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Awesome reflections: Striking photographs from across Scotland

Photographers reflect on top beauty spots from majestic architecture to moody mountain scenes.

The rhododendrons were out in bloom at Lochan Urr in Glen Etive.
The rhododendrons were out in bloom at Lochan Urr in Glen Etive. Joanne Panton

There's something so pleasingly calming about the symmetry of a reflection.

Whether it is a dramatic landscape mirrored over a loch or the shadow of a building towering over a city, that magic moment when light waves reflect from surfaces can create a beautiful scene.

Scotland has never been short of inspiration for providing the backdrops to capture these fleeting moments, and this has been the inspiration behind this month's photo challenge in partnership with the Scotland from the Roadside Facebook group.

Launching in April this year, more than 200 photographers have already taken part in scouting the country in response to photo challenges set each month.

Cameras in hand, amateur and professionals alike have embraced the themes of 'Land of Light' and 'Wild Scotland', and this month has been no exception.

Whittling it down to our favourite ten, this small selection of an incredible offering captures those who really embraced this month's theme of 'Awesome Reflections'.

If you would like to take part in the next photo challenge, please watch out for announcements on the Scotland from the Roadside page.

Awesome Reflections

Dawn over the Clyde by Tony Gillanders

Glasgow's Finnieston Crane and the Squinty Bridge reflected in a calm River Clyde.
Glasgow's Finnieston Crane and the Squinty Bridge reflected in a calm River Clyde. Tony Gillanders‎

A pink sky in the morning by Gary Chittick

An early rise was worth the effort for Gary as he managed to capture this beautiful scene.
An early rise was worth the effort for Gary as he managed to capture this beautiful scene. Gary Chittick‎

Forth Road Bridge reflections by Ian Muir

A boat is perfectly framed within the Forth Road Bridge and its reflection.
A boat is perfectly framed within the Forth Road Bridge and its reflection. Ian Muir‎

Beinn Eighe reflected in Loch Coulin by Aileen Louden

A picturesque setting in the Torridon area of the Highlands.
A picturesque setting in the Torridon area of the Highlands. Aileen Louden‎

A Sauchiehall Street puddle picture by John Dyer

An interesting reflection was spotted by John on the pavements of Glasgow's city centre.
An interesting reflection was spotted by John on the pavements of Glasgow's city centre. John Dyer‎

Old and new: Glasgow's diverse architecture captured by Debbie Neilson

A Glasgow building mirrors the nearby architecture.
A Glasgow building mirrors the nearby architecture. Debbie Neilson‎

A serene swan poses perfectly at Blair Castle by Mike Brown

A solitary swan enjoys The Hercules Garden in Blair Atholl.
A solitary swan enjoys The Hercules Garden in Blair Atholl. Mike Brown

A fiery sunset over Loch of Lintrathen by John-Paul Bell

The Loch of Lintrathen by Kirriemuir reflects an atmospheric sunset sky.
The Loch of Lintrathen by Kirriemuir reflects an atmospheric sunset sky. John-Paul Bell‎

A tranquil drive through Glen Etive by Paula Andrews

Looking back at a winding road surrounded by the peaks of the Rannoch Moor.
Looking back at a winding road surrounded by the peaks of the Rannoch Moor. Paula Andrews

A looming dark sky over Portgordon harbour

Portgordon Harbour in Moray glistens in a moody twilight.
Portgordon Harbour in Moray glistens in a moody twilight. Lesley Murray‎

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