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Cairngorms in Autumn

We've been down to the Cairngorms and had a wonderful week with all the autumn colours. Here is a selection of some of the photographs I took.

Trees at Braemar

Cloud-inversion over Braemar

Ben Macdui from Morrone, Braemar

Glen Quoich

Lochnagar and Glen Quoich

Glen Callater

Loch Callater

Abernethy Forest

Coire an t-Sneachda

Carn Etchachan


  1. Hi Keith!... Truly breath-taking, inspiring and varied wilderness settings!

    Thank "You" for sharing your own "Wild Kingdom"! We are all the better for your effort. Such sharing really provides insights and a better understanding of distant... but equally beautiful places... we might never otherwise see... or visit.

    We are all truly blessed to be able to enjoy these places!

    Good Fall Painting Keith!
    Warmest regards,

  2. Absolutely gorgeous. I just love the last two shots, as there is something eerie in the dark grey tones that I love.

  3. Hi Bruce, it's so nice to be able to share these places with people from far away. It makes the World seem a smaller place these days, but it also shows how varied and wonderful it is.

    All the best,

  4. Great photos Keith! I know the places so well and you had perfect weather for photography. My favourite photo is Glen Quioch I love the trees it is a wonderful place. I trust you are inspired to paint the scenes, did you manage any sketching while you were away?

  5. Thanks Caroline. The weather was perfect. I hadn't realised that Braemar was so high up (1000 feet I think), so the cloud thinned every day to leave bright sunshine. Aberdeen, and all the way inland to Ballater, had cloud all the time.

    I was travelling light, so no painting, but most of the photographs were subjects which I sketched as well. I've already painted the Brig o' Dee from one of my sketches, so I might put that on here next.

  6. What breath-taking scenery. Such a diversity of subject matter....looks like a painter's paradise to me.

    Can't wait to see the painting.


  7. It's certainly my kind of paradise Ruby.

  8. Some crackers there Keith. Do you mind if I use some for painting reference?

  9. No that's fine Steven. I meant to send you some actually. I'll see if I've got any more.


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