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As romantic as it gets

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.


When you google Scotland, I bet you will quickly come across the must-see destinations in the country for natural beauty. There are some big names on it but what I have learned while living here is that the most breathtaking spots aren’t necessarily on that list. Scotland’s landscape is a mastermind in hiding its gems away from the public and you really need to go looking, or best of all get lost somewhere, in order to find them.

It happens to me all the time, the finding not getting lost, and as a landscape and nature photographer I cannot indifferently walk past a stunning sight.

Two days ago I decided to explore a stretch of coast outside Edinburgh and headed to Abercorn where I found a lovely path along the Firth of Forth walking towards Blackness. It was past 9pm – the offset of the sunset at this time of the year. The tide was coming in and the sky was clear. I came to an opening in the woods harbouring the path onto a small beach – and behold! My eyes met the most fantastic view.

The Blackness Castle stood dark against the burning skies casting long shadows on the water which was creeping up on my feet in the high tide. You would think that such a view would be only found deep in the Highlands! Yet there I was, just outside Edinburgh. Annoyingly, I didn’t have my camera with me so I decided to get that shot the following day.

Below you will find the signature photo from yesterday evening and the backstage takes.

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