It was a delight to be back to the place that always will feel like home to me. Lewis was where I grew up and the landscape of moors, lochs, cliffs and beaches is always a tonic for me. Even more important than the place are the people. Warm, genuine and down to earth. I always leave feeling refreshed and happy. Thanks to everyone who passed time with me and with my family these last 2 months.
A grey but fun day exploring the East Neuk of Fife again.I wanted to go back and reshoot this little beacon at Pittenweem with a long exposure. I like the composition but will need to go back to try again with better light and weather. Once again I was so focused on the camera that I didn’t even notice the seal poking around until I looked at the images on the computer at home.
Loch Clair on a mid summer sunrise. We must have been bonkers. Sleeping in the car to get eaten alive by midge to get a photo. Missing the place though and looking forward to a return.
Conditions: Very windy with a moderate swell. Sheltered here by the dunes.
Camera work: Canon 5D3, 25-70L lens at 30mm, 2 stopND hard grad on the sky. 4″ at f/11, iso 100.
The Highlands of Scotland are, in many ways a subarctic environment. Our weather is moderated and made utterly unpredictable by our position at the junction of 6 great air masses. There has always been variability over long and short cycles but, to my mind, the evidence of climate change potentiation by the gasification of fossilised carbon seems strong. To be in Glencoe in mid January with the ice melting before my eyes does make me reflect on my part in this change.
Melting ice in a small tributary of Loch Bà on Rannoch Moor.
A very atmospheric early morning in Glencoe. Big thanks to David Mould for location advice and Niall and Joe for the company.
Looking for rhythm and conjunctions in the landscape. Sometimes where the natural and the manufactured come together and sometimes where the elements of the wild landscape meet to give a satisfying sense of order. Making order out of the chaos and danger of our surroundings seems, I think, to be a universal human desire.
I like Pittenweem. I was minding my own business getting interested in all the shades of blue and the little lighthouse. Messed up my filters by putting the 6 stop ND filter in the second slot of the filter holder instead of the first one. Getting grumpy. Then I notice a bunch of folk, perhaps 20 trekking up the narrow pier behind me. Now I am surrounded. Flash mob? Out comes the boom box playing Trad Scots Music and they all start doing the Canadian Barn Dance or similar. Awkward. Do I carry on like nothing is going on or watch, perhaps join in? I do like Pittenweem.
Please check out the Formatt-Hitech website for details. Those cow’s are getting around a bit.
Up coming exhibitions:
SLPOTY exhibition starting at Castle Stalker View. Already up and going. Please see the SLPOTY website for further venues in the tour.
GDPU exhibition at The Peoples Palace, Glasgow Green. Also in progress.
Print: Amateur Photography Magazine
Web based: lanscapephotographymagazine.com
Upcoming images from Assynt.
All best, Omer.