It’s kind of a touristy trap place, but if you can get the people out of the picture it is a beautiful castle to take a picture of. Seems Scotland just has an abundance of castles This one is exceptional and built on an island like so many other Scottish castles. I have more of this castle and others I’ll be publishing over the coming weeks. This was made with the Olympus OMD 5.
One of the major attraction in Iceland is Gullfoss which is a large really cool waterfall. Typically when I travel and photograph in Iceland I like to go where others don’t go or at least try to see the place and image differently. well Gullfoos is no different. Buses of tourist show up here and most of the time we avoid this place like the plague. But, we had sometime and decided to at least stop and admire this cool place. I decided to try and shoot it differently . I used my Olympus OMD5 and did a series of bracketed exposures and then worked them in post processing. I ended up with a different kind of prehistoric gritty look. Works for me.
I shot most of my images with the Phase One camera and digital back. However, I do have a few other cameras that I carry with me not to mention my trusty iPhone. This image was made on the Olympus OMD 5 using the dramatic art effect. I really liked it so I thought it would be fun to share. This is shot in Scotland at Castle Stalker.
I travel many places as you probably know. I am always amazed how the sky looks so much bigger out west. Why is that? Here’s proof. Shot in Monument Valley. We were shooting for a while with beautiful blue skies. This is notwhat a photographer wants, we want nice puffy clouds. Then within ten minutes this cloud shows up. Our Indian guides said the called up the cloud god just for us. Is there such a god? The guides took credit for the clouds and I’ll take credit for this photo.
Scotland had many great places to visit and I still have a list for my next visit. I returned with so many nice images. My shooting companion on this trip Steve Gosling and I spent a while at this church shooting. I wonder why it was abandoned so long ago? It had so many great spots to shoot. I even did a real nice PAno there. I’ll post that sometime in the future. I liked this shot looking up at the church and using the grave stones as a way to lead they eye into the shot.
Wow, I fel bad. I have tried to make a post everyday if possible and I have failed recently. Between extensive traveling and the Holidays, I just plain ran out of hours. well all that is behind me for new and I am going to try to get back on track. Also, I am working on a new look for this blog, so soon I hope you’ll see a new look.
Todays image was taken in Scotland. we were driving to one of the locations to shoot a castle and we saw this amazing light and fog happening. So, we pulled off the road and shot away. I like this as you can see the low clouds, water and color of the fall. We had amazing light during the trip and got some incredible images. I was warned that it was Scotland and we could have a week of rain. We were quite fortunate.
This image was made in Monument Valley in Magic Valley at an indian ruin. I saw this stick and liked how it contrasted with the wall. Simple and a bit different. Changing it to BW made all the difference.
Well, I just had to go back and shoot a train on Morant’s curve coming from the other direction. Had to wait like an hour for the train to come and then it was moving very fast. But, I managed to get focus set prior to the arrival and then at a certain point I just blasted away. Here is the one I like best. Taken with an Olympus OMD 5. I feel the sky, curve and colors all work well in this shot. Hope you enjoy it.