I just remembered that I had not yet selected my three favourite shots from march, so here goes.
Inevitably, since I am doing the Higher Photography project at the moment, I had quite a few images to choose from in March, so from that work and others that I just managed to get while traveling around the area day-to-day. It was quite difficult to choose but probably since I have been spending a lot of time looking at the photos for my project, all in black & white, you might not be surprised to find that my three favourites are all in colour and a couple don't come from the project shots either....
This was my third choice, basically because I managed to capture the flapping of the wings reasonably sharply, and the colour in the head shows up nicely too. The image could be a little bit sharper but not bad for a dull day, hand-held.
I really like this close up shot of the mechanics of this classic old red Fergie tractor. The worn rusty colour against the deep blue sky provides excellent contrast and a great sense of age. This one still works as far as I am aware, they just seem to keep on going, great stalwarts of the crofting areas.
I must say that I am not normally a great fan of shots of places like Eilean Donan or Plockton for example as they tend to be a bit commercial and touristy, and pretty thick on the ground as well. However, I really like this one which I caught on my way home from Inverness just as the light was right illuminating the castle and the hill at Carr Brae to the left. I managed to get the foreground nice and sharp while retaining decent sharpness on the castle, and the contrasting colour of the bouy, the creels, ropes and the old boat add to the context really nicely. But most of all the combination of light and blue shies with snow on the distant hills of Kintail made this just one of those days wen it is great to live where we do.
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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