Then came the churches, then came the schools Then came the lawyers, then came the rules Then came the trains and the trucks with their loads And the dirty old track was the telegraph road Then came the mines, then came the ore Then there was the hard times, then there was a war Telegraph […]
A visit to a lone Ash tree in Glen Devon.
A simple set of three photos from above a field outside Muthill, the Strathearn landscape thickly covered in snow. I’ve shot one of these trees before…
I’m very fond of the views along the length of Strathearn – from the Knock at Crieff or above Monzie joinery on the A822 road looking west, the view to overlapping hills in the distance is deeply pleasant. This is an unashamed dump of a load of photos made over the course of two strolls […]
For years now, my photo-processing workflow has been 100% open-source. However, in the interests of greater portability – hack on photos whilst on the go – and partly gratuitously for the sake of variety, I recently acquired an iPad Pro 10.5″ and installed the Affinity Photo app. As a user experience goes, it’s really quite […]
One of my favoured walks around Argyll is a couple of miles south of Taynuilt, the White Ant trail around Glen Nant. Ben Cruachan dominates the surrounding landscape – especially on a cool winter’s day: Last summer I was pleased to fulfil a client’s requests for several of my photographs; one of the black & […]
A couple of views whilst out walking the dog – golden-hour sunlight on Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich over by Callander, taken from Auchterarder. Olympus Pen-F, 75-300mm lens, RawTherapee, 5-frame HDRs blended with enfuse and toned in darktable. The colour photos are for sale on EyeEm: Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich; sunset tree silhouette.
I took a long scenic detour home today, stopping in Bridge of Earn to search for Cromwell’s Tree having read about it in a book. It’s easy to find – on the road heading south-west out of town, cross the railway bridge and it’s in the immediately adjacent field to the left. The tree looks dead, […]
There’s an art to this kind of abstract – seeing, reducing the scene to an interplay of lines and shapes and seeking a kind of balanced visual weight across the frame. Hence, spatial distribution – nothing so crass as having one subject on which the eye can focus, but a pleasing arrangement nonetheless.
“Make Photo Here” – another total photographic cliché, but I figured it had to be done. The Milarrochy Oak on the shores of Loch Lomond. What the photos don’t show you is that the tree is barely three yards from the edge of the carpark and, with a pleasant sunset behind it, there were four […]