Moon setting over Threipmuir Reservoir, Pentland Hills – Indian Ink with white acrylic highlights in a Watercolour Moleskine

Threipmuir Reservoir was built in the 1840s to supply Edinburgh with clean water. It doesn’t fulfil this function today but, instead, is a haven for wild fowl and many different types of plants. The waters are stocked with brown trout and are fished regularly. The reservoir lies to the north of the Pentland Hills and one of its features is a very comfortable “hide” used by bird watchers. It is usually open to anyone who wishes to use it and this is where this scene is recently from, copied from a photograph taken around 2.00am just as the moon was setting. Dawn breaks very early at this time of year in our parts. In just over an hour the sun heralded another day of beautiful sunny weather. Mind you! Being so high up its not always as calm as this here.