Update: This post was originally posted on 27th September 2020 but after changing my website this post had to be re-published due to technical issues.
This coming week it is a year since I launched this blog and started selling my photographs. To celebrate reaching this milestone I thought I would share with you my top 10 favorite photographs.
It was very difficult to whittle down over 70 photographs down to a top 10. But here they are in no particular order.
1. Little Mushroom
This mushroom was captured in Autumn 2019 and I thought it was just so cute looking among the ferns. It was definitely worth getting mucky for.
2. Oriental Lily
I don't normally have lilies at home because they are so poisonous to cats and knowing my luck my cat really would be daft enough to eat them. However, occasionally I will treat myself to a bunch and who could blame me when they look this good in photos. Oh and don't worry I put the flowers in a room that my cat Chase is never in.
3. Highland Cow
The Highland Cow is probably one of the most iconic Scottish animals that there is and with one this handsome, who could blame me taking his photo.
4. Tree By The Shore
This tree standing alone on the shore appealed to me, because no matter what the weather threw at it, it wouldn't move. Just like when life throws everything it can at you and we remain strong, this tree put me in mind of this.
5. River Through The Trees
On a walk this snap shot of the River Forth through the trees appeared and there was no way I couldn't photograph it.
Another iconic symbol of Scotland is the Thistle, so who could blame me for wanting to photograph the symbol of my country.
7. Double Kelpie
The stunning Kelpie sculptures aren't far from where I live so it's very easy for me to pop along in the car to photograph them. And I do so fairly frequently, but on my last trip along there I came across the travelling sculptures. Miniature versions of the full size ones, and I managed to capture the two facing skyward together.
Oh and in case you're wondering the one at the front of the photograph is the miniature one.
8. Clouds Gathering
As I stood on the south shore of the River Forth I watched the rain clouds gather over the Long Gannet power station. All the while the sun shines over Grangemouth and the south side of the water. But don't worry the rain soon came to my side of the water, and I got drenched on the way home.
9. Iris Macro
I love macro photography being able to pick up the little details and the colour. And that makes this stunning Iris one of my favorite photos of the last year.
10. Forth Rail Bridge Sunset
I couldn't really have a list of my top 10 photos without possibly the most recognizable Scottish icon that there is, the Forth Rail Bridge. This photo was taken looking north at sunset and allows you to see the beautiful piece of Victorian engineering in all its splendor.
Bonus. Train Wheel Up Close
Okay so I said this was a list of my top 10 photographs but it was really hard to decide on just 10 so I have sneaked this one in at the end. I love the industrial look to this photograph because it is different from my normal photography of landscapes and nature. The abandoned wheels have rusted but you can still see the writing on the wheel although not very clearly.
I hope you have enjoyed scrolling through my photographs. Was your favorite in my list?