Runner Up - SLPOTY 2021
Truly thrilled to be awarded Runner Up prize in the ‘Scottish Landscape Photographer of The Year 2021’ Seascape section with my picture 'The Blue Hour - Isle Of Harris'. It will be published in this years SLPOTY book and displayed at a major exhibition. The annual competition includes some truly superb images taken from some of the most beautiful and stunning places Scotland has to offer. Pictures were submitted from photographers based all over the world earlier this year and I am honoured to receive such an award in the company of some of the best seascape photographers in UK and overseas. My image, taken in the ‘blue hour’ just after sunset in mid-March 2020 was captured just before lockdown and for me evokes a real sense of tranquillity and serenity which the Outer Hebrides has to offer. It’s a 213 second long exposure captured with the use of the Lee Filters ProGlass IRND 10 stop filter.
Lee Filters Top 5 Winning Image - March 2021
My Luskentyre ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) picture from the stunning Outer Hebrides has been selected by the Top UK camera Filter system company Lee Filters as one of the Top Five images for the March 2021 "YourView" which is a gallery of hand-picked images selected by top professionals, this time it was Mark Cornick who made the selection. CLICK HERE TO READ MARKS COMMENTS
Lee Filters Top 5 Winning Image - September 2020
Here is my 161 second long exposure image from Bagh Steinigidh Beach Isle of Harris on the Outer Hebrides, taken just before lockdown in March 2020, It's been selected by the Top UK camera Filter system company Lee Filters as one of the Top Five images for the September YourView which is a gallery of hand-picked images selected by top professionals . Click here to read the comments
The Outer Hebrides
I finally made the trip that I had waited so long for, It was in March 2020 just before lockdown and my journey began. I spent a few days in North West Scotland on the coast which was the first leg of my trip, then on to the Outer Hebrides. A stunning unspoilt island that is so relaxed topped with locations of endless beauty. Check The Hebrides link above for more pictures.
I have waited several months for the conditions to be perfect on the west coast of Lancashire over on the Fylde coast so I could capture this single boat. the image I had in mind needed a lot of elements that finally came together at the end of July 2020. A high tide which needed to coincide with sunset and be within 90 minutes of each other, very light medium to high clouds, and a wind speed of under 1 meter per second. I hope you agree Mission Accomplished.