2015 February – re-discovering and NSFW

I cant help revisiting this shoot with Chrissy last year.
Every shoot with Chrissy is an enjoyable and productive experience.

There’s still plenty more to give from this shoot, and I’m slowly working my way through it.

Follow Me
Follow Me
Wind farm
Prone
I was going to call this “Scottish Sunbathing”, but as its not raining, I don’t think I can
Remembering Heather
Remembering Heather

 

This is also the first time I’ve used my old, re-vamped desktop to edit (and the first time I’ve been able to use Silver Efex as it won’t run on my laptop. Must need RAM on then graphics card or something); more than happy with the hardware, jury is out on the software.

 

2015 – January – The Dragonfly and the Coot

January has been a bit of a mixed bag so far.

It’s been cold, wet, windy and snowy. In fact, the weather has been against me as every time the skies been clear, I’ve gone out to try to re-take star trails over Dedridge Pond, and within 10 mins of setting up, the clouds have came and hidden every thing, so I’ve given up and gone home.

I set out to take some long exposures of the weir at the pond and I’d just shot this image

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Dedridge Pond – 1/40th Second, f18

and out came the snow
Snow’s a bit of an understatement.
Blizzard, really.

So I retreated under the bridge to keep the kit dry … and to carry on shooting

Dedridge Pond
Dedridge Pond – 121 Seconds at f13

and from a slightly different angle

Dedridge Pond
Dedridge Pond – 76 seconds @f13

So I went out one night around the pond in the snow. It was clear – and bloody cold – and after I set up, out came the clouds and the clear skies vanished, along with the stars, leaving a flat, boring orange sky.

Swans
Swans – 52 seconds at f10
The Walkway
The Walkway – 61 seconds at f10
The Dragonfly and the Coot - 70 seconds at f10
The Dragonfly and the Coot – 70 seconds at f10

 

2014 – September – Dunaskin

Ok … lets get this out of the way.
Dunaskin is a place.
Its not me trying to be clever, you know, in a kind of ‘Dunroaming’ kind of way.

There is a private railway society that operates there, and Simon and I being Simon and I, we went when they weren’t there … and had a bloody good day.

All of the photos were taken on a private railway line that was not in use at the time. It is an offence in the UK to trespass on the Railway, and I do not encourage anyone to take photos on an active railway line. They are bloody dangerous places, and trains are surprisingly quiet when they are coming towards you.

Black and White Challenge – 2

As I’d said in my post yesterday, I’d been nominated for two black and white challenges …
here are the images from the second one

Tantallion Castle

Is this a stream giving birth to a trolley, or a trolley drowning in a stream?
Is this a stream giving birth to a trolley, or a trolley drowning in a stream?
Chrissie in an abandoned loft
Chrissie in an abandoned loft
The lovely Sarah
The lovely Sarah
This is Darling, a model from Manchester. I don't think I've upped the blacks enough to make it facebook safe, so I might get a wee ban
This is Darling, a model from Manchester.
I don’t think I’ve upped the blacks enough to make it facebook safe, so I might get a wee ban

5 Day challenge … Part 1

Trotting around Facebook is the  Black and White 5 Day Challenge.

This is where photographers get nominated by other photographers to post a different black and white image over five days, while nominating 5 different photographers.

Easy hey …

I got nominated twice (so far) and only one of these challenges has finished … these are the images from this challenge.

This is the storm break at Cove, shot while on a day out with Simon
This is the storm break at Cove, shot while on a day out with Simon
Dirty Harry. A low light action shot at a Dirty Harry gig
Dirty Harry.
A low light action shot at a Dirty Harry gig

 

Shannen Allison Shannen had gorgeous purple hair for this shoot in Ardeer
Shannen Allison
Shannen had gorgeous purple hair for this shoot in Ardeer
Model Bleeding Rose in an old ruin near Abercorn
Model Bleeding Rose in an old ruin near Abercorn
A country lane near Livingston, shot during a snow flurry
A country lane near Livingston, shot during a snow flurry

2013 – August – Jen Sommerfield (NSFW)

Jen Sommerfield

Jen is based in East Anglia and came to Scotland on tour. Simon and I took advantage of this and we three went out for the day.