Welcome to Clydeside Images!
I have been a keen hillwalker and photographer for over forty years, specialising in Scottish landscapes, wildlife and historical sites. My work has featured in web design, greeting cards, and numerous publications with most of my images available for purchase as digital files, the cost dependant on intended usage.
Based in Erskine, Renfrewshire, I am particularly interested in the River Clyde and the endless photographic opportunities it presents. There is still plenty of nautical activity in the waters of the Firth of Clyde, even though the Golden Era of shipping has long-since passed and aircraft transport a comparatively small but significant portion of the world`s cargo. Islands, sea lochs and rugged peaks combine to form the wind and wave-battered, deeply indented coastline where the River Clyde opens out into the Firth and the Lowlands and Highlands meet. This landscape, constantly transformed as the seasons change, provides a spectacular backdrop to the vessels that still sail Scotland`s grandest river.
Scotland is a superb place to visit with endless photo opportunities. You`ll find that the locals are friendly, even though some may look fierce, and are very approachable. Guaranteed they will be only too happy to oblige if you lose your way and will do their utmost to get you `moooo-ving` in the right direction!
I have always been interested in aviation and although I stay close to Glasgow International Airport, I didn`t pay much attention to the traffic passing through until fairly recently. I now do a monthly aircraft movements page, the latest being April 2022 which may be of interest. Other aviation related content includes visits to other airports, plus airshows and museums, whether in the UK or further afield. The shot above shows Iberia A330-302 EC-LZJ on approach for Runway 05 at Glasgow, bringing FC Barcelona to the city for a Champions League match. The Arrochar Alps are in the background.
The UK hosted the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow between 31 October–12 November 2021. This was the largest ever event to take place in Scotland and resulted in an unprecedented number of aircraft from around the globe flying in, creating a badly needed bonanza for the country`s main airports. The fact that so many world leaders and delegates opted to travel to the event by air unsurprisingly caused widespread criticism, especially given that the aim of the gathering was to reduce pollution and ultimately address global warming. Aviation enthusiasts, spotters and photographers, however, focused on the volume and variety of aircraft, many of which had never visited the UK before, let alone Scotland. My Glasgow Airport Movement page for November 2021 covers the conference in detail and has links to other relevant entries.
In addition this website, I also have my own Blog, which, as of January 2020, I stopped updating. It had been running for almost 10 years and posts cover a diverse range of topics, from local content to other Scottish locations and beyond, so hopefully the blog will remain of interest to some. If there`s any particular subject or image your looking for after checking this website, please head for Clydeside Images.com and try your luck there.
Thousands of images can also be found in my Stock Photography Archive.
Please bear in mind that all my images are subject to copyright. They are not free to use and have been embedded with a digital watermark.
Additions over the past few years include Iceland, the D-Day sites in Normandy, The Meteora in Greece, Venice, plus Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast in Italy, Krakow, Corfu Airport, Dusseldorf Airport, Fittie, Aberdeen, Staffa, Isle of May, Exercise Joint Warrior / Strike Warrior / Formidable Shield 2021, the 2019 British Pipe Band Championships, the D-Day 75th Anniversary Dakota Squadron at Prestwick, the Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum and RIAT Fairford 2019.
Several holidays in Namibia, mainly focused on the wildlife, have resulted in a large selection of images taken around the country, from the Namib Desert in the south, to the Skeleton Coast, the Erongo Mountains, Damaraland, and the lush Caprivi Strip corridor in the extreme northeast. This section also includes detailed coverage of Etosha National Park, complete with information on the animals, accommodation options and all publicly accessible waterholes which may prove useful to anyone, particularly photographers planning to visit. Click here for the Namibia Index Page.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my website and I hope you find something of interest. Feel free to browse the galleries but please note that most of these are incomplete, so if you`re looking for something specific try your luck in the search box. It will soon become apparent that this is very much a work in progress with numerous pages relating to a variety of topics still `under construction’. In addition to constantly updating this site with new content, I am gradually working to reduce the backlog, as and when time permits.