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.
One-off publication rights to my images can be purchased, however, I retain the rights to resell, use or alter the image in any way I choose.
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 (9)
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- Vintage Transport Anywhere 3,060 photos, 26 members
- PARKS GARDENS AND WOODS 92,054 photos, 2,648 members
- Nature Sequesters Carbon 2,026 photos, 121 members
- California Coastal Geology 4,789 photos, 320 members
- ANCIENT RELICS 148,948 photos, 4,489 members
- TOURISM magazine 388,621 photos, 5,272 members
- WALKING LANDSCAPES 155,653 photos, 4,190 members
- SEASCAPES!!! 141,506 photos, 2,889 members
- PBWA (Photography by Wandering About) 187,960 photos, 1,792 members
- Winterland 12,918 photos, 444 members
- armillaria mellea... 753 photos, 53 members
- * Wonderful World of Wildlife * 558,896 photos, 6,957 members
- * ALL COLLECTIONS - and PATTERNS, TEXTURES, DETAILED STUDIES * 105,455 photos, 3,859 members
- PURPLE. (not pink, not lavender, not blue.) just purple. 31 photos, 12 members
- Perfect Beauty II 1,361,885 photos, 15,307 members
- a MoMeNTaRY LaPSe oF ReaSoN(post1/award3)SWEEPER runs 86,432 photos, 3,607 members
- Glacially Sculpted World 145 photos, 12 members
- CONTESTS FOR EVERYBODY 1 photo, 241 members
- Alberi d'alto fusto, Boschi e Foreste / Trees, Woods and Forest 33,259 photos, 1,734 members
- Cladonias of the World 1,571 photos, 186 members
- In Eyes View 22,262 photos, 490 members
- Buoyant - Buoy Images 32,579 photos, 3,288 members
- Meconopsis poppy group 3,380 photos, 148 members
- Ullapool, Lochbroom and Coigach 5,322 photos, 417 members
- Nice As It Gets~Level 1* Post 1 Awd 5 (no group limit) 271,027 photos, 7,496 members
- Animals & Plants (1 post + 3 awards) 25,684 photos, 1,272 members
- Landscapes of the World (3 Comments) twitter: @landscapesworld 88,411 photos, 2,856 members
- Symbiosis and Coevolution 100 photos, 29 members
- Sunsets in Europe (Post 1 & Award 5) 68,486 photos, 7,793 members
- Marine Wildlife of the NE Atlantic 6,128 photos, 356 members
- Scottish Beavers 100 photos, 17 members
- Wildlife in Scotland 104,794 photos, 2,326 members
- AGAINST THE WHITE 14,961 photos, 1,138 members
- Laddie...Make Those Bagpipes Sing 2,375 photos, 77 members
- Purple is Luscious and Exotic 21,129 photos, 1,600 members
- Brown is Rich and Earthy 27,569 photos, 1,094 members
- Exquisite Obscurities 4,593 photos, 1,368 members
- Macros of Planet Earth 24,511 photos, 889 members
- Pink Is Beautiful And Sensual *NATURE ONLY* 41,250 photos, 2,082 members
- Flickr's Echinopsis bloom group 6,826 photos, 408 members
- Scottish Plants and Gardens 3,990 photos, 227 members
- Mama's Bloomers ~ (P1- C2) 36,171 photos, 3,124 members
- World Nature and Wildlife Group P1/C3 38,609 photos, 1,611 members
- Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary 6,163 photos, 1,759 members
- Sharing of Lovely Flowers (P1 A 2) [Good Quality Pic Only] 2,126 photos, 471 members
- beTWO -2 small natural objects- ~ 2 comments required ~ 7,334 photos, 680 members
six circle says:
"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"
December 9th, 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:)"
July 6th, 2008
acrid liquid says:
"Beautiful shots of a beautiful land, in the same spirit of the National Geographic reportages. It's a fascinating tour of Scotland."
April 2nd, 2008
- October 2007
- I am:
- Male and Single
- Chemistry/Science Teacher