National Gallery of Scotland

National Gallery of Scotland

The Scottish National Gallery is located on The Mound in the centre of Edinburgh. As you can see from the above night photograph this is a neoclassical building and was designed by William Henry Playfair. It was first opened to the public in 1859. When I took this photograph early this year there was a lot of construction work happening on Princes Street, which is why it wasn’t photographed straight on as I couldn’t get to that point in the road.

Art Galleries and Dean Village, Edinburgh

Art Galleries and Dean Village, Edinburgh

This skyline of Dean Village is taken from the Edinburgh Residence Hotel just before dawn on a winter’s morning. The tower on the left of the frame is from an old church which is now the home of the Belford Hostel, behind this is the Gallery of Modern Art, hiding behind the trees. On the right, you can see the two towers of the Dean Gallery.

Mushrooms on Tree

Wandering around the small fishing village of Plockton in the Scottish Highlands I was looking for interesting subjects whilst waiting for the sunset. At the bottom of a very large tree stump I found these huge mushrooms. I’m not sure how this natural history subject didn’t get picked up to be published back when it was first captured in the summer of 2008, but looking through my archives it really caught my eye because of the great pattern and textures of both the mushrooms and the tree bark.

Forth Bridge in Twilight

Forth Bridge in Twilight

Taken from the Queensferry side of the Forth Rail Bridge this isn’t my favourite pre-dawn photograph of this famous Scottish landmark. However if you look closely you can not only see the red light trail from the back of train in the middle of the bridge, but also the blur from the first ferry of the day coming into moor.

The Scotsman Hotel at Night, Edinburgh

The Scotsman Hotel at Night, Edinburgh

Taken on Princes Street in the early hours of a winter morning. I was looking east across the gardens towards The Scotsman Hotel (in the middle of the frame with the Union Jack flag on the top of the building). In the foreground you can see the National Gallery of Scotland and to the right of the hotel is the Museum on the Mound.