The Outer Hebrides are a chain of islands off the north west coast of Scotland on the European edge of the Atlantic ocean. The two largest islands are The Isle of Lewis which lies to the north and it’s adjoining neighbour, The Isle of Harris to the south. Although they are called islands they are in fact one land mass. Further to the south are the islands of North and South Uist, Benbecula and at the southern most tip Vatersay.Read more
If I head out with the specific intention of making photographs then I will always take one or maybe two 35mm full frame cameras and a choice of lenses depending upon what I am hoping to achieve. I may also have with me a set of Lee filters and quite possibly a tripod. I have never been a huge fan of tripods but sometimes you just can’t be without one. Carrying this lot for several miles is not that much fun.Read more
…. all vistas great and small. Yes, I know I have changed one of the words but I have done so for a particular reason.
This blog has been very quiet for the past month. Quite simply I have been away and taken a break from Social Media generally, including a self-imposed news blackout because it’s all just too depressing. How refreshing these decisions proved to be, but that’s a story for another day.
My wife and I have been in Scotland visiting The Outer Hebrides and staying on the Isles of Harris and Lewis, which neither of us have ever had the good fortune to experience before. These islands are stunningly beautiful and dramatic. It is almost impossible not to utter ‘wow’ as great views are likely to greet you at every turn.Read more
If you have read the last couple of entries on this blog you will know that I have started to ‘play’ with ICM photography. The technique is hardly new but it is new to me. However it is such a change from my usual style it has raised some interesting questions for me to consider.Read more
Earlier this week I posted my first attempt at an image utililising intentional camera movement (ICM). You can read this entry here.
Since then I have identified and processed two other frames taken on the same outing.Read more