Skye - where even the footprints in the sand are extraordinary.
Eilean Flodaigearraidh from Brogaig beach, Isle of Skye.
Staffin is home to a couple of beaches. There are some good spots on the main bay if you are prepared to seek them out, but there is easier access to a small area of sand just before the end of the road to Staffin Community Slipway. As well as the sea and sand, you can find some quite astonishing dinosaur footprints here too.
Is not the absence of light just as beautiful and remarkable as the presence of it? This image is startling in it’s rugged beauty, the velvet clad rock, the solitary man and the light, as if streaming from the heavens.
(‘Plateau of Light,’ Marcus McAdam, to see the video of how this photo was made, click on source link.)
The Faerie Pools, Isle of Skye.
(All credit to Jeanie Lazenby, click here for source.)
Full Moon Fever - Arild Heifmann Photography
I feel chilled just looking at it but isn’t it stunning?
Two fabulous images from an exceptional photographer; meet Bannock, a rare snow bearded terrier - don’t you love the expression on his face? I’m surprised some winter hardy birds haven’t gotten to those berries, perhaps the snow makes the perfect disguise.
All credit for the images goes to Nigel Lumsden, click here for more details.
For me, it is the ordinary things that move me. Here we have a road (you can have a guess where), a single track road in the northwest of Scotland. So easily, I am drawn in to this scene, walking or driving that road. I know how the ground either side would feel underfoot, the damp in the peaty soil that even weeks of sunshine wouldn’t dry.
There is a danger of going too far with photo enhancements. This photo gets it just right - the eyes know the truth.
Where the wild things are - the Isle of Skye.
For more images, click here and scroll through or to view the work of the photographer, and see his new calendar, click here.
Sail away on leaky seas (or maybe corn husks), the galley larder is well stocked and you’re ready for adventure. The deck is lit by physalis lanterns casting a warm glow over the broccoli trees dotting the shoreline.
This landscape is the work of Carl Warner and this is what he has to say about his quirky and time consuming food art:
“At first glance, the following images look like painted landscapes, including towering hills, picturesque houses and stormy sea in the background. But if you look more closely you will see that the stormy sea was made of cabbage, trees are broccoli or celery and the hills are freshly baked bread. These aren’t paintings but true photos! And everything you can see in the photo is made of real food! Pictures were created by London photographer Carl Warner who made specialty of these food landscapes or how I like to call them “foodscapes”. In recent years he has been commissioned by many advertising agencies throughout Europe to produce his distinctive images for clients in the food industry.”
(For more information on Carl Warner and to view other images, click here.)
“I hope that two people can grow together, side by side, and bring joy to each other, without one having to be crushed so that the other may stay strong. Perhaps maturing is also to let others be. To allow myself to what I am.”
‘Changing,’ by Liv Ullmann
(For photo source, click here.)