SLPOTY 2014 - Runner Up!

I am absolutely thrilled to be named runner up in the Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. My three images in the final were all Highly Commended and my portfolio came second to the awesome Craig Aitchison in the Overall Award. Obviously awards aren't why I do this, but its lovely to have my work recognised, especially in the first SLPOTY. 

You can see all the winners at http://www.slpoty.co.uk/2014-winning-images/ 

 

Highland Grandeur 

I had visited this location at Loch Tulla a number of times but the light was never quite right. On this day however, the combination of low sun, fresh snowfall on the hills and the clouds scudding across the sky created the exact view which i had envisioned. 

Canon EOS 500D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, f11, 23mm, 1/6, ISO 100

 

A Glencoe Morning 

After a dreich weekend in Bridge of Orchy, my partner and I were travelling home via Glencoe. As we drove through the glen, the clouds began to break up and the early morning sunlight streamed along the flanks of the Aonach Eagach reflecting in the still water of Loch Achtriochtan. We rushed down to the shoreline and I captured this image just as the sunlight faded. 

Canon EOS 5Dmk2, Canon EF 28mm f1.8, f8, 28mm, 1/30, ISO 160

 

From Umber to Amber

I came upon this woodland whilst roaming around near the David Marshall Lodge near Aberfoyle, the day was overcast but the diffused light helped to saturate the autumn colours. I was struck by the contrasts in form between the straight larches and pines and the gnarled beech tree. The hint of a path through the trees added a touch of mystery to the scene. 

Fujifilm X-T1, Fujifilm XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS, f11, 24.3mm, 1/60, ISO 640