I took advantage of a day off work today and some decent weather to pop down to Drumbuie to get some more shots for my Higher Photography project. The light was not too bad, although the angles I wanted to shoot meant I had to use some HDR methods to ensure a decent exposure. The sky had plenty of cloud and open gaps of blue to ensure interest in most of the shots as well, so all in all quite a good day for it. Over the past couple of days I have been doing more research for the project and found that Paul Strand, a famous American photographer from the first half of the 20th Century, had visited South Uist in the 50s and had produced some interesting shots, all black & white. Also, having looks again at some of Ansel Adams material I have pretty much decided to stick with that format (B&W) for my 12 shots for the project. Hence, all today;s images are presented as B&W. Again, following Ansel Adams lead I have opted for a fairly high contrast appearance but otherwise tried to stick to pretty much a straight photography philosophy, i.e. not too much messing around with Photoshop, etc. Today's product is shown below as a slideshow.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer 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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