On my way home from a funeral today I stopped off in Glencoe for a bit of fresh air and inspiration. This is a pretty typical view, often photgraphed but it never ceases to inspire. Today, the colours were fairly muted with the grass pretty yellow still and the clouds a bit grey to begin with. However, the sun came out a bit and the clouds gained a bit of contrast and the prosects for a decent shot improved significantly. Due to the muted colours I thought this would translate well into black & white. I had to use a reasonably heavy ND Grad filter to tone down the sky but it worked quite well.
On the way back to the car I stopped at a small burn where the colours of the mosses and lichens were really vibrant and the contrasting colours of the rocks under the water in the small pool promised an interesting shot. I took this with a full ND8 filter to slow the shutter speed to soften the water movement and I think it came out nicely.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer (GIS) with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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