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Fire In The Sky

Sunset at Trondra. I don’t see this scene from where I live in Scalloway so I rely on looking out the window to see if the sun is setting on the hills at East Voe,  otherwise I would miss many a sunset. This one was taken on 5th June.

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Sunset Trondra

Deep Red Hills

The hills of East Voe, Scalloway bathed in the deep red of a beautiful sunset.

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Sun Setting On Scalloway

Small Boat In Trondra Sunset

Well, we have had another nice sunset here in Shetland. Taken from my usual place on Trondra.

Boat In Sunset Trondra

No April Fool

These photos were taken on the 1st April. A snow shower covers the hills behind Scalloway. We would probably have thought this was an April Fool’s joke except this is Shetland and nothing is a surprise regarding the weather.

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Scalloway

Scalloway Reflections

 

Pure Gold

A lovely sunset in March viewed with pleasure and photographed from East Voe, Scalloway. The second image shows the former cruise ship, now an accommodation vessel, Gemini  with the sun glancing off the port side.

Sunset From East Voe

Gemini In Sunset

The Changing Faces of Shetland Weather

Two different images of a lovely Shetland cottage at Meal, Hamnaove.

Rain Shower At Meal, Hamnavoe Cottage at Meal, Hamnavoe.

There’s A Storm Brewing

Shetland is maybe not the place to be in winter for someone addicted to photography especially if landscape is your genre but extremes of weather bring opportunities too. On a typical windy, and eventually rainy, day recently I went to Meal, Hamnaove to see what could be captured. As the sun was setting the wind picked up and started blowing the tops off the waves. The waves weren’t huge but I liked the colours the sun provided at that moment. On turning round I was a little perturbes to see what was looming up behind me. The sun shining on the winows of the house made it look ghostly. A couple of quick shots and I was in the car and heading home.

Waves From Meal 1000 AMStorm Clouds 2 1000 AM

Field Of Gold

On our way into Lerwick on 30th June, Victoria and myself saw this bright yellow field of marsh marigolds up a hill. We had to do a bit of climbing to get to it but it was worth it. Looking over Lerwick we saw the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship leaving. She is just one of the beautiful cruise ships to visit us annually.

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Celebrity Infinity Leaving LerwickThrough A Field Of Gold

Beautiful Sunrise, Simmer Dim and Lost Car Keys.

Some mornings I’m not happy to be awake at 4.00am but this one was a real exception. Looking out of my window I saw the glow in the distance and headed for Tingwall Loch as the sunrise was in the perfect postion for this location. I spent about an hour taking many photos as the sun changed position and colour. Vapour was rising off the loch and you will see a strip of it in the photos.

It was also the weekend of the Simmer Dim Biker’s Rally in Shetland and I’m sure many would have seen this spectacle and been encouraged, along with trying out the latest new ale, to return another year as they come from all over the world for the Rally.

There was only one negative regarding this wonderful morning and that was I lost my car keys in the long grass. I had to walk a few miles home at around 5.30am. I never did find the keys but thank goodness for spares.

Sunrise Tingwall Loch 3D Sunrise Tingwall Loch 4   Sunrise Tingwall Loch 13Morning Mist At Asta Loch

Swan Loch

On the way back from Minn Beach we stopped at this little loch at Bridge End where we saw two swans. This was one of them and the other can barely be seen in the background.

Swan On Misty Loch Crop 3

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