Sleat Penisular WM

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Here is one from my recent trip to Skye – I have to admit as to not making The Sleat Peninsular one of my priorities due to the fact it seemed so flat and unappealing in my initial research – how wrong can one be! The were loads of inlets and nooks that I will have to go back and explore in a variety of weathers. The weather I would place in the typical Scotland category which really lends itself to all sort of colours on the palette board. I did crop the image several times before deciding on this final image. It just goes to show never judge a book by it’s cover – get out there and hands on you just never know what is around the corner.

Landscape, Photography, Travel

The Sleat Peninsular – Skye

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A little after Sunset

 

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I have always preferred  post sunset light as it is far less intense allowing the sensor to cope much better with the myriad of colour. I secretly love the fact that most people dissapear once the sun has dropped not realising that the best is yet to come.

That said I am conscious that the sky alone is simply not enough to whet the appetite you need some foreground interest – here I was spoiled by both the reflection and the small rockpool. We have had a week in Skye  since my last post (keep watching for the shots)

I have also been without broadband for nearly 14 days so I am looking forward to being inspired by all your blog posts so the future is bright the future is Orange :-)

Landscape, Photography, Sunset

A little after Sunset

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Above Pennan

 

Well I was out on a job this week in Aberdeenshire and the sea haar was thick and pretty un-photogenic returning along the coast the sun was burning off the fog – as I was passing Pennan the light was fighting to kill the fog and generate some subtle soft light – you may just get a taste of what I am talking about, by looking at the light on the field above the cliffs on the left of the image, where the light is electrifying the field  over the rest of the flat neutral tones. Anyway I turned off in to the steep decent and caught this view. Pennan famous of course for the film Local Hero is well worth a watch if you haven’t seen it. Endless Scottish beaches wonderful light humour and a magnificent Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) Soundtrack. Enjoy

Coast, Landscape, Photography, Uncategorized

Above Pennan

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Turnberry on the Rocks

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Well its about time you were exposed to another Scottish Lighthouse – I trust it will guide our country to make the right choice this week as Scotland goes to the polls for the biggest decision in the last 300 years

certainly the biggest decision in my lifetime. Don’t worry I don’t intend to engage you in politics – people need to make their choices based on their beliefs and hopes.

I love my country passionately and will be living here no matter what happens on Thursday

Coast, Landscape, Photography

Scottish Lighthouse Series – Turnberry On the Rocks

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Castle Tioram - Adhar dhealbh

 

Benji says thanks for the positive way in which he was received here in blog world. Some of you fathomed out my methodology for the previously published “Above Castle Tioram” which was of course a drone. I was often frustrated when visiting some of these stunning locations that I wasn’t completely able to capture the majesty of the setting. So I have taken the opportunity of investing in a drone. In essence it is an aerial photographic platform. However like all things, although it provides opportunity it also comes with constraints. Due to weight, the camera is quiet small and the focal length is around 5mm generating considerable curvature in the images which has to be straightened out. All that said I am learning fast how to get the best out of it and when combined with my DSLR you can get some great footage. This shot was attained with some risk as the drone is well out over the Loch – any mechanical failure or an aggressive seagull and I would be facing a hefty bill. Ultimately I have an opportunity to capture Castle Tioram (one of my favorites) placed in it’s landscape – I am sure you will agree – it is a rather splendid landscape – enjoy

Aerial, Landscape, Photography

Castle Tioram – Selfie

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Above Castle Tioram WM

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 I am proud to announce a first on my blog – this is an aerial shot of one of Scotland’s most stunning ruins Castle Tioram – Loch Moidart, Lochaber. I shan’t bother you with the technical aspects or hows and whys – I just hope you agree that it offers a completely different perspective.

Historical, Landscape, Photography

Above Castle Tioram

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Scurdie Ness Lighthouse

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This is the second in my Lighthouse series (Summer) – this is Scurdie Ness at Ferryden near Montrose. Scurdie Ness was one of the first I saw as a child due to the fact we spent several holidays in Montrose at Caravan Parks – great memories of golden beaches, Fish and Chips and a tough wee Golf Course – where I also entered my first Jnr Golf Competition in the Montrose Open (nervous times). I do love returning to haunts from my childhood and exploring much further than I ever got th chance to do back then. Enjoy

 

Landscape, Photography, Travel

Scottish Lighthouse Series – Scurdie Ness

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