Thursday, 3 June 2010

Eilean Donan Castle

Spent an evening at this beautiful castle and was lucky enough to capture some beautiful colours in the sky.  This photography used a 10 stop ND filter to lengthen the exposure time together with a tobacco grad.

The Commando Memorial, Scottish Highlands

This is the Commando memorial nr Spean Bridge in the Scottish Highlands.  I loved the moody sky over the mountains and how the dark clouds frame the picture. One of those lucky, by chance captures.

Elgol, Isle of Skye

Took a very long drive from our cottage to the south of the island - Elgol.  Elgol gives a great view over the sea to the Cullin mountains on another part of the island.  I was hoping for some moody skies over the mountain tops and I pretty much got what I wanted.  Waited in the car for about an hour as rain poured down and then headed for the rocky coastline to get a good vantage point.  Had some beautiful golden light and some more rain.  This is my favourite photo from this shoot.

Scottish Trip

 Eilean Donan Castle

Took a long overdue trip to Scotland in May.  Stayed a week on the Trotternish Penisula, Isle of Skye and then five days at lock Torridon.  Not my first trip to Scotland but I am always amazed by the vast areas of mountain wilderness - you seem to be able to drive for miles and miles through the most beautiful countryside.  It reminded me a bit of the drive between Banff and Jasper in Canada but also reminded me of the more mountainous areas of New Zealand. We had some fantastic weather, including sun, snow and thick fog.