Welcome to Clydeside Images!
I have been a keen hillwalker and photographer for over forty years, with my main interest being Scottish landscapes, wildlife and historical sites.
Based in 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 my local airport is Glasgow International which has handled some interesting traffic over the years. Up until recently, my aircraft photos were added to a monthly movements page but this has been discontinued. Other aviation related content which may be of interest 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, like this South Korean Air Force Jumbo, had never visited the UK before, let alone Scotland.
Kestrels at Dumbarton Castle.
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.
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. Much of the time was spent in the world famous Etosha National Park.
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