Category Archives: Photography

Making Waves

Making Waves Newly resident on a small island I’ve not made many waves. The weather, however, is doing a grand job. Storms are queueing to thrash beaches and erode more slate from cliffs. The tail end of the current storm … Continue reading

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View From The Dark Side

View From The Dark Side Leonardo Da Vinci sets out the ‘rules’ for depicting shadow and light – which ‘are the most certain means by which the shape of any body becomes known’.. using terms such as ‘constrained air’ (aria … Continue reading

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Unknown Quantity

Unknown Quantity Often, photos’ taken on the hoof don’t reveal their true colours until later.. and thereby hangs a tale. On reviewing images after last year’s Stewartry Show I could find none more evocative of the hot and busy atmosphere … Continue reading

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Light Hearted

Light Hearted Whether filtering through trees on the riverbank.. Blasting the loch with its last golden rays of the day.. Transforming an archway into a gothic crime-scene.. Turning an old scots town streetwise.. Making jewels out of leaves… Or transforming … Continue reading

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Hyperbole, Hot-Air, and Hope

Hyperbole, Hot-Air, and Hope The H-words. Well, three of ’em, anyhow. I know I’ve already mentioned that I love playing around with language – second only to walking on beaches. These three H-words have been rolling around on my tongue … Continue reading

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Pushing My Luck

Pushing My Luck Christmas and Boxing Day being the accurately predicted only two days of calm sandwiched between winds high enough to bring most of Britain to a halt.. I felt very annoyed to have lost the first 24hrs photography … Continue reading

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Reading Between The Lines

Reading Between The Lines Although I am an artist &designer by training and practise; I am a largely self-taught photographer – propelled by a life-long obsession with capturing the effects of light and weather on landscape. Whatever our level of … Continue reading

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Using What You Got

Using What You Got (Photography Tip No:2) Even a perfect day won’t reliably deliver a usable photo. After freezing various ill-clothed parts of the body I’d rather retain use of – I resorted to the time-honoured Thomson method of Using … Continue reading

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Light, Camera, Action

Light, Camera, Action Harnessing the strength, quality, and direction of light is essential in having photographs (and artwork) convey what the photographer or artist intends. Whether its evening light on a harbour or a walk in woodland – my main … Continue reading

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