Sunday, 8 April 2012

Reflection on the Moor

Quiet Moments

 A time for quiet reflection

Jacobite Steam Train

Glasgow University Cloisters

Iona Abbey Cloisters

 A time of prayer, a time of peace,
The Spirit of God fulfils our heart,
We come together and pray,
We come with love and sorrow,
We leave with hope and joy

Beautiful Loch Ard


Travelling around Scotland with my camera at the ready, the raw, natural beauty of this country, at times breath-taking, at other times dramatic and intense, I feel as if the camera and I have become one, as I try to capture the moment.
It is no longer about merely taking a photograph, it has become a spiritual journey and I enjoy the peace that comes with the solitude as I travel, looking for that special, evocative moment that transcends the ordinary and shows the extraordinary. The way that light can cast a glow, or a shadow that becomes a mirror reflection, the drama of a thunderstorm approaching, or the beauty of freshly fallen snow, these moments all have their own beauty which I strive to capture.
I feel that the camera has become part of me and that I am at one with nature, as I look, taking in the surroundings, enjoying the landscape, and then it happens – something within me tells me, this is it , this the moment , this is the photograph. It is truly, for me, a spiritual experience that I feel I must share with others. I hope that these photographs allow you too, to feel that you are transported to the scene, that I have captured the light, the solitude, the … moment.