Las Americas Sunset

I have eventually got round to posting some of the photos taken while we were on holiday in Tenerife last month. We stayed in an area called Las Americas on the island. Where we had a great time, was just very hot.

I decided the best sunset shots would be captured over looking the beach, so we headed down to the bay. Sunset doesn’t seem to last as long in Spain, had to be quite quick to capture the shots that I wanted. Took the opportunity to take some sunset shots while staying there. So managed to capture so slightly more exotic looking sunset shots than in my normal repertoire.Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love sunsets and how they are one of my favourite things to photograph. There is something more captivating about them when you are in a more exotic environment. Think it adds to the romance and beauty of this natural event.

There are still a few more photos that I want to write separate posts for. For example got some nice shots at the Jungle Park that we visited. So shall post that on the blog shortly. Like always I took way too many photos, so still sorting through some of them.

Winter Wonderland

[Bucksburn, Aberdeen]
Its that time of year again, winter is setting in and its coming up to Christmas. Like most winter’s in the north-east of Scotland we have been hit by heavy snowfall, which looks like it may last until Christmas. Some places around Scotland have been hit with temperatures as low as –20c. I believe the lowest temperatures that we have seen this year so far here in Aberdeen are –16c.

I thought that I would brace the cold weather and venture out in the snow to get some winter themed photos. The snow always looks so much better when in the countryside and makes for much better wintery scenes. It’s not the same in town or urban areas, you don’t get to see the whole beauty of nature in it natural surroundings. Luckily I don’t have to venture too far to see some countryside. I have always thought that I am very lucky that where I live at the moment I am only a few minutes walk away from farmland and countryside. As much as I am not a big fan of snow or more importantly being that cold that I can’t feel my fingers. You can’t deny that in the right environment it makes for some beautiful views.

With a little bit of patience I got to capture my favourite part of the day, sunset. Casting its glow over the snow covered landscape. The contrast of the fire blazed sunset boldly stands out against the frozen blues and whites of the snow covered fields. Resulting in some beautiful wintery shots to add to my portfolio. Nature never fails to inspire me with its beauty.