Two Swallows at Kilchoman, Isle of Islay

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Picture of two Swallows, one in flight, the other sitting on a wireI like Swallows, I think they are such elegant flyers. If only they weren’t so difficult to photograph, especially in flight. This shot is the only decent one from a large number of attempts one afternoon at Kilchoman. At least I’ve got both states in one picture, in flight and at rest.

Brahunisary Farm and Port Ellen, Isle of Islay

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Picture of a farm and a coastal village with a harbour seen from a hillA view from the hills behind Kilbride Farm, looking across Brahunisary Farm to Port Ellen on the south coast of Islay. Loch Leodamais on the left with the Ard behind it. In the centre you can spot the mast of sailing yachts visiting the marina behind the low hills. To the right of them you can just make out the pier, the grain silo towering over it. In the distance on the right some cliffs from the Oa.

Lagavulin from the hills panorama, Isle of Islay

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Panoramic picture of a small coastal village with a distillery and the ruin of a castleTaken from the hills behind Kilbride Farm, a view of Lagavulin on the south coast of Islay. Lagavulin distillery just left of centre, Dunyvaig Castle behind it. Lagavulin Bay stretching almost all the way to the right, notice the waves breaking on the treacherous rocks protecting the bay.