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 whether in the rural countryside of Tayside and Angus to urban Dundee, parks cemeteries and coastal sceneries.
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.