Shetland 365

As some of you might know I've been doing this photo-a-day malarky for rather a long time - I've taken at least one picture each day since late 2004, sometimes on a phone but usually on one of the numerous cameras digital cameras I've contrived to own.

When I look back through the collection of photographs of the day I get reminder of what I've been doing, the projects I've been working on, the mood I've been in - and very often where I've been.

As I was picking through the latest batch of pictures from Shetland, I realised that I've reached the 365 day landmark for pictures taken around the Shetland Islands.

My first picture of the day from Shetland was taken in January 2007 outside the Sumburgh Hotel looking towards the Sumburgh Head Lighthouse.

Sum burgh Head Lighthouse, January 2007
And Number 365 was taken earlier this week (January 2016) on Scat Ness, less than a mile (as the puffin flies) from Number 1.

Waves at Scat Ness, January 2016

In the intervening 9 years I've taken pictures on almost all the Shetland Islands, from Fair Isle in the south to Unst in the North, and from Foula to Whalsay.

South Harbour, Fair Isle, June 2010
Da Noup, Foula, September 2014 
I've taken pictures of the Sumburgh Head Light and Muckle Flugga Lighthouse.

Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, August 2015

Muckle Flugga Light, Unst, June 2007

I've seen lots of boats - of various vintages and in various states of repair.

Europa off Sumburgh Head, July 2011
Solas, Olna Firth, October 2011
Subsea Viking, Lerwick, February 2011

Quendale Shipwreck, January 2007

I've got pictures of beaches covered in snow, and bathed in sunlight.

Quendale Beach, November 2010

St Ninian's Beach, August 2015

I've taken pictures at sunrise (occasionally) and sunset (regularly).

Sumburgh Head sunrise, February 2014

Hestingott sunset, January 2015

I've photographed wild days and calm days.

Scat Ness, April 2014

Scat Ness, January 2012

I've seen the Northern Lights and several Up Helly Aas.

Mirrie Dancers, January 2012
Up Helly Aa, January 2014

I've seen Shetland ponies, Shetland sheep, Shetland seals - and a beached pilot whale.

Whalsay, March 2012
Scat Ness, February 2015
Seal (outside Tesco, Lerwick), October 2013

Quendale Beach, June 2013

I've seen lots of birds - and taken an awful lot of puffin pictures.

Oystercatcher, June 2013
Gannets, May 2010
Arctic Skua, June 2013
Puffin, April 2015
Puffin, June 2013

Since 2010 my pictures of the day have appeared on Blipfoto - and if you want to explore more (without the one-a-day limit) there are lots more pictures on Flickr.

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