Falls of Muick
The Scenery of the
is now reissued
Deeside Bookshop at Ballater
and is on sale at various outlets in Aberdeen and on Deeside.
This is my online library of my
current photography for sale.
Please check it out as well as see my
latest work of Aberdeenshire
Seeing the Aurora Borealis in
Scotland and the UK.
Three Internet sites that will help
you to see displays:
Site gives best predictive
information about Solar activity and likely storms affecting the Earth.
Alert service for the AuroraWatch
advising of storms happening from data source using a magnetometer source
Offers Scottish overview of various
sites including direct link to Spaceweather European Aurora Oval map, the
Crooktree data and useful cloud forecasts.
Interesting article in
wheretraveler.com about seeing
and photographing Aurora displays:
Something that might interest
parents: a friend of mind supplies 3D masks that can be made from
Have look at Steve's site
Born in Torphins with my early schooling in Banchory
I have been
based on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire since 1974. In 1986 I began compiling an
extensive collection of my photographs when I established my freelance
photography business. I was a BAPLA registered
photo-library from 1990
2017 AURORA-27th March
Aurora: small display with more images
on Crooktree.com in the Aurora Section and Alamy.
Images from that
activity are on Crooktree.com and
see the Links Aurora Photography article for useful information and links.
A small display on the evening of the 13th January,
2012 between 8-10.30pm.
During the summer of 2015 there were many Noctilucent
Cloud displays over Europe but I only saw two over Deeside, one in June
and the photo below was taken in July.
This was taken 3rd July, 2017 and was best of only two
displays I saw this year.
The Step Pyramid at Saqqara
© All photographs used to illustrate this Website are my Copyright.
photographs in the various Galleries can
be enlarged by double-clicking them.
None of the photographs can be
reproduced for commercial purposes but I am delighted for them to
be used for
require higher quality versions then please contact me at any of the ways
I was also involved in a project for
Birlinn during 2012, providing photographs for Britain's Last Frontier:
A Journey along the Highland Line by Alastair Moffat
CALENDARS OF NORTH EAST SCOTLAND
I have added a Gallery showing the 2018 range of range
of Kevin Smith's calendars that I provide photographs for. The calendars
will be on sale throughout Aberdeenshire and be ordered online.
KSCalendars.com or see the above page for additional details.
The two Aurora Displays below show that
displays over Scotland can be seen during all months of the year as they
are related to activity on the Sun's surface and are not just a event
occurring in Winter on Earth.
The photos below are two summer 2003 Aurora
displays with Aberdeen photos below taken at Dyce and
the ARI Children's Hospital.
Where to see and purchase my
My own online library is at
Some early images of Scotland and the Aurora are on the
Alamy.com site along
with most of my Egyptian work.
A selection of my Scottish and Aurora photographs
are also on the
Collections Library where they are available for purchase.
At the end of 2017 I also added all my collection of
some 11, 700 photos from Crooktree Images to
PICFAIR and these are available at
the fixed price of £31.
HNC in Photography
Formerly a member of
the Master Photographer's Association, Royal Photographic Society and
taught Digital Photography evening classes at Aboyne Community Centre. Formerly
tutored a week-long residential workshop at Balmoral Castle.
River Dee and
the Balmoral Estate
I have experience in Press,
Commercial and Fine Art photograph
and I supply the publishing industry with photos for the Tourist Related
market, especially postcards, calendars and magazines and PR.
Tomnaverie Stone Circle near Tarland
Philae Temple in Moonlight to left, with
jousting at Castle Fraser below and Massed Pipebands at Braemar Games at
bottom centre and of course my girlfriend near Tarland.
Noctilucent Clouds Display over Deeside on 23rd July