Derek Beattie

Derek Beattie

Derek is an amateur photographer living in rural Southwest Scotland.
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Derek Beattie hat das Bild Ben Loyal at Dawn hochgeladen

Ben Loyal, in Sutherland, Northwest Highlands of Scotland. Pictured here as dawn was breaking on an early autumn morning, a long exposure in low light shows a little movement in the clouds and flattens the waves on the water.

Derek Beattie hat das Bild Eilean Donan Castle Sunset hochgeladen

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. With a backdrop of Loch Duich and the sun shining on the snow covered Cuillin mountains of the Isle of Skye.

Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland. With a backdrop of Loch Duich and the sun shining on the snow covered Cuillin mountains of the Isle of Skye.

Derek Beattie hat das Bild Buachaille Etive Mor hochgeladen

One of Scotland's most iconic mountains at the entrance to the valley of Glencoe, pictured here in the blue light long before sunrise, a vista of virgin snow and mountains, with stars still twinkling in the early morning sky

Iconic mountain in highland Scotland situated at the head of the famous valleys of Glencoe and Glen Etive with the frozen falls of the river Coupall in the foreground, taken just as the sun was rising on an incredibly cold morning.

The very picturesque Blackrock Cottage is located just as you enter Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands with the snow covered mountain of the Buachaille Etive Mor behind it.

The moon has just risen through the haze across the Solway Firth, coloured nicely by the setting sun on a cold winter's day. The lighthouse which was originally constructed in 1749 stands 51 feet high at the village of Southerness on the Solway coast in Dumfries and Galloway Southwest Scotland, no longer in use but remains as a striking landmark. Note: the horizon is perfectly level the lighthouse does not adhere to the vertical !

Derek Beattie hat das Bild Daybreak at Sango Sands hochgeladen

A beautiful and relatively isolated and unspoiled beach at Durness on the north coast of Scotland in Sutherland, golden sands abound in this part of the country but not all have these wonderful jaggy outcrops scattered across the beach. This is a long exposure shot to smooth out the waves.
As a footnote John Lennon might well have stood at this same spot as he holidayed in Durness as a a youth.

The memorial here at the head of Loch Shiel is to commemorate that on the 19 August 1745, Prince Charles Edward Stuart (aka "Bonnie Prince Charlie") raised his standard here. This was a very significant moment because by raising the standard he was formally claiming the Scottish and the English thrones in the name of his father James Stuart ('the Old Pretender')