Last Week’s Shoot – Largo and Leven

Rainbow over Largo Bay

I’ve now caught up with the processing from my recent trip to Fife – finishing off with images from my walk from Upper Largo (or Kirkton of Largo) down to Leven in the East Neuk of Fife.

Largo and Newburn Parish Church in Upper Largo
Largo and Newburn Parish Church in Upper Largo, Fife, Scotland

I got off the bus in Upper Largo to have a look at the fine old church, which looked lovely in the winter sunshine – though access to the churchyard was out due to a landslip and collapsed retaining wall!

Largo Law 290m conical hill near Upper Largo
Largo Law near Upper Largo

From the church I wandered up the lane to Largo Cemetery where there’s a fine view of Largo Law, a 290m conical hill, which looked like a lovely walk on a less windy day!

Lower Largo Fife Scotland
Lower Largo Fife Scotland

It was just a short walk down to Lower Largo with its tiny harbour on the Firth of Forth, where the Crusoe Hotel overlooks the beach, which looked quite dramatic in the blustery conditions.

Bronze Age standing stones at Lundin Links with Largo Law beyond
Bronze Age standing stones at Lundin Links with Largo Law beyond

I followed the coast for a bit and then back up to the main road at Lundin Links and across to the Ladies Golf Course to have a look at the three amazing prehistoric standing stones on the fairway – I have to thank The Wee White Dug for the tip for this location, which I would probably never have found – unless I’d been reading the small print on my OS map very carefully.  Thanks Casper!

A rainbow over Largo Bay from Leven Beach, Fife Coast
A rainbow over Largo Bay from Leven Beach, Fife Coast

From the stones I had a quick look at nearby Lundin Tower before heading further along the coast towards Leven, where a short heavy shower forced me to pack the camera away – and then rapidly get it out again to capture the lovely rainbow that appeared over Largo Bay, with Largo Law looming on the coastline.

Three oil rigs in the Firth of Forth from Leven beach
Three oil rigs in the Firth of Forth from Leven beach

There were lovely patterns in the sand on the beach, and three oil rigs sat out in the Firth of Forth added some interest on the horizon as the rainclouds rolled above.

People silhouetted against a winter sky beneath wind turbines on Leven Beach
People silhouetted against a winter sky beneath wind turbines on Leven Beach

Despite the blowy conditions (it was pretty wild on the beach) there were a few hardy dog walkers braving the elements beneath the wind turbines further along the coast.  From here it was just a short hop across to Leven bus station for the trip back to St Andrews.

You can see all of the images form the shoot in the Scotland gallery on the website.

About marksunderland

Mark Sunderland is a landscape and travel photographer specialising in Yorkshire, England. He supplies licensed images, prints and calendars through marksunderland.com - the source for Images of Yorkshire - and also runs photography workshops in the Yorkshire Dales with Natural Light Workshops.

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