Overlooking the Summer Isles
Overlooking the Summer Isles. The glorious weather certainly makes this viewpoint a thousand times better allowing you to see the island and mountains in the distance. This photograph was taken on the West Coast of Scotland in the hills above Altandhu.
Quite a technically challenging shot, lots of light leaking into the scene from external ambient lighting, huge contrast in light between the helicopter and the lights around the helideck. It also never helped that the platform that I was on was moving in comparison to the helideck, so that ruled out longer exposures. If only it was calm weather / longer to arrange the shot / I had more selection of equipment than one body and lens combo!!! Alas, it is what it is.. The Sikorsky S92…
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle looking fantastic on a clear autumns day. This was a 13 second exposure to slightly smooth the water but also to minimise the impact of the tourists who were milling about on the castle and the bridge. Upon first arriving I was wishing for a higher tide, but upon reflection (or not since the tide was out!) I actually like it this way with the burnt colours of the seaweed giving it that autumnal feeling.