Time is passing and the deadline for submission of our Higher Photography project is approaching fast, only about 8 weeks left now. The timing has perhaps not been ideal being winter, at least as far as my chosen subject is concerned. I have decided to do a study of the Crofting Cultural Landscape of the Balmacara Estate. We have had some good weather and I have managed to get a good number of decent shots, albeit not all of the subjects I would like as yet. Still, there is time left to fill some gaps and I hope to make significant progress during the Easter holiday.
Anyway I have put together a little slide show of my best 50 images so far. There is a bit of repetition/similarity about some of these but we only have to select a final 12 images so the hard job of cutting them down still has to be done. These images have been uploaded at pretty low resolution so are not greta quality but should give an impression of where I am going. I have chosen to use black & white, partly because I like that format as it emphasises contrast, and the winter landscape often had pretty muted colours anyway. Plus, I think the B&W format adds a sense of age that reflects some of the old photos of the area from c. 100 years ago in the Duncan MacPherson collection for example (see the Am Baile website).
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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