We know extremes of light and dark in Scotland. At the height of summer, it never gets properly dark. Around the time of the winter solstice, it barely gets light. But just now, the low sun illuminates spaces and objects from an angle that highlights both shadows and light. Oh, the photo-taking opportunities!
A river runs into the sea at St. Combs beach in Aberdeenshire.
White frothy waves crash against grey rocks.
Glorious rocks and sand and sky.
The break in the clouds is brief. The sand darkens under a blue and white patchwork sky.
Chosen Sisters, Romans and Romance
Set in 1st century Scotland, SISTERS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD includes the battle of Mons Graupius between the Romans and the Caledonian tribes. The book features a neurodivergent main character and some rather complicated romance.
“Ethereal and spellbinding….” Historical Novel Society
See the press release here
Review from Terry Tyler: “It’s a fabulous story, a real page-turner and so well written. It made me think about the passage and circle of time, of the constancy of the land on which we live and the transient nature of human life. Loved it.“
Read the article Roman Aberdeenshire features in author’s new book from Grampian Online.
Witchcraft and a Handsome Laird
Taking place mainly in a fictional castle, THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR blends an often overlooked period of history, the Scottish witchcraft accusations, in particular the 1597 Aberdeen witchcraft panic, with a love story.
See the press release here
Review from Tonya Ulynn Brown: “Before I go any further, I just have to say, this is one of the most beautifully written books I have ever read…“
From the Press and Journal: New book by Fraserburgh author highlights horrific extent of witch trials in Scotland
Kidnapping, Slavery and Friendship
FIREFLIES AND CHOCOLATE was inspired by the kidnapped children and young people of Aberdeen. The story follows the adventures of Elizabeth Manteith from the castle and her determined efforts to get back home. There’s love. There’s derring-dos on the high seas… And there’s chocolate!
See the publisher’s Press Release here
“Filled with excitement and suspense…” Historical Novel Society Editor’s Pick
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19 Replies to “Shadows and Light at the Beach”
Such striking beauty – their desolation seems to add to the beauty rather than detract! So beautifully captured Ailish, as always! 🙂
Beautiful as always Ailish!
What lovely images. Something about the second one really gets me – I can taste a tang of salt and a feel a hint of colder days to come on the breeze over that water…!
Totally amazing photos. I loved the expanse of both land and sea, overwhelming but incredibly beautiful.
Absolutely stunning! You take such lovely photos.
Thank you all for your lovely comments! The light conditions were constantly changing and spectacular that morning. Point and click 🙂
Really nice photos 🙂
Love the photos!
I’m absolutely mad for that beach, and the light really brings it out. Nice shootin’ Tex.
There were some great light conditions that day.
Cannot wait to go home to Scotland next week! Gorgeous photos Ailiah!
I hope you have a great time 🙂
Oh no auto spell! Gorgeous Anjali
Hi, Ailish, instead of spending time on Twitter, I’m now following you here, and thanks for following my site. Lovely photos! Hubby and I don’t live in such a scenic location, so these are greatly appreciated. Best wishes for your success, too, with your books. And have a great holiday season.
I’m so glad you like the photos. You have a great holiday time too 🙂