Admiring the Universe - a fine-art photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland, with interests in landscape, nature and astrophotography

Scurdie Ness

Scurdie Ness
Scurdie Ness Lighthouse was established in 1870 at the request of the seafaring community of Ferryden due to numerous shipwrecks in the area.
Built by David and Thomas Stevenson, it became a crucial reference point during World War II. The lighthouse, now a listed building, underwent operational changes and is currently automated, displaying three white flashes every 20 seconds; at 182,000 candlepower they can be seen over 40km away.

The surrounding grounds are privately owned, and the area is popular for walks, offering sightings of seals, dolphins, and occasionally, whales. Scurdie Ness is also a Geological Conservation Review site, known for its agates among the andesite basalt rocks formed around 410 million years ago from lava flows.

Photo taken as Storm Ishtar was starting to ramp up; there were waves over a metre high rolling through this scene, breaking on the foreground rocks. I particularly like how the smaller pebbles appear partially submerged.


Camera: FUJIFILM X-H2 ISO: 125
Focal Length: 17.6mm (26mm-e) Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 14s


GPS location: 56.701919, -2.439899