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Aurora over Scotland (29 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 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

Egypt > Abu Simbel (4 files)

Photographs of the Great Temple of Ramses 11 at Abu Simbel and those of his wife's temple of Nefertari with some interior images as well.
Abu Simbel Ramasses EG051436JHP 
 Abu Simbel Great Temple head torso crown rock carved statues Ramses and his wife and daughters at what was once a River Nile site but now reconstructed in a mammoth UNESCO rescue project in the 1960’s and housed in an artificial hill high enough to save it from the total flooding with the creation of Lake Nasser. 
 Keywords: Egypt, ancient, Egyptian, Lake Nasser, River Nile, Nubia, Abu Simbel, rock, carved, huge, Great Temple, upright, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, telephoto, crop, pharaoh, seated, history, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, UNESCO, cliff
Abu Simbel Ramasses EG051435JHP 
 Abu Simbel Great Egyptian Temple rock carved seated statues Ramses photo at what was once a River Nile site but now reconstructed in a mammoth UNESCO rescue project in the 1960’s and housed in an artificial hill high enough to save it from the total flooding with the creation of Lake Nasser. 
 Keywords: Egypt, ancient, Egyptian, Lake Nasser, River Nile, Nubia, Abu Simbel, rock, carved, huge, Great Temple, upright, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, temples, daughters, pharaoh, seated, history, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, UNESCO, cliff, telephoto
Abu Simbel Ramasses EG051432JHP 
 Abu Simbel Great Temple landscape telephoto photo huge rock carved statues Ramses 11 and his wife and daughters at what was once a River Nile site but now reconstructed in a mammoth UNESCO rescue project in the 1960’s and housed in an artificial hill high enough to save it from the total flooding with the creation of Lake Nasser. 
 Keywords: Egypt, ancient, Egyptian, Lake Nasser, River Nile, Nubia, Abu Simbel, rock, carved, huge, Great Temple, landscape, telephoto, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, daughters, pharaoh, seated, history, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, UNESCO, cliff
Abu Simbel & Crowds EG051515JHP 
 Great Temple Ramses Abu Simbel Lake Nasser Cruiseboat Egypt people view giving a sense of how it might have looked when it originally was on the banks of the River Nile, minus the crowds. 
 Keywords: Egypt, ancient, Egyptian, Aswan, Lake, Nasser, River, Nile, Nubia, Nubian, Abu, Simbel, rock, carved, huge, magnificent, Great, Temple, landscape, telephoto, crowds, spectacular, Ramses, Ramasses, Ramesses, temples, Queen, Harakhte, pharaoh, seated, history, antiquity, archaeology, Egyptology, dam, flooding, UNESCO, rescue, artificial, mountain, holiday, travel, tourism, Kuoni, Sea, cruise, cruiseboat, sailing, desert, rocks

Egypt > Giza Pyramids & Sphinx (9 files)

Photographs of the three Giza pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, the Sphinx, temples, Solar Barque museum and western cemetery mastabas, including the Light and Sound Show night views.
Khafre Pyramid Top EG050999jhp 
 Cairo Egyptian Giza Egypt Khafre Pyramid Tura cap top cover telephoto closeup of the top of Khafre Chephren pyramid with what remains of its Tura Limestone outer covering which would have covered the whole monument at its completion and being particularly white would have shone in the Egyptian sunshine. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, ancient, Egyptian, Giza, landscape, Western, cemetery, royalty, pharaoh, Khafre, Chephren, pyramid, Tura, limestone, cap, top, covering, casing, outer, remains, burial, tombs, Egyptology, archaeology, afterlife, religion, beliefs, death
Giza Sphinx Stele EG051036jhp 
 Giza Egypt Sphinx Khafre Chephren Pyramid Paws Stele closeup telephoto this giant carved limestone lion statue with human head is somewhat of an enigma, but most likely carved out of an outcrop as an inspirational homage to the Pharaoh Khafre some 2500BC whose pyramid is directly behind it, although some attribute it to the previous Khufu who built the first and Greatest Pyramid. This huge prone lion figure with a human face faces the east to the rising sun and the modern day Cairo and is a very popular destination for the thousands that visit the Giza plateau and here viewed from the most accessible point on causeway from Khafre Pyramid to his Valley Temple. Here the famous 'Dream' Stele is taken using a 300 mm telephoto from the road to the Great Pyramid and as close as one can get without going into the enclosure. 
 Keywords: keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Egyptian, Giza, Sphinx, pyramid, Khufu, Cheops, Great, Khafre, Chephren, soft, erosion, limestone, Valley, Temple, causeway, landscape, stele, closeup, telephoto, lion, paws, enclosure, excavation, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient
Giza Sphinx Stele EG051013jhp 
 Gizah Egyptian Sphinx Khafre Chephren Paws Stele closeup telephoto this giant carved limestone lion statue with human head is somewhat of an enigma, but most likely carved out of an outcrop as an inspirational homage to the Pharaoh Khafre some 2500BC whose pyramid is directly behind it, although some attribute it to the previous Khufu who built the first and Greatest Pyramid. This huge prone lion figure with a human face faces the east to the rising sun and the modern day Cairo and is a very popular destination for the thousands that visit the Giza plateau and here viewed from the most accessible point on causeway from Khafre Pyramid to his Valley Temple. Here the famous 'Dream' Stele is taken using a 300 mm telephoto from the road to the Great Pyramid and as close as one can get without going into the enclosure. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Egyptian, Giza, Sphinx, Great, Khafre, Chephren, soft, erosion, limestone, Valley, Temple, causeway, stele, Dream, closeup, telephoto, upright, lion, paws, enclosure, excavation, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient
Giza Sphinx Detail EG050997jhp 
 Gizah Egypt Sphinx ear concrete repair nemes limestone erosion closeup telephoto this giant carved limestone lion statue with human head is somewhat of an enigma, but most likely carved out of an outcrop as an inspirational homage to the Pharaoh Khafre some 2500BC whose pyramid is directly behind it, although some attribute it to the previous Khufu who built the first and Greatest Pyramid. This huge prone lion figure with a human face faces the east to the rising sun and the modern day Cairo and is a very popular destination for the thousands that visit the Giza plateau and here viewed from the most accessible point on causeway from Khafre Pyramid to his Valley Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Egyptian, Giza, Sphinx, pyramid, Khufu, Cheops, Great, Khafre, Chephren, soft, erosion, limestone, Valley, Temple, causeway, landscape, lion, face, ear, closeup, detail, nemes, headdress, enclosure, excavation, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, painted, colour, red, forehead
The Sphinx Face EG050992JHP 
 Giza Egypt Sphinx Face Closeup Eyes Nose Mouth Telephoto Photo showing detail of the ancient carving, even remains of some coloured paint in the nemes headdress and the cement addition to support the outer flange of the headdress applied in recent times at this huge limestone carved squatting lion with the face of probably Pharaoh Khafre although some theories point to Khufu. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Giza, Sphinx, face, closeup, close-up, telephoto, soft, erosion, limestone, landscape, eyes, ear, broken, nose, nemes, headdress, colour, color, painted, red, conservation, repairs, Egyptology, archaeology, ancientarchaeology, ancient
The Sphinx Face EG050990JHP 
 Sphinx Face Detail Nose Eyes Ear Headdress Head Egyptian Pharaoh Giza showing the ancient carving, even remains of some coloured paint in the nemes headdress and the cement addition to support the outer flange of the headdress applied in recent times at this huge limestone carved squatting lion with the face of probably Pharaoh Khafre although some theories point to Khufu. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Giza, Sphinx, face, closeup, close-up, telephoto, soft, erosion, limestone, landscape, eyes, ear, broken, nose, nemes, headdress, colour, color, painted, red, conservation, repairs, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient
Khafre Pyramid Casing EG050999JHP 
 Khafre Chephren Pyramid Tura Limestone Casing Top Telephoto Crop capping the second largest structure on the Gizah plateau built by Pharaoh Chephren around 2500BC and the only one of the Giza pyramids still to have retained any of its finished state. The most completely covered of the original pyramids is the Bent Pyramid at Dashur, a predecessor of the Giza monuments. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, Gizah, landscape, pyramid, top, tomb, Khafre, Chephren, blocks, erosion, soft, limestone, casing, Tura, Turah, white, shining, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, archaeology, history, telephoto, closeup
Giza Sphinx 6704EG07JHP 
 Sphinx Giza Ruins Temple Painted Headdress Face Gizah Egyptian Photograph located near near Cairo. Note the remains of painted headdress, the nemes, on the forehead. Underneath the headdress is the cement support added in the past 200 years to stop any possible damage to the ancient nemes headdress. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Giza, Sphinx, nemes, headdress, face, soft, erosion, limestone, casing, Tura, Valley, temple, causeway, Western, Cemetery, entrance, approach, upright, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, telephoto, closeup
Giza Sphinx 6703EG07JHP 
 Ancient Limestone Carved Sphinx Face Head Painted Nemes Giza Egypt taken from outside its Temple complex near Cairo. Note the lower additions of concrete to the nemes headdress which were to save it from collapsing. Remains of early coloration are still visible on the forehead. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Giza, Sphinx, pyramid, Cheops, Khufu, Khafre, Chephren, soft, erosion, limestone, casing, Tura, Valley, temple, causeway, Western, Cemetery, landscape, telephoto, closeup, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient

Egypt > Hatshepsut Temple (1 file)

Photos in this gallery are of the West Bank Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri under the cliffs of the Theban hill
Hatshepsut Temple EG02128JHP 
 Hatshepsut Recent Excavation Egypt Temple Sanctuary Amun Entrance Upper central court was opened again in 2002 and makes the visit to this magificent temple almost complete except that entrance into the burial chamber itself is restricted; using a telephoto les this was the best sneeky look I could get. This magnificent mortuary temple is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor at an area called Deir el-Bahri and built into the base of the cliffs of the Theban Hill behind which are branches of the Valley of the Kings. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West Bank, Deir el-Bahri, el-Bahari, Dayr, Hatshepsut, mortuary, Temple, upright, upper, central, burial, chamber, doorway, entrance, statue, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, history, Egyptology, Consort, Queen, Pharaoh, Royal, ruler, woman, columns, hall

Egypt > Karnak Temple (3 files)

Photos in this gallery include the whole of Karnak itself, the open air museum, temples of Khonsu and Ptah and the Sound and Light Show night images.
Karnak Thutmosis Obelisk EG074992jhp 
 Egypt Karnak Amun Temple Sacred Lake Tuthmose obelisk palm trees in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall but the southern obelisk had collapsed and the main section of the top with the pyramidion is lying horizontally near the Sacred Lake. This lake was originally supplied with water through underground tunnels from the River Nile and would have fluctuated when the river flooded; these days the level remains the same through out the year. Priest’s houses have been found around the area the modern light show sitting is, there was a Nilometer and also an area for introducing the sacred geese. Accessed usually through the Gate of Ramesses 1X but is often approached from the walk back from the Festival Hall of Tuthmosis and the Gate of Nectanebo on the east of the Central Enclosure. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Sacred, Lake, landscape, telephoto, Amun, obelisk, Tuthmose, Tuthmosis, obelisk, hypostyle, hall, windows, roof, palm, trees, water, reflections, pyramidion, top, section, blocks, pylons, columns
Karnak Sacred Lake EG074990jhp 
 Egypt Karnak Sacred Lake view telephoto obelisks palm trees water in the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. Queen Hatshepsut erected several Obelisks, one of the two remaining largest obelisks stands between the fourth and fifth pylons looking north in the Transverse Hall but the southern obelisk had collapsed and the main section of the top with the pyramidion is lying horizontally near the Sacred Lake. This lake was originally supplied with water through underground tunnels from the River Nile and would have fluctuated when the river flooded; these days the level remains the same through out the year. Priest’s houses have been found around the area the modern light show sitting is, there was a Nilometer and also an area for introducing the sacred geese. Accessed usually through the Gate of Ramesses 1X but is often approached from the walk back from the Festival Hall of Tuthmosis and the Gate of Nectanebo on the east of the Central Enclosure. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, Sacred, Lake, landscape, telephoto, Amun, Hatshepsut, obelisk, Tuthmose, Tuthmosis, obelisks, hypostyle, hall, palm, trees, water, reflections, red, granite, fallen, obelisk, pyramidion, top, section, lying, horizontal, blocks, pylons, columns
Karnak Hatshepsut Obelisk EG074991jhp 
 Egyptian Hatshepsut Granite Obelisk Karnak Sacred Lake palm trees view is near the central area of this huge sprawling site located near Luxor City centre on the East Bank of the River Nile and Karnak is the largest religious complex on the Nile. This view of Queen Hatshepsut's Obelisk, one of two remaining standing obelisks, is from the far side of the Sacred Lake using a telephoto lens. The obelisk of red Aswan granite is the third tallest standing in the world, weighs over 320 tons and stands nearly 30 metres. Encased by Thutmosis 111 who disapproved of his Aunt, his bid to remove her existence benefited us in that the lower section remained largely intact but higher sections were defaced by Akhenaten some 130 years later. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Karnak, Temple, East Bank, River Nile, Thebes, Waset, Ipetisut, landscape, Hatshepsut, queen, woman, obelisk, sacred, lake, view, telephoto, palm, trees, blue, sky, red, granite, blocks, pylon, fourth, fifth, transverse, hall, walls, blocks, court, pharaoh, ruler, huge, monumental, encased, Thutmosis, Thutmose, Akhenaten, defaced, erased

Egypt > Kom Ombo Temple (2 files)

Pictures in this gallery are of Kom Ombo Temple located by The River Nile North Of Aswan
Kom Ombo Temple EG052457JHP 
 Kom Ombo Ptolemaic Temple Hypostyle Hall Telephoto Roof Capitals Columns taken from the cruiseboat berth on the River Nile just north of Aswan and a regular visit on all Nile Cruises, was principally built by Ptolemy V of Silsilah sandstone. Dedicated to two Gods – Sobek, the crocodile and Horus, the falcon and although it has been damaged over the years, mainly through slipping into the River Nile and some structural damage owing to earthquakes, there are still some wonderful colourful reliefs of the most detailed and delicate style. 
 Keywords: Egypt, East Bank, River Nile, Kom Ombo, Temple, hypostyle hall, floral, capitals, columns, lintel, solar, disc, bas reliefs, coloured, colored, colours, colors, Silsilah, sandstone, landscape, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, crocodiles, Ptolemaic, carvings, detailed, delicate, beautiful, fine
Kom Ombo Temple EG052452JHP 
 Kom Ombo Ptolemaic Temple Hypostyle Hall Floral Capitals Closeup Telephoto taken from cruiseboat berth on the River Nile just north of Aswan and a regular visit on all Nile Cruises, was principally built by Ptolemy V of Silsilah sandstone. Dedicated to two Gods – Sobek, the crocodile and Horus, the falcon and although it has been damaged over the years, mainly through slipping into the River Nile and some structural damage owing to earthquakes, there are still some wonderful colourful reliefs of the most detailed and delicate style. 
 Keywords: Egypt, East Bank, River Nile, Kom Ombo, Temple, hypostyle hall, columns, bas reliefs, coloured, colored, colours, colors, Silsilah, sandstone, landscape, capitals floral, closeup, history, archaeology, ancient, Egyptian, Egyptology, Ptolemaic, carvings, detailed, delicate, beautiful, fine

Egypt > Luxor Deir el Medinah (1 file)

The pictures in this gallery are of the worker's village on the west bank of the River Nile at Luxor and the Ptolemaic Temple, the Great Pit and small chapels of Hathor and Amun
Deir el-Medina EG075112jhp 
 Deir el-Medina Luxor West Bank Ramasseum Egypt telephoto fertile green is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets, temples and chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. Most photographs show the streets, houses, interior with domestic bowls and grinding querns and others a general overview of the village with its tombs and rock tombs to the North West corner. There are also some exquisitely decorated underground tombs of which a couple are included in the entrance ticket. This photograph shows thetop of the pan-bedded mudbrick enclosure wall around the Ptolemaic Tempe of Hathor and the distant Ramasseum with the fertile west bank beyond and in the very distance the pylons of Karnak Temple. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, Theban, West, Bank, landscape, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, Deir, al-Madinah, el-Medina, Qurnet, Murai, Hill, Qurnat, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hills, Temple, Amun, Ptolemaic, colourful, limestone, walls, rooms, roofless, rock, tombs, chapels, pottery, shards, broken, temples, Hathor, Ptolemaic, Amun, chapel, mudbrick, enclosure, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons

Egypt > Luxor Ramasseum (1 file)

Photographs in this gallery relate to the mortuary Temple of Ramasses 11 on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor the so called Ramasseum
Ramasseum fm Deir al-Madinah 5159EG07JHP 
 Ramasseum Mortuary Temple Deir al-Madinah View West Bank Luxor Egypt is located on the West Bank of the River Nile at Luxor lies to the west of Qurnet Murai hill and is the location of a workman's village with the remains of houses, streets and a Ptolemaic Temple and other chapels. The workers are known for their work in the Valley tombs which they reached walking over the Theban plateau. The photograph shows the view from the Great Pit looking towards the immediate ruin of the Ramasseum and in the distance over the River Nile the pylons of Karnak. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Luxor, Thebes, landscape, telephoto, West Bank, River Nile, history, antiquity, ancient, archaeology, Egyptology, al-Madinah, el-Medina, great pit, Graeco-Roman, water, well, Ramasseum, Karnak, pylons, Qurnet Murai, Sheikh-Abd’el-Qurna, hill

Egypt > Minya, Amarna & Ashmunayn (3 files)

Photographs in this gallery cover the main sites of Amarna, its North Palace, Aten and Small Temple, Bani Hasan Rock cut chapels, Tuna el-Gebel with the Catacombs with baboon and ibis mummies, Stela of Akhenaten on the north boundary, Petosiris Tomb-Chapel, Chapels of Ptoemais and Isadora, Roman Water Wheel Well and Temple of Thoth and el Ashmunein with an Open Air Museum with huge granite statues of Baboons and nearby a Temple to Thoth with a later Christian Basilica all located along the River Nile between Cairo and Luxor accessed from the nearby university city of Minya
Amarna Aten Temple EG075931jhp 
 Mudbrick Wall Amarna Small Aten Ancient Egyptian Temple desert cliffs cleft with recently re-erected surviving sections of the distinctive columns at one of several temples, in this case the Small Temple of Aten, located to the southern side of the Central City, a huge sprawling complex that was once the short-lived capital built by the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten. Apart from some mudbrick remains mostly buried under the ever present desert and recent excavations of the temple walls, pylons and courtyards with some limited restoration little is in fact left after systematic dismantling that occurred after the King’s death. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River, Nile, el-Till, Tell, el-Amarna, al-Amarnah, Amarna, central, city, administrative, centre, Akhetaten, Akhenaten, Amenhotep, Aten, Aton, landscape, Egyptology, history, archaeology, ancient, small, temple, columns, pylons, reconstructed, temple, sand, desert, mudbrick, walls, buried, courts, sanctuary, altars, restored, restoration, hall, Foreign, Tribute, bridge, King’s, House, window, appearances, ruins, destroyed, dismantled, cliff, cleft, telephoto, distance, tombs
Nile Dawn Minya EG076080jhp 
 Sunrise Egypt Egyptian rocky hill outline silhouette birds flying line orange clouds sky taken from the hotel overlooking the River Nile as the base for visiting the sites of Bani Hasan and Amarna. This sunrise apart from its fantastic colours was also fascinating for the huge flocks of small birds that fly from their roosting trees as the first hint of dawn. The earlier photographs have series of dots which are the flocks of birds flying northwards, from right to left, but as the sun came up most of the flocks had passed and fewer birds interfered with getting photographs of the beautiful sunrise. We stayed in the Mercure Hotel Nefertiti, an aging hotel which had seen better days, from which these dawn photos are taken and it overlooked the newer chalet type complex called Hotel Aten. The dawn was around 6.00am on our second day and the earlier than required get up was certainly worth it for this sunrise. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River Nile, Minya, city, dawn, sunrise, clouds, pink, red, yellow, landscape, telephoto, palm, trees, silhouette, silhouetted, eastern, desert, east, hills, outlines, water, reflections, islands, riverbank, hotel, balcony, Nefertiti, Mercure, Aten, view, excursion, tour, package, holiday, travel, digital, landscape, Egyptology, history, archaeology, ancient, roosts, birds, line, flocks, flying, cirrus, streaks, horsetails, puffs, puffy, flak
Nile Dawn Minya EG076044jhp 
 Dawn River Nile telephoto palm tree silhouette Egypt red clouds hills trees taken from the hotel overlooking the River Nile as the base for visiting the sites of Bani Hasan and Amarna. This sunrise apart from its fantastic colours was also fascinating for the huge flocks of small birds that fly from their roosting trees as the first hint of dawn. The earlier photographs have series of dots which are the flocks of birds flying northwards, from right to left, but as the sun came up most of the flocks had passed and fewer birds interfered with getting photographs of the beautiful sunrise. We stayed in the Mercure Hotel Nefertiti, an aging hotel which had seen better days, from which these dawn photos are taken and it overlooked the newer chalet type complex called Hotel Aten. The dawn was around 6.00am on our second day and the earlier than required get up was certainly worth it for this sunrise. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, River Nile, Minya, city, dawn, sunrise, clouds, pink, red, yellow, landscape, palm, trees, silhouette, silhouetted, eastern, desert, east, hills, outlines, water, reflections, islands, riverbank, hotel, balcony, Nefertiti, Mercure, Aten, view, excursion, tour, package, holiday, travel, digital, landscape, Egyptology, history, archaeology, ancient, roosts, birds, flocks, flying, cirrus, streaks, horsetails, puffs, puffy, flak

Egypt > River Nile Cruise & Sites (1 file)

Photographs in this gallery show daily life along the River Nile mainly from the cruises I have undertaken over the past 10 years or so. Sites that border the Nile are included although the major temples visted have their own dedicated sites such as Edfu and Kom Ombo. One of the enjoyments of the Nile cruise is the tranquility of watching 'life go by' usually characterised by the friendliness of those you pass whether boatmen or farm workers as well as seeing wild birds close at hand. The other aspect is the service on the cruiseboats from friendly crews and the chance to relax after hectic and often crowded temple visits.
Irrigation Sluice EG052424JHP 
 Egypt Egyptian River Nile Irrigation Sluice Water Riverbank Cruising Photo the journey from Luxor to Aswan by cruiseboat offers a peaceful way to see modern day Egyptian life that occurs along the banks of this historic major African river and which still plays an important part in the wealth of Egypt and in the lives of ordinary Egyptians today just as it has over the past 5000 years or so. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Modern, West, East, Bank, River, Nile, riverbank, fields, wildlife, daily, life, fisherman, boats, nets, irrigation, sluice, water, canal, cruise, cruising, telephoto, landscape

Egypt > Saqqara & Memphis (2 files)

This gallery contains pictures of the two main sites usually visited together on a day trip south of Cairo - Saqqara with the famous Step Pyramid, a huge necropolis with many tombs and other pyramids and Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt now will an open air museum with the alabaster sphinx and the huge partial statue of Ramasses 11.
Saqqara Pyramid & Farmland EG051170jhp 
 Egypt Step Pyramid Saqqara house palm trees fronds green desert backdrop and gives a very good idea of the reason for the location of this huge sprawling necropolis built along the desert escarpment well above the inundation zone of the River Nile. The fertile land supported the communities that built and later serviced these cult areas where the Valley Temple for instance would be the receiving place for offerings in memory of a particular Pharaoh after he became a God. In this case the unique and earliest stone built tomb, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser from 2500BC, the first experiment of the later true pyramid style is seen here towering above the fertile farming land that runs alongside the whole journey from Cairo. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Cairo, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Memphis, Bedrashein, Step, Pyramid, necropolis, landscape, telephoto, digital, recent, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, desert, sand, reeds, palm, trees, fields, agriculture, vegetables, fertile, farming, date-palms, plantation, houses, donkey, crops, green, roadside
Giza fm Saqqara EG051108jhp 
 Saqqarah Egyptian Necropolis desert pyramids Giza Khafre Great Menkaure views distance photographed from the oldest stone built monument in the world, built for King Djoser around 2500BC, and looking northwards towards the Giza Pyramids with the distinctive Abusir ruins foreshortened in the foreground. Amongst the extensive desert topography we have evidence of some of the Archaic Mastabas with much covered archaeology. 
 Keywords: Egypt, Egyptian, Saqqarah, Saqqara, Bedrashein, necropolis, history, antiquity, Egyptology, archaeology, ancient, history, Giza, landscape, telephoto, royal, tombs, pyramids, Great, Pyramid, Khufu, Cheops, Khafre, Chephren, Menkaure, Mycerinus, monument, stone, first, funerary, 1st Dynasty, Archaic, Mastabas, desert, sand, limestone

Scotland > Aberdeen City (9 files)

This gallery includes all photographs connected with Aberdeen city from buildings, churches, streets, public parks, gardens, the University, Harbour and the beach. Places covered included Union Terrace Gardens, Cowdray Hall, Rosemount, HM Theatre, William Wallace Statue, Union Street, Castlegate, Citadel, Town House, Provost Skene House, Marsicahl College, Woolmanhill, Denburn Carpark, Johnston Gardens, Victoria Park, Duthie Park, Hazlehead Park, Piper Alpha Memorial, Seaton Park, Kings College, Elphinstone, Old Aberdeen, Fittie, Bridge of Don, AECC, Garthdee, Torry, Nigg, Pocra Quay
Aberdeen Tollohill View xvv2845jhp 
 Aberdeen City Scotland River DeeTollohill Wood view bridge summer telephoto view with a hint of autumn in early September from high ground to the west of the city overlooking the River Dee with the historic Old Bridge of Dee in the foreground and the river bending past Riverside as it flows eastwards to the North Sea and through the harbour. 
 Keywords: Aberdeen, City, Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, North, sea, East, Tollohill, Wood, view, Banchory, Devenick, skyline, panorama, landscape, sea, coast, granite, silver, River, Dee, Riverside, road, summer, autumn, 'Bridge of Dee', bridge, arches, historic, parks, trees, colorful, colourful, colours, colors
Aberdeen Sea Front UP684129jhp 
 Aberdeen Beach Ballroom Maritime Operations Centre Balnagask summer telephoto view looking from Balnagask Golf Course northwards near Footdee with the new Maritime Operations Centre to the right and left of the glass frontage the highrise flats at Seaton and the distinct red topped Beach Ballroom. 
 Keywords: Aberdeen, City, Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Footdee, Fittie, North East, Nigg, sea, Balnagask, view, high, telephoto, Links, golf, course, green, beach, ballroom, promenade, skyline, Greyhope Road, landscape, modern, maritime, new, operations, centre, groynes, summer, coast, waves, River, Dee, colourful, colorful, colourful, colours, colors
Aberdeen Leaving North Pier UP684119jhp 
 Aberdeen Scottish Harbour entrance safety trawler North Pier sea leaving heading out to sea and offshore duty as it passes pier lighthouse on a quiet summer afternoon. Viewed here from Greyhope Road jettywith a telephoto lens near where it begins at the seaward boundary of Torry and goes round the Nigg Bay headland to Girdleness Lighthouse, passing the Battery and Balnagask Golf Course. 
 Keywords: Aberdeen, City, Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, North, Pier, North East, sea, Greyhope Road, jetty, landscape, telephoto, maritime, summer, coast, oil, industry, granite, silver, harbour, entrance, safety, trawler, leaving, colourful, colorful, colourful, colours, colors
Aberdeen Tollohill View UP704332JHP 
 Aberdeen City Scotland River Dee Highview Tollohill Telephoto Photo from high ground to the west of the city overlooking the River Dee with the ancient Old Bridge of Dee in the foreground and the river bending past Riverside as it flows eastwards to the North Sea and through the harbour 
 Keywords: Aberdeen, City, Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, North East, 'Tollohill Wood', 'Banchory Devenick', skyline, panorama, landscape, sea, coast, granite, silver, 'River Dee', Riverside, road, autumn, 'Bridge of Dee', parks, trees, colorful, colourful, colours, colors
Aberdeen Harbour fm Greyhope Rd UP684091JHP 
 Aberdeen Scottish City Skyline Harbour Front Summer Telephoto Greyhope Road which borders the southern shore of the River Dee estuary and the harbour access to the sea 
 Keywords: Aberdeen, City, Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, North East, sea, skyline, Greyhope Road, landscape, pilot, house, maritime, new, marine, operations, centre, summer, oil, industry, granite, silver, harbour, supply boat, colourful, colorful colourful colours colors
Aberdeen City Park VS0638JHP 
 Union Terrace Gardens Theatre Wallace Statue St Mark's Kirk Aberdeen City with the City's famous Bon Accord Coat-of-Arms as a floral display 
 Keywords: Aberdeen, City, Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, North East, Grampian, landscape, telephoto, granite, silver, HM Theatre, St Marks Church, Central Library, Rosemount, Viaduct, William Wallace statue, Bon Accord, floral, display, Union Terrace Gardens, architecture, style, classic, visitors, parks, Britain in Bloom, flowers, summer, colorful, colourful, colours, colors
Aberdeen Harbour Dolphins SO296047JHP 
 Dolphins Fishing Leaping Playing Aberdeen Harbour Mouth Telephoto Photograph in the deep channel at the entrance to the Harbour with its mix of River Dee fresh water and the sea taken from the southern shore beneath the Torry Point Battery off the Greyhope Road 
 Keywords: Aberdeen, City, Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, North East, Footdee, Fittie, 'Pocra Quay', sea, dolphins, leaping, fishing, rocks, breakwater, southern, shore, 'Torry Point Battery', skyline, Greyhope Road, landscape, telephoto, 'pilot house', 'maritime operations centre', new, offshore, clouds, summer, River Dee, Estuary, harbour, colourful, colorful colourful colours colors
Aberdeen Harbour Dolphins SO296042JHP 
 Scottish Dolphins Fishing Leaping Splashing Aberdeen Harbour Mouth Photograph in the deep channel at the entrance to Aberdeen Harbour with its mix of River Dee fresh water and the sea taken from the southern shore beneath the Torry Point Battery off the Greyhope Road 
 Keywords: Aberdeen, City, Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, North East, Footdee, Fittie, 'Pocra Quay', sea, dolphins, leaping, fishing, rocks, breakwater, southern, shore, 'Torry Point Battery', skyline, Greyhope Road, landscape, telephoto, 'pilot house', 'maritime operations centre', new, offshore, clouds, summer, coast, River Dee, Estuary, harbour, colourful, colorful colourful colours colors
Aberdeen Harbour Dolphin SO296043JHP 
 Dolphin Leaping Action Deep Channel Aberdeen Harbour Mouth Scottish Coast with its mix of River Dee fresh water and the sea taken from the southern shore beneath the Torry Point Battery off the Greyhope Road 
 Keywords: Aberdeen, City, Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, North East, Footdee, Fittie, 'Pocra Quay', sea, dolphins, leaping, fishing, rocks, breakwater, southern, shore, 'Torry Point Battery', skyline, Greyhope Road, landscape, telephoto, 'pilot house', 'maritime operations centre', new, offshore, clouds, summer, River Dee, Estuary, harbour, colourful, colorful colourful colours colors

Scotland > Aberdeenshire (6 files)

This gallery includes rural, scenic and landscape subjects of the Shire, including Kincardineshire, Mearns, Garioch, Buchan Strathbogie and Mar.
Bognie Ruin bnm2033jhp 
 Bognie Castle house Huntly road Aberchirder Scottish winter ruined sunny photo taken from the roadside north of Huntly on the A97 to Aberchirder and very easily spotted to the east side. The ruin, probably originally a large four storey family house with little evidence of being a defensive fort in the usual manner seen around Aberdeenshire is thought to have been built in the 17th Century by the Clan Morrison around 1660. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Buchan, Huntly, Aberchirder, Bognie, Mains, Bogniebrae, Conzie, castle, ruin, farming, trees, landscape, upright, March, winter, 17th Century, Morrisons, Clan, 2016, Nikon, camera, DSLR, digital, telephoto
Bognie Ruin bnm2030jhp 
 Bognie Conzie Castle Buchan Aberdeenshire Scotland ruin Bogniebrae winter March photo taken from the roadside north of Huntly on the A97 to Aberchirder and very easily spotted to the east side. The ruin, probably originally a large four storey family house with little evidence of being a defensive fort in the usual manner seen around Aberdeenshire is thought to have been built in the 17th Century by the Clan Morrison around 1660. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Buchan, Huntly, Aberchirder, Bognie, Mains, Bogniebrae, Conzie, castle, ruin, farming, trees, landscape, March, winter, 17th Century, Morrisons, Clan, 2016, Nikon, camera, DSLR, digital, telephoto
Learney Autumn vbn1502jhp 
 Scottish Autumn Torphins Learney hill road colours colourful beech trees sunny Aberdeenshire Deeside taken from the road between Learney and Torphins on Royal Deeside to the north of Torphins. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, winter, autumn, colours, north, hill, road, Torphins, Learney, Craigmyle, landscape, telephoto, beech, larch, pine, trees, brown, russet, view, forest, sunlight, bright, sunshine, countryside, rural, nature, green, fields, fence, colours, colourful, colors, November, 2015, Nikon, D700
Bennachie Birselawsie vbn0633jhp 
 Bennachie hill Birselasie farm autumn Aberdeenshire Scottish Jim Henderson photo roadside telephoto view from just after the Learney Crossroads looking northwards to Bennachie across West Bandodle and Birselasie farms in the direction of Millbank where this road joins the main A944 Alford road from Aberdeen. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Mar, Learney, crossroads, Birselawsie, Gates, Birselasie, West, Bandodle, Tamnagorn, Bennachie, hill, landscape, autumn, clouds, blue, sky, green, grass, hills, farming, field, cattle, fields, dyke, road, trees, larch, forest, September, 2015, DSLR, digital, D700, Nikon
Rhynie Park vbn1141jhp 
 Rhynie Tap O'Noth vitrified Picts fort closeup Scotland Aberdeenshire autumn village scene view from the Memorial Park taken from the roadside from Kildrummy to Huntly. It is a village dominated by the distinctive hill with remains of vitrified Pictish fort and also junction for heading westwards to Dufftown crossing the desolate moorland of the Cabrach or heading east to the Knockespoch viewpoint on Suie Hill on the road across to Alford. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Strathdon, Rhynie, Huntly, road, Lumsden, village, memorial, park, Tap, O’Noth, hill, Pictish, fort, vitrified, landscape, telephoto, autumn, September, 2015, Nikon, D700, digital, camera, photo, photograph, church, granite, stone, trees, bright, sunny, sunshine, blue, sky, colours, colourful
Bennachie Summit fgh3354jhp 
 Bennachie Hill top Mither Tap vitrified Pictish fort Scotland summer telephoto in the North East looking at this distinct outline created by the vitrified remains of a Pictish fort on its main summit with a strategic overview of most of the eastern Aberdeenshire from the North to the South. Here taken from the Chapel of Garioch road to Monymusk near the main visitors centre. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Garioch, Bennachie, hill, summit, top, Mither, Tap, Pictish, fort, vitrified, remains, stones, upright, summer, hills, farming, fields, fence, road, bare, trees, forest, sunlight, blue, sky, pine, trees, silver, birch, grass

Scotland > Banff & Buchan (1 file)

Photographs of the Banff and Buchan area of Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland that do not fit into other specialist categories or particularly illustrate the nature of the area.
MacDuff fm Banff fgh5014jhp 
 Banff Royal Burgh bay estuary Deveron Macduff Scottish autumn Aberdeenshire telephoto view looking from near the Banff town centre across the bay to the distant outline of Macduff which is reached crossing the River Deveron over a beautiful seven arched bridge. Banff is a town with a history dating back to the 12th century and was granted a charter by Robert the Bruce in the 14th Century. Once a thriving herring fishing port it is now a quiet town catering more to tourism with an excellent golf course at Duff House and has several sandy beaches. It is reckoned to be one of the driest and sunniest locations is Scotland. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Grampian, Banff, Macduff, bay, town, seaport, River, Deveron, estuary, landscape, telephoto, cropped, autumn, flowers, borders, park, municipal, trees, tourist, information, carpark, Parish, church, cross

Scotland > Clouds, Sunsets, Dawns and Weather (23 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.
Big Moon bnm5845jhp 
 Scottish super full moon November 2016 closest perigee Torphins Deeside looking from Ord Fundlie to Learney Hill above Torphins Torphins in Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland about 25 miles west of Aberdeen. Using a 300 mm zoom lens fully extended on a tripod with a cable release as the exposure time was .4 of a second at f8 with an ISO of 640. This is not what would be deemed astronomical quality but gives the false impression it is bigger than it is as so close to a natural foreground whereas a few hours later it will appear much smaller high in the night sky-infact it is exactly the same size in reality. This was taken the evening after the fullest moon when less cloud let it be visible-the last time this close and as 'big' was 1948. It is all relative to the beholder and certainly other full moons appear much the same-taken as it clears the hill top as gives more nof a sense of scale. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Ord, Fundlie, Kincardine O’Neil, Torphins, winter, moon, full, rising, super, large, super-moon, perigee, earth, close, closest, rotation, decades, evening, landscape, countryside, rural, nature, weather, meteorological, November, 2016, hillline, top, telephoto, D700, Nikon, zoom, DSLR, digital, 300mm, photograph
Full Moon Beltie vbn0405jhp 
 Scottish August summer full moon hill silhouette Deeside looking from Ord Fundlie to Beltie Hill and Glassel near Torphins in Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland about 25 miles west of Aberdeen. Using a 300 mm zoom lens on a tripod with a cable release as the exposure time was 6th of a second. This is not what would be deemed astronomical quality but gives the false impression it is bigger than it is as so close to a natural foreground whereas a few hours later it will appear much smaller high in the night sky-infact it is exactly the same size in reality. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Ord, Fundlie, Hill, Fare, Beltie, Glassel, Torphins, summer, evening, landscape, countryside, rural, nature, weather, meteorological, August, 2015, trees, copse, hillline, top, telephoto, D700, Nikon, zoom, fields, sheep, cattle, farming, farmland
Partial Solar Eclipse xcv7066jhp 
 Partial Solar Eclipse Sun Moon Silhouette Crescent March 2014 morning Scotland Deeside on the 20th March, 2015 over Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near Kincardine O’Neil on Royal Deeside. Some minor cloud problem but luckily not at the crucial moment and far better than forecast.

This is one of the first photos taken and shows the eclipse underway with the moon moving from the right and was taken at 09.26hrs. The maximum effect was around 95% and was promoted as the first of this century, with the next partial eclipse being in 2026 and a total one in 2090. The peak of the display was around 9.45am and it did get noticeably darker and although there was still bird activity I did hear an owl start calling in the forest. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, landscape, eclipse, partial, sun, moon, sky, bright, blue, sunshine, predicted, clouds, spring, 2015, eerie, DSLR, Nikon, D700, digital, telephoto
Partial Solar Eclipse xcv7122jhp 
 Partial Solar Eclipse finish end Sun Moon Crescent Chunk Scotland Deeside on the 20th March, 2015 over Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near Kincardine O’Neil on Royal Deeside. Some minor cloud problem but luckily not at the crucial moment and far better than forecast.

This is one of the first photos taken and shows the eclipse underway with the moon away almost to complete the eclipse and was taken at 10.33hrs but cloud and rain blocked out the final clearing of the eclipse. The maximum effect was around 95% and was promoted as the first of this century, with the next partial eclipse being in 2026 and a total one in 2090. The peak of the display was around 9.45am and it did get noticeably darker and although there was still bird activity I did hear an owl start calling in the forest. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, landscape, eclipse, partial, sun, moon, sky, bright, blue, sunshine, predicted, clouds, spring, 2015, eerie, DSLR, Nikon, D700, digital, telephoto
Partial Solar Eclipse xcv7112jhp 
 Partial Solar Eclipse Sun Moon Silhouette Crescent Cutout endgame Scotland Deeside on the 20th March, 2015 over Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near Kincardine O’Neil on Royal Deeside. Some minor cloud problem but luckily not at the crucial moment and far better than forecast.

This is one of the first photos taken and shows the eclipse underway with the moon moving away to the left and was one of the last photos taken and was taken at 10.15hrs. The maximum effect was around 95% and was promoted as the first of this century, with the next partial eclipse being in 2026 and a total one in 2090. The peak of the display was around 9.45am and it did get noticeably darker and although there was still bird activity I did hear an owl start calling in the forest. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, landscape, eclipse, partial, sun, moon, sky, bright, blue, sunshine, predicted, clouds, spring, 2015, eerie, DSLR, Nikon, D700, digital, telephoto
Partial Solar Eclipse xcv7101jhp 
 Partial Solar Eclipse Sun Moon horned Crescent march 2015 spring Scotland Deeside on the 20th March, 2015 over Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near Kincardine O’Neil on Royal Deeside. Some minor cloud problem but luckily not at the crucial moment and far better than forecast.

This is one of the first photos taken and shows the eclipse underway with the moon moving from the right and starting to move off the sun after its peak coverage and was taken at 09.42hrs. The maximum effect was around 95% and was promoted as the first of this century, with the next partial eclipse being in 2026 and a total one in 2090. The peak of the display was around 9.45am and it did get noticeably darker and although there was still bird activity I did hear an owl start calling in the forest. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, landscape, eclipse, partial, sun, moon, sky, bright, blue, sunshine, predicted, clouds, spring, 2015, eerie, DSLR, Nikon, D700, digital, telephoto
Partial Solar Eclipse xcv7093jhp 
 Partial Solar Eclipse totality Deeside Jim Henderson photograph March spring 2015 on the 20th March, 2015 over Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near Kincardine O’Neil on Royal Deeside. Some minor cloud problem but luckily not at the crucial moment and far better than forecast.

This is one of the first photos taken and shows the eclipse underway with the moon reaching 95% totality and was taken at 09.40hrs. The maximum effect was around 95% and was promoted as the first of this century, with the next partial eclipse being in 2026 and a total one in 2090. The peak of the display was around 9.45am and it did get noticeably darker and although there was still bird activity I did hear an owl start calling in the forest. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, landscape, eclipse, partial, sun, moon, sky, bright, blue, sunshine, predicted, clouds, spring, 2015, eerie, DSLR, Nikon, D700, digital, telephoto
Partial Solar Eclipse xcv7090jhp 
 Partial Solar Eclipse Sun Moon peak maximum March Crescent Scottish Deeside on the 20th March, 2015 over Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near Kincardine O’Neil on Royal Deeside. Some minor cloud problem but luckily not at the crucial moment and far better than forecast.

This is one of the first photos taken and shows the eclipse underway with the moon reaching its peak effect of this solar eclipse and was taken at 09.39hrs. The maximum effect was around 95% and was promoted as the first of this century, with the next partial eclipse being in 2026 and a total one in 2090. The peak of the display was around 9.45am and it did get noticeably darker and although there was still bird activity I did hear an owl start calling in the forest. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, landscape, eclipse, partial, sun, moon, sky, bright, blue, sunshine, predicted, clouds, spring, 2015, eerie, DSLR, Nikon, D700, digital, telephoto
Partial Solar Eclipse xcv7083jhp 
 Partial Solar Eclipse Sun Moon thin totality maximum Crescent Scotland Deeside on the 20th March, 2015 over Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near Kincardine O’Neil on Royal Deeside. Some minor cloud problem but luckily not at the crucial moment and far better than forecast.

This is one of the first photos taken and shows the eclipse underway with the moon moving to ist almost maximum totality and was taken at 09.37hrs. The maximum effect was around 95% and was promoted as the first of this century, with the next partial eclipse being in 2026 and a total one in 2090. The peak of the display was around 9.45am and it did get noticeably darker and although there was still bird activity I did hear an owl start calling in the forest. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, landscape, eclipse, partial, sun, moon, sky, bright, blue, sunshine, predicted, clouds, spring, 2015, eerie, DSLR, Nikon, D700, digital, telephoto
Partial Solar Eclipse xcv7080jhp 
 Partial Solar Eclipse Sun Moon Silhouette Crescent spring peak effect Scotland Deeside on the 20th March, 2015 over Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near Kincardine O’Neil on Royal Deeside. Some minor cloud problem but luckily not at the crucial moment and far better than forecast.

This is one of the first photos taken and shows the eclipse underway with the moon moving to its peak effect and was taken at 09.35hrs. The maximum effect was around 95% and was promoted as the first of this century, with the next partial eclipse being in 2026 and a total one in 2090. The peak of the display was around 9.45am and it did get noticeably darker and although there was still bird activity I did hear an owl start calling in the forest. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, landscape, eclipse, partial, sun, moon, sky, bright, blue, sunshine, predicted, clouds, spring, 2015, eerie, DSLR, Nikon, D700, digital, telephoto
Partial Solar Eclipse xcv7072jhp 
 Partial Solar Eclipse Sun Moon March 2015 event Crescent Scotland Deeside on the 20th March, 2015 over Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near Kincardine O’Neil on Royal Deeside. Some minor cloud problem but luckily not at the crucial moment and far better than forecast.

This is one of the first photos taken and shows the eclipse underway with the moon moving from the right, nearing totality and was taken at 09.29hrs. The maximum effect was around 95% and was promoted as the first of this century, with the next partial eclipse being in 2026 and a total one in 2090. The peak of the display was around 9.45am and it did get noticeably darker and although there was still bird activity I did hear an owl start calling in the forest. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, landscape, eclipse, partial, sun, moon, sky, bright, blue, sunshine, predicted, clouds, spring, 2015, eerie, DSLR, Nikon, D700, digital, telephoto
Partial Solar Eclipse xcv7070jhp 
 Partial Solar Eclipse Sun Moon Silhouette Crescent Scottish photograph Deeside on the 20th March, 2015 over Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near Kincardine O’Neil on Royal Deeside. Some minor cloud problem but luckily not at the crucial moment and far better than forecast.

This is one of the first photos taken and shows the eclipse underway with the moon moving from the right and was taken at 09.29hrs. The maximum effect was around 95% and was promoted as the first of this century, with the next partial eclipse being in 2026 and a total one in 2090. The peak of the display was around 9.45am and it did get noticeably darker and although there was still bird activity I did hear an owl start calling in the forest. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, landscape, eclipse, partial, sun, moon, sky, bright, blue, sunshine, predicted, clouds, spring, 2015, eerie, DSLR, Nikon, D700, digital, telephoto
Partial Solar Eclipse xcv7069jhp 
 Partial Solar Eclipse Spring Sun Moon Silhouette Crescent Cutout Grampian Scotland Deeside on the 20th March, 2015 over Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near Kincardine O’Neil on Royal Deeside. Some minor cloud problem but luckily not at the crucial moment and far better than forecast.

This is one of the first photos taken and shows the eclipse underway with the moon moving from the right and was taken at 09.27hrs. The maximum effect was around 95% and was promoted as the first of this century, with the next partial eclipse being in 2026 and a total one in 2090. The peak of the display was around 9.45am and it did get noticeably darker and although there was still bird activity I did hear an owl start calling in the forest. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, landscape, eclipse, partial, sun, moon, sky, bright, blue, sunshine, predicted, clouds, spring, 2015, eerie, DSLR, Nikon, D700, digital, telephoto
Partial Solar Eclipse xcv7065jhp 
 Partial Solar Eclipse Sun Moon Crescent Cutout Scotland Deeside spring on the 20th March, 2015 over Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near Kincardine O’Neil on Royal Deeside. Some minor cloud problem but luckily not at the crucial moment and far better than forecast.

This is one of the first photos taken and shows the eclipse underway with the moon moving from the right and was taken at 09.26hrs. The maximum effect was around 95% and was promoted as the first of this century, with the next partial eclipse being in 2026 and a total one in 2090. The peak of the display was around 9.45am and it did get noticeably darker and although there was still bird activity I did hear an owl start calling in the forest. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, landscape, eclipse, partial, sun, moon, sky, bright, blue, sunshine, predicted, clouds, spring, 2015, eerie, DSLR, Nikon, D700, digital, telephoto
Partial Solar Eclipse xcv7061jhp 
 Partial Solar Eclipse Sun Moon Silhouette Crescent Scottish clouds sky Deeside on the 20th March, 2015 over Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near Kincardine O’Neil on Royal Deeside. Some minor cloud problem but luckily not at the crucial moment and far better than forecast.

This is one of the first photos taken and shows the eclipse underway with the moon moving from the right and was taken at 09.23hrs. The maximum effect was around 95% and was promoted as the first of this century, with the next partial eclipse being in 2026 and a total one in 2090. The peak of the display was around 9.45am and it did get noticeably darker and although there was still bird activity I did hear an owl start calling in the forest. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, landscape, eclipse, partial, sun, moon, sky, bright, blue, sunshine, predicted, clouds, spring, 2015, eerie, DSLR, Nikon, D700, digital, telephoto
Partial Solar Eclipse xcv7055jhp 
 Partial Solar Eclipse Sun Moon Silhouette Crescent Cutout Contrast Scotland Deeside on the 20th March, 2015 over Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland near Kincardine O’Neil on Royal Deeside. Some minor cloud problem but luckily not at the crucial moment and far better than forecast.

This is one of the first photos taken and shows the eclipse underway with the moon moving from the right and was taken at 09.18hrs. The maximum effect was around 95% and was promoted as the first of this century, with the next partial eclipse being in 2026 and a total one in 2090. The peak of the display was around 9.45am and it did get noticeably darker and although there was still bird activity I did hear an owl start calling in the forest. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Deeside, Torphins, Kincardine, O’Neil, landscape, eclipse, partial, sun, moon, sky, bright, blue, sunshine, predicted, clouds, spring, 2015, eerie, DSLR, Nikon, D700, digital, telephoto
Deeside Evening Clouds fgh2636jhp 
 Deeside Scotland summer evening clouds telephoto shapes colours Aberdeenshire Kincardine O’Neil is some 25 miles west of Aberdeen in North East Scotland. The most dramatic and vibrant period only lasts a few minutes so it is very much being in the right place at the best time but it helps having a forest or nice river scene on the doorstep but with a major mountain range to the west of Deeside, often the sun setting behind them or a large bank of rain cloud kills off the best of any last minute colour. The biggest problem with summer sunsets are they can take longer from the start of colourful clouds through to the more subtle final reds and in that time you are an open meal ticket for the notorious Scottish midges. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Stranduff, Torphins, Ord, Fundlie, sunset, evening, setting, sun, rays, beams, telephoto, landscape, fiery, red, clouds, ribbons, flecked, shapes, patterns, dramatic, surreal, beautiful, artistic, pastel, delicate, waves, bands, impressionist, colours, colors, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, golden, bronze, orange, yellow, brown, weather, meteorological, trees, silhouette, hilline
Wintry Golden Sunrise asd4586jhp 
 Scottish winter dawn sunrise Beltie Hill trees yellow shadows silhouette Royal Deeside looking towards Beltie Hill Glassel near Torphins in Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland about 25 miles west of Aberdeen. Often the shapes and range and vibrancy of the colours defies descriptions and can only be seen to be believed; my experience is that this phase only lasts for at most 20 minutes so it is often being in the right place at the right time and best photographed using a tripod as the light levels mean longer exposures especially at best quality ISO settings. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Beltie, Hill, Glassel, Torphins, sunrise, dawn, sun, winter, landscape, telephoto, wintry, clouds, stormy, dramatic, countryside, rural, nature, snow, showers, swirling, spectacular, airbrushed, colours, colors, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, sunshine, golden, orange, yellow, fiery, weather, meteorological
Rainbow qwe3630jhp 
 Storm Clouds rainbow colours double sky Aberdeenshire Scottish weather photo and although not perhaps calendar material are none the less great photography subjects. The shapes, size and often awesome sense of power of clouds and often couple with rain storms and rainbows make them a subject I enjoy photographing and are a truer reflection perhaps of the great mix of weather and light we have in the North East of Scotland. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, landscape, telephoto, section, rainbow, double, colours, colors, clouds, unusual, shapes, weather, meteorological, phenomena, cumulus, countryside, nature, rain, showers, storms, white, brown, shapes, height, dramatic, moody
Double Rainbow qwe3648jhp 
 Scottish weather clouds rainbow double Aberdeenshire hill trees evening light and although not perhaps calendar material are none the less great photography subjects. The shapes, size and often awesome sense of power of clouds and often couple with rain storms and rainbows make them a subject I enjoy photographing and are a truer reflection perhaps of the great mix of weather and light we have in the North East of Scotland. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, landscape, rainbow, double, colours, colors, clouds, hill, trees, larch, sunlight, evening, telephoto, weather, countryside, natural, storms, white, brown, arc, dramatic, moody
Deeside Dawn TO22046JHP 
 Royal Deeside Red Telephoto Dawn Clouds Airbrushed Shapes Colours Colourful over the Hill of Fare, Craigmyle and Glassel near Torphins in Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland about 25 miles west of Aberdeen. Often the shapes and range and vibrancy of the colours defies descriptions and can only be seen to be believed; my experience is that this phase only lasts for at most 20 minutes so it is often being in the right place at the right time. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, sunrise, dawn, sun, autumn, landscape, clouds, dramatic, nature, surreal, spectacular, beautiful, artistic, impressionist, airbrushed, colours, colors, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, red, fiery, pastel, weather, meteorological
Deeside Dawn Jet Trail TO22043JHP 
 Deeside Scotland Red Autumn Dawn Telephoto Aircraft Trail Sunlight Yellow Streak over the Hill of Fare, Craigmyle and Glassel near Torphins in Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland about 25 miles west of Aberdeen. Often the shapes and range and vibrancy of the colours defies descriptions and can only be seen to be believed; my experience is that this phase only lasts for at most 20 minutes so it is often being in the right place at the right time. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, sunrise, dawn, sun, autumn, landscape, jet, trail, clouds, colours, colors, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, orange, yellow, red, pastel, weather, meteorological
Cumulus TO20622JHP 
 Cumulus Clouds Summer Grey White Blue Sky Telephoto Layers Window Scale over Royal Deeside near Torphins in North East Scotland showing the scale, shapes and beauty of these ever changing weather phenomena. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Royal Deeside, landscape, clouds, shapes, weather, phenomena, cumulus, altocumulus, countryside, nature, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, blue, white, grey, beautiful, shapes, scale, size, height

Scotland > Deeside Towns and Villages (1 file)

Photos of the main towns and villages along the River Dee from Banchory westwards to Braemar with villages bordering the north and south sides of the river such as Torphins and Tarland to Strachan on the south.
Scolty fm Pitmurchie rty0854jhp 
 Deeside Pitmurchie telephoto view eastwards Scolty Hill tower Scotland autumn taken from near Collieston farm on a pleasant autumnal late summer afternoon before the trees start to turn. Taken from the road to Pitmurchie House turning left off the Lumphanan at the small crossroads to Tornaveen. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Torphins, village, Lumphanan, Pitmurchie, Tornaveen, Craigmyle, hill, trees, Scolty, tower, Glassel, clouds, landscape, telephoto, farming, agriculture, fields, countryside, rural, autumn, sun, sunshine, flora, grass, green

Scotland > Flora and Fauna (2 files)

Gallery of Scottish photographs of plants, flowers, such as bluebells, harebells, Dames Rocket, broom, gorse, fox gloves, poppies; trees such as gean, silver birch, pines, Scots Pines, larch, and a few wild animals such as birds, hare, pheasants, roe deer, red squirrels, insects, butterflies such as peacocls, red admirals, tortoiseshell, although I am not a wildlife photographer as such.
Blackbird Sunningl zxc3212jhp 
 Blackbird sunning spread wings dyke sunny Deeside Scotland summer photograph taken with a telephoto lens through the kitchen window as this female blackbird undertakes a practice attributed to them in summer days in strong sunlight. Despite research the general theory is that of maintaining its feathers possibly stimulating the Vitamin D produced in its preen-oil gland or maybe regulating its temperature on hot days. I have seen sparrows also doing a similar thing but on the ground, especially if it is sandy and wondered if it might be to do with cleaning away mites, as part of the sand bath activity-hen pheasants also seem to like this and often create their own sand bowl for regular use. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Britain, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, countryside, rural, wildlife, landscape, summer, sunny, blackbird, turdidae, turdus, merula, female, sunning, spreading, wings, feathers, sun, sunny, sunshine, dyke, stone, wall, stones, heat, regulate, temperature, maintain, vitamin D, preen, oil, gland, waterproof, 2014, July, digital, telephoto, DSLR, Nikon, D700, long, lens
Heron in Sun qwe4651jhp 
 Heron Ardea cinerea bird sunning riverbank River Feugh Banchory Scotland photo here sunning itself by these very famous falls whose salmon leaping draws many visitors as well as this large British fishing bird. Visible often from the public footpath and often by the water’s edge watching for small fish in pools by the raging torrents of water that cascade through the rocks beneath the Feugh Bridge near the town of Banchory, 18 miles west of Aberdeen on Royal Deeside. The River Feugh is a tributary of the River Dee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Britain, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Banchory, River, Feugh, Falls, rocks, fishing, salmon, leaps, Deeside, countryside, rural, wildlife, bird, Heron, ardea, cinerea, preening, standing, sunning, feathers, wings, rocks, riverbank, landscape, summer, sunny, telephoto.

Scotland > Forestry & Farming (9 files)

This gallery will have photography relating to the working areas of Aberdeenshire covering farming and forestry. Includes areas of forestry where there is public access for walks such as The Deeside Way and also photographs of forest harvesting, tree cutting, and stacked logs ready for transport to the local sawmills.
Bennachie Birselawsie vbn0633jhp 
 Bennachie hill Birselasie farm autumn Aberdeenshire Scottish Jim Henderson photo roadside telephoto view from just after the Learney Crossroads looking northwards to Bennachie across West Bandodle and Birselasie farms in the direction of Millbank where this road joins the main A944 Alford road from Aberdeen. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Mar, Learney, crossroads, Birselawsie, Gates, Birselasie, West, Bandodle, Tamnagorn, Bennachie, hill, landscape, autumn, clouds, blue, sky, green, grass, hills, farming, field, cattle, fields, dyke, road, trees, larch, forest, September, 2015, DSLR, digital, D700, Nikon
Learney Farmland vbn0646jhp 
 Autumn Ord Fundlie Mount Keen hills sunshine Learney view Deeside Lochnagar Torphins Aberdeenshire Scotland viewed looking south westwards from the Learney road which climbs northwards from Torphins to the crossroads and a main rural route to Alford and Inverurie via Millbank. Lochnagar is the distant very distinct outline of Britain’s fourth highest mountain overlooking Royal Deeside. This view is from an old farm gate which used to be at the lower edge of the forest which is all now clear felled. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Torphins, village, cross-roads, road, roadside, Learney, hill, forest, Mount, Keen, hills, mountain, clouds, dramatic, landscape, gate, farming, agriculture, countryside, rural, autumn, sun, sunshine, September, 2015, floral, grass, hill, green, beech, trees, cattle, telephoto
Leyton Cattle xcv7906jhp 
 Scottish Farm Animal Husbandry Cattle Calves Cows sunny Field Deeside Aberdeenshire illustrating the range of farming practices from low lying modern large scale operations to the more traditional hill farming with cows and young calves enjoying the sunshine on Ord Fundlie near Kincardine O’Neil. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, Kincardine, O’Neil, Craigton, hill, Leyton, farm, Torphins, Ord, Fundlie, landscape, farming, farmland, black, brown, white, patches, cattle, cow, cows, calf, calves, field, agriculture, rural, countryside, spring, summer, sunshine, sunny, grass, green, dyke, trees, forest, suckling, feeding, running, young, healthy, photo, photograph, DSLR, Nikon, D700, telephoto, digital, May, 2015
Leyton Cattle xcv7905jhp 
 Agriculture Farming Husbandry Cattle Calves Black Cows Field Deeside in Aberdeenshire illustrating the range of farming practices from low lying modern large scale operations to the more traditional hill farming with cows and young calves enjoying the sunshine on Ord Fundlie near Kincardine O’Neil. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, Kincardine, O’Neil, Craigton, hill, Leyton, farm, Torphins, Ord, Fundlie, landscape, farming, farmland, black, brown, white, patches, cattle, cow, cows, calf, calves, field, agriculture, rural, countryside, spring, summer, sunshine, sunny, grass, green, dyke, trees, forest, suckling, feeding, running, young, healthy, photo, photograph, DSLR, Nikon, D700, telephoto, digital, May, 2015
Leyton Cattle xcv7904jhp 
 Scottish Farming Cattle Calves Black Cows sunny Field Deeside Aberdeenshire illustrating the range of farming practices from low lying modern large scale operations to the more traditional hill farming with cows and young calves enjoying the sunshine on Ord Fundlie near Kincardine O’Neil. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, Kincardine, O’Neil, Craigton, hill, Leyton, farm, Torphins, Ord, Fundlie, landscape, farming, farmland, black, brown, white, patches, cattle, cow, cows, calf, calves, field, agriculture, rural, countryside, spring, summer, sunshine, sunny, grass, green, dyke, trees, forest, suckling, feeding, running, young, healthy, photo, photograph, DSLR, Nikon, D700, telephoto, digital, May, 2015
Leyton Cattle xcv7901jhp 
 Agriculture Calf Cow suckling feeding Field Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland hill illustrating the range of farming practices from low lying modern large scale operations to the more traditional hill farming with cows and young calves enjoying the sunshine on Ord Fundlie near Kincardine O’Neil. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, Kincardine, O’Neil, Craigton, hill, Leyton, farm, Torphins, Ord, Fundlie, landscape, farming, farmland, black, brown, white, patches, cattle, cow, cows, calf, calves, field, agriculture, rural, countryside, spring, summer, sunshine, sunny, grass, green, dyke, trees, forest, suckling, feeding, running, young, healthy, photo, photograph, DSLR, Nikon, D700, telephoto, digital, May, 2015
Mearns Farmland fgh3900jhp 
 Auchenblae village Mearns wind turbines Scottish summer field ponies horses grazing from the road that links Auchenblae in the Mearns with the main B974 Cairn O’Mount road opposite the Clatterin Brig restaurant. In the opposite direction this road skirts to the south of the Drumtochty and Fetteresso Forests reaching Stonehaven via Kirktown of Fetteresso. The Cairn road passes St Palladius Church and Drumtochty Castle in Glen Drumtochty which has interesting Forest Enterprise walks through mixed mature woodland and after leaving the forest the road enters Strathfinella passing this delightful loch near Glensaugh, used for fishing and often visited by ducks and swans. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Mearns, Howe, Auchenblae, village, houses, Fourdon, south, farmland, fields, cropped, telephoto, wind, turbines, horizon, Loch, Saugh, Strath, Strathfinella, Hills, Drumtochty, Glen, summer, landscape, upright, Cairn, O’Mount, road, Glensaugh, Clatterin, Brig, forest, water, willowherb, rosebay, roadside, ponies, horses
Rape Seed nr Blairdaff asd7741jhp 
 Blairdaff rape seed spring crop yellow Aberdeenshire Scotland Donside in the North East with a view from road looking northwards to Bennachie on the Burnhervie Inverurie Road which goes through to Monymusk via Blairdaff. Using a telephoto lenses to crop this view as a patch of bright sunlight moves over the vibrant yellow of the rape seed. The castle on the left is Pitfichie whihc overlooks the River Don near Monymusk. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Inverurie, Burnhervie, Blairdaff, Mar, Garioch, Bennachie, hill, Pitfichie, Castle, Donside, rape, seed, field, vibrant, yellow, young, trees, spring, green, landscape, farming, field, forest, green, fields, telephoto, cropped, sunshine
Deeside Evening Farmland qwe4127jhp 
 Evening Scottish summer ploughed fields patterns dykes Torphins Deeside photograph taken from Ord Fundlie hill looking towards Torphins in Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland and illustrating the typical hill farming tradition which gives much of lower Deeside its visual character. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardine O Neil, Torphins, Royal Deeside, landscape, telephoto, summer, evening, light, pattern, dykes, stone, walls, rolling, ploughing, farming, soil, rural, countryside, land, estate, management

Scotland > Historic Properties (76 files)

This gallery has photographs of Scottish Castles and Fortresses, Stately Homes and Gardens, old churches or kirks and includes most of the following:
Auchindoir Church; Auchindoun Castle; Balmoral Castle; Balvenie Castle; Bass of Inverurie; Bellabeg Motte; Braemar Castle; Brodie Castle; Castle Fraser; Corgarff Castle; Corrichie Monument; Corse O’Neil Castle; Craigellachie Bridge; Crathes Castle; Crathie Kirk; Dalgetie Castle; Deer Abbey; Drum Castle; Duff House; Duffus Castle; Dunnideer; Dunnottar Castle; Elgin Cathedral; Esslemont Castle; Fasque House; Fetternear House; Findlater; Fordyce; Fyvie Castle; Gairnshiel Bridge; Glenbuchat Castle; Haddo House; Hallforest Castle; Huntly Castle; Inchdrewer Castle; Invercauld Bridge O’Dee; Kildrummy Castle; Kincardine O’Neil Kirk; Kindrochit Castle; Kinloss Abbey; Kinneff Church; Knock Castle; Leith Hall; Mar Lodge; Marnoch Kirkyard; Mid Mar Kirk; Monymusk Kirk; Peel of Lumphanan; Pitmedden Gardens; Pluscarden Priory or Abbey; Ruthven Barracks; Slains Castle; Tolquhon Castle; Tullich Kirk; Fort George;
Auchindoun Castle vs2441jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle ruined fort prominent hill top Mackalea sheep hills Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rinnes, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle Scottish ruin hill top approach tree framed farm walk Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, upright, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rinnes, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle ruin landscape ash tree woods walk approach hilltop Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rinnes, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle ruin tree framed entrance kiln fences hilltop Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle ruin prominent ramparts ditch panorama fortification hilltop Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rinnes, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle ruin prominent hilltop mound ditch skyline outer walls Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, upright, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rinnes, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle ruin prominent hilltop panorama approach blue sky walls Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rinnes, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle ruined fort gate entrance buttresses stonework Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, upright, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rinnes, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle ruin prominent hilltop outer wall gateway entrance buttress Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rinnes, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle L-plan stonework window framed keep tower walls Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, upright, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rinnes, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle ruined keep tower window framed inside stonework prominent hilltop Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, upright roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle ruin prominent hilltop outer wall buttress mound Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rinnes, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle ruin prominent hilltop outside wall buttress safety strengthened Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, upright, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rinnes, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle ruin inside room vaulted celing stonework wall restoration Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rinnes, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle ruin wall window view Ben Rinnes stonework lichen Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rinnes, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle window view stone framing hill Ben Rinnes Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, upright, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rinnes, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
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 Auchindoun Castle window view frame Ben Rinnes prominent hill shape Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle window view stone framed Fiddich Milltown Scottish autumn Dufftown Morayshire Scotland walk fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400’s as an traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle gate view hill Mackalea glen trees hilltop stonework lichen Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400’s as an traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle internal walls curtain thick restoration Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle ruin keep buttressing support walls thick stone Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle ruined structure interiors craftsmanship keep arches vaulted barrel Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle interiors floors rooms ceilings vaulted stonework details Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle interiors keep buttress safety support floors rooms architecture Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400’s as an traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle Scottish ruined fort tower keep inside walls hilltop Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle ruin fort keep tower walls stones shell Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle hilltop window view Fiddich Glen highpoint Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle River Fiddich view window hilltop Cabrach strategic Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle keep large floors stonework public access gate wall Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle ruined keep inside information board L-plan Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle ruin interior keep central info board prominent hilltop fort Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle ruined fort inner walls keep stonework huge Scottish prominent hilltop Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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 Auchindoun Castle ruined walls interior keep rooms ceiling floors rooms Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
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Auchindoun Castle vs2359jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle ruin Scottish walls stonework interiors vaulted floors rooms autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, upright, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
Auchindoun Castle vs2358jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle ruin interior valuted ceiling windows Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, upright, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
Auchindoun Castle vs2357jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle ruin walls tower walk upwards Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, upright, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
Auchindoun Castle vs2356jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle ruin walls outer curtain tower hilltop Morayshire Scottish autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
Auchindoun Castle vs2351jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle ruined entrance gate prominent hill Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, upright, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
Auchindoun Castle vs2350jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle ruin fort approach wakks prominent hill top Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
Auchindoun Castle vs2349jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle ruin hill top buttresses restoration Morayshire Scottish autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, upright, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
Auchindoun Castle vs2348jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle ruin prominent hill top panorama Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
Auchindoun Castle vs2347jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle glen forest River Fiddich Cabrach view Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as an traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
Auchindoun Castle vs2344jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle lime kiln scaffolding hilltop Dufftown Morayshire Scottish autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as a traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
Auchindoun Castle vs2341jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle prominent hilltop approach trees Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as an traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
Auchindoun Castle vs2336jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle ruin hilltop scaffold repairs Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400's as an traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
Auchindoun Castle vs2331jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle ruin prominent hilltop Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn walk fence fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on a possible earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400’s as an traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road, NJ 349 375. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby and passes a farm house and outbuildings. This was the year after it was opened to the public after restoration and safety work has been carried and there was still some scaffolding standing on the south boundary wall. These photos were taken on the 20th September, 2008 on which a cloudy start turned into some glorious sunshine, blue skies and interesting clouds so made the walk up worthwhile. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, Ben Rhines, silver birches, ash tree, Glen, River, Fiddich, strategic, earthworks, Iron Age, ditch, defensive, central, tower, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Gothic, Historic, property, restored, safe, public, access, history, scaffold, restoration, interiors, arch, ceiling, vaulted, barrel, ribbed, stonework, buttress, buttresses, curtain, walls, exteriors, rampart, windows, postern, doors, floors, rooms, outer wall, lime, kiln, approach, 2008, September, autumn, Fuji, Fujifilm, Finepix, S5Pro, 12-24mm lens, wide angle, telephoto, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny, clouds, bright, good light
Auchindoun Castle bnm9656jhp 
 Auchindoun Castle ruin prominent hilltop Dufftown Morayshire Scotland autumn fort with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on an earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400’s as an traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, ruin, shell, hilltop, strategic, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, telephoto, spring, silver birches, Glen, River, Fiddich, earthworks, Iron Age, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Historic, history, 2017, autumn, Nikon, D700, DSLR, digital, camera, photograph, colour, green, blue, sky, sunny
Crathes June Border bnm3854jhp 
 Crathes Castle Gardens June Border cropped flowers zoom summer sunshine Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland summer view of the relayed borders from 2003-2004, probably the best display of flowers I have seen in the June border over the years although the lateness of this 2016 summer helped to give a more comprehensive collection of flowering plants for some years.. The June Border is the summer jewel of this historic property which dates from the 16th century although the land belonged to the Burnett’s of Leys as a gift from Robert the Bruce in 1323. In the great hall is the Horn of Leys, supposedly a symbol of this grant. The tower house is one of the finest examples of the period and some of the original wall paintings still survive. At the bottom of the walled garden overlooking the path between the June Borders is a Doocot an attractive feature and useful high point for looking up the June Border with the Castle as its impressive backdrop.
Any of my photographs are for scenic/tourist use only and cannot be used for product endorsement without the explicit permission of the NTS. Please contact their Edinburgh Head Office at Hermiston Quay, 5Cutlins Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4DF. This is a National Trust for Scotland property situated about 15 miles west of Aberdeen and is open to the public all the year round. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, North, East, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Royal, Deeside, Crathes, Castle, Banchory, fort, NTS, National, Trust, landscape, telephoto, Burnett, June, Border, Doocot, garden, gardens, herbaceous, border, borders, summer, flowers, flora, display, lupins, irises, poppies, pyrethrum, lilium, aster, poppy, phlox, red, yellow, pink, mauve, purple, white, orange, croquet, lawn, Camel, historic, history, heritage, colours, colors, masses, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, yew, hedges, topiary, 2016, camera, Nikon, D700, digital, DSLR
Crathes June Border bnm3845jhp 
 Crathes Castle Gardens June Border isolated telephoto crop summer sunshine Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland view of the relayed borders from 2003-2004, probably the best display of flowers I have seen in the June border over the years although the lateness of this 2016 summer helped to give a more comprehensive collection of flowering plants for some years.. The June Border is the summer jewel of this historic property which dates from the 16th century although the land belonged to the Burnett’s of Leys as a gift from Robert the Bruce in 1323. In the great hall is the Horn of Leys, supposedly a symbol of this grant. The tower house is one of the finest examples of the period and some of the original wall paintings still survive. At the bottom of the walled garden overlooking the path between the June Borders is a Doocot an attractive feature and useful high point for looking up the June Border with the Castle as its impressive backdrop.
Any of my photographs are for scenic/tourist use only and cannot be used for product endorsement without the explicit permission of the NTS. Please contact their Edinburgh Head Office at Hermiston Quay, 5Cutlins Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4DF. This is a National Trust for Scotland property situated about 15 miles west of Aberdeen and is open to the public all the year round. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, North, East, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Royal, Deeside, Crathes, Castle, Banchory, fort, NTS, National, Trust, landscape, telephoto, Burnett, June, Border, Doocot, garden, gardens, herbaceous, border, borders, summer, flowers, flora, display, lupins, irises, poppies, pyrethrum, lilium, aster, poppy, phlox, red, yellow, pink, mauve, purple, white, orange, croquet, lawn, Camel, historic, history, heritage, colours, colors, masses, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, yew, hedges, topiary, 2016, camera, Nikon, D700, digital, DSLR
Crathes June Border bnm3839jhp 
 Crathes Castle Gardens June Border high view summer cloudy sunny Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland view of the relayed borders from 2003-2004, probably the best display of flowers I have seen in the June border over the years although the lateness of this 2016 summer helped to give a more comprehensive collection of flowering plants for some years here taken from the Doocot steps with a telephoto lens. The June Border is the summer jewel of this historic property which dates from the 16th century although the land belonged to the Burnett’s of Leys as a gift from Robert the Bruce in 1323. In the great hall is the Horn of Leys, supposedly a symbol of this grant. The tower house is one of the finest examples of the period and some of the original wall paintings still survive. At the bottom of the walled garden overlooking the path between the June Borders is a Doocot an attractive feature and useful high point for looking up the June Border with the Castle as its impressive backdrop.
Any of my photographs are for scenic/tourist use only and cannot be used for product endorsement without the explicit permission of the NTS. Please contact their Edinburgh Head Office at Hermiston Quay, 5Cutlins Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4DF. This is a National Trust for Scotland property situated about 15 miles west of Aberdeen and is open to the public all the year round. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, North, East, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Royal, Deeside, Crathes, Castle, Banchory, fort, NTS, National, Trust, landscape, zoom, Burnett, June, Border, Doocot, garden, gardens, herbaceous, border, borders, summer, flowers, flora, display, lupins, irises, poppies, pyrethrum, lilium, aster, poppy, phlox, red, yellow, pink, mauve, purple, white, orange, croquet, lawn, Camel, historic, history, heritage, colours, colors, masses, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, yew, hedges, topiary, 2016, camera, Nikon, D700, digital, DSLR
Inchdrewer Castle vbn0506jhp 
 Inchdrewer Castle Banff Whitehills setting farmland crops summer panorama Scottish Aberdeenshire built in the mid-1500’s around 1542 as a traditional L-shaped tower house was destroyed by fire in 1713 on the death of George Ogilvy 3rd Lord of Banff, but rebuilt and a new round tower was added. Tenanted in the early 19th Century but derelict from 1836 and although partially restored to make weather tight has not been occupied since. A Listed in 1972.

Ownership was initially by Currour’s, sold to Ogilvies of Dunlugas in 1557, later in 1803 Abercromby of Birkenbog inherited it, later sold to Count Mirrees and on his death sold to Olga Roh in 2013, former Russian model who has plans to renovate it as family home. Has been involved in Historic conflicts namely Royalists v Covenanters in 1640 and Jacobite Rebellion in 1746. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Banff, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Whitehills, Tipperty, Inchdrewer, Castle, 16th Century, A Listed, fort, fortress, Inch, Druar, Inchdruar, Inchdruer, Inchdrewir, Inchdrewr, landscape, panorama, roadside, farmland, farm, cereal, crop, harvest, ripe, golden, inland, coast, sea, horizon, telephoto, summer, traditional, tower-house, ashlar, L-plan, battlements, turrets, corbelled, mid 1500s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1713, Historic, history, August, digital, camera, Nikon, D700, photo, photos, photograph, clouds, blue, sky
Inchdrewer Castle vbn0505jhp 
 Inchdrewer Castle Banffshire Whitehills farmland fields sea tower house ruin Scotland Aberdeenshire built in the mid-1500’s around 1542 as a traditional L-shaped tower house was destroyed by fire in 1713 on the death of George Ogilvy 3rd Lord of Banff, but rebuilt and a new round tower was added. Tenanted in the early 19th Century but derelict from 1836 and although partially restored to make weather tight has not been occupied since. A Listed in 1972.
Ownership was initially by Currour’s, sold to Ogilvies of Dunlugas in 1557, later in 1803 Abercromby of Birkenbog inherited it, later sold to Count Mirrees and on his death sold to Olga Roh in 2013, former Russian model who has plans to renovate it as family home. Has been involved in Historic conflicts namely Royalists v Covenanters in 1640 and Jacobite Rebellion in 1746. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Banff, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Whitehills, Tipperty, Inchdrewer, Castle, 16th Century, A Listed, fort, fortress, Inch, Druar, Inchdruar, Inchdruer, Inchdrewir, Inchdrewr, landscape, panorama, roadside, farmland, farm, cereal, crop, harvest, ripe, golden, inland, coast, sea, horizon, telephoto, summer, traditional, tower-house, ashlar, L-plan, battlements, turrets, corbelled, mid 1500s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1713, Historic, history, August, digital, camera, Nikon, D700, photo, photos, photograph, clouds, blue, sky
Inchdrewer Castle vbn0503jhp 
 Inchdrewer Castle Banff Whitehills Tipperty tower house ruin cereal crops summer Scotland Aberdeenshire built in the mid-1500’s around 1542 as a traditional L-shaped tower house was destroyed by fire in 1713 on the death of George Ogilvy 3rd Lord of Banff, but rebuilt and a new round tower was added. Tenanted in the early 19th Century but derelict from 1836 and although partially restored to make weather tight has not been occupied since. A Listed in 1972.

Ownership was initially by Currour’s, sold to Ogilvies of Dunlugas in 1557, later in 1803 Abercromby of Birkenbog inherited it, later sold to Count Mirrees and on his death sold to Olga Roh in 2013, former Russian model who has plans to renovate it as family home. Has been involved in Historic conflicts namely Royalists v Covenanters in 1640 and Jacobite Rebellion in 1746. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Banff, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Whitehills, Tipperty, Inchdrewer, Castle, 16th Century, A Listed, fort, fortress, Inch, Druar, Inchdruar, Inchdruer, Inchdrewir, Inchdrewr, landscape, vista, roadside, farmland, farm, cereal, crop, harvest, ripe, golden, inland, coast, sea, horizon, telephoto, summer, traditional, tower-house, ashlar, L-plan, battlements, turrets, corbelled, mid 1500s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1713, Historic, history, August, digital, camera, Nikon, D700, photo, photos, photograph, clouds, blue, sky
Inchdrewer Castle vbn0496jhp 
 Inchdrewer Castle Whitehills ruined tower house Scottish summer farmland Aberdeenshire built in the mid-1500’s around 1542 as a traditional L-shaped tower house was destroyed by fire in 1713 on the death of George Ogilvy 3rd Lord of Banff, but rebuilt and a new round tower was added. Tenanted in the early 19th Century but derelict from 1836 and although partially restored to make weather tight has not been occupied since. A Listed in 1972.

Ownership was initially by Currour’s, sold to Ogilvies of Dunlugas in 1557, later in 1803 Abercromby of Birkenbog inherited it, later sold to Count Mirrees and on his death sold to Olga Roh in 2013, former Russian model who has plans to renovate it as family home. Has been involved in Historic conflicts namely Royalists v Covenanters in 1640 and Jacobite Rebellion in 1746. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Banff, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Whitehills, Tipperty, Inchdrewer, Castle, 16th Century, A Listed, fort, fortress, Inch, Druar, Inchdruar, Inchdruer, Inchdrewir, Inchdrewr, landscape, roadside, farmland, farm, cereal, crop, harvest, ripe, golden, inland, coast, sea, horizon, telephoto, summer, traditional, tower-house, ashlar, L-plan, battlements, turrets, corbelled, mid 1500s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1713, Historic, history, August, digital, camera, Nikon, D700, photo, photos, photograph, clouds, blue, sky
Inchdrewer Castle vbn0495jhp 
 Inchdrewer Castle tower house ruin Scotland Banffshire Jim Henderson Photo built in the mid-1500’s around 1542 as a traditional L-shaped tower house was destroyed by fire in 1713 on the death of George Ogilvy 3rd Lord of Banff, but rebuilt and a new round tower was added. Tenanted in the early 19th Century but derelict from 1836 and although partially restored to make weather tight has not been occupied since. A Listed in 1972.

Ownership was initially by Currour’s, sold to Ogilvies of Dunlugas in 1557, later in 1803 Abercromby of Birkenbog inherited it, later sold to Count Mirrees and on his death sold to Olga Roh in 2013, former Russian model who has plans to renovate it as family home. Has been involved in Historic conflicts namely Royalists v Covenanters in 1640 and Jacobite Rebellion in 1746. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Banff, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Whitehills, Tipperty, Inchdrewer, Castle, 16th Century, A Listed, fort, fortress, Inch, Druar, Inchdruar, Inchdruer, Inchdrewir, Inchdrewr, landscape, roadside, farmland, farm, cereal, crop, harvest, ripe, golden, inland, coast, sea, horizon, telephoto, summer, traditional, tower-house, ashlar, L-plan, battlements, turrets, corbelled, mid 1500s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1713, Historic, history, August, digital, camera, Nikon, D700, photo, photos, photograph, clouds, blue, sky
Inchdrewer Castle vbn0493jhp 
 Inchdrewer Castle Banff Tipperty tower house ruin clouds horizon wheat Scotland Aberdeenshire built in the mid-1500’s around 1542 as a traditional L-shaped tower house was destroyed by fire in 1713 on the death of George Ogilvy 3rd Lord of Banff, but rebuilt and a new round tower was added. Tenanted in the early 19th Century but derelict from 1836 and although partially restored to make weather tight has not been occupied since. A Listed in 1972.

Ownership was initially by Currour’s, sold to Ogilvies of Dunlugas in 1557, later in 1803 Abercromby of Birkenbog inherited it, later sold to Count Mirrees and on his death sold to Olga Roh in 2013, former Russian model who has plans to renovate it as family home. Has been involved in Historic conflicts namely Royalists v Covenanters in 1640 and Jacobite Rebellion in 1746. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Banff, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Whitehills, Tipperty, Inchdrewer, Castle, 16th Century, A Listed, fort, fortress, Inch, Druar, Inchdruar, Inchdruer, Inchdrewir, Inchdrewr, landscape, horizon, roadside, farmland, farm, cereal, crop, harvest, ripe, golden, inland, coast, sea, horizon, telephoto, summer, traditional, tower-house, ashlar, L-plan, battlements, turrets, corbelled, mid 1500s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1713, Historic, history, August, digital, camera, Nikon, D700, photo, photos, photograph, clouds, blue, sky
Inchdrewer Castle vbn0489jhp 
 Inchdrewer Castle Banffshire fort tower house ruin Scottish summer skyline Aberdeenshire built in the mid-1500’s around 1542 as a traditional L-shaped tower house was destroyed by fire in 1713 on the death of George Ogilvy 3rd Lord of Banff, but rebuilt and a new round tower was added. Tenanted in the early 19th Century but derelict from 1836 and although partially restored to make weather tight has not been occupied since. A Listed in 1972.

Ownership was initially by Currour’s, sold to Ogilvies of Dunlugas in 1557, later in 1803 Abercromby of Birkenbog inherited it, later sold to Count Mirrees and on his death sold to Olga Roh in 2013, former Russian model who has plans to renovate it as family home. Has been involved in Historic conflicts namely Royalists v Covenanters in 1640 and Jacobite Rebellion in 1746. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Banff, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Whitehills, Tipperty, Inchdrewer, Castle, 16th Century, A Listed, fort, fortress, Inch, Druar, Inchdruar, Inchdruer, Inchdrewir, Inchdrewr, landscape, roadside, farmland, farm, cereal, crop, harvest, ripe, golden, inland, coast, sea, horizon, telephoto, summer, traditional, tower-house, ashlar, L-plan, battlements, turrets, corbelled, mid 1500s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1713, Historic, history, August, digital, camera, Nikon, D700, photo, photos, photograph, clouds, blue, sky
Inchdrewer Castle vbn0487jhp 
 Inchdrewer Castle imposing fortress towers battlements tower house ruin Scotland Aberdeenshire built in the mid-1500’s around 1542 as a traditional L-shaped tower house was destroyed by fire in 1713 on the death of George Ogilvy 3rd Lord of Banff, but rebuilt and a new round tower was added. Tenanted in the early 19th Century but derelict from 1836 and although partially restored to make weather tight has not been occupied since. A Listed in 1972.

Ownership was initially by Currour’s, sold to Ogilvies of Dunlugas in 1557, later in 1803 Abercromby of Birkenbog inherited it, later sold to Count Mirrees and on his death sold to Olga Roh in 2013, former Russian model who has plans to renovate it as family home. Has been involved in Historic conflicts namely Royalists v Covenanters in 1640 and Jacobite Rebellion in 1746. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Banff, Banffshire, Aberdeenshire, Whitehills, Tipperty, Inchdrewer, Castle, 16th Century, A Listed, fort, fortress, Inch, Druar, Inchdruar, Inchdruer, Inchdrewir, Inchdrewr, landscape, roadside, farmland, farm, cereal, crop, harvest, ripe, golden, inland, coast, sea, horizon, telephoto, summer, traditional, tower-house, ashlar, L-plan, battlements, turrets, corbelled, mid 1500s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1713, Historic, history, August, digital, camera, Nikon, D700, photo, photos, photograph, clouds, blue, sky
Crathes June Border xvv1231jhp 
 Crathes Castle Gardens June Border borders colourful Banchory Deeside Scotland summer view of this historic property and the building dates from the 16th century although the land belonged to the Burnett’s of Leys as a gift from Robert the Bruce in 1323. In the great hall is the Horn of Leys, supposedly a symbol of this grant.
The tower house is one of the finest examples of the period and some of the original wall paintings still survive.
Any of my photographs are for scenic/tourist use only and cannot be used for product endorsement without the explicit permission of the NTS. Please contact their Edinburgh Head Office at Hermiston Quay, 5Cutlins Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4DF. This is a National Trust for Scotland property situated about 15 miles west of Aberdeen and is open to the public all the year round. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, North East, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Royal Deeside, Crathes Castle, Banchory, Crathes, NTS, landscape, telephoto, Burnett, June Border, garden, gardens, herbaceous, border, flowers, lupins, poppies, red, croquet, Doocot, lawn, National, Trust, historic, history, heritage, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, yew, hedges, topiary
Crathes June Border xvv1230jhp 
 Crathes Castle Gardens June Borders Lupins path telephoto Kincardineshire Scotland summer view of this historic property and the building dates from the 16th century although the land belonged to the Burnett’s of Leys as a gift from Robert the Bruce in 1323. In the great hall is the Horn of Leys, supposedly a symbol of this grant.
The tower house is one of the finest examples of the period and some of the original wall paintings still survive.
Any of my photographs are for scenic/tourist use only and cannot be used for product endorsement without the explicit permission of the NTS. Please contact their Edinburgh Head Office at Hermiston Quay, 5Cutlins Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4DF. This is a National Trust for Scotland property situated about 15 miles west of Aberdeen and is open to the public all the year round. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, North East, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Royal Deeside, Crathes Castle, Banchory, Crathes, NTS, landscape, upright, Burnett, June Border, garden, gardens, herbaceous, border, flowers, lupins, poppies, red, croquet, Doocot, lawn, National, Trust, historic, history, heritage, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, yew, hedges, topiary
Corgarff Castle fgh5394jhp 
 Corgarff Castle Lecht layby crop view telephoto fort garrison Aberdeenshire Scotland autumn hills just off the A939 Ballater/Tomintoul road with a commanding position over this strategically important route to the north. The core tower was built in 1537 and the most striking star-shaped curtain wall dates from 1748 when occupied by the Hanoverian troops tracking down Jacobite rebels. Its final historical importance was during the anti-whisky smuggling duties around the late 1820. Now restored and with interesting exhibits from those last days of occupation. This view is from the layby above Cockbridge before the start of the main climb over the Lecht.

As this is a Historic Scotland property the photograph should be used for editorial, scenic or tourist related use. The castle carpark is at the bottom of steepish hill with a walk of several hundred yards from the entrance and ticket office situated in the castle itself. It is open for most of the summer and requires an entrance fee to be paid. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Highlands, Strathdon, Corgarff, Castle, Cockbridge, Lecht, landscape, telephoto, cropped, military, fort, barracks, strategic, smuggling, whisky, illicit, tower, star-shaped, curtain, defensive, wall, musket, loops, heather, moorland, desolate, barren, grass, rugged, windswept, hills, roadside
Craigievar Castle Road View asd6652jhp 
 Craigievar Castle from road telephoto spring trees shade Aberdeenshire Scotland National Trust photograph of this taken from the roadside is a property situated about 6 miles south of Alford A980 and is open to the public from March to end of August although closed during 2008/9 for major renovation on the exterior it is open again as of 2010. Grounds are normally open all year round.
Example of the best in Scottish Baronial architecture, dating from 1626, and is unspoiled since being relinquished to the NTS by the Forbes-Sempill family.
Any of my photographs are for scenic/tourist/editorial use only and cannot be used for product endorsement without the explicit permission of the NTS. Please contact their Edinburgh Head Office at Hermiston Quay, 5 Cutlins Road, Edinburgh, EH11 4DF Tel:0844 493 2100 Em:information@nts.org.uk 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Grampian, Mar, Craigievar, Castle, fort, upright, NTS, National Trust, historic, tower, turrets, flag, flying, trees, larch, pines, birch, beech, countryside, farming, roadside, view, may, spring, fields, green, grass
Craigievar Pink & Brown xvv3575jhp 
 Craigievar Castle Pink Harling Autumn Beech Tree Brown Telephoto Crop Aberdeenshire Mar district is a National Trust for Scotland property is situated about 6 miles south of Alford A980 and is open to the public from March to end of August although closed during 2008/9 for major renovation on the exterior it is open again as of 2010. Grounds are normally open all year round.
Example of the best in Scottish Baronial architecture, dating from 1626, and is unspoiled since being relinquished to the NTS by the Forbes-Sempill family.
Any of my photographs are for scenic/tourist use only and cannot be used for product endorsement without the explicit permission of the NTS. Please contact their Edinburgh Head Office at Wemyss House, 28 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4ET. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Grampian, Mar, Craigievar Castle, fort, telephoto, upright, NTS, National Trust, Bennachie, mountain, tower, turrets, tree, trees, beech, countryside, autumn
Dunnideer Castle Insch VQ9097JHP 
 Dunnideer Hillfort Silhouette Hilltop Prominent Yellow Gorse Cropped Telephoto View is a prehistoric site but the remains now visible were one of the oldest stone castles in Scotland, built around 1260. Situated on one of two hills both of which show evidence of early use as fortified strongholds, they are near Insch in Aberdeenshire. It is accessed by a steep but short climb from a minor road to Clashindarroch Forest and there is a small signed carpark area. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Grampian, Insch, Dunnideer, Hillfort, 1st millennium BC, prehistoric, 1260, medieval, tower, wall, walls, banks, ditches, enclosure, castles, fort, upright, hill, top, historic, history, heritage, vitrified, fire, burnt, gorse, bushes, yellow
Craigievar Castle Autumn TO4350571JHP 
 Craigievar Castle Fort Autumn Aberdeenshire Mar Roadside Telephoto Scotland National Trust property is situated about 6 miles south of Alford A980 and is open to the public from March to end of August although closed during 2008/9 for major renovation on the exterior it is open again as of 2010; this was taken from the Alford road prior to renovation. The grounds are normally open all year round.
Example of the best in Scottish Baronial architecture, dating from 1626, and is unspoiled since being relinquished to the NTS by the Forbes-Sempill family.
Any of my photographs are for scenic/tourist use only and cannot be used for product endorsement without the explicit permission of the NTS. Please contact their Edinburgh Head Office at Wemyss House, 28 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4ET. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Grampian, Mar, Craigievar Castle, fort, upright, NTS, National Trust, landscape, Bennachie, mountain, historic, history, Forbes, Sempill, tower, turrets, golden, larch, autumn, colours, colors, trees, beech, countryside, farming, ploughed, field
Craigievar Castle Autumn TO4350570JHP 
 Craigievar Scottish Castle Rural Aberdeenshire Autumn Distant Telephoto Cropped View National Trust for Scotland property is situated about 6 miles south of Alford A980 and is open to the public from March to end of August although closed during 2008/9 for major renovation on the exterior it is open again as of 2010; this photo was taken before the renovation.The grounds are normally open all year round.
Example of the best in Scottish Baronial architecture, dating from 1626, and is unspoiled since being relinquished to the NTS by the Forbes-Sempill family.
Any of my photographs are for scenic/tourist use only and cannot be used for product endorsement without the explicit permission of the NTS. Please contact their Edinburgh Head Office at Wemyss House, 28 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4ET. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Grampian, Mar, Craigievar Castle, fort, landscape, NTS, National Trust, landscape, Bennachie, mountain, historic, history, Forbes, Sempill, tower, turrets, golden, larch, autumn, colours, colors, trees, beech, countryside, farming, ploughed, field
Auchindoun Castle UP290435JHP 
 Auchindoun Castle Dufftown Morayshire Highlands Scotland prominent ruined fortress hill with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on an earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400’s as an traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, upright, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, telephoto, spring, silver birches, Glen, River, Fiddich, earthworks, Iron Age, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Historic, history
Auchindoun Castle UP290434JHP 
 Auchindoun Castle Ruined Hilltop Fortress Spring Dufftown Morayshire Scottish Highlands prominent on a small hill with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on an earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400’s as an traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, telephoto, spring, silver birches, Glen, River, Fiddich, earthworks, Iron Age, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Historic, history
Auchindoun Castle UP290432JHP 
 Auchindoun Castle Telephoto Roadside View Ruined Fort Dufftown Scotland Morayshire is prominent on a small hill with excellent views over Glen and the River Fiddich is located on an earlier Iron Age earthwork, built in the mid-1400’s as an traditional L-shaped tower house was the centre of many clan feuds and much violence, burnt, restored and abandoned by 1725 now remains an eye catching Historic Scotland property on the Cabrach to Dufftown road. It is accessible by a public track after a steep climb from a signed layby. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Moray, Morayshire, Highlands, Dufftown, Auchindoun, Castle, fort, landscape, roadside, A941, Rhynie, Cabrach, telephoto, spring, silver birches, Glen, River, Fiddich, earthworks, Iron Age, tower-house, L-plan, mid 1400s, burnt, restored, abandoned, 1725, Historic, history
Kildrummy Castle Scotland WTN1760JHP 
 Kildrummy Castle Ruined Walls Den Telephoto Photograph Hills Setting Rural Scenery is located in western Aberdeenshire near Alford is a Historic Scotland property with its roots set during the peak of medieval European castle construction during the early 13th century. Started by Alexander 11 and possibly later extended after a visit by Edward 1 of England in 1296. It survived many sieges, being burnt and later restored, before being largely dismantled after the Jacobite rising of 1715 when used as the headquarters for the Earl of Mar. It is a magnificent ruin and the scale of the thick walls is particularly impressive despite not being as well preserved as many similar English ruins. It is a magnificent ruin and the scale of the thick walls is particularly impressive despite not being as well preserved as many similar English ruins. 
As this is a Historic Scotland property the photograph should be used for editorial, scenic or tourist related use. The castle carpark and entrance is a few hundred yards to the west of the Hotel entrance. It is open for most of the summer and requires and entrance fee to be paid. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Grampian, Gordon, Strathdon, Kildrummy, Kirkton, Castle, Historic, landscape, Donside, Den, medieval, history, sieges, dismantled, 1715, hotel, 13th Century, fortress, drawbridge, postern, gate, portcullis, towers, shield-shaped, chapel, cookhouse, bakery, bakehouse, Elphinstone, Snow, tower, great, hall, ruin, preserved
Kildrummy Castle Scotland VS2481JHP 
 Kildrummy Castle Fort Stone Walls Outline Telephoto Den Rural Setting is a ruin in western Aberdeenshire near Alford and a Historic Scotland property with its roots set during the peak of medieval European castle construction during the early 13th century. Started by Alexander 11 and possibly later extended after a visit by Edward 1 of England in 1296. It survived many sieges, being burnt and later restored, before being largely dismantled after the Jacobite rising of 1715 when used as the headquarters for the Earl of Mar. It is a magnificent ruin and the scale of the thick walls is particularly impressive despite not being as well preserved as many similar English ruins.
As this is a Historic Scotland property the photograph should be used for editorial, scenic or tourist related use. The castle carpark and entrance is a few hundred yards to the west of the Hotel entrance. It is open for most of the summer and requires and entrance fee to be paid. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Grampian, Gordon, Strathdon, Kildrummy, Kirkton, Castle, Historic, landscape, Donside, River Don, Den, medieval, history, sieges, dismantled, 1715, hotel, 13th Century, Alexander 11, Edward 1, 1296, St Gilbert, Bishop, Caithness, fortress, drawbridge, postern, gate, portcullis, towers, shield-shaped, chapel, cookhouse, bakery, bakehouse, Elphinstone, Snow, tower, great, hall, ruin, preserved
Kildrummy Castle Scotland VS0656JHP 
 Kildrummy Castle Den Telephoto View Tree Framed Distance Outline Stone Walls in western Aberdeenshire near Alford is a Historic Scotland property with its roots set during the peak of medieval European castle construction during the early 13th century. Started by Alexander 11 and possibly later extended after a visit by Edward 1 of England in 1296. It survived many sieges, being burnt and later restored, before being largely dismantled after the Jacobite rising of 1715 when used as the headquarters for the Earl of Mar. It is a magnificent ruin and the scale of the thick walls is particularly impressive despite not being as well preserved as many similar English ruins. It is a magnificent ruin and the scale of the thick walls is particularly impressive despite not being as well preserved as many similar English ruins. 
As this is a Historic Scotland property the photograph should be used for editorial, scenic or tourist related use. The castle carpark and entrance is a few hundred yards to the west of the Hotel entrance. It is open for most of the summer and requires and entrance fee to be paid. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Grampian, Gordon, Strathdon, Kildrummy, Kirkton, Castle, Historic, landscape, Donside, Alford, Bellabeg, River, Don, Den, medieval, history, sieges, dismantled, 1715, hotel, 13th Century, Alexander 11, Edward 1, 1296, St Gilbert, Bishop, Caithness, fortress, drawbridge, postern, gate, portcullis, towers, shield-shaped, chapel, cookhouse, bakery, bakehouse, Elphinstone, Snow, tower, great, hall, ruin, preserved
Crathes Castle Gardens Scotland VN0225JHP 
 Crathes Castle Gardens Telephoto Doocot View June Border Summer Scotland near Banchory on Royal Deeside west of Aberdeen with a view of the June Border towards the castle at its June best taken from the Doocot steps.
Any of my photographs are for scenic/tourist use only and cannot be used for product endorsement without the explicit permission of the NTS. Please contact their Edinburgh Head Office at Wemyss House, 28 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4ET. This is a National Trust for Scotland property situated about 15 miles west of Aberdeen and is open to the public all the year round. This building dates from the 16th century although the land belonged to the Burnett’s of Leys as a gift from Robert the Bruce in 1323. In the great hall is the Horn of Leys, supposedly a symbol of this grant.
The tower house is one of the finest examples of the period and some of the original wall paintings still survive. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, North, East, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Royal, Deeside, River, Dee, Crathes, Castle, NTS, June, 2008, Nikon, D300, Border, gardens, herbaceous, flowers, lupins, poppies, red, croquet, lawn, landscape, National, Trust, Banchory, historic, history, heritage, preserved, countryside, rural, nature, honeysuckle, steps, rhododendrons, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, peaceful, yew, hedges, topiary, trees, woods, entrance, lake, loch, woodlands, walks, public, visitors, tourist, attraction, exhibition, restaurant
Craigievar Castle Scotland SM3126JHP 
 Craigievar Castle High View Countryside Hills Mar Aberdeenshire Spring Photo is a National Trust for Scotland property is situated about 6 miles south of Alford A980 and is open to the public from March to end of August and is open again after its 2008/9 closure for major renovation on the exterior. Grounds are normally open all year round. In the distance is the distinctive outline of Bennachie, a hill near Inverurie on the River Don in North east Scotland on the top of which are the ruins of a vitrified Pictish Fort.

Any of my photographs are for scenic/tourist use only and cannot be used for product endorsement without the explicit permission of the NTS. Please contact their Edinburgh Head Office at Wemyss House, 28 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4ET. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Grampian, Mar, Craigievar Castle, spring, winter, NTS, National, Trust, Scotland, Alford, landscape, telephoto, highview, Bennachie, walls, historic, history, Forbes, Sempill, clan, heritage, fairytale, 17th, Century, home, Great, Tower, turrets, green, grass, trees, shadows, sunny, conservation, countryside, farming, rural, nature, peaceful, trees, woods, walks
Corgarff Castle Scotland VS2676JHP 
 Corgarff Castle Hillside Moorland Telephoto Cockbridge Roadside Scotland Aberdeenshire on the southern approach to Cockbridge where it is located just off the A939 Ballater/Tomintoul road with a commanding position over this strategically important route to the north. The core tower was built in 1537 and the most striking star-shaped curtain wall dates from 1748 when occupied by the Hanoverian troops tracking down Jacobite rebels. Its final historical importance was during the anti-whisky smuggling duties around the late 1820. Now restored and with interesting exhibits from those last days of occupation.

As this is a Historic Scotland property the photograph should be used for editorial, scenic or tourist related use. The castle carpark is at the bottom of steepish hill with a walk of several hundred yards from the entrance and ticket office situated in the castle itself. It is open for most of the summer and requires an entrance fee to be paid. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Highlands, Strathdon, Corgarff, Castle, Lecht, Dufftown, upright, military, fort, soldiers, Government, troops, rebellions, barracks, strategic, smuggling, whisky, illicit, clans, feuds, Forbes, Gordon, burnt, abandoned, tower, house, flanking, pavilions, star-shaped, curtain, defensive, wall, musket, loops, abandoned, restored, historic, exhibitions, skiing, heather, moorland, sheep, rocky, desolate, barren, grass, rugged, windswept
Corgarff Castle Scotland VS2674JHP 
 Corgarff Scottish Fortress Castle Southern Aspect Approach Cockbridge Hills Telephoto View where it is located just off off the A939 Ballater/Tomintoul road with a commanding position over this strategically important route to the north. The core tower was built in 1537 and the most striking star-shaped curtain wall dates from 1748 when occupied by the Hanoverian troops tracking down Jacobite rebels. Its final historical importance was during the anti-whisky smuggling duties around the late 1820. Now restored and with interesting exhibits from those last days of occupation.

As this is a Historic Scotland property the photograph should be used for editorial, scenic or tourist related use. The castle carpark is at the bottom of steepish hill with a walk of several hundred yards from the entrance and ticket office situated in the castle itself. It is open for most of the summer and requires an entrance fee to be paid. 
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Scotland > Rivers, Glens & Lochs (26 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.
Don Monymusk bnm3632jhp 
 River Don Monymusk telephoto crop summer fields trees Aberdeenshire Scotland in North East Scotland looking eastwards and downstream just near the village of Monymusk, on a long straight out of the village one glimpses the River Don, before the Pitfichie Castle crossroads near the road bridge from Kemnay that is overlooked by the distinctive outline of Bennachie with its summit now the site of a vitrified Pictish fort and its distinctive outline clearly viewed from many parts of Aberdeenshire. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Donside, Bennachie, Monymusk, village, Tillyfourie, Kemnay, road, summer, landscape, countryside, rural, farmland, farming, agriculture, forestry, fields, crops, new, green, roadside, fence, trees, 2016, June, digital, photograph, Nikon, D700, DSLR, camera
Deeside Summer xcv8904jhp 
 Cambus O’May forest Lochnagar tree framed summer view summer Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland is passed on the North Deeside Road from Aberdeen westwards to Braemar after the town of Aboyne and before reaching Ballater. A Forestry Enterprise provided walks and public carpark area adjacent to a café just before the long Tullich straight east of Ballater offering views westwards to Lochnagar, Craigendarroch and Deeside. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Grampian, Cambus, O’May, Ballater, Tullich, Lochnagar, Craigendarroch, fishery, café, road, roadside, North, Deeside, Royal, forest, public, viewpoint, carpark, walks, summer, June, 2015, silver, birch, trees, forest, landscape, telephoto, DSLR, D700, Nikon, camera, lens, digital
Deeside Summer xcv8902jhp 
 Cambus O’May forest carpark walk viewpoint Lochnagar telephoto Royal Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland is passed on the North Deeside Road from Aberdeen westwards to Braemar after the town of Aboyne and before reaching Ballater. A Forestry Enterprise provided walks and public carpark area adjacent to a café just before the long Tullich straight east of Ballater offering views westwards to Lochnagar, Craigendarroch and Deeside. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Grampian, Cambus, O’May, Ballater, Tullich, Lochnagar, mountain, fishery, café, road, roadside, North, Deeside, Royal, forest, public, viewpoint, carpark, walks, summer, June, 2015, silver, birch, trees, forest, landscape, telephoto, DSLR, D700, Nikon, camera, lens, digital
Ashentilly Deeside View fgh1818jhp 
 Ashentilly hill view telephoto Deeside Aberdeenshire Park Drumoak Scotland River Dee summer from this hilltop which offers excellent views to Upper Deeside west of Drumoak and is found on the Ashentilly road, a left-hand fork off the Durris road opposite the Park turnoff the South Deeside Road on Royal Deeside west of Aberdeen in North East Scotland. Leaving the fork one passes the small carpark for walks in Warren Wood and after climbing to the top of the steep hill the road winds its way south before joining the Denside of Durris road, the popular route for reaching the Lairhillock Restaurant or going onto Portlethen and the main south coast road to Stonehaven. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Ashentilly, hilltop, views, panorama, Park, Drumoak, Durris, Warren, Wood, forest, Park, Royal Deeside, westwards, upper, Deeside, Hill, fare, Scolty, landscape, farming, fields, countryside, rural, trees, forest, west, summer, colours
Mount Battock Queens View asd5411jhp 
 Queens View Slack Coull Mount Battock Hill Deeside Scotland spring Aberdeenshire viewpoint at the Deeside Field Club marker pointing out the alignment of all the hills visible from the viewpoint is on the road out of Tarland heading north and ultimately takes you east to Aberdeen in North east Scotland. The central outline is of the mountain called Lochnagar, fourth highest in Britain and the distinct hill on the right is that of Morven. Claimed as a favourite viewpoint of Royal Deeside for Queen Victoria and hence it being called the Queens View. In the centre of this photograph is the hill with the Bronze Age Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle built on it. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Tarland, Slack, Tillylodge, Queen's, View, viewpoint, Royal Deeside, Field, Club, marker, lay-by, Mount, hill, Battock, spring, Tomnaverie, Stone, Circle, landscape, telephoto, hills, panorama, farming, agriculture, forest, dyke, stone, wall, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, sun, sunshine
Lochnagar Queens View asd5407jhp 
 Queens View Tarland Lochnagar mountain spring snow patches Deeside Scotland Aberdeenshire viewpoint at the Deeside Field Club marker pointing out the alignment of all the hills visible from the viewpoint is on the road out of Tarland heading north and ultimately takes you east to Aberdeen in North east Scotland. The central outline is of the mountain called Lochnagar, fourth highest in Britain and the distinct hill on the right is that of Morven. Claimed as a favourite viewpoint of Royal Deeside for Queen Victoria and hence it being called the Queens View. In the centre of this photograph is the hill with the Bronze Age Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle built on it. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Tarland, Slack, Tillylodge, Queen's, View, viewpoint, Royal Deeside, Field, Club, marker, lay-by, Lochnagar, mountain, Monro, Morven, Tomnaverie, Stone, Circle, landscape, telephoto, hills, spring, snow, farming, agriculture, forest, dyke, stone, wall, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, sun, sunshine
Scolty Hill Banchory asd7808jhp 
 Banchory Scolty hill tower trees telephoto crop treetop summer Kincardineshire Royal Deeside Scotland is the busy and well used park below the main thoroughfare through this large Deeside town on the River Dee some 18 miles west of Aberdeen in North East Scotland. It has always been a main visitor centre either for day trippers from Aberdeen or the usual flow of coaches and other visitors heading from Aberdeen westwards to Braemar and from there south to Perth or north to Inverness. It is also offers a very scenic route southwards over the Cairn O’Mount to Mearns. Scolty Hill with its memorial tower is a distinctive landscape pointer to the town with easily accessible forest walks and a not too strenuous walk to its summits with pleasing views of much of Royal Deeside as well as interesting views to the north and south. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, River, Dee, Royal, Deeside, landscape, telephoto, crop, cropped, main, street, north, road, town, Bellfield, Park, Scolty, hill, tower, trees, play, area, swings, picnics, sports, events, guide, hut, summer, sunshine, grass, green, leaves, foliage, carpark, lodge, wooden, shed
Scolty Hill Banchory asd7803jhp 
 Banchory Scolty hill tower trees telephoto beech Kincardineshire Royal Deeside Scotland is the busy and well used park below the main thoroughfare through this large Deeside town on the River Dee some 18 miles west of Aberdeen in North East Scotland. It has always been a main visitor centre either for day trippers from Aberdeen or the usual flow of coaches and other visitors heading from Aberdeen westwards to Braemar and from there south to Perth or north to Inverness. It is also offers a very scenic route southwards over the Cairn O’Mount to Mearns. Scolty Hill with its memorial tower is a distinctive landscape pointer to the town with easily accessible forest walks and a not too strenuous walk to its summits with pleasing views of much of Royal Deeside as well as interesting views to the north and south. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, River, Dee, Royal, Deeside, upright, main, street, north, road, town, Bellfield, Park, Scolty, hill, tower, trees, play, area, swings, picnics, sports, events, guide, hut, summer, sunshine, grass, green, leaves, foliage, carpark, lodge, wooden, shed
Scolty Hill Banchory asd7801jhp 
 Banchory Scolty hill tower beech trees forest Aberdeenshire Deeside Scotland is the busy and well used park below the main thoroughfare through this large Deeside town on the River Dee some 18 miles west of Aberdeen in North East Scotland. It has always been a main visitor centre either for day trippers from Aberdeen or the usual flow of coaches and other visitors heading from Aberdeen westwards to Braemar and from there south to Perth or north to Inverness. It is also offers a very scenic route southwards over the Cairn O’Mount to Mearns. Scolty Hill with its memorial tower is a distinctive landscape pointer to the town with easily accessible forest walks and a not too strenuous walk to its summits with pleasing views of much of Royal Deeside as well as interesting views to the north and south. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, River, Dee, Royal, Deeside, landscape, telephoto, main, street, north, road, town, Bellfield, Park, Scolty, hill, tower, trees, play, area, swings, picnics, sports, events, guide, hut, summer, sunshine, grass, green, leaves, foliage, carpark, lodge, wooden, shed
Scolty Hill Banchory asd7800jhp 
 Scolty hill tower memorial cropped telephoto treetops Kincardineshire Deeside Scotland is the busy and well used park below the main thoroughfare through this large Deeside town on the River Dee some 18 miles west of Aberdeen in North East Scotland. It has always been a main visitor centre either for day trippers from Aberdeen or the usual flow of coaches and other visitors heading from Aberdeen westwards to Braemar and from there south to Perth or north to Inverness. It is also offers a very scenic route southwards over the Cairn O’Mount to Mearns. Scolty Hill with its memorial tower is a distinctive landscape pointer to the town with easily accessible forest walks and a not too strenuous walk to its summits with pleasing views of much of Royal Deeside as well as interesting views to the north and south. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, River, Dee, Royal, Deeside, landscape, telephoto, crop, main, street, north, road, town, Bellfield, Park, Scolty, hill, tower, trees, play, area, swings, picnics, sports, events, guide, hut, summer, sunshine, grass, green, leaves, foliage, carpark, lodge, wooden, shed
Lochnagar Learney View asd7790jhp 
 Summer sun Learney road clear felled view Deeside Lochnagar Scotland viewed from a new viewpoint thanks to recent tree felling on the Learney Estate here taken near the main entrance gates, a view for the past few decades blocked by a mature commercial forest. Here looking south westwards from the Learney road which climbs northwards from Torphins to the crossroads and a main rural route to Alford and Inverurie via Millbank. Lochnagar is the distant very distinct outline of Britain’s fourth highest mountain overlooking Royal Deeside. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Torphins, village, cross-roads, Learney, hill, hills, road, fences, forest, Lochnagar, mountain, clouds, landscape, telephoto, clear, felled, trees, estate, gates, farming, agriculture, countryside, rural, summer, sun, sunshine, floral, grass, hill, green
Lochnagar Learney View asd7789jhp 
 Summer sunshine Learney road new view Deeside Lochnagar Torphins Aberdeenshire Scotland viewed from a new viewpoint thanks to recent tree felling on the Learney Estate here taken near the main entrance gates, a view for the past few decades blocked by a mature commercial forest. Here looking south westwards from the Learney road which climbs northwards from Torphins to the crossroads and a main rural route to Alford and Inverurie via Millbank. Lochnagar is the distant very distinct outline of Britain’s fourth highest mountain overlooking Royal Deeside. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Torphins, village, cross-roads, Learney, hill, forest, Lochnagar, mountain, clouds, dramatic, upright, telephoto, clerar, felled, estate, gates, farming, agriculture, countryside, rural, summer, sun, sunshine, floral, grass, hill, green
Lochnagar Learney View asd7786jhp 
 Summer Scottish sunshine Learney hill view Deeside Lochnagar trees Aberdeenshire viewed from a new viewpoint thanks to recent tree felling on the Learney Estate here taken near the main entrance gates, a view for the past few decades blocked by a mature commercial forest. Here looking south westwards from the Learney road which climbs northwards from Torphins to the crossroads and a main rural route to Alford and Inverurie via Millbank. Lochnagar is the distant very distinct outline of Britain’s fourth highest mountain overlooking Royal Deeside. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Torphins, village, cross-roads, Learney, hill, forest, Lochnagar, mountain, clouds, dramatic, upright, telephoto, clerar, felled, estate, gates, farming, agriculture, countryside, rural, summer, sun, sunshine, floral, grass, hill, green
Lochnagar Learney View asd7783jhp 
 Summer sunshine Learney hill Deeside Lochnagar Torphins Aberdeenshire Scotland viewed from a new viewpoint thanks to recent tree felling on the Learney Estate here taken near the main entrance gates, a view for the past few decades blocked by a mature commercial forest. Here looking south westwards from the Learney road which climbs northwards from Torphins to the crossroads and a main rural route to Alford and Inverurie via Millbank. Lochnagar is the distant very distinct outline of Britain’s fourth highest mountain overlooking Royal Deeside. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Torphins, village, cross-roads, Learney, hill, forest, Lochnagar, mountain, clouds, dramatic, landscape, telephoto, clerar, felled, estate, gates, farming, agriculture, countryside, rural, summer, sun, sunshine, floral, grass, hill, green
Castle fm Glenbuchat wyy9688jhp 
 Glenbuchat forest castle glen view high hills buzzards pine trees rural Strathdon Aberdeenshire where this charming glen is accessed off the A939/A944/A97 Ballater/Huntly road just at the entrance to a Historic Scotland maintained castle by the same name. It is open all the year round and is an unmanned property at which no entrance fee is applicable but there is a small carpark. Views of the Glen are seen from the top of the Castle northwards. The Glen itself has a delightful old Kirk which was a favourite of HM The Queen Mother and the road loops round the top of the glen and a traveller can exit the glen at Bellabeg further west along the A944, a continuation of the A97 which forks nearby southwards to Dinnet. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Strathdon, Glenbuchat, Alford, glen, water, Buchat, river, Don, bridge, burn, telephoto, landscape, farming, forest, view, buzzards, autumn, upstream, downstream, west, east, rural, agriculture, fields, cattle, trees, bothy, hut, byre, shady, sunshine, blue, sky, fishing, riverbanks
Craigton Hill Sunset rty3964jhp 
 Royal Deeside winter red sunset hills Kincardine O'Neil Scotland Aberdeenshire viewed above the River Dee at Kincardine O’Neil from the top of Craigton Hill looking southwards towards Ballogie. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, River, Dee, Ballogie, hills, hill, Craigton, top, road, winter, snow, fields, Kincardine, sunset, evening, setting, sun, upright, red, clouds, dramatic, telephoto, spectacular, beautiful, artistic, colours, colors, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, brown, orange, yellow, brown, weather, meteorological
Autumn Rural Colours rty3264jhp 
 Scottish winter sheep frost colours trees sunny Glassel Beltie Aberdeenshire taken from back road lying between Kincardine O’Neil and Torphins on Royal Deeside near the top of the hill offering here towards Torphins on the north side of Ord Fundlie. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, winter, autumn, colours, east, Ord, Fundlie, hill, road, Beltie, Glassel, landscape, telephoto, birch, pines, trees, brown, russet, view, sunlight, bright, sunshine, countryside, rural, nature, green, fields, sheep, dykes, stonewalls
Autumn Colours Torphins rty3322jhp 
 Winter Scotland Torphins village colours beech trees forest larch Aberdeenshire taken from back road lying between Kincardine O’Neil and Torphins on Royal Deeside near the top of the hill offering here towards Torphins on the north side of Ord Fundlie. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, winter, autumn, colours, north, Craigton, Ord, Fundlie, hill, road, Torphins, Learney, Craigmyle, upright, telephoto, beech, trees, brown, russet, view, forest, sunlight, bright, sunshine, countryside, rural, nature, green, fields, sheep, dykes, stonewalls, barley, bales
Autumn Colours Torphins rty3320jhp 
 Winter Scotland Torphins village houses colours trees sunny Aberdeenshire photo taken from back road lying between Kincardine O’Neil and Torphins on Royal Deeside near the top of the hill offering here towards Torphins on the north side of Ord Fundlie. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, winter, autumn, colours, north, Craigton, Ord, Fundlie, hill, road, Torphins, Learney, Craigmyle, landscape, telephoto, beech, trees, brown, russet, view, forest, sunlight, bright, sunshine, countryside, rural, nature, green, fields, sheep, dykes, stonewalls, barley, bales
Autumn Colours Torphins rty3318jhp 
 Scottish Autumn Torphins Learney hill forest larches colours trees sunny Ord Deeside Aberdeenshire taken from back road lying between Kincardine O’Neil and Torphins on Royal Deeside near the top of the hill offering here towards Torphins on the north side of Ord Fundlie. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, winter, autumn, colours, north, Craigton, Ord, Fundlie, hill, road, Torphins, Learney, Craigmyle, landscape, telephoto, beech, larch, gean, trees, brown, russet, view, forest, sunlight, bright, sunshine, countryside, rural, nature, green, fields, sheep, dykes, stonewalls, barley, bales
Autumn Colours Torphins rty3259jhp 
 Scottish Autumn Torphins colours trees sunny sunlight Ord Fundlie Aberdeenshire taken from back road lying between Kincardine O’Neil and Torphins on Royal Deeside near the top of the hill offering here towards Torphins on the north side of Ord Fundlie. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Deeside, winter, autumn, colours, north, Craigton, Ord, Fundlie, hill, road, Torphins, Learney, Craigmyle, landscape, telephoto, beech, trees, brown, russet, view, forest, sunlight, bright, sunshine, countryside, rural, nature, green, fields, sheep, dykes, stonewalls, barley, bales
Queens View & Lochnagar rty0385jhp 
 Queens View Tillylodge Slack Tomnaverie Stone Circle Lochnagar Deeside Scotland Aberdeenshire viewpoint at the Deeside Field Club marker pointing out the alignment of all the hills visible from the viewpoint is on the road out of Tarland heading north and ultimately takes you east to Aberdeen in North east Scotland. The central outline is of the mountain called Lochnagar, fourth highest in Britain and the distinct hill on the right is that of Morven. Claimed as a favourite viewpoint of Royal Deeside for Queen Victoria and hence it being called the Queens View. In the centre of this photograph is the hill with the Bronze Age Tomnaverie Recumbent Stone Circle built on it. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Tarland, Slack, Tillylodge, Queen's, View, viewpoint, Royal Deeside, Field, Club, marker, lay-by, Lochnagar, mountain, Monro, Morven, Tomnaverie, Stone, Circle, landscape, hills, telephoto, farming, agriculture, forest, dyke, stone, wall, countryside, rural, nature, colourful, colorful, sun, sunshine, autumn
River Feugh qwe4656jhp 
 Spring Feugh River Banchory beech green leaves Kincardineshire Scottish photograph a popular tourist attraction just outside Banchory on Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland where the River Feugh pours through a narrow gorge of rocks and under a pretty road bridge before entering the River Dee. There is a salmon ladder but the main excitement is watching the fish climbing up the naturally created rapids seeking their spawning beds further up river. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banchory, Feugh, Feughside, River, Falls, Feugh, upright, telephoto, rocks, water, colourful, colorful, coloured, colored, trees, beech, overhanging, riverbank, new, leaves, green, viewpoint, attraction, summer, sunshine
Lochnagar on Royal Deeside T03417606jhp 
 River Dee Royal Deeside Lochnagar mountain spring Aberdeenshire Scotland Forest viewed from the North Deeside Road from between Ballater to Balmoral where this forth highest mountain in Britain is illustrative some of the most beautiful and spectacular route of this famous and popular tourist route westwards from Aberdeen to the Highlands via the Lecht or southwards to Perth over Glenshee. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Ballater, Rinabaich, Balmoral, estate, River Dee, Royal Deeside, landscape, trees, pines, silhouette, rocks, spring, snow, mountain, corrie, silver birches, birch, telephoto
River Don & Bennachie xvv3617jhp 
 Scottish River Don Bennachie autumn colours Telephoto Monymusk Bridge Donside Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland looking upstream westwards towards Paradise Woods on late autumnal afternoon. Bennachie summit is on the right of centre and is the site of a vitrified Pictish fort and a distinct outline clearly viewed from many parts of Aberdeenshire. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, River, Don, Donside, Mar, Monymusk, Bennachie, landscape, vitrified, fort, forest, Paradise Woods, autumn, colours, trees, bridge
Autumn Crathes Slug xvv3402jhp 
 Autumn Trees Colours Crathes Castle Royal Deeside Telephoto Photograph looking over River Dee from old Slug Road between Maryfield and Knappach off the southern route into Aberdeen. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Grampian, Aberdeenshire, Crathes, Castle, Maryfield, Knappach, Slug, road, autumn, colours, trees, green, yellow, brown, landscape, countryside, rural, birch, beech, larch, oak, woods

Scotland > Snow Scenes Deeside (1 file)

Snow scene photographs of Deeside in North East Scotland generally excluding Historic Properties which will include snow scenes with the castles etc.
Deeside Snow Ballater asd4504jhp 
 Ballater Lochnagar mountain snow winter Tullich junction Deeside Aberdeenshire Scotland view from the fork through to the Pass of Ballater for Braemar bypassing this Royal Deeside town some 40 miles west of Aberdeen in Aberdeenshire in North East Scotland. Lying to the north of the River Dee it is a popular tourist centre for visitors travelling the length of this beautiful valley going southwards to Perth, visiting Balmoral Castle or Crathie Kirk or as a stopover before venturing northwards over the Lecht to Inverness. 
 Keywords: Scotland, Scottish, Aberdeenshire, Royal, Deeside, Ballater, town, River Dee, landscape, Lochnagar, Mountain, Meikle, Pap, Cac, Carn, Mor, Beag, Coyles, Muick, Craigendarroch, Tullich, Milton, Pass, junction, winter, snow, fields, forest, telephoto

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