Sunday, 30 September 2007
Sunset on Glen Orchy
Friday, 28 September 2007
Tuesday, 25 September 2007
Sunday, 23 September 2007
Saturday, 22 September 2007
Thursday, 20 September 2007
Monday, 17 September 2007
Every evening just at dusk, the crows and rooks round about Crieff gather in the sky for some sort of "social" before retiring to the trees for the evening. They make the most incredible noise!
Saturday, 15 September 2007
Thursday, 13 September 2007
Sunrise and Clouds, the South Sutor Cromarty
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
Tuesday, 11 September 2007
Sunday, 9 September 2007
Saturday, 8 September 2007
Beachhuts at Hopeman
Probably the most photographed beachhuts on the Moray coast, but in the light of the setting sun it's not hard to imagine why.
Sunrise, May Island
Taken November 17th, 2006 from Cellardyke. Looking through the window in the day when cloud cover works wonders with light
Friday, 7 September 2007
Yacht at sunset
The last of my photos from Wednesday evening, heavily brightened since the original is so dark (though I didn't touch the colours). The sun had dipped behind Arran by this time, leaving only a magnificent burnt orange sky in its passing. Well worth the trip...
Wednesday, 5 September 2007
Tuesday, 4 September 2007
Water Ski Sunset
Originally uploaded by Smokin' Beagle
Kevin Lelland - 'King of the Gloaming' for August 2007
Kevin Lelland - August's 'King of the Gloaming'.
Well done Kevin! Thank you very much for your contribution to the outstanding standard of imagery that makes up the group pool.
I asked Kevin to share a little of the background on his photography.
1. Below is his personal favourite gloaming photo which was featured on the blog in August.
2. Tell us a little about how you shot the photograph, the location, what particular aspects attracted you, anything special you did to get the shot and any comments about the Scotland In The Gloaming group.
Thank you very much. Am well chuffed.
The Scotland in the Gloaming group has been a great Flickr discovery for me. So many great images to look at, lots of ideas of places to go and shoot (if I can find the time!) and help and advice on the forum have all added up to lots of inspiration during this last month to keep looking at the light and making the effort to get out and about.
This photograph was from a long weekend in Skipness. It was an incredibly still evening which lent itself to the long exposure that brought the detail out below the water in the foreground.
There always seems to be a debate (in magazines - and with my mother!) about the wispy and misty water type effect and the naturalness of colour in long exposure outdoor photography. For me with these shots it's not always about capturing what you see, it is also about creating a picture from the conditions you were given at that time. It doesn't always work out, but I was pleased with the effect on this one. For that reason this was my favourite from those blogged. There's a wee bit about the technical stuff in the photo description.
Thanks Kevin, great reply. I'm glad you've been inspired by the group and it goes without saying your contributions have been exceptional so thank you for adding to the inspiration. I totally agree with your ethos on long exposure photography. The subtlety of colour and detail in your shot is just sublime. The composition has a nice dual movement between the foreground rocks sweeping right and the island relief and clouds sweeping to the left. It adds to the painterly impact of the shot.
As far as I'm concerned it's part of the art of photography as an expressive medium as opposed to a recording medium. No one complains that a Turner painting looks nothing like the landscape he was painting do they? The artist's job is often to subjectively interpret the object and express the facets he finds most worthy of celebration and that is the beauty of this type of photography.
I was going to say leave the realism to the journalistic photographers but even their work is 'a lie' to a degree as a moment taken out of its context in an ever moving world is empowered through emphasis in a way it would not be in reality. That's what gives us such iconic images from journalism and exploration throughout the years.
So I guess my opinion is every photograph is a lie, technically - it's just a question of how beautiful a lie we make of it.
Monday, 3 September 2007
Sunday, 2 September 2007
The sky is on fire
I couldn't believe the wonderful shapes in the clouds and it was worth taking this photo even with the pylons etc on the horizon.