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2018 Calendars - and Nessie's Adventures!

16 November, 2017

If, like myself, the reader feels that yet another year has passed at a frightening rate, it IS nearing its climax, so it is calendar time! Many clients have already ordered the 2018 editions; if not, you better hurry up.....they are going fast! Thanks to all who have loyally supported my photography - via the landscape and golf calendars - over many years now. The 2018 editions look terrific (he said, modestly!) and feedback from happy customers has, so far, been splendid. Two or three of the images...

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A glorious morning in Kintyre.....

11 October, 2016

It must be ten years since I last visited to photograph the most northerly “quarter” of the Kintyre peninsula. A three a.m. departure from home, in darkness and pouring rain, did not bode well for what I hoped to find nearly two hundred miles down the road in Argyll! Three hours later, with dawn imminent, I left both Inveraray and the rain-bearing front in my wake. The cloud break-up gathered pace, and by the time I reached Tarbert, the first streak of sunshine was very near. My target...

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Apologies for the long delay.......

26 August, 2016

I am not sure just how many followers of the Donald Ford Images brand might be out there, wondering if the photographer has done a bunk, lost his memory or suffered some grave misfortune, as website updates have all but disappeared in 2016. The truth is that, fortunately, none of the above has yet transpired. A few material changes to the shape of this wee business became necessary in 2015, however, the greatest of which required a move of office from its occupation of an ideal spot on the main street...

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Gleneagles at its best

31 August, 2015

It is difficult to find glorious Gleneagles ( when the weather behaves! ) in anything other than outstanding condition. From the aspects of either tackling the captivating challenges of the King ’ s and Queen ’ s courses, or simply taking in the sumptuous views across to Glendevon and the Ochil Hills, the beauty of the location is, arguably, unsurpassed in Scotland. Having been fortunate enough recently to be invited for a game on the Queen ’ s - which ( in spite of VERY heavy morning...

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At last.....a decent sunrise!

04 August, 2015

Regular visitors to my website will not require any reminder that, from all the factors involved in capturing the best landscape or golf course photographs around Scotland, the quality of light is right at the top of the list. Since the middle of May, that element has been noticeably absent from the cloudy, wet and windy days which have permeated the "summer" of 2015. In other words ( subject to occasional flashes of early or late sunshine ), the weather and - consequently - the light has...

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Two magical hours in the Black Isle

22 May, 2015

Regular visitors to this website will probably be fed up reading about the crucial role which light plays in securing the "best" photograph in trips around Scotland. The first target in a recent adventure on the Black Isle, however, perfectly illustrated it. All the photographer's pre-planning on the importance of light and angles proved to be faulty as the north-facing protrusion of Fort George into the Moray Firth missed the beautiful rays of a rising sun.....by about three weeks...

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Late for work??!!

29 April, 2015

After an hour and a half of un-forecast mists forced the abandonment of a potentially exciting photographic trip to Hawick, the reader might imagine the trepidation with which a similar trip to Loch Lomond - only a week later - was embarked upon by this photographer. I need not have worried. Flat calm water and an almost cloudless sky awaited this avid seeker of a dramatic sunrise as I reached the loch’s south-western shore at 5.45 a.m. The ultimate “shot of the day”, however, was...

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Spring in the air?

14 April, 2015

Carnoustie may again have escaped the hefty blasts of snow which regularly took skiing enthusiasts into the mountains during the winter, but it was, nevertheless,a biting cold winter up here on the east coast of Angus. Finding stunning winter scenes to photograph within a reasonable distance from home was thus difficult, as, once again, our hard pressed traffic policemen kept reminding us that only essential journeys into snowbound areas should be undertaken. So the chances of finding a gorgeous...

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A magical morning in Moray

28 August, 2013

The plan for an early morning visit to Moray ( or, more specifically, to catch dawn over Lochindorb on Dava Moor ) had been hatching in my mind since January. Those who know the highly exposed B9007 which heads towards Nairn and Forres off the Carrbridge to Grantown of Spey road will understand just how remote it is, particularly in the early hours of the morning, just before the sun makes its first appearance. I had visited Lochindorb, complete with the island remains of its fascinating castle,...

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Another over-optimistic weather forecast.....

16 July, 2013

Some years ago I was lucky enough to catch the superb panorama over Edinburgh from the wonderful vantage point of the Braid Hills. Sadly, the timing of that visit was not ideal and did not produce the classic early morning or late evening shadows and contours across the panorama of the city. A return visit was thus overdue and, with the recent high pressure firmly in charge of the weather across the east of Scotland, the forecasters' predictions of a fine, 4.42 a.m. sunrise from cloudless skies...

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    • If, like myself, the reader feels that yet another year has passed at a frightening rate, it IS nearing its climax, so it is calendar time! Many...

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    • It must be ten years since I last visited to photograph the most northerly “quarter” of the Kintyre peninsula. A three a.m. departure...

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    • I am not sure just how many followers of the Donald Ford Images brand might be out there, wondering if the photographer has done a bunk, lost...

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