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LANDSCAPES IN COLOUR

Phill Thornton | Loch Earn No.1

Loch Earn No.1

The sun sets over Loch Earn, shot from the village of St. Fillans, depicting the many jetties on the loch shore.
Phill Thornton | Loch Earn No.6

Loch Earn No.6

Sun setting on the west end of Loch Earn, on a winters evening, looking past a closed gate.
Phill Thornton | The Black and Red Cuillin mountains from Sligachan

The Black and Red Cuillin mountains from Sligachan

View of the Sligachan Old Bridge, with the Red Cuillins on the left and the the Black Cuillins on the right, as dusk begins.
Phill Thornton | Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye.

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye.

The waterfalls of the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye.
Phill Thornton | Rannoch Moor No.5

Rannoch Moor No.5

Rannch Moor is a boggy moorland, which you pass through on the way to Glencoe. Much photographed, it is impossible to drive through and not stop to capture the landscape, which changes each time you visit. This view is looking across Loch na Straine in mid winter.
Phill Thornton | The Alt Fhaolain and Stob na Broige, Glen Etive.

The Alt Fhaolain and Stob na Broige, Glen Etive.

Looking across the Alt Fhaolain towards Stob na Broige, in Glen Etive.
Phill Thornton | Blue Rannoch Moor

Blue Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor is a boggy moorland, which you pass through on the way to Glencoe. Much photographed, it is impossible to drive through and not stop to capture the landscape, which changes each time you visit. Absolutely no wind on this day, so fantastic reflections of the mountains.
Phill Thornton | The Old Man of Storr No. 2

The Old Man of Storr No. 2

Looking north to The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Phill Thornton | Stob Dearg No.4

Stob Dearg No.4

Sunrise over Stob Dearg, Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe, Scotland.
Phill Thornton | Glen Etive Scotland

Glen Etive Scotland

View down Glen Etive, towards Stob na Broige, Scotland.
Phill Thornton | The Goatfell Mountain range, Isle of Arran.

The Goatfell Mountain range, Isle of Arran.

View of the Goatfell Mountain range, Isle of Arran, from a forest just south of Brodick. I've given the image a very grainy look to add some drama.
Phill Thornton | The Three Sisters of Glencoe no.2

The Three Sisters of Glencoe no.2

View of the Three Sisters of Glencoe with the Buachaille Etive Beag in the background to the left of the image.
Phill Thornton | Loch Earn No.9

Loch Earn No.9

Panoramic view of the sun setting over Loch Earn, depicting a jetty on the loch shore.
Phill Thornton | The Old Man of Storr

The Old Man of Storr

Sunseting over The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Phill Thornton | Rannoch Moor No.5 panoramic version

Rannoch Moor No.5 panoramic version

Rannch Moor is a boggy moorland, which you pass through on the way to Glencoe. Much photographed, it is impossible to drive through and not stop to capture the landscape, which changes each time you visit. This view is looking across Loch na Straine in mid winter.
Phill Thornton | Loch Morlich No.1

Loch Morlich No.1

Early winter morning view of Loch Morlich, in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. This was a very early start leaving Edinburgh at 4am. The Loch was so still without a breath of wind. This image was taken just before the sun popped over the mountains. As the sunlight started to hit the clouds I realised I was going to be able to capture something quite special.
Phill Thornton | A very still Sound of Raasay and the mountains of the Isle of Skye.

A very still Sound of Raasay and the mountains of the Isle of Skye.

View across the Sound of Raasay from the Isle of Raasay towards the Cuillin ranges on the Isle of Skye.
Phill Thornton | Mountain stream by the The Three Sisters of Glencoe

Mountain stream by the The Three Sisters of Glencoe

Mountain stream on the mountains opposite the The Three Sisters of Glencoe.
Phill Thornton | Blyth Beach Huts No. 2

Blyth Beach Huts No. 2

The vibrant colours of the Blyth Beach Huts on the Northumberland coastline.
Phill Thornton | Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye. No.2

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye. No.2

The waterfalls of the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye.
Phill Thornton | Buachaille Etive Mor, looking towards Stob Dearg.

Buachaille Etive Mor, looking towards Stob Dearg.

Buachaille Etive Mor, looking towards Stob Dearg from the top of Stob na Doire.
Phill Thornton | Wispy clouds over Loch Etive.

Wispy clouds over Loch Etive.

Looking north east from Loch Etive, to Stop Dubh, Glen Etive, Scotland.
Phill Thornton | Rannch Moor No.1

Rannch Moor No.1

Rannch Moor is a boggy moorland, which you pass through on the way to Glencoe. Much photographed, it is impossible to drive through and not stop to capture the landscape, which changes each time you visit. This image was taken facing east(ish), normally I would shoot westward with the mountains in shot but this view caught my attention on this occasion.
Phill Thornton | Broadford Hills, from the west, Isle of Skye

Broadford Hills, from the west, Isle of Skye

Panoramic view off the Broadford Hills on the Isle of Skye.
Phill Thornton | Stob Dearg No.3

Stob Dearg No.3

Sunrise over Stob Dearg, Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe, Scotland.
Phill Thornton | Loch Earn No.2

Loch Earn No.2

The sun sets over Loch Earn, shot from the village of St. Fillans, depicting one of the many jetties on the loch shore.
Phill Thornton | Sunsetting over The Old Man of Storr No.2

Sunsetting over The Old Man of Storr No.2

The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as the sun sets in the west.
Phill Thornton | Blue skies over over Stob Dearg

Blue skies over over Stob Dearg

View of the Munro Stob Dearg, Glen Etieve, Scotland, with a beautiful blue sky.
Phill Thornton | Callanish Standing Stones sunset

Callanish Standing Stones sunset

The Callanish Standing Stones are said to have been erected between 2900BC and 2600BC, which are probably even older than the more famous StoneHenge. They are on the North West Coast of the beautiful Isle of Lewis
Phill Thornton | The Three Sisters of Glencoe

The Three Sisters of Glencoe

Panoramic view of the Three Sisters of Glencoe with the Buachaille Etive Beag in the background to the left of the image.
Phill Thornton | Panoramic view of Whiteless Pike and beyond.

Panoramic view of Whiteless Pike and beyond.

Panoramic view of Whiteless Pike, on the descent from Grasmoor, depicting Crummock Water, Buttermere, and the tops of Red Pike, High Stile, High Crag, Hay StacKs and Pillar in the background.
Phill Thornton | View from the top of Spidean Coire nan Clach

View from the top of Spidean Coire nan Clach

A view south and east from the top of Spidean Coire nan Clach, towards Coinneach Mhor and Laithach beyond.
Phill Thornton | The Big Ben from Buachaillie Etive Mor

The Big Ben from Buachaillie Etive Mor

The spectacular view north to the Big Ben (Ben Nevis) from a mountain tarn on the Buachaillie Etive Mor.
Phill Thornton | View down Buachaille Etive Mor.

View down Buachaille Etive Mor.

View from the summit of Stob na Doire towards Stob na Broige down Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe.
Phill Thornton | Sunsetting over The Old Man of Storr No.3

Sunsetting over The Old Man of Storr No.3

The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as the sun sets in the west.
Phill Thornton | Stob Dearg No.6

Stob Dearg No.6

Sunrise over Stob Dearg, Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe, Scotland.
Phill Thornton | The Callanish Standing Stones Isle of Lewis

The Callanish Standing Stones Isle of Lewis

The Callanish Standing Stones are said to have been erected between 2900BC and 2600BC, which are probably even older than the more famous StoneHenge. They are on the North West Coast of the beautiful Isle of Lewis.
Phill Thornton | Loch Earn No.3

Loch Earn No.3

Panoramic view of the sun setting over Loch Earn, shot from the village of St. Fillans, depicting the many jetties on the loch shore.
Phill Thornton | Stob na Broige from Stob na Doire

Stob na Broige from Stob na Doire

View of Stob na Broige from the summit of Stob na Doire, Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe.
Phill Thornton | Ben Vorlich (almost)

Ben Vorlich (almost)

Sun setting over Ben Vorlich mountain range, from the northern hills over Loch Earn (Ben Vorlich just rising out of shot on the left)
Phill Thornton | Buachaille Etive Mor No.6

Buachaille Etive Mor No.6

Buachaille Etive Mor and the entrance to Glen Etive, depicting Stob Dearg on the right and Stob a Ghlais Choire on the left. This image was shot just after sunrise, and a big dumping of snow on Glencoe.
Phill Thornton | Panoramic view of Crummock Water, Lake District.

Panoramic view of Crummock Water, Lake District.

Panoramic view of Crummock Water and the Mellbreak hills and beyond in the Lake District, from the lower slopes of Grasmoor.
Phill Thornton | Sunset over the  Callanish Standing Stones

Sunset over the Callanish Standing Stones

The Callanish Standing Stones are said to have been erected between 2900BC and 2600BC, which are probably even older than the more famous StoneHenge. They are on the North West Coast of the beautiful Isle of Lewis
Phill Thornton | Misty mountains and valleys from the Snow Road

Misty mountains and valleys from the Snow Road

An image capturing the early morning mist as it clears and reveals the fantastic view of the mountains and valleys of the Cairngorm National Park from the Snow Road, the A939 from Granton-on-Spay to Ballater.
Phill Thornton | Loch Morlich No.5

Loch Morlich No.5

Early winter morning view of Loch Morlich, in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. This was a very early start leaving Edinburgh at 4am. The Loch was so still without a breath of wind. This image was taken just sun began to rise.
Phill Thornton | Loch Morlich No.4 (3x2 ratio)

Loch Morlich No.4 (3x2 ratio)

Early winter morning view of Loch Morlich, in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. This was a very early start leaving Edinburgh at 4am. The Loch was so still without a breath of wind. This image was taken just before the sun popped over the mountains.
Phill Thornton | Loch Morlich No.6 Panoramic

Loch Morlich No.6 Panoramic

Early winter morning view of Loch Morlich, in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. This was a very early start leaving Edinburgh at 4am. The Loch was so still with just a slight breath of wind. This image was taken just sun began to rise.
Phill Thornton | Sunrise over Loch Morlich

Sunrise over Loch Morlich

Early winter morning view of Loch Morlich, in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. This was a very early start leaving Edinburgh at 4am. The Loch was so still without a breath of wind. This image was taken just before the sun popped over the mountains. As the sunlight started to hit the clouds I realised I was going to be able to capture something quite special before the sun crested the peaks.
Phill Thornton | The misty Cairngorm Mountains from the Snow Road

The misty Cairngorm Mountains from the Snow Road

An image capturing the early morning mist as it clears and reveals the fantastic view of the Cairngorm Mountains from the Snow Road, the A939 from Granton-on-Spay to Ballater.
Phill Thornton | Storm clouds over Stob Dearg

Storm clouds over Stob Dearg

View of the Munro Stob Dearg, Glen Etieve, Scotland, with a storm filled wintery sky.
Phill Thornton | The Three Sisters of Glencoe

The Three Sisters of Glencoe

Panoramic view of the Three Sisters of Glencoe with the Buachaille Etive Beag in the background to the left of the image.
Phill Thornton | Rannoch Moor No.7 on a stormy afternoon

Rannoch Moor No.7 on a stormy afternoon

Rannch Moor is a boggy moorland, which you pass through on the way to Glencoe. Much photographed, it is impossible to drive through and not stop to capture the landscape, which changes each time you visit.
Phill Thornton | Panoramic view from the top of Grisedale Pike

Panoramic view from the top of Grisedale Pike

Panoramic view from the top of Grisedale Pike, taking in the tops of Grasmoor, Hopegill Head, Crag Hill and in the distance you will see the Isle of Man, Great Gable and Scarfell Pike.
Phill Thornton | Broadford Hills, from the west, Isle of Skye

Broadford Hills, from the west, Isle of Skye

Panoramic view off the Broadford Hills on the Isle of Skye.
Phill Thornton | Panoramic view from the summit of Ben Ledi

Panoramic view from the summit of Ben Ledi

Panoramic view from the summit of Ben Ledi, as the winter sunshine kisses the summits of the Scottish Highlands. Including the summits of (left to right) Cruach Ardrain, Beinn Tulaichean, Ben More, Ben Cheathaich, the Tarmachan Ridge, Ben Ghlas, the mighty Ben Lawers, Ben Vorlich and Stuc a Choin
Phill Thornton | View from the summit of Maol Chean-dearg

View from the summit of Maol Chean-dearg

The view north towards Torridon, Laithach and Beinn Eighe from the summit of Maol Chean-dearg
Phill Thornton | View of the Red Cuillins from the Black Cuillin

View of the Red Cuillins from the Black Cuillin

View from the Red Cuillins from the Black Cuillin ridge, just below the summit of Bruach na Frithe.
Phill Thornton | Loch Morlich No.1

Loch Morlich No.1

Early winter morning view of Loch Morlich, in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. This was a very early start leaving Edinburgh at 4am. The Loch was so still without a breath of wind. This image was taken just before the sun popped over the mountains.
Phill Thornton | Waterfall on the River Etive.

Waterfall on the River Etive.

A waterfall along the River Etive, Glen Etive, with Beinn Mhic Chasgaig in the background.
Phill Thornton | Sunrise over Loch Morlich

Sunrise over Loch Morlich

Early winter morning view of Loch Morlich, in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. This was a very early start leaving Edinburgh at 4am. The Loch was so still without a breath of wind.
Phill Thornton | Rolling fields of the South Downs in mid summer, english country

Rolling fields of the South Downs in mid summer, english country

Looking down at the rolling fields of the South Downs in mid summer, an idyllic english countryside view, of green and pleasant landscape.
Phill Thornton | View from the top of the Needle Rock, Isle of Skye

View from the top of the Needle Rock, Isle of Skye

View over the top of Needle Rock, and Table Rock from the edge of Meal na Suiramach, the Isle of Skye, to mainland Scotland.
Phill Thornton | View across Loch na Clarlaich to the Isle of Skye.

View across Loch na Clarlaich to the Isle of Skye.

View across Loch na Clarlaich on the Isle of Raasay towards the Cuillin ranges on the Isle of Skye.
Phill Thornton | Clam before the storm, Fairy Pools.

Clam before the storm, Fairy Pools.

The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye, with the Black Cuillin Ridge shrouded in storm clouds, just before a unseasonal snow storm on a bright spring day.
Phill Thornton | View from Almscliffe Crag, North Yorkshire No. 2

View from Almscliffe Crag, North Yorkshire No. 2

View from Almscliffe Crag, North Yorkshire, in the evening sunshine.
Phill Thornton | View south from the summit of the Storr, Isle of Skye.

View south from the summit of the Storr, Isle of Skye.

A view down the Trotternish ridge, from the summit of the Storr, with the Black and Red Cuillin mountains, and the Isle of Rassay on the horizon, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Phill Thornton | Lightning strikes over the Quiraing, Skye.

Lightning strikes over the Quiraing, Skye.

Dark skies and lightning strikes over the Quiraing, the dramatic rock formations at the northern edge of the Trotternish Ridge on the Isle of Skye.
Phill Thornton | The island of Rum from the Black Cuillin Ridge.

The island of Rum from the Black Cuillin Ridge.

View to the Isle of Rum and the other islands of the Inner Hebridies from the summit of Sgurr na Banachdaich 965m high, a Munro on the Black Cuillin Ridge. Looking past the summit of Sgurr Dearg and the Window Buttress, on the left and Loch Brittle on the right.
Phill Thornton | Panoramic view of the Old Man of Storr

Panoramic view of the Old Man of Storr

Panoramic view of the Old Man of Storr, looking south past Loch Leathan to the Black and Red Cuillins on the horizon and the Isle of Rassay across the Sound of Rassay.
Phill Thornton | Red Cuillin mountain range and Sligachan old bridge.

Red Cuillin mountain range and Sligachan old bridge.

View of the Red Cuillin mountain range and Sligachan old bridge, down the Glen Sligachan, Isle of Skye.
Phill Thornton | Looking north along the Black Cuillin ridge.

Looking north along the Black Cuillin ridge.

Looking north along the Black Cuillin ridge, from the summit of Sgurr na Banachdaich 965m high. The black Cuillin ridge over 6 miles long, containing 11 Munros, the highest point is Sgurr Alasdair at 992m high. This View takes in Sgurr Thormaid, Sgurr a Ghreadaidh, Sgurr Thuilm, and on the Horizon you will see the Trotternish ridge, with the Old Man of Storr just visible.
Phill Thornton | Sunset over the Black Cuillin ridge.

Sunset over the Black Cuillin ridge.

The sun begins to set and casts a warm glow over the Black Cuillin mountain range, which transforms there brooding black silhouette of the ridge. The village of Carbost stretches round the shore of Loch Harport.
Phill Thornton | Panoramic view of the Black Cuillin Ridge.

Panoramic view of the Black Cuillin Ridge.

Panoramic view of the Black Cuillin Ridge, looking past the village of Carbost and down the shores of Loch Harport.
Phill Thornton | Lightning strikes over the Trotternish Ridge.

Lightning strikes over the Trotternish Ridge.

Dark skies and lightning strikes over the Trotternish Ridge, the dramatic rock formations at the northern edge of the Trotternish Ridge, seen from the Quiraing on the Isle of Skye.
Phill Thornton | Bass Rock No.4

Bass Rock No.4

Early morning sunrise over the North Sea, depicting Bass Rock and the East Lothian coastline.
Phill Thornton | Sea cliffs of St. Abbs Head

Sea cliffs of St. Abbs Head

Early morning sunshine over the sea cliffs of St. Abbs Head National Nature Reserve.
Phill Thornton | Belhaven Bay No.3

Belhaven Bay No.3

Winter sunset at Belhaven Bay, East Lothian, Scotland
Phill Thornton | Sunsetting over Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Sunsetting over Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

The Sunsetting over Portree, shot from the Isle of Raasay.
Phill Thornton | View of Holy Island, from The Isle of Arran.

View of Holy Island, from The Isle of Arran.

View of Holy Island, from The Isle of Arran, using Tilt Shirt movements to create a slightly abstracted depth of field.
Phill Thornton | Dunn Caan, on the Isle of Raasay.

Dunn Caan, on the Isle of Raasay.

View of Dunn Caan, on the west coast of the Isle of Raasay.
Phill Thornton | Bridge to Nowhere No.2

Bridge to Nowhere No.2

Sunset and high tide at Belhaven Bay, East Lothian, Scotland.
Phill Thornton | Storm clouds over the Black & Red Cuillins.

Storm clouds over the Black & Red Cuillins.

A storm lets rip over the Black Cuillin range as the lightning striked the Cuillin ridge, and the outlying Black Cuillin, Bla Bheinn, is shrouded in rain.
Phill Thornton | Sea and Mountains on the Isle of Skye

Sea and Mountains on the Isle of Skye

Looking west across Loch Eishort from Tokavaig on the Sleat peninsula on the Isle of Skye towards the Red and Black Cuillin Mountain ranges, and the Broadford Hills.
Phill Thornton | Forth Rail Bridge, Scotland.

Forth Rail Bridge, Scotland.

Sunrise over over the Forth Rail Bridge, Scotland.
Phill Thornton | Dramatic skies as the sun sets over the Northumberland coastline

Dramatic skies as the sun sets over the Northumberland coastline

Dramatic skies as the sun sets over the Northumberland coastline, with a hazy horizon, as the mist rolls in.
Phill Thornton | Neist Point, Isle of Skye.

Neist Point, Isle of Skye.

Looking out west past the Neist Point Lighthouse, to the ocean and the brooding storm skies beyond.
Phill Thornton | Bass Rock No.4

Bass Rock No.4

Early morning sunrise over the North Sea, depicting Bass Rock and the East Lothian coastline.
Phill Thornton | Dramatic Sea and Mountains on the Isle of Skye

Dramatic Sea and Mountains on the Isle of Skye

Looking west across Loch Eishort from Tokavaig on the Sleat peninsula on the Isle of Skye towards the Red and Black Cuillin Mountain ranges
Phill Thornton | Sea cliffs at Talisker Bay.

Sea cliffs at Talisker Bay.

Long exposure image of the sea cliffs at Talisker Bay, on the west coast of the Minginish peninsula of the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Phill Thornton | Sunset over Neist Point, Isle of Skye.

Sunset over Neist Point, Isle of Skye.

Looking out west past the Neist Point Lighthouse, as the sun begins to dip just past the distant horizon, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Phill Thornton | Panoramic view from the summit of the Black Cuillins

Panoramic view from the summit of the Black Cuillins

Panoramic view from the summit of the Black Cuillin Sgurr na Banachdaich 965m high, with Loch Coruisk, the Red Cuillins, including the magestic Bla Bheinn (Blaven), and mainland Scotland with numerous Munros on the horizon, including the mighty Big Ben (Nevis) on the far right.
Phill Thornton | Panoramic view of the northern Lake District

Panoramic view of the northern Lake District

Panoramic view of the northern Lake District, shot from the lower slops of Skiddaw the 6th highest mountain in Enghland at 931m, depicting Derwent Water, the village of Keswick and the infamous Cat Bells, and the mountain tops of Grisedale Pike, Grasmoor, Crag Hill, Great Gable and Scarfell Pike.