Time for another in our series on outstanding Scottish landscape photographers. To see the others select the photographers category on the topic drop down box.
David Mould’s photography came to my attention when I saw his successful picture in this year’s Landscape Photographer of the Year volume 6 book. See below.
He describes what its like to be commended in this prestigious annual competition and in the book of the best entries in his own blog article entitled a pot of gold. In it he says “I am absolutely delighted to be featured in this years Take a View, Landscape photographer of the year, Collection 6…”
It is a fabulous image that captures the colours of the grasses on the moor and the blackness of the mountain – add a rainbow and you have all the best ingredients. We have been to this spot many times as I am sure many Scottish photographers and visitors to the Highlands will have been. I can imagine attempting the exact same as David when I read his description of abandoning his car on seeing the rainbow and rushing to capture this fabulous scene. Emotion and adrenalin would be running high at the chance to get this image at that time. It shows some skill by David to get it right in such a moment.
He says himself “Some people say photography is luck, well, i believe that you make your own luck……knowing where the sun rises and sets, knowing when the leaves change colour; luck is all the elements coming together at once…..but knowledge puts you in the right place to capture the shot!” You can add to that the knowledge of your camera to put it all in to practice when you only have seconds before a rainbow disappears.
What is great about David’s website is he is out there most weekends capturing great images of Scotland and he is a sharer as you will find great tips on post processing effects he uses and where the best spots on Loch Ard are for photographers.