Landscape

When I started photography many years ago I mainly took landscape shots mostly from holidays. I think that my ambition in taking landscape photographs far outweighed my ability to take good shots. However I think I have progressed over the years to taking better photographs of landscapes but I am still learning. I would love to do one of these glossy landscape shots you see in magazines – crystal clear and perfect. But that’s what I like about photography that feeling you get from a photograph which is personal even if it’s not perfect in other people’s eyes.

Bergen

Surrounded by mountains Bergen city is situated on the South west coast of Norway.  Wonderful coloured houses give a vibrancy to the scene.  Take the Funicular railway up Fløyen Mountain for panoramic views across the city.

Geiranger Fjord

Geiranger Fjord has stunning mountains and waterfalls. I was lucky enough to catch this shot of the sun coming up over the mountain.

Brixham Harbour Evening

Brixham is a small fishing town in the district of Torbay in the county of Devon, in the south-west of England. Brixham is popular for it’s fishing and tourism and has one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK. It lies at the southern end of Tor bay and across the water from Torquay.

Flam, Norway

In this shot I have edited it to bring out the clarity in the water.  I love the intense colours in this scene.

Honister Pass in Lake District

I was excited to travel over this winding road as it is well known.  However the day became much more exciting when we were stopped by some traffic men.  I asked why they had stopped us and they told me that the BBC were filming for the A word.  This is a story about a little autistic boy and the opening scene is always of him walking along this road with his headphones on.

Eventually we were allowed to proceed and as we passed by the tents I saw a few of the actors having a cuppa.  I would have stopped and got some shots but my husband was driving.  So this photograph will always remind me of that day and that programme.

Edinburgh

This is the view from Calton Hill looking out towards Edinburgh Castle.  Calton Hill is situated at the East end of Princes Street in Edinburgh.  The panoramic views from the hill top are well worth seeing.

Eiffel Tower at Night

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower situated on the Champ de Mars in Paris.  The tower is 1,063 feet tall and is the tallest structure in Paris.  This is a very popular place to visit in Paris.

La Maison Rose

La Maison Rose is located in the streets behind the Sacre Coeur Basilica.  A coffee shop has been at La Maison Rose for over a hundred years.  It used to be frequented by writers and even Picasso visited this building.

Brixham from Elkins Hill

Visiting Brixham you will find many little streets, many of which are a steep climb.  However it is well worth making the effort as the views on the way up are amazing.

Jurrasic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is found on the English Channel coast of southern England.  It was given World Heritage status in 2001 and stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset.

Brixham Harbour

Brixham is a small fishing town in the district of Torbay in the county of Devon, in the south-west of England. Brixham is popular for it’s fishing and tourism and has one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK. It lies at the southern end of Tor bay and across the water from Torquay.

Colourful Houses of Brixham

Brixham is known for it’s colourful houses which surround the harbour. When visiting be prepared for a few steep climbs because the  town is hilly and some of the best views can be seen from the top of the town.  In the past Brixham had two distinct communities the area at the top of the hill was known as Cowtown and the harbour area was known as Fishtown.

Alesund, Norway

Ålesund is situated on the west coast of Norway, at the entrance to the Geirangerfjord.  Following a fire in 1904 the town was rebuilt in art nouveau architectural style.  From the Mount Aksla lookout you will find panoramic views of Ålesund.

Mount Dalsnibba, Geiranger, Norway

The views from Mount Dalsnibba are breathtaking. Looking around the viewpoint you can see Geiranger in the distance and snow covered peaks everywhere. Hundreds of stone stacks cover the plateau area and it is considered good luck to build one.

Geiranger, Norway

Geiranger is a village in western Norway, at the head of Geirangerfjord.  It is surrounded by stunning mountains and waterfalls.  Travel up the twisting road to the Flydalsjuvet lookout from where you can see the seven sisters waterfall.

Hellesylt, Norway

Hellesylt is a small village in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.  The village has a spectacular waterfall cascading through it’s centre. The views down the fjord are spectacular.

Hellesylt, Norway

Hellesylt is a small village in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.  The village has a spectacular waterfall cascading through it’s centre.  This is a very quiet base for hikers to stop at.

Bergen, Norway

Surrounded by mountains Bergen city is situated on the South west coast of Norway.  Wonderful coloured houses give a vibrancy to the scene.  Take the Funicular railway up Fløyen Mountain for panoramic views across the city.

Sunset at Belhaven Bay, Dunbar

Belhaven Bay is a wonderful dune-backed beach with rich salt marsh and colourful grasslands. The views stretch across the Forth Estuary and out to the Bass Rock. Belhaven Beach is a great place to walk the dog, do some surfing or simply sit and enjoy the scenery.

Belhaven has the most spectacular sunsets.

Monaco

Monaco
Monaco is a tiny independent city-state on France’s Mediterranean coastline. Travelling along the Moyenne Corniche the views are spectacular. All that is needed is an open top car and pair of sunglasses and you can dream about the lifestyle.

Zurich

Zurich
If you are visiting Zurich then climb up to ETH Zurich where from the Polyterrasse you get a fantastic view across Zurich. Well worth the climb although you can take the Polybahn up. (funicular railway) Be warned that at lunchtime the place is hoaching with students from the Universities.

La Roque-Gageac, Aquitaine

La Roque-Gageac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, southwestern France. Perched above the Dordogne River, the village is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association.

John Muir Walk, Dunbar

The John Muir Way is a 215-kilometre continuous long distance route in southern Scotland, running from Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute in the west to Dunbar, East Lothian in the east.

It was a lovely clear day when we were out for a walk on John Muir Way.  My husband loves this shot as he thinks it looks like it’s Africa and the wild animals should be coming for a drink soon.

La Roque-Gageac, Aquitaine

La Roque-Gageac is a commune in the Dordogne department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, southwestern France. Perched above the Dordogne River, the village is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France association.

River Isle, Soursac France

The 255km River Isle passes through Perigueux, then continues towards the south-west, eventually meeting with the Dordogne River at Libourne. En route it passes several interesting villages and towns, and has some attractive stretches to explore.  Sourzac is one of the smaller villages it passes and runs along the roadside into Mussidan.

Dunbar Harbour

Dunbar Victoria Harbour can be found down the hill from the end of the High Street.  In the corner of the harbour is the fortified artillery battery and to the south east is Cromwell Harbour.  The completion of this in 1730 led to Dunbar’s dramatic growth as a fishing and, for a time, whaling port.

Colmar, France

Colmar is a town in the Grand Est region of northeastern France, near the border with Germany.  Its old town has cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered medieval and early Renaissance buildings.  The city is on the Alsace Wine Route, and local vineyards specialize in Riesling and Gewürztraminer wines.

La Petite France, Strasbourg

Petite France is a historic quarter of the city of Strasbourg in eastern France. It is located at the western end of the Grande Île, which contains the historical centre of the city.

Autumn Colours

Near Aberfoyle in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park you can find incredible scenic walks. Where better to enjoy the dramatic changing colours of Autumn.

This was taken along the Duke’s pass looking over Lochan Reoidhte.