Dabbling in Photography

Welcome to my new photography page!

 

I call it Dabbling In Photography because that’s exactly what it is. 

It’s another passion of mine and usually, it’s the great outdoors or, as is the case with this lovely pink rose, it’s pictures from our garden.

I’m not for hire! Trust me, leave your special events to the professionals, I just wanted to share some of the pictures I have taken over the years with you, and maybe even tell you a little about the stories behind them.

 

 

I do have separate social media pages dedicated to my photographs and the links to these can be found below. Otherwise, keep scrolling to enjoy the images.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DabblingP

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pauline_tait_photographs/

 

The first images I would like to share with you are of a Pearl Echeveria…I think! Maybe you can tell me for sure?

But, it lives quite happily on my kitchen windowsill…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love these! I took them a few weeks ago as restrictions began to ease and we could travel down to Edinburgh to see family.

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was our first choice as the place to meet and, as you can see from these pictures, it didn’t disappoint…

 

This photograph is here just because it takes me back to my childhood, and to long, lazy summer days…

 

 

The next picture is a favourite of mine.

The snowball was thrown by my youngest, and yes it did get me fair and square between the eyes… but my next snowball didn’t miss either 😀

 

 

A Dahlia!

Unfortunately, they are a favourite with rabbits in our garden, but it would seem they don’t like the red ones. 

 

 

 

The bridge to The Isle of Skye!

If you have been following my writing social media pages you will know that the island is one of my favourite places on the planet. We have been going for over twenty years and, to me, this view always feels like coming home. The resolution isn’t the best in this one but it’s still a favourite.

 

 
Over the last few years, there has been a field full of these not far from where I live. Fingers are crossed for this year as it’s stunning, especially in the evening as the sun begins to set.

 

 
 
 
I’ve held book events at Benmore Botanic Garden for the last few years as part of their annual open day.
It’s an event I love and it’s no wonder why when you see the office! 😉
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sometimes it’s the simple things…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A Scottish Thistle!
 
They are flowering in abundance just now along the driveway of the Murthly Castle Estate, Perthshire, and they’re beautiful.
 
 
 
 
 
 

I took this picture almost twenty years ago (which means the quality isn’t so good and, I’ve had some arty fun with it).
 
It was early morning and, we were halfway up The Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye, back when the first part of the climb took you through trees that are now long gone.
 
We had stopped to give the kids a break and take in the views and, when we looked below, three tourists were standing, perfectly positioned.
 
I’m posting it because photographs aren’t always about the quality; they are also about memories and looking back at precious family time.
 
 
From the garden, and you can see why…
 
 
I’ve had a little artistic play with this one.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A family outing to the west coast led to us discovering this secluded spot between Ballachulich and Oban.
 
There was no one to be seen for miles and it was the perfect find for a perfect day.
 
 
 
These pictures were taken at the Falls of Dochart, Killin. As a family, we have many memories there, and it’s as beautiful in the summer as it is in winter when the water thunders down hiding most of the rocks until they reappear the following spring.
 
 
 
This stunning scene was taken on the road between Blairgowrie and Glenshee. As any skiers out there will know, most of the photographs I’ve taken of this route show it covered in snow.
 
 
 
 
Just because!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rannoch Moor, Glencoe. it’s a picture that speaks for itself!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Buachaille Etive Mòr in the background…
 
…family in the foreground. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oban seafront with the island of Kererra to the left and the Isle of Mull in the distance.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Both of these pictures were taken from the bridge in Braemar (while eating Scottish tablet ice cream – it had to be done!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Queensferry Crossing!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From the garden. Love it!