Monday, 7 December 2020

Boring Shots

 I always find it strange how all the images you consider boring always seem to attract more views on the various sites around the internet. When the ones you consider more dramatic, the ones you put more effort into do nout they just sit there. As an example here is a boring standard shot more just a documentary shot yet it attracts views.

Monday, 19 October 2020

Miss Autumn

 Yeah I have always found Autumn evasive. Year after year I keep telling myself  I will get some Autumn shots and every year I Miss my chance. This year I set out with more determination, the first attempt was at Loch Trool. Although I waited on just a smidgen of light to crack the sky it didn't happen so I ended up the just a documentary shot. Four shot pano tow for the foreground two for the sky my first attempt at a pano lens smc Pentax-A 28mm

"A few days later" with expectations far exceeding the result above I thought I'd try another location. The second choice was the Girvan Valley in err the rain. Two shot focus stack, lens Sigma 10-20mm F4 EX ISO280 3sec.

Friday, 9 October 2020

Eye in the Storm Turnberry

 A mooring post ring at Turnberry or as I like to think an eye hence the title. 

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Through The Mist

 This is a single handheld shot on a very misty Scottish night. The lens used was an old SMC Pentax-M 135mm 3.5 prime full manual which on a crop sensor is around 200mm. Shot at ISO 800 and 1/750 sec. Perhaps the settings could have been better but other than a quick guess there was no time to dial in other settings.

Monday, 7 September 2020

Castle Lachlan

What can I say about the lack of promised posts. I could blame covid-19 that however would not be true, it's more laziness on my part.

I have become so disillusioned by many of the photo sharing sites some I have been on for around fifteen years I decided to come back to blogging. Talking of covid the first image was taken just before we knew about it here and just weeks before lock down. A black and white image something I find myself more and more drawn to which also ties to a second image.

Here we have Old Castle Lachlan which sits on the banks of Loch Fyne over in Argyll and Bute. Sitting on land first recorded in 1314 although this building  dates to later with nothing visible remaining of the original. The new Castle Lachlan is within sight of this spot built in 1790.


The second image also black and white probably taken just a few years after the last pandemic the 1918 flu pandemic. Taken just about a mile down the road from the castle at Barnacarry Bay. The old boy with the beard was my great great Grandfather.


Sunday, 3 November 2019

Turnberry Lighthouse

Sunset on the Ayrshire coast. 

Return to Hunter Blair

I waited until Autumn to return to the Lady Hunter Blair walk near Stration in the Lambdoughty glen in the hope of some Autumn colour. I wasn't sure what to expect as regards the amount of autumn colour and was slightly disappointed, that said it was not totally unexpected. Here are the two images from that trip.  Pentax-K5 Sigma 10-20mm 20sec f/13

Sunday, 23 June 2019

Hunter Blair Project

I decided to make a return visit to the Lady Hunter Blair walk at Straiton to scout out some of the other falls there.  Mainly with a view to shooting some autumn colour in the future. The first image which I intended to be B&W was shot with my old fully manual SMC Pentax-M 1:2 50mm lens at f/11. The second is of the same set of falls with a SMC Pentax-A 28mm lens... enjoy.

Monday, 20 May 2019

Buachaille Etive Mor

I thought I'd try and find a slightly different composition of the Buachaille from the classic composition. Not sure if it works or not there is a reason some locations have a classic composition/view usually it's the best. Shot with a Pentax K-5 ISO 100 f/13 1/8sec at 10mm and one longer exposure for the water.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Lady Hunter Blair's Walk

 lady hunter blair walk stration ayrshire scotland waterfall

As I'm  back to taking images on a more regular basis I thought I'd get back to the old blog. One of the many big and small waterfalls on the Lady Hunter Blair walk at Straiton down in Ayrshire Scotland.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Sailin castle Stalker

Once again SMC Pentax-M 135mm 3.5

Turnberry Mist

The lens used was my old SMC Pentax-M 135mm 3.5. I hope it's not classed as vintage as I remember buying it on my lunch break at school as if it were yesterday. Considering the owner #noDAPL

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