I enjoy taking photographs of anything that looks artistic and beautiful in shape or colour. I strive to capture the beauty of nature in my images.
I enjoy looking at other people's beautiful and creative images from all over the world. Hopefully people will enjoy the beautiful things that I have photographed and share in the beauty of this world. Feedback on any of my photo images and any corrections is very much appreciated! :-)
I am a chemistry/science teacher in a Scottish Secondary school who has always had a love for nature. I have been interested in natural history photography since I received my first camera when I was twelve years old. My father was my first great inspiration and a continuing inspiration, as he is an amateur photographer with many years experience.
I went over to digital photography in 2006 and am impressed by the versatility of digital photography!
I now mainly use a Canon 450D with the standard 18-55 mm lens. Many of the pics were taken with the low budget but versatile Fujifilm Finepix S5600 digital camera. Also many thanks to a kind friend for letting me borrow their Canon lenses. :-)
All my photography is copyrighted and all rights are reserved worldwide. Use without permission is illegal. Please kindly contact me for written permission if you are interested in using any of my images. Credit should be given to David Shand not my Flickr name Shandchem.
Canon EF-S 18-55 mm lens
Canon EF 100 mm macro lens
Fujifilm Finepix S5600 (x10 optical zoom, equivalent to 38 - 380 mm on a 35 mm camera)
Manfrotto tripod 190CXPRO3
I very much appreciate your visits and will respond to as many comments, photo requests and invites as time permits.
I see beauty through my eyes in,
The blue of the sky,
The green of the grass,
The sparkling sea
The patterns all around,
A loving smile.
I feel beauty in,
The touch of a friends hand,
A warm hug,
The warmth of the sun,
A warm breeze on my face.
I hear beauty in,
The sound of flowing water,
Birds in cheerful song,
The wind rustling leaves,
Honest and trustworthy words,
A friends greeting,
David Shand, 4 January 2009
Mes yeux voient la beauté dans
Le bleu du ciel,
Le vert de l'herbe,
La mer étincelante
Les formes tout autour,
Un sourire d'amour.
Je sens la beauté dans
Le contact d'une main amie,
Un chaleureux câlin,
La chaleur du soleil,
Une brise chaude sur mon visage.
J'entends la beauté dans
Le son de l'eau qui coule,
Dans le chant joyeux des oiseaux,
Le vent qui bruisse dans les feuilles,
Les paroles sincères et dignes de confiance,
Le salut d'un ami,
Des paroles aimables,
Un rire innocent .
Thank you Anne-Marie for assistance with the translation of my poem in to French!
To my children:
"Truth is the beacon that guides mankind through the ages."
from your Dad :-)
These are some of my favourite images:
Photos of Shandchem (8)
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- Perfect Beauty II 123,932 photos, 7,210 members
- a MoMeNTaRY LaPSe oF ReaSoN(post1/award3)SWEEPER runs 81,400 photos, 3,753 members
- Glacially Sculpted World 62 photos, 6 members
- CONTESTS FOR EVERYBODY 2 photos, 258 members
- Alberi d'alto fusto, Boschi e Foreste / Trees, Woods and Forest 15,081 photos, 1,086 members
- Cladonias of the World 522 photos, 90 members
- In Eyes View 7,290 photos, 383 members
- Buoyant - Buoy Images 27,806 photos, 3,009 members
- Meconopsis poppy group 2,954 photos, 142 members
- Art For Fun 21,993 photos, 848 members
- Ullapool, Lochbroom and Coigach 4,292 photos, 362 members
- Nice As It Gets~Level 1 /Post 1 Award 5 59,579 photos, 3,948 members
- Animals & Plants (1 post + 3 awards) 4,482 photos, 428 members
- Landscapes of the World (3 Comments) twitter: #landscapesworld 12,010 photos, 1,104 members
- Symbiosis and Coevolution 77 photos, 7 members
- Sunsets in Europe (Post 1 & Award 5) 8,941 photos, 1,981 members
- Marine Wildlife of the NE Atlantic 3,038 photos, 242 members
- Scottish Beavers 22 photos, 13 members
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- AGAINST THE WHITE 12,369 photos, 902 members
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- Exquisite Obscurities 5,164 photos, 1,403 members
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- Pink Is Beautiful And Sensual *NATURE ONLY* 15,224 photos, 1,002 members
- Flickr's Echinopsis bloom group 3,666 photos, 272 members
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- Mama's Bloomers ~**(CLOSED FOR 2 WEEKS VACATION) ** ~ (P1- C2) 35,339 photos, 3,123 members
- World Nature and Wildlife Group P1/C3 13,401 photos, 1,100 members
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- Sharing of Lovely Flowers (P1 A 2) [Good Quality Pic Only] 2,272 photos, 484 members
- beTWO -2 small natural objects- ~ 2 comments required ~ 7,165 photos, 763 members
- Flowers On Black E&S P1 / C4 Sweeper on now ! 1,767 photos, 458 members
- Early Medieval Europe 350 - 1100 CE 237 photos, 20 members
- Universe of Photography (Admin Invite) 200+F 549 photos, 173 members
- Sea Walls (POST 1 + AWARD 1) 1,311 photos, 272 members
- Fabulous Photo (Invite Only) 1,664 photos, 219 members
- ~ CONTACT GROUP ~ (Post 1 / Award 3) 118,642 photos, 6,220 members
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- The Physics Classroom Flickr Group 2,374 photos, 247 members
- Skancheli (Black&White Only) 20,973 photos, 2,152 members
- My Gallery Photo 3,399 photos, 504 members
- ***The Crystal Car Awards*** post 1 AWARD 2 11,597 photos, 597 members
- Natural Jewellery-CONTEST: Drops on Pink Flowers - OPEN! 16,856 photos, 3,033 members
- Ooh Snap!! - PLEASE Please Vote! 5,758 photos, 699 members
- Air Shows 157,342 photos, 5,947 members
- Scottish Air Shows Past and Present 1,732 photos, 95 members
"David is a wonderful person and an amazing photographer. His landscapes are simply awesome and breathtaking. I have learnt so much from his work . David please keep up the marvelous work and let students like me benefit"
9th December, 2008
"David is not only an accomplished photographer but a kind, generous soul that truly cares about people and promoting their photography. He always goes out of his way to compliment and support others in the Flickr community with his encouraging words and giving spirit. It's been my pleasure to call this dear person a friend. See you soon in Bali and thanks so much for the photography lesson:)"
6th July, 2008
John Lemon says:
"Beautiful shots of a beautiful land, in the same spirit of the National Geographic reportages. It's a fascinating tour of Scotland."
2nd April, 2008
- October 2007
- I am:
- Male and Single
- Chemistry/Science Teacher