How To

How To: Be Different

12 Apr , 2017  

Title picture How To Be Different

If you want your images, to make a visual impact, stand out from the crowd, move your feet, try something different. You don’t have to stand in the same place as everyone else. In fact moving to a different place or position may give you a better image. Try crouching down and taking the image […]

How To

How To: Avoid camera shake

5 Apr , 2017  

How To Avoid Camera Shake

Are your pictures out of focus? We can help. It may not be lack of focus, that’s the problem. Today’s phones and cameras are very good at focusing, it rarely goes wrong. Your problem; is more likely to be camera shake. Everyone suffers from camera shake pro or Instagrammer alike. The good news is a […]

Events, Wildlife

The Hare and Easter

22 Mar , 2017  

Brown or European Hare

Easter is of great importance and has for many centuries, been an overwhelming influence on our lives. It was the need to calculate when Easter was celebrated that led to the adoption of the “Modern calendar” or Gregorian calendar in 1582, the one we still use today. When Easter Sunday will occur, is complicated but […]

Events, Opinion

A grand day out (Wallace and Gromit)

17 Feb , 2017  

Sled dog race competitor

Catch me; on the right day and I might admit, I’ve been a photographer for a good many years. Exactly how many, is a closely guarded secret. But when I started, we use to process films using Kodak E4. I suspect most of you won’t have a clue what I’m talking about try Googling Ektachrome. […]

Update, Wildlife

Where do they go?

10 Feb , 2017  

We’re talking about our Badgers. The onset of winter has meant that the local Badger population no longer visit our garden just after dusk. We know they are still visiting because the food we leave out is disappearing each night and we have set up our trail cam at the garden feeders. So as we […]

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Update

Brief but white

16 Jan , 2017  

Snow in our garden on the 14 January 2017 in the Scottish Highlands

It’s safe to say that the highlands of Scotland can produce some extraordinary weather. It’s gone from three inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures, to one of the warmest areas in Europe. As we look out the window today we still have small patches of snow left on the grass. The roof is all clear […]

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Gear, Reviews

Platypod Pro Review

16 Jan , 2017  

Platypod Pro

It’s not often we buy more gear. The reason, it only makes your camera bag heavier. Especially as you get older and walking, up hills, weight becomes an important issue. At one time, a bit of kit would get in the bag, if we thought it would be useful. Now each bit of kit, new […]

Gear, Reviews

Kahtoola MICROspikes review

9 Jan , 2017  

Kahtoola MICROspikes

Disclaimer This is not a guide to winter walking in the hills. Winter hill walking is full of dangers; the risks should be understood and not taken lightly. Every year people die out on the hills of Britain. If you know nothing about winter hill walking, get advice before venturing out. Don’t put your life […]

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News, Opinion, Wildlife

Cheetahs about to go extinct

30 Dec , 2016  

Cheetah standing

The Cheetah population is crashing, the species is in crisis. This statement fills us with great sadness; another iconic animal is heading to towards extinction. When we heard the news, it sent shivers down our spines. We are privileged to have spent time watching and photographing this truly wonderful big cat. We had a close […]

News, Update, Wildlife

What’s in the Wood?

5 Dec , 2016  

picture of Roe Deer

That is was what our sky looked like the other night. As there is very little pollution here in the Highlands we get to see some very colourful sunsets. The other night it looked just like a pot of raspberry ripple ice cream.   The trail camera is proving very useful, we have found out […]

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