Welcome to 2016!
Despite the weather being horrendous recently, and as you will have seen, causing serious problems for lots of people all over the country, it does give some opportunities for dramatic photography.
I took some time yesterday, wrapped up warm against the rain and wind, and went down to the coast and harbour area here in Aberdeen to see what the conditions were like.... Pretty terrible was the answer!
With strong winds and rain, huge swells and waves crashing onto the rocks, I decided that the minimum of gear was best, so as not to be weighed down too much.
As always, safety was first, and making sure that you're not standing in a dangerous place (as some people were!), especially when everything is soaking and slippery, and the wind was so strong.
In the end, I spent around 30-45 mins outside there, and despite the difficult conditions, I came away with a couple of nice images (which will appear here soon) that display the size of the waves and the force of the storm.