Falls of Muick
The Scenery of the
is now reissued
Deeside Bookshop at Ballater
and is on sale at various outlets in Aberdeen and on Deeside.
This is my online library of my
current photography for sale.
Please check it out as well as see my
latest work of Aberdeenshire
Seeing the Aurora Borealis in
Scotland and the UK.
Three Internet sites that will help
you to see displays:
Site gives best predictive
information about Solar activity and likely storms affecting the Earth.
Alert service for the AuroraWatch
advising of storms happening from data source using a magnetometer source
Offers Scottish overview of various
sites including direct link to Spaceweather European Aurora Oval map, the
Crooktree data and useful cloud forecasts.
Interesting article in
wheretraveler.com about seeing
and photographing Aurora displays:
One of the benefits of
living off the public road and between a forest and fields is as seen in
this photo. Wandering on the track, the size of a cat and very wobbly I
encouraged it to go into the long grass next to a stone wall-it remained
there all afternoon; had gone the next day.
I have not taken a serious snow photography for
my calendar stock since this one in January 2013. There has been snow of
course, but no deep snow, hanging on trees [not in this photo] with blue sky
and sunshine, has been missing for most of Aberdeenshire.
River Dee at Invercauld
River Feugh near Banchory
Born in Torphins with my early schooling in Banchory
I later returned to Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire
in 1974. In 1986 I began compiling an
extensive collection of my photographs when I established my freelance
photography business. I was a BAPLA registered
photo-library from 1990
Jim at Crooktree
HNC in Photography
Formerly a member of
the Master Photographer's Association, Royal Photographic Society and
taught Digital Photography evening classes at Aboyne Community Centre. Formerly
tutored a week-long residential workshop at Balmoral 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.
A small display on the evening of the 13th January,
2012 between 8-10.30pm.
During the summer of 2015 there were many Noctilucent
Cloud displays over Europe but I only saw two over Deeside, one in June
and the photo below was taken in July.
This was taken 3rd July, 2017 and was best of only two
displays I saw this year.
Misty Dawn over Beltie Hill
© 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
Big news; in February 2019. I
have sold my Egyptian Photographic Collection to The Ancient Egypt
My Egyptian Photos will be
removed from the Internet- still on Crooktree
There will be further updates.
CALENDARS OF NORTH EAST SCOTLAND
I have added a Gallery showing the 2020 range of range
of Kevin Smith's calendars that I provide photographs for. The calendars
will be on sale throughout Aberdeenshire and be ordered online.
KSCalendars.com or see the above page for additional details.
Since 2001 I have used 'addr.com' as my Website
Host but sometime in March 2018 they must have ceased trading, without
prior notice. I happened to find out that this website no longer existed
on the Internet. It now being hosted by Mecca Hosting one of the very few
who still support Frontpage thank goodness-saved this
old dinosaur of the Internet much heartache.
Some Deeside Castles in the Spring, however
The two Aurora Displays below show that
displays over Scotland can be seen during all months of the year as they
are related to activity on the Sun's surface and are not just a event
occurring in Winter on Earth.
The photos below are two summer 2003 Aurora
displays with Aberdeen photos below taken at Dyce and
the ARI Children's Hospital.