Thursday, 28 October 2010

South American group from Equador in Blackpool

Dennis caught this picture of an amazing group from Ecuador whilst performing in Blackpool last week.The music,colour and especially the pan pipe sound was great.Blackpool is undergoing great changes at present with a fantastic new prom and there is always something interesting going on.The illuminations are always a big draw in october.

South American group from Equador in Blackpool

I took these shots last week whilst in Blackpool,the music and colour was amzing in fact I just love the sound of Pan pipes.Nikon D3X with 300mm lense.For lots more people pictures go to

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Willows Chalet at Tralee Bay holiday park

We recently were asked to take interiors of the magnificent chalets at Tralee bay holiday park and this shot depicts the quality and comfort offered.We used Canon EOS1Ds for this shoot with a sigma 12mm lense. samples of work at

Autumn reflections in Loch Etive Argyll

I was so pleased with finding this shot of Ben Cruachan taken nr Achnacloich.I chose to use a Telephoto lense to keep it tight.More scottish -landscapes on

Autumn in Argyllshire by Dennis Hardley

I took this shot from the north connel-Bonawe road looking towards Ben Cruachan from achnacree bay with late morning mists still hanging around the mountainside.Scotland is so beautiful in the autumn when the sun

Monday, 25 October 2010


The first winter snow arrives on the glencoe hills as seen in this lovely picture taken from lower Glen Etive.Its quite boggy down here around the lochan and the wild shrubs are quite tall so a small lightweight ladder is in prints are available from any of my pictures seen on blogger

New Oban christmas cards

Here is another of Dennis Hardley s new christmas cards due out soon.This one depicts Argyll square at christmas in the early 80s with the old station clock tower dominating the distance.

New oban christmas cards out soon

Dennis Hardley is bringing out some special oban christmas cards possibly this week for those who would like an oban snow scene on their christmas card for special friends and family.Here is a black and white snow scene of oban taken from MacCaigs tower which features of one of the cards.They will be available at Waterstones and Poppies garden centre ASAP


This is another of the images taken last sunday at Tralee -bay holiday park this time using a very wide lense and back-lit reeds on the lochan in this well kept holiday park.When taking autumn shots in particular,shooting against the sun (back lighting) gives a great effect which allows the light to penetrate through the leaves.

Tralee bay holiday park Benderloch Argyll

Yesterday (sunday) I went over to look out some shots at Tralee Bay holiday park which belongs to another of our clients. I am very glad I made the effort as the conditions were perfect for some nice images depicting Autumn Tranquility.This was taken with a Nikon D3X with a f2.8 14-24 wide angle lense and


Sunday was a really nice day over on the west of scotland, another of our clients are "Tralee bay holiday park" so I went over there and captured some autumn scenes around the still waters of a picturesque Lochan which is overlooked by Log Cabins. What a lovely place to spend your holidays and relax amongst some of argyll s finest scenery.

Oban Bay sunset from The Drury

Having been given the commission to undertake photography at the Drury in Oban I was determined to capture the full benefit of its fantastic situation overlooking Oban bay.So I went back at sunset and captured this picture from one of the bedrooms.Dennis Hardley s work can be viewed at


This picture depicts a magnificent bedroom and suite (3 rooms) with traditional fireplace. very spacious with dressing room and en suite bathroom.situated on the second floor level.


Here is another interior picture taken by Dennis depicting the staircase and landing which sits under a wood panelled tower.This picture alone shows the size of this house,which overlooks Oban bay.

Sunday, 24 October 2010


This is one of the finest houses I have photographed for a wee while,its coming on the market soon and situated overlooking Oban bay. I really enjoyed photographing this place,here is the picture taken just inside the front door looking into the magnificent hall.


Dennis was asked by Savills recently to photograph this beautiful property in Oban.Its called the Drury and overlooks oban bay from its dominating position.I spent two days in this house and was most impressed by its size and the quality of the internal fittings, ie (en suites etc).

here is the view from the terraced garden.

Lytham St Annes Windmill Lancs

Took this shot last week in Lytham St Annes depicting the famous windmill at dusk with a magenta sky.This is a lovely stretch of coastline which runs from Lytham to St Annes and onto Blackpool and fleetwood.I also have my pictures in a lovely gallery called "Oscars" in Lytham.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Loch Melfort Hotel

Here's another from Monday's photo-shoot at the Loch Melfort Hotel.For those not aquainted with the hotel, it's a lovely 25 room Hotel situated on the shore of Loch Melfort, amongst some of the finest scenery on the west coast.

Loch Melfort Hotel

Here's the shot of the boat shed. I mentioned in my last post.

Loch Melfort Hotel

Monday was spent walking around the Loch Melfort hotel trying to find some nice fresh September shots of the hotel for Rachel & Calum.As per usual i was looking to create something a little different, quirky if you like.The result of which was a portrait view of the boat shed taken from pretty much ground level. I also managed to capture some autumnal views toward the hotel.