The Scenery of the
is now reissued
Deeside Bookshop at Ballater
and is on sale at various outlets in Aberdeen and on Deeside.
Example from my old Deeside Piper work recently added
to the Banchory Heritage Facebook site
Seeing the Aurora Borealis in
Scotland and the UK.
Two Internet sites that will help you to see
Site gives best predictive
information about Solar activity and likely storms affecting the Earth.
I would recommend looking at the Aurora Photo
Gallery and seeing fantastic photographs of Aurora displays around the
world, usually happening every night.
Alert service for the AuroraWatch
advising of storms happening from data source currently using a magnetometer source
Interesting article in
wheretraveler.com about seeing
and photographing Aurora displays:
Where to see and purchase my
My own online library is at
A selection of my Scottish and Aurora photographs
are also on the
Collections Library where they are available for purchase.
At the end of 2017 I also added all my collection of
some 11, 700 photos from Crooktree Images to
PICFAIR and these are available at
the fixed price of £31.
Noctilucent Clouds-meteor dust in the upper
atmosphere-a rare summer event.
Born in Torphins with my early schooling in Banchory
I later returned to Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire
in 1974, after 2 years in Australia and then studying an HND in Business Studies at
Cambridge College of Arts and Technology and a DMS at Dundee Tech. I lived
in Banchory until 1990 before moving to Crooktree at Kincardine O'Neil.
In 1986, after being made redundant from the Oil
Industry I established myself as a freelance
photographer and began compiling an
extensive collection of my photographs North East
Scotland landscape photographs after I established my freelance
photography business. I was a BAPLA registered
photo-library from 1990
Apart from my landscape interests for a few years I was
the Deeside Piper photographer and covered many events for the NTS in
Grampian for 10 years. I also did general commercial and Fine Art
photography and contributed to many publications and books.
accumulated Photography Collection of film stock, B&W negatives from 1985
and my digital archive from 2003 along with all my published work has been
donated to the Aberdeenshire Museum's Service for their Archives as of
formally retired from a commercial photography career as of 30th
September, 2022 after 36 years.
Jim at Crooktree
HNC in Photography
Formerly an Associate
the Master Photographer's Association and Royal Photographic Society. I
taught traditional photography classes at Aberdeen College for their
Outreach Programme as well as Digital Photography evening classes at
Aboyne Community Centre. I
tutored two week-long residential workshops at Balmoral Castle and day
courses at Crathes Castle.
2017 AURORA-27th March
Aurora, a small display with more images on
Crooktree.com in the Aurora Section and Picfair .
Images from that
activity are on Crooktree.com and
see the Links Aurora Photography article for useful information and links.
Aurora activity is currently subdued as the
Solar Cycle is in the Minimum phase and the power levels of storms are not
high enough to push south to the UK except on very rare occasions. There
have been a couple of small storms in January 2021 and a low grade
display was photographed from Lossiemouth-I had cloud cover!
Tomnaverie Stone Circle near Tarland
© All photographs used to illustrate this Website are my Copyright.
photographs in the various Galleries can
be enlarged by double-clicking them.
None of the photographs can be
reproduced for commercial purposes but I am delighted for them to
be used for
require higher quality versions then please contact me at any of the ways
January 2022 gave us a small
Aurora Display and although there have been others and one already into
February cloud conditions stooped them being viewed. This one was an
Arc on the 8th January.
We were also given a very colourful sunrise towards the
end of the month.
CALENDARS OF NORTH EAST SCOTLAND
Kevin's calendars for 2023-details are available on his
These two have my photographs in them and there is
a Route 500 and Ross-shire calendar as well.
KSCalendars.com or see the above page for additional details.
Young fawn on Ord Fundlie