Carn Ferg Circuit

As a hill-goer of many decades, more than I care to remember if I’m being honest, one of the problems I occasionally encounter is a mental block when trying to think of new routes to tackle. This is compounded by advancing years and by that I mean my days of Munro bagging epics are behind…

By Fred Carrie 9 September 2020 2

Clais Fhearnaig Circuit

I have not updated this blog for a few weeks as the weather has been pretty appalling really and we have not been out doing much. Not much that anyone would find interesting anyway. The Clais Fhearnaig, locally pronounced something like Clash Yarnaig or Clash Yarnaich and meaning “Narrow Hollow Of Alders”, is a narrow…

By Fred Carrie 1 September 2020 2

Carn na Drochaide

Well known Scottish mountaineer Hamish Brown wrote that Corbetts tend to make better viewpoints than Munros because of their lesser height. For those unfamiliar with this terminology, a Corbett is any individual Scottish hill with a height of between 2500 and 2999.99 feet and a separation of at least 500 vertical feet from any surrounding…

By Fred Carrie 22 July 2020 4

St. Cyrus

Some of my photographer friends will only shoot landscapes when the light conditions are optimum, usually meaning sunrise and sunset, especially during the summer months. Being a lazy devil I just go out when the mood takes me and besides, much as I enjoy sunrise and sunset light I feel that limiting myself to those…

By Fred Carrie 8 July 2020 0

Fishtown of Usan

Ron Mitchell and myself were at Montrose Basin this morning attempting to photograph a Little Ringed Plover and a Ruddy Shelduck, both are quite rare sightings in Scotland. We did find both but they were too far away to make a decent shot. Still nice to see. Home for lunch then out once again, by…

By Fred Carrie 24 June 2020 0

Sandra

Sandra is an old fishing boat at Boddin just north of Lunan Bay in Angus, Scotland. She is not as young as she was once, but still makes a good model. A blend of 2 images. One at 1/60 sec (for the foreground) and another with a 10 stop ND filter at 90 secs. It…

By Fred Carrie 20 June 2020 0