Being the beginning of another month it is time to decide which photos were my favourites from last month. As I did for January here are my favourite three in reverse order. I did have a few others that I liked a lot including the shot of the Birch Trees at the River Moriston at Bunloyne on 17 February and the Buzzard at Duirinish taken on 28 February so please feel free to suggest others...
Third - Otter (22 February)
I would have been happier with this one if I had realised the camera was not set at its highest resolution, but given that I am pleased with the quality.
Second - Tractor & Snow Squall, Dubh-aird, Plockton (24 February)
I think this was one of those cases of capturing the Decisive Moment as Cartier Bresson would say. The snow squall came down the Inner Sound very quickly and I was fortunately in the right place at the right time. The tractor adds vibrant colour and context to the shot as well.
First - Snow Storm on The Bealach an Ba (24 February)
This shot came out nicely in colour but when I converted it to black & white I felt the contrast was much greater, showing off the terrain well. I darkened down the sky as well to try and get something like an Ansel Adams effect which I think was achieved quite well. The snow squall coming in from the west (left) soon obliterated the view which was constantly changing throughout the day from brilliant sunshine to snow storms and back again.
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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