Sunday, 30 September 2007

Aberdour Gloaming

Aberdour Gloaming, originally uploaded by Duncan_Smith.

Pan Ha Moon 260907

Pan Ha Moon 260907, originally uploaded by Vivid Image.

Sunset on Glen Orchy

Sunset on Glen Orchy, originally uploaded by Gary_Brown.

From Beinn An Dothàid, Bridge of Orchy, Scotland.

Friday, 28 September 2007

greenan panorama

greenan panorama, originally uploaded by Kevin Lelland.

a crop of an old image to make it panoramic

Unst/Yell ferry

Unst/Yell ferry, originally uploaded by radarsmum67.

Docked at Unst. Free travel between the 2 islands.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Kinneil Pond

Kinneil Pond, originally uploaded by davidqueenan.

Dysart Moon 210907

Dysart Moon 210907, originally uploaded by Vivid Image.

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Sunset Song II

Sunset Song II, originally uploaded by bruiach1.

jura sunrise

jura sunrise, originally uploaded by Dove*.

Saturday, 22 September 2007


chained, originally uploaded by Kevin Lelland.

Ben Lomond on the horizon. Loch Lomond from near Inveruglas. 10 seconds @ f29 with ND4 grad.

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Arran in the Gloaming

Arran in the Gloaming, originally uploaded by mark ferrier.

Home to Roost

Home to Roost, originally uploaded by furryheed.

Monday, 17 September 2007

Crow ceilidh

Crow ceilidh, originally uploaded by ivyknoll.

Every evening just at dusk, the crows and rooks round about Crieff gather in the sky for some sort of "social" before retiring to the trees for the evening. They make the most incredible noise!

Saturday, 15 September 2007

8 pm

8 pm, originally uploaded by polaris37.

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Sunrise and Clouds, the South Sutor Cromarty

Sunrise and Clouds, the South Sutor Cromarty

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Arran Sunset

Arran Sunset, originally uploaded by Gary_Brown.

from Barassie Beach,Scotland.


submerged, originally uploaded by Kevin Lelland.

30 seconds @ f18 with polariser and ND4 grad filter

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Pan Ha Sunset

Pan Ha Sunset, originally uploaded by Duncan_Smith.

Aberdour 070907-6

Aberdour 070907-6, originally uploaded by Vivid Image.

Sunday, 9 September 2007

BlacklawAug07 crop

BlacklawAug07 crop, originally uploaded by Milli..

21.15 to Troon

21.15 to Troon, originally uploaded by Straubo.

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Beachhuts at Hopeman

Beachhuts at Hopeman, originally uploaded by KarenVDZ.

Probably the most photographed beachhuts on the Moray coast, but in the light of the setting sun it's not hard to imagine why.

Sunrise, May Island

Sunrise, May Island, originally uploaded by D.Y.

Taken November 17th, 2006 from Cellardyke. Looking through the window in the day when cloud cover works wonders with light

Friday, 7 September 2007

Dysart Dusk 2

Dysart Dusk 2, originally uploaded by Vivid Image.

Yacht at sunset

Yacht at sunset, originally uploaded by gdelargy.

The last of my photos from Wednesday evening, heavily brightened since the original is so dark (though I didn't touch the colours). The sun had dipped behind Arran by this time, leaving only a magnificent burnt orange sky in its passing. Well worth the trip...

Edinburgh 3

Edinburgh 3, originally uploaded by Milli..

Sunset looking south/east over city of Edinburgh from Carlton Hill, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Night Comes

Night Comes, originally uploaded by Scott Young.

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Water Ski Sunset

Water Ski Sunset
Originally uploaded by Smokin' Beagle

Cloch Lighthouse 1

Cloch Lighthouse 1, originally uploaded by ericwyllie.

Arran Sunset

Arran Sunset, originally uploaded by Gary_Brown.

From Barassie Beach, Barassie, Scotland.

Kevin Lelland - 'King of the Gloaming' for August 2007

I am very pleased to annouce the most blogged member of Scotland in the Gloaming for the month of August 2007 is…

Kevin Lelland
- August's 'King of the Gloaming'.

Well done Kevin! Thank you very much for your contribution to the outstanding standard of imagery that makes up the group pool.

I asked Kevin to share a little of the background on his photography.

1. Below is his personal favourite gloaming photo which was featured on the blog in August.

Arran from Skipness Point

2. Tell us a little about how you shot the photograph, the location, what particular aspects attracted you, anything special you did to get the shot and any comments about the Scotland In The Gloaming group.

Thank you very much. Am well chuffed.

The Scotland in the Gloaming group has been a great Flickr discovery for me. So many great images to look at, lots of ideas of places to go and shoot (if I can find the time!) and help and advice on the forum have all added up to lots of inspiration during this last month to keep looking at the light and making the effort to get out and about.

This photograph was from a long weekend in Skipness. It was an incredibly still evening which lent itself to the long exposure that brought the detail out below the water in the foreground.

There always seems to be a debate (in magazines - and with my mother!) about the wispy and misty water type effect and the naturalness of colour in long exposure outdoor photography. For me with these shots it's not always about capturing what you see, it is also about creating a picture from the conditions you were given at that time. It doesn't always work out, but I was pleased with the effect on this one. For that reason this was my favourite from those blogged. There's a wee bit about the technical stuff in the photo description.


Thanks Kevin, great reply. I'm glad you've been inspired by the group and it goes without saying your contributions have been exceptional so thank you for adding to the inspiration. I totally agree with your ethos on long exposure photography. The subtlety of colour and detail in your shot is just sublime. The composition has a nice dual movement between the foreground rocks sweeping right and the island relief and clouds sweeping to the left. It adds to the painterly impact of the shot.

As far as I'm concerned it's part of the art of photography as an expressive medium as opposed to a recording medium. No one complains that a Turner painting looks nothing like the landscape he was painting do they? The artist's job is often to subjectively interpret the object and express the facets he finds most worthy of celebration and that is the beauty of this type of photography.

I was going to say leave the realism to the journalistic photographers but even their work is 'a lie' to a degree as a moment taken out of its context in an ever moving world is empowered through emphasis in a way it would not be in reality. That's what gives us such iconic images from journalism and exploration throughout the years.

So I guess my opinion is every photograph is a lie, technically - it's just a question of how beautiful a lie we make of it.

Colin Campbell

Monday, 3 September 2007

Golden Oldies

Golden Oldies, originally uploaded by mark ferrier.

Sea fog 2

Sea fog 2, originally uploaded by tanera.

Sunday, 2 September 2007

The sky is on fire

The sky is on fire, originally uploaded by TheNeepster.

I couldn't believe the wonderful shapes in the clouds and it was worth taking this photo even with the pylons etc on the horizon.

Greenan Sunset, Ayrshire

, originally uploaded by Kevin Lelland.