I have just approved the proof of my 2022 Calendars and am now awaiting delivery within the new week or so. I am very happy with the selection of images this year and I'm sure you will agree that they are a bit different from previous years. I have had a few orders since my original post so get in touch if you want to reserve your copy(ies). £7.50 each, plus P&P if you require them to be sent to you. Simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements.
I will be attending some local craft fayres over the next couple of months leading up to Christmas, in Plockton (24-25th Sept and 22nd-23rd October) and Dornie (15th Oct) so watch out on Facebook for those dates (Lochalsh Craft Group). I will be taking orders for calendars, until they arrive that is, and also selling canvas prints (some at discounted sale prices), A4 and A3 prints (some mounted, mostly unmounted) and cards. I am also planning a short exhibition at The Steadings Gallery, Balmacara Square from 27th November to 2nd December - the ideal opportunity to buy that perfect Christmas gift, or just to spoil yourself - why not?
After a day at the Dornie Craft Fair yesterday, where I sold a large canvas print, some A4 prints and a bunch of cards, I spent this afternoon selecting images for, designing and ordering my 2022 Calendar. I have placed an order for just 100 copies, and there will not be a second order made, so they will be strictly imted edition.
I am currently awaiting the proof and then I'll follow-up this post with more details on the likely timescale for delivery and the final look of them. I am hoping to have them in time for the Lochhalsh Arts Fair next weekend (probably not likely though), and certainly for the upcoming local craft fairs and the Plockton High School Christmas Fair on 4th December, as well as for my pre-Christmas exhiition on 27th November to 2nd December at the Steadings Gallery, Balmacara Square.
Meanwhile, if you want to order any please get in touch via my contact page. They will be sold for £7.50 each plus P&P as appropriate.
After more than a month without picking up my camera I finally made it out of the door last night. The destination was Kyleakin, to try and capture some shots of the Skye Bridge in the evening light. I was a bit rusty after such a long time without doing any photography, and there were one or two midges to contend with, but it was a beautiful evening, with some lovely subtle light as the sun set behind the clouds on Skye.
The above shot was taken from near the shore in the centre of the village, with my 70-200mm lens set at maximum zoom to focus in on the bridge support and the lighthouse, with the yachts in the foreground. You can just see a hint of the shape of Raasay looming in the murk behind the bridge. The light that was coming from the setting sun, which was peeping though a vague gap in the cloud, was producing a beautiful golden glow, corruscating on the surface of the sea.
The next two shots were taken from the shore below Kyle House, looking up from underneath the bridge (well almost). The first is a wider view looking along the bridge towards Eilean Ban, and the second is focused on one of the pillars supporting the bridge. I liked the colours and light in this second shot - more abstract than my normal work.
The last couple of shots were taken from the harbour area of the village, the first looking from the old pier towards the low sun, just showing through the clouds; the second, looking towards Castle Maol with a few fishing boats at the old pier in the foreground. The outline of the sun, filtered by the cloud, made me take the first shot. It is a bit spoiled by the prominent lifebuoy on the pier but I wanted something in the foreground for added depth and interest.
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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