Highland Cows

Well it’s the first week back to work after the holidays and I haven’t been out with the camera.  So thought i’d share some highland cow photographs.  The photograph below was taken on a day trip around the North coast of Scotland.  What a beautiful Highland Cow.IMG_1169

The photograph below is the same cow, taken earlier in the day.


The cow liked to follow me.  This man didn’t manage to get a decent photograph as the cow kept walking after me.


Lovely snowy hills in the background.


Below is one of the Highland cow prints I have for sale.


And another….


And another …..


I hope you have enjoyed the blog for this week.  Hoping for some snow soon to get some Highland cow snowy photographs!


January 2015 – Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to one and all. This year I have decided to make my photography work so ….

I’m starting the New Year with a new collection – The Coasters Collection. Sets of 4 professionally produced glass coasters are now available for £25 including postage in the UK. I hope you like them! There are six designs and they are available from my website http://www.tinalearphotography.co.uk/featured.html


Holidays are Coming!

Not long now until the holidays!  I’m hoping there will be some snow and we can get out and about with the cameras.

Thought i’d share a few wintry photographs.

This one was taken just north of Helmsdale.  The sun was starting to set the light was amazing!


This next photograph was taken at Brora Harbour.  I love the reflection in this photograph.  It even looks great upside down!


This beautiful stag was just standing there in the snow.  The sun was out and the snow was sparkling:


This next photograph was taken at Loch Brora.  What a gorgeous blue sky!


Of course I couldn’t forget the Highland Cow.  I titled this photograph “The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Moosic”


I hope you have enjoyed the blog for this week.  If you live locally, cards are available from Cornucopia in Brora :)


A Week in Photography

What a busy week it is turning into!

Last Sunday I spent the day putting some prints into mounts.  It is something I have wanted to do for quite some time and am really happy with the results.  The prints are 6×4 and are in a 10×8 antique white mount, selling at £12 each plus postage and packing.  I have had a great response from posting photographs of the mounts on Facebook.

If you are not following my Facebook page, the link to it is: https://www.facebook.com/tinalearphotos  Here are my completed prints:

Highland Cow


Aurora at the Mound, Golspie


Roe Deer at Balblair Woods, Golspie


Strathy Point


Brora Beach


Highland Cows




Smiling Seal Pup




Highland Cow & Aurora Borealis


Seal Pup, Sutherland


Big Burn, Golspie


Heilan’ Coo


Loch Brora


George has been working hard on the joint website.  The website is fully responsive which means that it can be viewed on desktop computers, laptops, ipads, kindles and mobile phones.  The website can be found here: http://www.gmggalleries.com/

Many thanks for reading this weeks blog!


An Epic Journey To The North Coast of Scotland

Last Saturday we met up with some friends and started on our journey up to the North Coast of Scotland.  The first wildlife we came across were some stags.  We got to take some lovely photographs of them and a few action shots of them jumping over a fence.  I love their expressions.  Their antlers are just starting to grow back now.


We drove on a bit further and then George spotted some grouse.  We stopped again to take some photographs.


As were were photographing the grouse, I noticed a little animal pop it’s head out of a hole.  It was pretty cute and very inquisitive!


It ran out of the hole and stood up just like a meer cat!


We later noticed that there was a dead mouse (Weasel’s dinner), and that’s most probably why he was running around watching us, making sure his dinner didn’t go missing!  Could have easily stayed there and watched him all day!


So, back in the car and off we went once again.  Five minutes down the road we spotted something else.  Still not sure what this is, but either a Mink or Pine Marten.  It didn’t hang around for long and this is the only photograph I managed to get!


We then drove for a while and it was time to stop for a spot of lunch.  Found a lovely place to stop, looking towards Ben Loyal.


After lunch was done, we headed off again on our way to Durness.  I spotted some Highland Cows in a field, so just had to get out of the car and explore.  I never get too close to the animals, but I think I made friends with this beautiful Highland Cow!


Once I had removed the ticks from my trousers, we were ready to head off in the car again.  Next stop was for a hot chocolate at Cocoa Mountain in Durness.  This is the second time I have been there, and was once again, not disappointed.  The hot chocolate was amaaazing!!!  Had to take a photograph of that.  Will be heading back there again soon! :)


After this delicious treat, we headed to Smoo Cave, just to have a look around.  We didn’t go into the caves this time around, but will plan this for next time!


A fantastic long day and now time for the drive back.  On the way back, I spotted some Highland Cows on the road. Well, I just had to get out and take some more photographs.  A chap got off of his motorbike and was trying to photograph this beautiful cow, but the cow just kept coming in my direction.


I kept getting further away, crouching down and taking more photographs, but the cow kept coming towards me.  I’d back off, and again the cow would come closer!


I did wonder what this cow was so interested in!  I took another few photographs.


Do you remember the cow I made friends with earlier that day?  Well it’s the same cow!  Look at the horns, the nose, same cow! :)  What a cracking day out!  That concludes the epic day out to the north coast.  Until next week! :)