Thursday, March 17, 2016

Dancing in the Wind - Impressionist Photography

Just less than two years ago I was inspired by Pep Ventosa and his 'unique view on the world' through impressionist photography and the photo impressionist blog posts by Stephen D'Agostino.    
anemone blanda high key photo impressionist
dancing in the wind

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Practical Photography Interview

I often get asked to do interviews ... and I enjoy doing them but it's extra special when it's the Practical Photography Magazine asking to feature my work.  

Rosie's floral fine art interview opening from pg 40
Spring 2016 edition

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Aonach Dubh - Lofty Mountain Grandeur

Still out on the road, along the A82 in Argyll and Bute. This is the place of adventure and avalanches and a place I'm much happier admiring from 'base level' ...unlike those who like to climb the many faces of Aonach Dubh.  
Achnambeithach Cottage at the foot of Aonach Dubh, on the shores of Loch Achtriochtan,
Aonach Dubh means Black Ridge

We stopped at Achnambeithach Cottage at the foot of Aonach Dubh, on the shores of Loch Achtriochtan, Glencoe to admire its lofty mountain grandeur.  These photos were taken in July; and there were still a few corries filled with snow. Wildflower season was at its peak back then and the grass was full of yellow buttercups and white ox eyed daisies.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Out On The Road - A82 Glencoe part 2

It's been a long time since I shared some photos from along the A82.  From the outset I have to say that I'm not a landscape photographer ... close up floral photography is my forte.  When I take landscape photos they are purely for my own enjoyment.  If someone else likes them that's great but first and foremost it's just me having fun behind a camera lens.  A friend told me a few weeks ago that "it's the way to relax away from the Servitude of Babylon" aka the world of commercialism and materialism.  I have to add that escaping into the vast wilderness of Scotland is a great adventure!
Lochan na h-Achlaise on Rannoch Moor
Lochan na h-Achlaise on Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Argyll and Bute
At this point I was sinking in the marshy bog ... never knowing if my next footstep would place me in water much deeper than expected.  

Friday, August 21, 2015

Out On The Open Road - A82

Beinn Dorain, Bridge of Orchy hills of Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Beinn Dorain, Bridge of Orchy hills of Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Professional landscape photographers scout their location, either get up before dawn or stay around until sunset and walk for miles 'off the beaten track'  to get that all important shot.  I'm not a landscape photographer nor a hiker and it's usually a 'stop the car' exclamation from me in the passenger seat.  

All of my landscape work is done while going on my way somewhere else; and I'm always aware that there are other passengers who are waiting  patiently to reach their final destination.  I enjoy what I do and for me whether it's perfect or not isn't the issue - having fun with my camera is the important part. This photo to the left was taken through the car windscreen from the passenger side just as Beinn Dorain came into view. 

July is a great time to go exploring around the Scottish countryside as the wildflowers are at peak season and buttercups line most of the roadside verges.  It's even better when your choice of road - A82 in Argyll and Bute is listed as one of the top ten most scenic routes in the UK. So join with me as I take you out on the open road  and see a little bit of Scotland through my eyes ...