Browsing 30 posts tagged with landscape.

 
 

Loch Lomond

I don’t particularly feel inspired when shooting landscapes, unless the light is doing something interesting, which it totally wasn’t this day. Still, I’ve been knee deep in wedding photos so have come up for some air. It’s nuts that this place is pretty much on my door step.

 
 

Views from Stirling Castle

I’ve been feeling in a bit of a slump lately with photography (what’s new?), and with a wide open Sunday and the sun making a rare appearance, I took to the road and visited Stirling Castle.

Although I’m not particularly fond of landscapes, or good at them (I think the light has to be exceptionally special for a landscape to be interesting), I took my 45mm TS-E and tried more of these stitching shots. Much better with the 12GB of RAM my iMac is now boasting!

In other news, my 28mm lens still hasn’t been repaired, and I’m definitely itching to get it back. Especially as I found yesterday’s shooting with the 45mm too tight in the castle. Oh, and my sensor is dirty. Like, really dirty. And I just want to get on top of things; on top of life and photography and stop being so damn… stuck. Lately I’ve been so focused with work that everything else has taken a back seat (I have no idea how to balance life), and I just haven’t felt inspired. This needs to change. /rantover

 
 

Prague, You Dark Horse, You

When my mother and her boyfriend booked a romantic getaway to Prague, I figured I should gatecrash their efforts and join them. It was our first family holiday in something ridiculous like a decade, and since I started flying again, I’ve been eager to go as many places as I can. This year I really want to focus on work and traveling to European cities for long weekends. Fun!

Anyway, nothing could have prepared me for Prague. I’m not talking about the -15 weather, but just the way it looked – like a real life Disneyland! I’ll let the pictures do the talking, but I doubt even they will do it justice.

There are a few more on my Flickr not included in this set.

 
 

Lyle Hill

On my way to the dentist this morning, I purposely took my camera so I could stop off at Lyle Hill and take some photos. Lyle Hill overlooks Gourock and is – whatever the weather – undoubtedly a beautiful place. One thing I’ve realised about myself is that I enjoy being up high. I like being high. It makes me feel at peace, and any issues with my business or crazy ex-boyfriends feels far away, almost non-existent. I’m going to spend more of my life being up high, okay?

Also, I enquired about straightening out my vampire teeth at the dentist. The guy said you can get adult braces that are barely visible and only need worn for 6 months. This made me very excited until he mentioned they are £2500. Suddenly I am okay with my vampire teeth.

 
 

Introducing… Tiltshift!

I set my alarm for ridiculous o’clock and was hiking up a windy hill in Glasgow by 7.30am. Okay, this is what I love about photography; it gets me out of bed! It gets me going to locations I otherwise would never give myself the time to visit, and I get to do it on my own (I am sociable, but ultimately I’m a loner). These were taken with the 45mm ƒ2.8 TS-E, which is a ‘normal’ lens with tilt and shift capabilities, so some of these shots aren’t making use of the tiltshift mechanism. The ones that do, however, need a lot of improvement.

 
 

Good Morning, Glasgow

I sat down to finish off a client’s photos at 8.00am, hoping to be completely finished by the time ‘real’ work began at 9. The sunrise, however, caught my attention and was too good to resist, so several minutes later I was running towards the Clyde with my tripod and camera in hand. Landscapes don’t generally interest me much, but when the light falls a certain way they can really push my button. In fact, when the light falls a certain way, it can make any subject push my button.

I only fired off a couple of frames of the clyde at different exposures. Winter mornings can be so pretty.

 
 

Moody Landscapes

Are these landscapes? I don’t know. Cranes. Lots of cranes. Anyway, been shooting some moody scenery lately, though that’s not been entirely down to me, we can blame the Scottish winter for that. At least it showed how dirty my sensor is. Wow, I’m embarrassed. When I return I’ll have a clean sensor and will inject some colour into this blog.

 
 

Glasgow

My plans fell through last night fairly last minute. Not to worry, I thought, it’s Glasgow and there’s always something to do. Right enough I got a text from one of the guys I longboard with, reminding me his band is playing at the Merchant City Festival, and an hour later I was sitting in a beer garden with one of my oldest and best friends who is visiting from Brooklyn, New York, where she now lives. This was the view from the house party I ended up at.

 
 

Glasgow’s Clyde

Despite suffering from a head cold (or something), I dragged my camera and dog out in the rain to get just one shot. I had been wanting to shoot this for a while, and with it being on my doorstep I’ve had no reason not to. Plenty more Glasgow landmark shots to come, fo sho.

 
 
 
 
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