Moray and Speyside offers great landscape and subject photography. The longer summer days can mean earlier starts and later evenings to get the best of the lights however, pre rain dark skies can mean a beautiful daylight perfect for photography.
- Elgin Cathedral
- Hopeman Beach Huts
- Craigellachie Bridge
- Strathisla Distillery
- Ballindalloch Castle
- Bible Gardens
- Barley Fields
- Dolphin Photography
- Elgin Cathedral
The ruins of Elgin Cathedral are one of the most photographed sites in Moray Speyside. It’s possible to take great photographs from the perimeter or pay the admission to get up close as well as being able to climb the tower for views over the city.
The Bible Gardens beside Elgin Cathedral have all the plants mentioned in the bible. They make an interesting subject and are ideal for macro photography.
Strathisla Distillery in Keith is a traditional whisky distillery in Scotland, with water wheel, pagoda roofs, old stonework and a long history. A contender for the most beautiful distillery in Scotland.
Hopeman Beach Huts
There are very few places in Scotland with beach huts, however Hopeman has brilliant ones, some handed down from generation to generation. As well as close up, there are views across to the huts from the Hopeman Harbour.
Craigellachie Bridge was built in 1814 by Thomas Telford. It stretches across the River Spey and is associated with the malt Whisky Trail. Changing seasons add to its charm. It’s a popular backdrop for wedding photographs.
Moray is the perfect environment from growing barley and midsummer sees fields of gold crowding the landscape. Combine harvesters work flat out providing an extra angle on the subject.
Although, with patience there is a good chance of seeing dolphins, photographing them usually requires a little practice. Observe their behaviour and try to anticipate their movements. Take multiple images.