scottish Aberdeenshire summer taken near Heatheryhaugh part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking through the mature larch and pine forest to the snow covered Clachnaben with its distinctive tor and is the famous skyline marker for many views from Deeside or the Mearns. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2016, July, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye bnm4255jhp 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben road Heatheryhaugh summer hilltop larch pine trees Scottish Aberdeenshire part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking through the mature larch and pine forest to the snow covered Clachnaben with its distinctive tor and is the famous skyline marker for many views from Deeside or the Mearns. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2016, July, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye bnm4254jhp 
 Glen Dye Spital road bridge narrow hills forest moorland Scotland summer Aberdeenshire sunny taken near the old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. Next to the Spital is a small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2016, July, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye bnm4253jhp 
 Glen Dye Spital ruin hills Scotland summer forest white clouds sunny taken over the old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. Next to the Spital is a small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2016, July, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye bnm4252jhp 
 Glen Dye Spittal ruin hills trees Scottish Aberdeenshire cirrus clouds sunny taken over the old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. Next to the Spital is a small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, upright, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2016, July, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye bnm4251jhp 
 Glen Dye Spital ruin hills trees Scotland summer Aberdeenshire cirrus clouds sunny taken over the old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. Next to the Spital is a small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2016, July, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye bnm2710jhp 
 Glen Dye Charr water hills moors Scotland Aberdeenshire Spring April snow taken just above the Spital Bridge looking westwards along part of this typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking over the old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. Next to the Spital is a small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, spring, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2016, April, Snow, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Clachnaben bnm2709jhp 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben tor hilltop Scottish Aberdeenshire Spring April snow taken just above the Spital Bridge part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking over the old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. Next to the Spital is a small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, spring, snow, white, clouds, blue, sky, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2016, April, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Forest bnm3015jhp 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben larch trees fresh May spring vibrant green Scotland Aberdeenshire taken near Heatheryhaugh part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking over the old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. Next to the Spital is a small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, spring, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2016, May, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Forest bnm3014jhp 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben tor hilltop larch trees green Scottish Aberdeenshire Spring taken near Heatheryhaugh part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking over the old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. Next to the Spital is a small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, upright, spring, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2016, May, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Forest bnm3012jhp 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben tor hill larch trees fresh spring green Scottish Aberdeenshire taken near Heatheryhaugh part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking over the old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. Next to the Spital is a small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, spring, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, green, fresh, vibrant, pine, grass, walking, wild, 2016, May, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Spring bnm2535jhp 
 Glen Dye Spital bridge burn water Cairn O'Mount road snow spring sunny Scotland Aberdeenshire burn taken near Heatheryhaugh part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking over the old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. Next to the Spital is a small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, pine, heather, grass, walking, wild, 2016, April, snow, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Spring bnm2534jhp 
 Glen Dye Spital ruined inn drove roads snow spring sunny Scotland Aberdeenshire burn taken near Heatheryhaugh part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking over the old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. Next to the Spital is a small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, upright, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, pine, heather, grass, walking, wild, 2016, April, snow, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Spring bnm2533jhp 
 Glen Dye Spital ruin snow spring forest hills Scottish Aberdeenshire burn taken near Heatheryhaugh part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking over the old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. Next to the Spital is a small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, pine, heather, grass, walking, wild, 2016, April, snow, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Spring bnm2531jhp 
 Glen Dye Spittal ruined hospital snow April spring forest hills Scottish Aberdeenshire burn taken near Heatheryhaugh part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking over the old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. Next to the Spital is a small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, upright, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, pine, heather, grass, walking, wild, 2016, April, snow, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Spring bnm2530jhp 
 Glen Dye Spital ruin hostelry snow winter scene spring sunshine Scotland Aberdeenshire burn taken near Heatheryhaugh part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking over the old ruin by the Spital Burn which once was a ‘Spital’ or Hospital, a hostel for weary travellers either crossing the Cairn drove road or herdsmen moving cattle south to the Lowland Markets. The area had a reputation for robbers or highway men but after the railways took the main livestock to markets droving died out as did horse travelling and the roadside inn fell into ruin. Next to the Spital is a small single lane single arch bridge which has never been widened so is not liked by log lorries or coaches. There is a ruin on the other side of the Cairn O’Mount just above the Clatterin Brig which served a similar purpose and my Grandmother told me she had stayed in that hostelry when she and her new husband travelled on horse and trap from Montrose to Banchory in the late 1800’s. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, pine, heather, grass, walking, wild, 2016, April, snow, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Spring bnm2529jhp 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben tor hilltop trees Scottish Aberdeenshire Spring snow 2016 taken near Heatheryhaugh part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking through the mature larch and pine forest to the snow covered Clachnaben with its distinctive tor and is the famous skyline marker for many views from Deeside or the Mearns. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, pine, heather, grass, walking, wild, 2016, April, snow, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Spring bnm2528jhp 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben tor hill snow larch pines trees Scottish Aberdeenshire April 2016 taken near Heatheryhaugh part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking through the mature larch and pine forest to the snow covered Clachnaben with its distinctive tor and is the famous skyline marker for many views from Deeside or the Mearns. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, upright, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, pine, heather, grass, walking, wild, 2016, April, snow, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Spring bnm2527jhp 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben hilltop larch pine April Scotland Aberdeenshire Spring snow taken near Heatheryhaugh part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking through the mature larch and pine forest to the snow covered Clachnaben with its distinctive tor and is the famous skyline marker for many views from Deeside or the Mearns. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, pine, heather, grass, walking, wild, 2016, April, snow, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Glen Dye Spring bnm2526jhp 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben tor hilltop through trees Scottish Spring April snow crop taken near Heatheryhaugh part of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. Looking through the mature larch and pine forest to the snow covered Clachnaben with its distinctive tor and is the famous skyline marker for many views from Deeside or the Mearns. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, O’Mount, Clachnaben, hill, Heatheryhaugh, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Spittal, Charr, burn, ruin, hospital, hostel, hotel, inn, bridge, bracken, rocks, tor, rocky, outcrop, trees, moorland, forest, larch, pine, heather, grass, walking, wild, 2016, April, snow, sunshine, sunny, digital, camera, DSLR, Nikon, D700
Above Glen Dye vbn0787jhp 
 Glen Dye Scotland Aberdeenshire Cairn road forest heather moors autumn scene which is a typical grouse shooting moorland in Aberdeenshire here near The Water of Dye in Glen Dye off the Cairn O'Mount road between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns. In the distance just out of this view is the rocky tor on a hill called Clachnaben while the view takes the eye into Deeside and distant Aberdeenshire with young commercial forest plantations in mid view. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, 2015, Nikon, D700, DSLR, landscape, September, autumn, brachen, rocks, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, road, winding, hilly, empty, bridge, water, estate, moorland, forest, plantations, hills, shooting, grouse, pines, larch, summer, wildlife, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, flora, grass, walking, conservation, green, blue, farming, agriculture, wild
Glen Dye Water xvv2103jhp 
 Glen Dye Water burn river Scottish Kincardineshire summer upstream pink rocks tumbling through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, treelined, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Charr, burn, ruin, bracken, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Glen Dye Water xvv2085jhp 
 Glen Dye Water burn river Scottish Kincardineshire Clachnaben peak Scotland hill rocks tumbling through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Charr, burn, ruin, bracken, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Glen Dye Water xvv2084jhp 
 Glen Dye Water burn river Scottish Aberdeenshire rocks tumbling through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, upright, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Charr, burn, ruin, bracken, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Glen Dye Water xvv2083jhp 
 Glen Dye Water burn Kincardineshire Scotland rocks tumbling summer photo of a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Charr, burn, ruin, bracken, rocks, flowing, tumbling, splashing, sparkling, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild, 2010, July
Glen Dye Water xvv2068jhp 
 Glen Dye Water river bridge view downstream sunny Aberdeenshire Scotland rocks tumbling through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, upright, summer, July, water, Dye, Spital, Charr, burn, ruin, bracken, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Glen Dye Spital xvv2054jhp 
 Glen Dye Spital ruin road single track narrow bridge Scotland Kincardineshire Summer showing typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. This ruin is by a single track humped back bridge, ahuge inconvenience ofr large log lorries and coaches but very popular route for those enjoying the almost empty Scottish hill scenery. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, bridge, single, lane, narrow, road, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Charr, burn, ruin, bracken, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Glen Dye Spital xvv2051jhp 
 Glen Dye Spital ruin Scottish Kincardineshire Summer Jim Henderson Photograph showing typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. This ruin is by a single track humped back bridge, ahuge inconvenience ofr large log lorries and coaches but very popular route for those enjoying the almost empty Scottish hill scenery. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, rowan, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Charr, burn, ruin, bracken, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Glen Dye Old Brig qwe7727jhp 
 Glen Dye old brig bridge Water burn new road trees summer Scotland taken from the roadside on the new bridge on this busy and popular road from Banchory on Royal Deeside over the Cairn O’Mount to Fettercairn, the Mearns and main route south to Dundee and Perth. The distinctive hill with its prominent tor outcrop of rock is visible from much of lower Deeside and clearly from the road after a steep climb from the Old Dye Brig which then winds through larch forest of Glen Dye Estate before reaching the single track Spital Bridge the bane of many a lorry and coach drivers life. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Old, Brig, Water, bridge, bypassed, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, bracken, rocks, tor, outcrop, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, bridge, water, sheep, estate, moorland, forest, larch, summer, countryside, rural, nature, sun, sunshine, grass, wild
Glen Dye Old Brig qwe7716jhp 
 Glen Dye Aberdeenshire old brig bridge water low trees Scotland taken from beneath the new bridge on this busy and popular road from Banchory on Royal Deeside over the Cairn O’Mount to Fettercairn, the Mearns and main route south to Dundee and Perth. The distinctive hill with its prominent tor outcrop of rock is visible from much of lower Deeside and clearly from the road after a steep climb from the Old Dye Brig which then winds through larch forest of Glen Dye Estate before reaching the single track Spital Bridge the bane of many a lorry and coach drivers life. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Old, Brig, Water, bridge, bypassed, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, bracken, rocks, tor, outcrop, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, bridge, water, sheep, estate, moorland, forest, larch, summer, countryside, rural, nature, sun, sunshine, grass, wild
Glen Dye Old Brig qwe7709jhp 
 Scottish Glen Water Dye Aberdeenshire old brig bridge new view trees summer taken from the roadside on the new bridge on this busy and popular road from Banchory on Royal Deeside over the Cairn O’Mount to Fettercairn, the Mearns and main route south to Dundee and Perth. The distinctive hill with its prominent tor outcrop of rock is visible from much of lower Deeside and clearly from the road after a steep climb from the Old Dye Brig which then winds through larch forest of Glen Dye Estate before reaching the single track Spital Bridge the bane of many a lorry and coach drivers life. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Old, Brig, Water, bridge, bypassed, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, bracken, rocks, tor, outcrop, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, bridge, water, sheep, estate, moorland, forest, larch, summer, countryside, rural, nature, sun, sunshine, grass, wild
Glen Dye Forest qwe7679jhp 
 Glen Dye Aberdeenshire larch forest trees summer Scotland Clachnaben taken from the roadside of this busy and popular road from Banchory on Royal Deeside over the Cairn O’Mount to Fettercairn, the Mearns and main route south to Dundee and Perth. The distinctive hill with its prominent tor outcrop of rock is visible from much of lower Deeside and clearly from the road after a steep climb from the Old Dye Brig which then winds through larch forest of Glen Dye Estate before reaching the single track Spital Bridge the bane of many a lorry and coach drivers life. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Old, Brig, Water, bridge, bypassed, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, bracken, rocks, tor, outcrop, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, bridge, water, sheep, estate, moorland, forest, larch, summer, countryside, rural, nature, sun, sunshine, grass, wild
Clachnaben Tor qwe7688jhp 
 Clachnaben Scottish hill tor summit Glen Dye larch trees summer taken from the roadside on the new bridge on this busy and popular road from Banchory on Royal Deeside over the Cairn O’Mount to Fettercairn, the Mearns and main route south to Dundee and Perth. The distinctive hill with its prominent tor outcrop of rock is visible from much of lower Deeside and clearly from the road after a steep climb from the Old Dye Brig which then winds through larch forest of Glen Dye Estate before reaching the single track Spital Bridge the bane of many a lorry and coach drivers life. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen, Dye, Old, Brig, Water, bridge, bypassed, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, bracken, rocks, tor, outcrop, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, bridge, water, sheep, estate, moorland, forest, larch, summer, countryside, rural, nature, sun, sunshine, grass, wild
Spital Ruin Heather UP673887JHP 
 Glen Dye Spital Ruin Road Heather Cairn Aberdeenshire Scottish Photo a typical heather moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, upright, summer, Dye, Spital, road, Cairn, O'Mount, burn, ruin, bracken, heather, trees, forest, grass, walking, wild
Spital Ruin Glen Dye UP673886JHP 
 Glen Dye Spital Ruin Road Cairn Aberdeenshire Scotland Library Photos a typical heather moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, landscape, summer, Dye, Spital, road, Cairn, O'Mount, burn, ruin, bracken, heather, trees, forest, grass, walking, wild
Heather Moorland UP673856JHP 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben Heather Heatheryhaugh Rowan Scottish Photo Aberdeenshire Scotland a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, Heatheryhuagh, heather, purple, calluna, vulgaris, summer, Dye, rocks, trees, rowan, pine, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Spital Bridge Road UP673889JHP 
 Glen Dye Scotland Spital Heather Vulgaris Photo Bracken Summer Bridge reknowned for being very narrow and running through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, heather, vulagris, summer, water, Dye, Spital, burn, road, bridge, narrow, single, track, bracken, trees, rowan, moorland, forest, grass, walking
Heather Calluna Vulgaris UP673873JHP 
 Glen Dye Scottish Heather Calluna Vulgaris Purple Photo Summer Clachnaben viewed from on a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, heather, calluna, vulgaris, upright, summer, water, Dye, Heatheryhaugh, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Glen Dye Spital Bridge UP673890JHP 
 Glen Dye Scottish Spital Heather Vulgaris Photograph Bracken Summer Bridge running through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, upright, summer, heather, vulgaris, purple, water, Dye, Spital, burn, road, bridge, single, span, narrow, single, bracken, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Glen Dye Northwards UP673861JHP 
 Glen Dye Water Road Kincardineshire Aberdeenshire Scotland Photo Deeside Hills running through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
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Glen Dye Heather UP673872JHP 
 Glen Dye Scottish Heather Moor Vulgaris Aberdeenshire Scotland Clachnaben Heatheryhaugh located on a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, Heatheryhaugh, heather, vulgaris, purple, summer, water, Dye, bracken, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Glen Dye Charr Burn UP673894JHP 
 Glen Dye Heather Charr Burn Aberdeenshire Scotland Moorland Library Photos runs through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, heather, vulagris, purple, summer, water, Dye, Charr, burn, bracken, rock, tree, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Glen Dye Bracken Heather UP673888JHP 
 Glen Dye Scottish Aberdeenshire Heather Vulgaris Photograph Bracken Summer Birch on a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, water, Dye, Spital, heather, vulgaris, purple, bracken, silver, birch, pine, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Clachnaben Tor UP673882JHP 
 Glen Dye Scottish Kincardineshire Clachnaben hill Tor Heather Larch Photo from a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, heather, purple, upright, summer, water, Dye, brachen, rocks, trees, larch, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Clachnaben Larch Trees UP673881JHP 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben Forest Larch Trees Heather Purple Photo Aberdeenshire Scotland a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, water, Dye, heather, purple, brachen, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, larch, grass, walking, wild
Clachnaben Heather UP673870JHP 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben Hill Tor Heather Purple Summer Scottish Aberdeenshire a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, heather, purple, summer, water, Dye, Heatheryhaugh, burn, brachen, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Clachnaben Glen Dye UP673885JHP 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben Tor Hill Larch Heather Purple Aberdeenshire Scotland a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns with its very distinctive rocky outcrop visible for miles around and passed when crossing over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
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Clachnaben Cairn Roadside UP673897JHP 
 Glen Dye Clachnaben Hill Tor Heather Moor Scottish Kincardineshire Aberdeenshire a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, heather, vulgaris, Dye, Charr, brachen, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Charr Burn Glen Dye UP673893JHP 
 Glen Dye Charr Burn Heather Scottish Kincardineshire Aberdeenshire Scotland Clachnaben a distinctive hill set in typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, summer, autumn, heather, purple, vulgaris, water, Dye, Charr, burn, ruin, brachen, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Cairn Road Heather Moor UP673898JHP 
 Glen Dye Charr Cairn Road Heather Moor Scottish Kincardineshire Clachnaben in the distance by this typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, upright, summer, heather, vulgaris, water, Dye, Charr, burn, bracken, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Water of Dye xvv2093jhp 
 Glen Dye Water burn river Scottish Kincardineshire Aberdeenshire Scotland Clachnaben hill rock just visible over distant hilline as the burn makes its way through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, upright, summer, water, Dye, burn, brachen, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Water of Dye Rocks xvv2075jhp 
 Glen Dye Water burn river Scottish Kincardineshire Aberdeenshire Scotland Clachnaben hill rocks tumbling through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, downstream, summer, water, Dye, burn, ruin, brachen, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Water Dye Quiet Pool xvv2099jhp 
 Glen Dye Water pool quiet river Scottish Kincardineshire Aberdeenshire Scotland Clachnaben hill rocks tumbling through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, upright, summer, water, Dye, quiet, still, pool, burn, ruin, brachen, rocks, trees, forest, grass
Water Dye Panorama xvv2079jhp 
 Glen Dye Water panorama burn river Scottish Kincardineshire Aberdeenshire Scotland Clachnaben hill rocks tumbling through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Glen Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, panorama, summer, water, Dye, burn, ruin, brachen, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, wild
Tumbling Dye Water xvv2081jhp 
 Glen Dye Water tumbling upstream Scottish Kincardineshire Aberdeenshire Scotland Clachnaben hill rocks tumbling through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Glen Dye, landscape, upstream, tumbling, brown, peaty, summer, water, Dye, Spital, Charr, burn, brachen, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Spital Ruin Glen Dye xvv2060jhp 
 Glen Dye Spital burn ruin rowan Scottish Kincardineshire Aberdeenshire Scotland Clachnaben hill rocks tumbling through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the narrow road and a small bridge near this ruin at the Spital Burn peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Cairn O'Mount, bridge, narrow, Glen Dye, landscape, rowan, summer, Spital, burn, ruin, brachen, trees, moorland, grass, wild
Old Dye Bridge xvv2108jhp 
 Glen Dye Water old arched bridge Scottish Kincardineshire Aberdeenshire Scotland running through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, landscape, bridge, old, bypassed, summer, water, Dye, brachen, rocks, trees, forest
Glen Dye Bridges xvv2110jhp 
 Glen Dye Water Old Bridge bypassed Scottish Kincardineshire Aberdeenshire Scotland on road through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns and this old single arched bridge is now bypassed by a modern one passing through Glen Dye before crossing over the high lands peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Cairn, road, landscape, bridge, old, new, bypassed, summer, water, Dye, trees
Charr Burn Glen Dye xvv2069jhp 
 Glen Dye Charr Burn upstream Scottish Kincardineshire Aberdeenshire Scotland Spital walk tumbling through a typical moorland and forestry estate located between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in Mearns crossed over the highland peaking at the Cairn O’Mount with viewpoint for views southwards to the coast near Montrose and the whole of the flat fertile plain south as far as Dundee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Glen Dye, landscape, upstream, summer, water, Charr, burn, brachen, rocks, trees, moorland, forest, grass, walking, wild
Water of Dye Scotland SO13043JHP 
 Glen Dye Water River Burn Heather Moor Autumn Hills Forest Scotland runs through typical grouse shooting moorland in Aberdeenshire here at off the Cairn O'Mount road between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns. In the distance is the rocky tor on a hill called Clachnaben while the prominent brown on the ground comes from withered bracken. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, Water of Dye, burn, river, stream, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, upright, autumn, brachen, rocks, Spital, Cairn, O'Mount, bridge, water, sheep, estate, moorland, forest, shooting, grouse, pines, larch, wildlife, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, floral, grass, walking, conservation, green, blue, farming, agriculture, wild
Water of Dye Scotland SO13042JHP 
 Glen Dye Water Burn Scottish Autumn Bracken Brown Forest Larch Trees runs through typical grouse shooting moorland in Aberdeenshire here off the Cairn O'Mount road between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns. In the distance is the rocky tor on a hill called Clachnaben while the prominent brown on the ground comes from withered bracken. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal Deeside, Glen Dye, Water of Dye, burn, river, stream, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, tor, landscape, autumn, brachen, rocks, water, sheep, estate, moorland, forest, shooting, grouse, pines, larch, wildlife, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, floral, grass, walking, conservation, green, blue, brown, dead, withered, russet, rustic, farming, agriculture, wild
Glen Dye Autumn SO11823JHP 
 Glen Dye Autumn Spital Burn Ruin Brown Bracken Aberdeenshire Scotland the road running between Banchory on Royal Deeside and Fettercairn in the Mearns crossing the Cairn O'Mount passing commercial forest and grouse shooting heather moorland. The rich brown in the foreground is dead bracken with the color of larch trees behind the old cottage. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Fettercairn, Mearns, Royal, Deeside, Glen Dye, water, Dye, Clachnaben, hill, landscape, autumn, brachen, Spital, burn, Cairn O'Mount, estate, moorland, forest, pines, larch, wildlife, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, quiet, sun, sunshine, floral, grass, green, blue, wild, russet, rustic, brown

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