I have been fortunate enough to travel to Scotland on numerous occasions and run workshops there for photographers. The land is beautiful, and the people are some of the nicest I have met in all my travels. They can be hard to understand sometime as they speak with a wonderful heavy accent. But, you get used to it. There are so many places to photograph. There are castles, mountains, oceanfront vistas, and just about anything you can think of. These are three images from Scotland that I recently re-edited. I hope you enjoy them.
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I have visited Scotland a few times while running photo workshops there. It’s an amzingly beautiful country with all sorts of photographic surprises. One plave that I alwasy visit is Castle Eilean Donan. No matter what time of day you go you can find good shots. During the day though you may find too many tourists. I like to shoot at dawn and dusk. This is one image of the castle I really like.
Another lighthouse in Isle Of Skye. I exposed for the highlights or the lighthouse in this case. There were very dark clouds in the background so it was a dramatic look. Shot on the Fuji X-T1 with 55-200mm zoom.
The trip Scotland has been so much fun. If you ever travel to Isle Of Skye, bring good boots, waterproof pants and a good waterproof out shell. There are not to many places you can have wind, rain, rainbows and sun all at the same time. You need to be ready for the changing environment. This is a lighthouse that takes a while to reach by car but is really cool to shoot. I decided to turn the image into Black and White as the scene hardly had any color in it. This was shot with the Fuji X-T1 which I was using for the trip to write a story on. In this shot I really like the balance of the sea to the land and the contrast of the shot.
What a great week in Scotland. Sorry there haven’t been more posts but the internet was so slow there was no way to post anything. I’m in Amsterdam now doing an overnight before heading back to the US. Scotland through everything it had at us from wind and rain to blue skies and sun. This is the second of my biblical images I made on the trip. Done with an ALPA And Phase One IQ260. The light was unreal. We had rainbows too. I’ll post those shots in the coming days. For now please enjoy this.
It has been a little while since I have made a post on my blog and I apologize. I have been extremely busy on many projects. Right now I am in Scotland at Isle Of Skye. This is an amazing place. I am leading a photo workshop here with Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish. We have great group of attendees and even though we have had to deal with the famous Isle Of Skye weather we have been capturing some amazing images like the one above. Once I get back from this trip I’ll post more. I’ll try to post another tomorrow. This image I think almost looks Biblical. Hope you enjoy it. Made with a Phase One IQ160 digital back on an Alpa camera with 72mm lens.
Scotland – land of the castle. This image is of the famous Castle Stalker. I have shot this castle at different times of the day and with different tides. This image was made late afternoon at low tide.
There is no place with more finicky weather than Scotland and Ireland. when it is nasty it is just plain nasty but when it is nice you get the light that dreams are made of. This was made during a wonderful week of photography in Scotland. I am leading a workshop there this November with Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish who I consider to be some of the best landscape photographers there is. Stop on over to Luminous-landscape.com and check the Scotland and other workshops out.
Now I have no reason why they call this the Black Cottage but it is one of the more photographed locations in Scotland. I did this shot while leading a Scotland workshop two years ago. Visited this spot a couple of times and each time was different weather and light. I’ll be doing another Scotland workshop this Auguts. Visit luminous-landscape.com for more information.