For each year I have selected one favourite image. This is actually quite tricky as there are many photos I like. My favourites tend to be of special places and I notice many of them are linked to the sea.

There is also a gallery showing my most interesting photos as deemed by the flickr community.

2016 - Imperial Dock Grain Elevator and Warehouse

Imperial Dock Grain Warehouse

The Grain Elevator and Warehouse is situated in the Leith Docks. It is an iconic industrial building dating from the first half of the 20th century. Operations stopped relatively recently in 2006. Like many iconic but disused industrial buildings it is under thread to be demolished. It is now on the buildings at risk register. I would so love to get inside to take some photos.

2015 - Good Morning, Edinburgh

good morning, Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a beautiful place and Calton Hill offers a great view. The position of the rising sun around the summer solistice illuminates the Old Town beautifuly. I had this shot and a panorama planned for quite some time. So, early rise and cycle up the hill. It was well worth it.

2014 - stripy

striped bug (Graphosoma lineatum)

A close-up shot of a striped shield bug (Graphosoma lineatum) on a dill flower, its most favourite source of food. I really liked the strong patterns of the dill flower and the bright instect.

2013 - Wemyss Bay Train Station

Wemyss Bay Train Station

I do like trains and train stations and Wemyss Bay is probably my most favourite one. The train station is right next to the harbour for the ferry to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute. In the past thousands of Glaswegians would have taken the train to Wemyss Bay to get to Rothesay for their holidays.

2012 - Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle in the Evening Sun

The Edinburgh Castle is an iconic landmark. I remember taking this shot very well: on one of the few shopping trips to that part of town I noticed the fantastic late afternoon winter sun on the castle. I decided to go back with camera gear at the next opportunity. I was nearly too impatient but the sun did pop out.

2011 - Summer Meadow

Blumen am Wegrand

Flowers in a field in South Germany. This picture summarises what my idea of summer is: Beautiful meadows, green forrests and blue skies, full of insect wild life. Always looking forward to our annual trip to South Germany.

2010 - Volcano Sunset

Volcano Sunset - Edinburgh Castle

The volcano Eyjafjallajökull errupts on Iceland and disrupts international air travel. It also brought some nice sun sets to Scotland. This photo was taken on April 15th 2010 from Holyrood Park.

2009 - concentric

concentric

In 2009 we moved back to Edinburgh and I upgraded my little Canon Ixus 430 to a Olympus e420 dSLR. This photo is from one of my first outings with the new camera to the Falkirk Wheel.

2008 - Slains Castle

Slains Castle

Slains Castle overlooks the North Sea from a cliff top near Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire. It's a fantastic place and apparently an inspiration to Bram Stoker's Dracula novel.

2007 - Castle Ardvreck

Castle Ardvreck at the shores of Loch Assynt

Castle Ardvreck stands on the shores of Loch Assynt in the North West Highlands. Loch Assynt is probably one of my most favourite parts of Scotland. I think this picture captures the essence of the Highlands - glorious wilderness and ruined castles by the water.

2006 - Aberdeen Harbour

3 big yellow ships

In 2006 we move to Aberdeen, so a photo of the Harbour seems quite apt. I always loved going along the harbour and watch the ferries and the supply vessels.

2005 - Bass Rock

Bass Rock

The coast around North Berwick is one of our most favourite destinations. This picture of the Bass Rock in the glorious evening sun was taken at Seacliff Beach just a bit further along from Tantallon Castle.

2004 - shiny winch

shiny winch

2004 is a long time ago now. My Canon Ixus 430 was new then and son number 1 not quite a year old. This photo is from a sailing trip on the West Coast of Scotland. We had glorious weather and a great time.