Welcome

Hello and welcome to my photographic collection. Photos taken on travels near and far.

Featured countries include Scotland, Cuba, Greenland, India, France and Chile. I hope you find some of them to your taste.

21/07/14

New gallery added following a trip to Assynt (Sutherland), some coastal, landscape and macro shots. Beautiful area of Scotland strongly recommend going there to photographers and anyone who lives colourful, wild scenery and the chance to view some rare wildlife.

07/05/14

A new gallery added after a bank holiday weekend spent on Islay. The amazing weather made up in a small way for missing the Iceland trip in February due to illness. Lets hope the trips planned for the next few months come off.

27/01/14

After a relatively quiet period for my photography things I should spring into action over the next few months, resulting in new material being posted here…hopefully. Iceland is first for killer whales/northern lights in a month or so then Islay in April before the annual trip to Mull in May then finally Sutherland in June. Meantime, best get out there and do something locally!

10/11/13

Autumn highlights - seasonal shots (mostly) of leaping salmon, migrating geese and hardy but colourful dragonflies.
Let me know if you enjoy them please.

29/08/13

New gallery added with landscape and macro shots taken on a brief visit to Mull. Macro shots taken with my relatively new sigma 150mm macro lens.

05/08/13

A selection from trips to Spey Bay, my back garden and the East Fortune Airshow 2013!

11/07/13

Added some new shots taken on the recent trip to to Curemonte in France. Several macro shots amongst them.

06/06/13
Newest addition is a gallery showing landscape, wildlife and detail shots taken on a recent trip to Mull. More to add to it over the next week or so...next stop is the Dordogne!

11/04/13
New gallery launched (Islay Spring 2013) after a productive long Easter weekend on Islay. Well worth a visit if you have never been there. A top location for wildlife and landscape photography as well as having circa 8 whisky distilleries!

11/03/13
New mini gallery featuring a few shots from early 2013. I am afraid moving house has proved to be an ongoing thief of photography time...but trips to Islay, Mull and France are coming up between Easter and the end of June. Should be a more productive period....

26/11/12
New gallery "Autumn Shots" added today. Hope you like some of them, feedback welcomed!

06/09/12
Added some landscape and macro shots from August. The spider shot is not for the arachnophobics out there!

31/07/2012
Latest gallery features a number of shots from the East Fortune Airshow last Saturday. Wet and windy day but rain cleared just long enough for a mind blowingly good display from the Red Arrows! Simply superb.

10/07/2012
On a bit of a run with another new Gallery added.
A selection of shots taken on a recent photographic workshop in the Dordogne run by Tim Mannakee. Great weekend in a special landscape dotted with picturesque villages which all seemed to be dominated by imposing chateaus.

29/06/2012
New gallery loaded today (finally) - Visit! Scotland! - which is a compilation of shots taken this spring across Scotland. Content ranges from white tailed eagles over Mull to unusually cooperative snipe posing on Islay. Hopefully, they paint an attractive picture of my homeland....

29/04/2012
New gallery added, "Unsprung".
A mix of shots taken in the highlands and nearer home this month.
Trips coming up..Dordogne in May, Islay in June and Mull also in June. Fingers crossed for good light and cooperative wildlife...

08/04/2012
Recently attended a preview of the new John Gray Centre in Haddington (in Lodge st just off the high street).
It houses a local museum focusing on East Lothian Life and History. I was one of their photography competition winners and my photograph "St Baldred's Chapel and the Congregation" taken of the gannet colony on the Bass rock, hangs with some other representative East Lothian shots in the 1st floor gallery. The museum is open 7 days.

19/02/2012
Added shots to the India 2012 gallery including one of a giant squirrel...with more to come over the next few days.

2011 galleries -

Salmon migration - Added a few shots from a great day out watching a classic Scottish autumn sight - salmon migrating upriver....

"Owls and Insects" with a few shots taken in the grounds of Scottish Natural Heritage's Battleby site while attending the recent Scottish Nature Photography Fair.

"East Fortune Airshow" - a fantastic day out thanks to some highly skilled flyers, a superb viewpoint and a well stocked picnic...

"The Birds and the Bees" - a gallery reflecting a small portion of the wealth of wildlife to be found locally in East Lothian this summer.

"Islay spring 2011"- Fantastic weather all week, miles of beautiful coastline to enjoy and plenty of cooperative wildlife!

"Isle of May in June and Spring round up" - Added a few local landscapes and wildlife shots to this gallery.

There has also been some interest in prints recently which is appreciated.

If interested in buying any prints let me know by email, ricowells@hotmail.com.