Work today involved a visit with Steve Carter to Plexus Media at Cromarty to discuss our Crofting Education website. The ligth on the way through was aboslutely wonderful but due to timing I didn't feel like I could justify any photo stops. That being said I did take my new Intrepid camera with me with a very specific target in mind. I wanted to try, on my way home, to get a shot of a lovely stand of birch trees just outside Contin. The shots above were taken at the same spot as I took my first ever photo with the new 4x5 film camera. I am not sure hw the large format image will come out but it will be black & white. I did find it ver difficult to sort out the focus as the image on the ground glass was not enormously bright, maybe a better dark cloth is needed, but I tried a bit of tilt to maximise he depth of focus and it will be intersting to see how it comes out. These images will act as a good comparison when I get the film printed.
On the way home I also stoped just east of Achnasheen to photofraphy an old ruined house that has often attracted my interest. Today the low light in the west was creating a lovely soft tone and the sky was interesting too. The two images below are the result. For the second one I opted for a sepia tone as I felt it was in keeping wth the image and I also added a bit of grain. Any comments welcome.
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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