Jim Richardson@jimrichardsonng

NatGeo photographer: environment, agriculture, Scotland, wee places. Nonconformist. Not so shy. Not done yet. Co-founder @eyeson_earth

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Sheep graze amongst the 5,000 year old Stones of Stenness in Orkney. This was the first stone circle in the UK, put up 700 years before Stonehenge. @natgeo @natgeocreative #scotland #orkney

Standing Stones of Stenness
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Strolling down to Loch Oich at Glengarry Castle Hotel I found the little quay. It has a quaint character of another era. Exploring what I could do with the iPhone I shot this on the Hipstamatic app using the Jane lens and Robusta film which gave it a slightly faded tone that I liked very much. Santa Fe Workshops has invited me back to teach travel photography with an iPhone. We still have openings for the class running March 11-16, 2018. Follow the link on my profile page to the Santa Fe Photo Workshops site for full info. See you there. #iPhone #Scotland #SantaFe #workshop #hipstamatic @hipstamatic

Glengarry Castle Hotel
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The Callanish Stones on the Isle of Lewis are on of Scotland’s great stone circles. They always tempt me to evoke more of their mystery so for this image I shot on the Hipstamatic app (D-Plate film) and then toned it using grunge in SnapSeed. The iPhone has given me the chance to be more experimental in my photography. I shot this while on assignment for National Geographic Expeditions. Santa Fe Workshops has invited me back to teach travel photography with an iPhone. We still have openings for the class running March 11-16, 2018. Follow the link on my profile page to the Santa Fe Photo Workshops site for full info. See you there. #iPhone #Scotland #SantaFe #workshop @santafeworkshops

Callanish Stones
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Getting atop Sgorr Tuath in Scotland was a long haul but worth it. I took this frame with my iPhone the second night we were up there. Santa Fe Workshops has invited me back to teach travel photography with an iPhone. Mobile photography is liberating, transformative and a lot of fun. I've done whole travel assignments with just the iPhone. And Santa Fe is a great location to burrow into tools and apps to open up new worlds of image making. We still have openings for the class running March 11-16, 2018. Follow the link on my profile page to the Santa Fe Photo Workshops site for full info. See you there. #iPhone #Scotland #SantaFe @santafeworkshops


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Flying home over eastern Colorado last week, looking down on the agricultural patterns of irrigated farming. Thinking back that agriculture uses 39% of the ice free land on the planet. This water is coming from the Ogallala Aquifer. @natgeo @natgeocreative #agriculture #pattern

Burlington, Colorado
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Last sunlight catches the far hills before night comes to Loch Maree in the Scottish Highlands. Tonight I’ll be talking about these places with visitors to the National Geographic Fine Art gallery in La Jolla, California. It seems I’m drawn to the farther stretches of Scotland, always looking for wilder bits, which means the far northwest and the islands. #scotland @natgeo @natgeocreative

Loch Maree
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Autumn is finally draining the colors away in my backyard. Misty days have me playing with tones and moods. (Back to regular programming soon.) @natgeo @natgeocreative #autumn


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Orkney has always had the power to restore my faith. On one of my earliest Scotland trips the day was slim pickings and I didn’t know what to try next, when I walked down to a fishing pier (on Sanday, I think) to find these boys, just back from fishing with their father. They didn’t have to do much to make a picture, just stand there like perfect models for growing up on a remote island. @natgeo @natgeocreative #scotland #orkney #igscotland


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Scotland has another road trip waiting for you: the newly designated NorthEast250. Along that way is Pennan, snuggled below the cliffs along the Moray Firth and site of the cult film classic Local Hero. The red phone booth made famous in the film is still there and people from all over the world call it just to talk to someone in the old fishing village. It sits near the Pennan Inn Bar and Restaurant. #scotland @northeast250 #pennan #igscotland #scotlandexplore

Pennan, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Iona remains one of my favorite Scottish islands, with a little Post Office (down a side lane) hardly bigger than a good sized closet anywhere else. Hard to believe this peaceful island saw brutal Viking raids and the squabbling land grabs of the Lords of the Isles. Busy during the day with tourists it’s magical in the evenings. #scotland #iona @natgeo @natgeocreative


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Remembering the beautiful ponies at Ardverikie Estate in Scotland. They are quite traditional there, still using the ponies to haul the stags down off the mountain. #scotland @natgeo @natgeocreative


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Thinking back to a wonderful day gathering sheep on the Isle of Skye at Gesto Farm with Angus Beaton. Just riveting to see the sheep dogs work. Wait till the end here to see who is making the sheep nervous. #scotland #farming @natgeo @natgeocreative


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