I took this shot of flowering blaeberry at the Open Air Church in Plockton this afternoon. It was a very small patch of blaebrries which has established on one of the old terraces where folk used to sit during communion services. These flowers are tiny, probably only about 1-2mm across so despite not having a proper cmaera with me I have to say I am impressed at how well this came out on the phone.
However, the following shot was taken on my full frame digital SLR, I guess that is the other end of the camera spectrum (albeit a slightly old model). The light was good and I was a bit early for the fortnightly camera club meeting so decided to stop at Eilean Iarmain to see if there was anything worth shooting. The lighthouse was well lit by a patch of sunlight and the clouds behind looked fairly dramatic. I thought the shot might look good but in colour it was a bit flat and lacking in contrast so I tried it in black & white and it worked much better. The clouds were darkened a bit using an graduated ND4 filter which also helped.
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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