Dundee Photographics favours the rich colours of dawn and dusk when natural light is at its most special. Using equipment to enable to capture magical moments from Summer to Winter landscapes and cityscapes in rural and urban Dundee
2nd October, 2022. UK Weather: Northeast Scotland is enjoying beautiful warm October sunshine with highs around 16°C. A breath-taking autumn landscape view of rural Dundee's Strathmore Valley and Sidlaw Hills. The Sidlaw Hills in Dundee have quite a diverse plant life, significant antiquities, and a unique role in scientific history as the site of an 18th-century experiment in "weighing the earth."
Translated as ‘fairy hill of the Caledonians’, Schiehallion is 3,547 ft (1,083 m) high, has an almost perfect conical shape when viewed from the west and enjoys a splendid isolation from other peaks. Schiehallion is one of the most familiar and best known mountains in Scotland. A whaleback ridge from most viewpoints, it appears as a perfect cone when seen from across Loch Rannoch. Contour lines were invented on the mountain as part of an experiment to determine the mass of the earth.
During a moderate winter, rural Dundee offers spectacular vistas of the Sidlaw Hills and lush farmlands. The Sidlaw Hills and Strathmore Valley in Dundee contain a diversified plant life, historic antiquities, and a unique place in scientific history for an 18th-century "weighing the earth" experiment
Glen Doll lies within the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland at the top of Glen Clova in an area of steep hills, corries and Munros. It includes the Corrie Fee National Nature Reserve which has many endangered plants. The nearest town is Kirriemuir in the south eastern Grampians, and the river which runs through it drains into Glen Clova, which extends towards the coast of Angus. An ancient track, Jock's Road, that starts in the glen ends at Braemar.
The origin of the name is that Duncan Macpherson, a rich Scot returned from Australia in the late 19th century, bought the Glen Doll estate, and sought to ban people from crossing his land. John (or Jock) Winter fought him, and the Scottish Rights Of Way And Access Society took a challenge through all the courts to the House of Lords, finally winning the day in 1888
Linn Falls. Glen Isla is the most westerly of the Angus Glens, and the only one that is a through route for cars. The area is also a favourite destination for nature lovers. At the Loch of Lintrathen, a wildlife reserve provides a summer home for ospreys, while in the winter months, all sorts of wildfowl can be found. Amongst the other outdoor delights is the Backwater Reservoir, where the road takes you across the dam itself. Reekie Linn Falls is an impressive waterfall in natural gorged woodland; its spume effects account for its smoky, 'reekie’ description. The falls thrown up great clouds of spray and it is from this that they got their name. The word ‘reekie’ means smoke or mist while ‘linn’ is Gaelic for deep or dark pool. The pool beneath the falls is said to be over 30 metres deep. The Victorians first put Reekie Linn on the tourist map and it has remained a firm favourite with visitors to Angus ever since. One of Scotland’s most spectacular waterfalls, it cascades through a deep tree-lined canyon, throwing up a smoky mist of spray. A well-walked path follows the north bank of the River Isla to an exposed cliff-top viewpoint.