Picking the right time to shoot is key to these shots. You really only have a one hour window where you can get the results. I got up at 6am to be at the location at 6.45am (December 22nd) The sunrise in the east behind the Sage began to light the scene at about 7am, shot on Sony A7r on manual focus with a metabones adaptor and Canon 24-70mm lens 2sec exposure f10 and 100 iso.
The shot above is a 3 exposure stitched panoramic in Lightroom (really easy to do).....go have a go and get up and shoot.
If you're having a bad day at the office in front of your computer, give a thought for the livestock farmers in the Cheviots. I photographed the farmer for Cold Brew events to showcase the new Cheviot Goat Hoodie (very nice ! I have one) awarded to successful participants in the winter 55 mile trail ultra.( no I didn't do it !!)
Spare a thought for the event industry who have taken a massive hit this year with cancelled events and very little help from the Government.
All images shot on Sony A6000 with kit lens , as I wanted to have a play with a mirrorless entry level camera and the image quality for web use is fantastic
After 30 years of commercial photography and shooting for clients I decided to start shooting a few personal projects. I recently bought a Sony A6000 to carry around with me all the time and capture images that interest me. I decided on a road trip to the Isle of Skye to capture some images of this fantastic Island which has been seriously impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic. The lack of tourists on the island was very noticeable in all the shops , cafes and hotels. Very sad for an island that relies so much on tourism.
Talisker Bay. The sand is a mixture of golden sand and black sand from the Cuillins. The beach is almost monochrome already. Best time to shoot this area in my opinion is sunset.....it was overcast when I shot this. The weather in Scotland is as unpredictable as the National Football team !!
Sligachan Bridge with the Cuillins in the background
Shot on Sony A6000 (entry level camera) with neutral density filters and graduated filters to hold back the sky.
The thing about photography is....there are no rules. Just go out and shoot and enjoy the day.
Sundown at Neist point lighthouse. THe wind was blowing a hooligan when I shot this and I stayed well away from the cliff edge. Would love to go back and shoot this in the summer and campout near the lighthouse and get a sunset and with clear skies a few astro shots.
The Commando memorial at Spean Bridge,and they deserve a memorial for the service they have given. The memory of this place is the memorial garden where you can still see that young men are still giving their lives in combat zones to this day.
BIPP North East Photographer of the Year