Tuesday, 9 August 2016



It will soon be dark enough to see the Auroras once again. Shetland is possibly the best place to see these `northern lights' or as they are called in Shetland `The Merrie dancers'.                                      

                                                          Ref: Night Gallery Number 0104

You often have to react quick as aurora can last a few minutes to several hours. The intensity can also vary from the normal green colour to the intense purples and reds which dance across the sky.

Light pollution can be a problem so it is best to choose the darkest place you can otherwise the orange glow of town lights will make it look weaker, and also a moonless night would help.

Free postage is now offered when you buy a canvas from Amazing Shetland.

You can buy this photo as a canvas visit
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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

The Sign

The Sign

Location: Hamnavoe near Eshaness

I always like the Shetlanders sense of humour, where else would you find a sign like this showing two extremes. The fact that Sumburgh is 59 miles away and Mexico unknown shows to me that it is in the blood of all Shetlanders to go out exploring.

I see the Sumburgh colours as a Puffin beak, wildflowers that carpet the cliffs and banks and the range of people that visit from all around the world.

You can buy this print on Canvas.

Please visit www.amazingshetland.co.uk for full details then
onto Landscapes, number 0069

Further photos have been added to the landscape section.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Shetland Featured Photo

The Nil Desperandum LK235 is a 63 year old seine netter, originally built for the Ministry of Defence in 1947, it was bought a few year later in 1951 by the Wiseman family to use as a fishing vessel.

It was gifted to Shetland Amenity Trust by Jimmy Wiseman  and is currently being restored and will be open to visitors in the near future. You can find this boat beside the museum at Hay's Dock, Lerwick

You can buy the photo as a  30x20 or 24x16 canvas print. Reference : Landscapes 0039 / 40

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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Shetland Pony

Shetland Ponies are known to people throughout the world, even if they don't know where Shetland is actually located. This Shetland pony was part of a larger herd found near Gulberwick.

It was originally asleep but woke when other ponies started to approach me, so knowing that some ponies ``laugh'' when waking I concentrated on this one and managed to get a couple of photos.

They have been on Shetland since the bronze age and have been used to pull carts carrying peat and coal for a number of years. Today you will find that most are used for riding especially by children. They do have a mind of their own and can be un- cooperative but are generally gentle and very intelligent.

Now you can buy this photo either as a 30x20 or 24x16 canvas print.

see www.amazingshetland.co.uk for further information and a wide selection of photos