Simon | Landscape Photographer (@wilderness_landscapes)

🇬🇧Simon Atkinson 🌍Moray, Scotland 🏞️Landscape Photography of the UK 📷Sony A6300 (10-18 F4 - 18-105 F4) - Lee Filters - 3 Legged Thing Winston

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Morning everyone! I should hopefully have some new content out in the next few weeks or so. Until then, you're stuck with reposts/re-edits of older shots!🤣 A dramatic evening on the Moray coastline at Hopeman with a fantastic display of light. It was abit of a mad rush to try and find some foreground interest! Thank you for looking, comments are always appreciated too, I always strive to reply to every one of them👍

The mythical fairy pools on the Isle of Skye. I'll never tire of this place and the dramatic weather that always seems to linger here as the Black Cuillin refuse to let it go. Thanks for looking👍

Taken a good few years back on the Isle of Harris on an evening of dramatic weather and great light. This is Scarista Beach if I remember correctly, one of the most spectacular beaches I've ever had the pleasure of visiting. Thank you for looking😁

A repost whilst I'm away of a re-edited image of Glen Affric that I much prefer. I can't wait to return to the UK and get stuck into the snow! Thanks for looking!

Plodda Falls in Glen Affric, one of my favourite falls and one I always take visiting family members to😂 Getting the fern leaves in the foreground sharp and motionless infront of a waterfall of this size was an absolute nightmare, especially with a longer exposure. I'm off to America tomorrow for 5 weeks so I won't be too active on here for a while, take care!

One of Glencoe's hidden gems and fortunately unknown to most tourists/photographers. I honestly think this is my favourite place to photograph in Glencoe so far, it's an enchanting location with the river cutting its way through the gorge and the 3 sisters in the background. Thanks for looking.

*PLEASE SWIPE FOR PANORAMA* For me, the three sisters are the main highlight in Glencoe and blow Buachaille Etive Mor out of the water in terms of grandeur and mystery, with the lost Valley to the left between Beinn Fhada and Gearr Aonach with its bloody history (Glencoe Massacre - 1692) and the ridge of Bidean nam Bian showing itself amongst the cloud in the backdrop. It had been a truly horrible day of weather and I was debating just driving home, but none the less, I was there so I thought I might aswell drag myself up the hillside for one last battering from the wind and rain (some of you may have seen my stories from that day) I'm glad I did, as for a few brief moments, the light just about mustered up enough strength to break through the cloud. P.S. If you're wondering where the A82 is, I've cloned it out as it served as nothing but a distraction to one of the most stunning mountain views in the UK (purists will be breaking out into hot sweats after reading that Photoshop sin😂)

I couldn't help but notice these fantastic looking trees whilst showing visiting family around Glen Affric over the Christmas period. As we got back to the car I politely asked if they would mind if I nipped off for '5' (35) minutes to take a few images. I experimented using my ultra wide angle lens to create some crazy distortion in the trees and I'm happy with how it worked out.

A very miserable day in Glencoe a couple of weekends ago with endless rain, cloud and wind but I persisted and worked with the conditions rather than against them. Happy new year! Swipe left for the full size image👍

Not my best 9 in terms of likes but my personal favourites of the year, all taken in and around Scotland. Merry Christmas and a happy new year all.

*PLEASE SWIPE* A crystal clear evening on Sgurr Na Stri and a setting moon created some fantastic conditions to capture the Black Cuillin in a different light to usual. Thanks for looking.

*PLEASE SWIPE* People must begin to think I have an obsession with Glen Affric or that I'm working for @visitscotland the amount I bang on about this place😂it looks fantastic at all times of year (check out @northawayphotography who posted a great shot of this viewpoint yesterday but in completely different conditions) I've had this image for a year now and this is the 3rd time I've processed it. I always knew it had potential but I never got the best out of it until I recently turned it monochrome. I wanted to reflect how cold it felt on this day (-12 degrees) and I feel the monochrome does that well. Thanks for looking, have a great weekend☺️

*PLEASE SWIPE *A mesmerising display of light and colour as the sun rises and lights up the Cuillin Ridge whilst Loch Coruisk remains in cool shadow. It was a beautiful morning and I can't wait to get back into the mountains for another camp soon. @sonyalpha A6300 & 18-105mm @3leggedthing Equinox Winston Tripod

A visit to one of the, if not THE finest Glens in Scotland, Glen Affric on a crisp Winters day. I could quite easily spend a week walking up and down the length of Loch Affric, picking out compositions, each one very different from the last. I noticed these two almost identical Scots Pine trees with the magnificent backdrop of An Tudair and a sprinkling of snow on the summit. It was just a case of setting up and waiting.....for over an hour!!😂 Until the light finally came out. Sony A6300 - 18-105mm @58mm - Circular Polariser - @leefilters 3 Stop Soft Grad and @3leggedthing Equinox Winston Tripod. Thanks for looking and have a great week!

For this evenings post we go back to my time living down in Cornwall, a beautiful part of the UK where I thoroughly enjoyed my 3 years. Thank you for looking and another thank you for the recent support☺️

Moody scenes on the Isle of Skye from a few years back. It's interesting how over time my preference has gone from looking up at mountains to being up amongst them and photographing down but I still like this image somewhat.

A fantastic moment of light right before the sun disappeared for the evening. This is what it's all about! Taken on Hopeman beach, Moray.

*PLEASE SWIPE FOR PANORAMA* Sgurr Na Stri is a very remote mountain summit to reach no matter which way you decide to approach from if you decide to hike and not use the boat from Elgol. You're presented with the long (8 mile) but not too strenuous walk in from Sligachan or you can shave a few miles off by parking up at Kilmarie, cutting across Camasunary Bay (stunning location) and then ascending rather rapidly and steeply up the side of Sgurr Na Stri (there are no paths to follow here) we just about got to the top before the sunset and this was quite literally the only image I took that evening minutes after reaching the summit. Its situations like this when you absolutely need to know the ins and outs of your camera so no conscious thought is needed. Moments later, the sun was behind the ridge and the light had gone. This place really does need to be seen to be believed, I've tried my best to portray this via my images but no photograph will ever do it justice, you just can't get a sense of the scale and remoteness. You won't be able to see it on IG but on the full size version you can see the Old Man of Storr in the distance on the far right hand side of the frame. Its refreshing to know that whilst the old man has hoardes of tourists and photographers going up it every day, I could count the number of people we saw this day on one hand. If anybody has actually read this far then I thank you for both reading and viewing the image. Have a lovely weekend😊

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