Category Archives: Photography

General discussions on photographic technique.

Make your own antique print

Whilst visiting an antique shop in Rait , Perthshire, we became enchanted by a small black and white photographic print.  It was of the Skye Cuillin and had the look of an early 20th century photograph.  The Cuillin mountains looked black … Continue reading

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Scotland in the Gloaming

Scottish photographer Colin Cameron hosts a great blog called Scotland in the Gloaming. It is based on a flikr group of the same name. The members of the flikr group nominate the best photographs of Scotland in the gloaming to … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Ansel Adams and Astronomy

For inspiration and five minutes well spent you can do yourself a favour and watch this BBC presentation of the Ansel Adams exhibition at the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich in London. BBC News – Ansel Adams and American nature. If … Continue reading

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The iconic remote red phone box

Is the remote red public phone box a new iconic image of a whole period of history. They are mostly redundant yet still hold a function in providing a service we never use but would hate to lose. Perhaps the … Continue reading

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Plane dives towards our house

The benefit of always having a camera to hand is you never know when a plane is about to dive towards your house. Mhairi caught this on camera. It is a C130 Hercules flying extremely low. This is not an … Continue reading

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Whatever the weather here’s a couple of points

Most landscape photographers pray for interesting weather. It can turn a standard landscape into a spectacular image. It would appear that our BBC weather forecasters agree. News of Hurricane Isaac in the US is given before we learn that in … Continue reading

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Black and white drama in the middle of Scotland

The photograph below was taken by Mhairi in the middle of the day. The composition is made even more effective by converting into black and white. Selective use of contrast and vingetting has been enhanced in digital processing. This makes … Continue reading

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Capturing space colour and form

This time on the Isle of Harris I considered the ability of a photograph to capture less detail but more feeling. What is it that attracts us to coastal scenes or misty landscapes but the ability to see what’s not … Continue reading

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Beka Globe a Harris photographer

One of the joys of visiting the Islands of Scotland is that they are the chosen home and gallery of many fantastic artists.  We purchased stunning prints from a superb photographer that works on the Isle of Harris. Beka Globe produces … Continue reading

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One of the World’s leading Landscape Photographers | Colin Prior

I wanted to take some time before including Colin Prior in our series on Scottish Photographers. Mainly because it would be like starting a music magazine and thinking another feature on the Beatles or Pink Floyd will inspire a new … Continue reading

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