I moved to the Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland three years ago. My camera gathered dust for most of the first year while re-decorating the house temporarily took over my life. I gave myself a break from DIY on a bright sunny morning in August 2013, when I captured one of my first landscape images of the Black Isle – this lovely field of hay bales with the rich blue waters of the Cromarty Firth beyond. The views are constantly changing in this field alone, with green grass grown in autumn, yellow oil seed rape in spring, and golden barley in summer. When I multiply these seasonal changes across the whole of the Black Isle peninsula and the many photogenic locations it has to offer, I realise that I will be building up my portfolio for a long time to come!