I’m going back to work. Excited now.

Barnardo's Cairngorm Challenge 2012


Mr Pigeon

Here’s Mr Pigeon sitting in his tree, watching Brora life. He doesn’t like Mr Guts. Those two have history. Like the time Mr Guts sneaked up behind him and grabbed his tail feathers. Mr Pigeon took off, but he wasn’t going anywhere because Guts had his tail feathers. So there was Mr Pigeon, in full flight, pulling Mr Guts along the garden path like a skier, his webbed feet splayed out in front of him. It’s good to laugh.

Wood pigeon

Mirror water

One thing I always look out for when there is no wind is water. When water is like a mirror, the photo opportunities can be amazing. There I was, wandering along the single track road towards Loch Brora, when I noticed water. It was like a mirror. I always stop when water is like a mirror. Then a sheep wandered over and started grazing. It kept its eyes on me while it ate. It never took its eyes from me. As it came closer towards the mirror pond, I saw a photo.

It isn’t just the reflections here, or the amazing lines, it’s the sheep’s beady eyes, giving it an appearance of aggressiveness you never see in sheep which makes this photo for me. Mirrored reflections can even make photos of sheep worth looking at.



Met this chap today. I’ve waited 10 years for a decent piccie of a pheasant, and now I have one. Photography can take your breath away sometimes. Such a beautiful bird, must be one of the most beautiful birds in the world.